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Backus Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Welcome to Backus Minnesota!


Population: 
 Backus
(city)
1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 257 255 240 311 250 -61 -19.61
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.60 14.87 0.59 0.60 -- -- --
Density (persons per sq. mile) 428.33 17.15 406.78 518.86 -- -- --
Housing Units 164 194 181 194 183 -11 -5.67
Households -- 110 102 123 112 -11 -8.94
Persons Per Household -- 2.32 2.35 2.53 2.23 -0.30 --

Geography:
Backus is a city in Cass County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highways 87 and 371 are two of the main routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,345 ft (410 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there are 311 people, 123 households, and 83 families residing in the city. The population density is 200.1/km˛ (518.9/mi˛). There are 194 housing units at an average density of 124.8/km˛ (323.7/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 98.07% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 123 households out of which 34.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% are married couples living together, 17.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% are non-families. 29.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.12.

In the city the population is spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $26,875, and the median income for a family is $32,500. Males have a median income of $26,563 versus $13,438 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,077. 23.0% of the population and 16.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 36.4% of those under the age of 18 and 14.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Street Scene, Backus Minnesota, 1908
Street Scene, Backus Minnesota, 1908
Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society

 
See many additional historical images in the Backus Gallery

  


History:  

Community Named for Lumber King

The community of Backus, located in central Cass County, took its name from one of the greatest lumbermen in Minnesota history.

Edward Wellington Backus was born in Jamestown, New York in 1860, and left a country school at the age of 18 to attend the University of Minnesota. His hard work eventually led to a position with the Twin Cities lumber firm of Lee and McCulloch. Wages amounted to $9 a week, but Backus had bigger plans.

As the years passed, he gained experience in the timber industry. By 1890, he had built sawmills that were the second largest in Minneapolis.

In August of 1893 a fire hit the booming city, destroying 20 blocks of homes, factories and the Backus mills. With insurance money, Backus bought another mill, only to have it, too, destroyed by fire a short time later.

Meanwhile, the timber industry moved northward. Tall pine stands in Cass and Itasca Counties attracted attention from enterprising mill owners. Edward Backus was not going to be left behind.

The E.W. Backus Lumber Company, which later became the Backus and Brooks Lumber Company, was established in Powers Township of Cass County around 1898. Lumber camps were constructed, and nearby buildings to house employees and a warehouse were added to the landscape. As more and more families made this area their home, the settlement became a town. The community was incorporated in 1902, and appropriately, the name Backus was adopted by its founders.

Edward Backus was still looking North, however. In following years, he built a dam and papermills near the Canadian border. He also added hundreds of miles of logging railroad to his new operations.

Across the United States, however, the economy was seriously strained. The Great Depression arrived, and with it thousands of businesses were bankrupted.

On March 1, 1931, the world of Edward Backus collapsed. The lumberman faced debts he could not pay. With only memories of a life of prosperity, he was nearly penniless. His innovative mind was still active, however, and. when he died — just two and a half years later in a New York hotel — he was planning yet another timber empire, this time in Alaska.

From "In Our Own Backyard" by Carol Russell
© 1979, North Central Minnesota Historical Center


Edward Backus - Photo Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Backus City Hall
112 King Street S
PO Box 44
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3221

City Council meets the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the City Council chambers.

 
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2012 Toni Thomas
118 Hazel Street S
Backus, MN 56435
(218) 947-3221
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Carol Vredenburg
112 King Street S
Backus, MN 56435
(218) 947-3221
Council Member 12/31/2014 Rae Borst
514 Wood Street N
Backus, MN 56435
(218) 947-3221
Council Member 12/31/2014 Jim Thomas
118 Hazel Street S
Backus, MN 56435
(218) 947-3221
Council Member 12/31/2012 Steven Braker
511 Wood Street N
Backus, MN 56435
(218) 947-3221
Council Member 12/31/2012 Randal Zwart
317 Hazel Street N
Backus, MN 56435
(218) 947-3221

Post Office:
US Post Office
114 Washburn Avenue E
Backus, MN  56435
Phone: (218) 947-4767
Toll Free: (800) ASK USPS
Web: www.usps.com

US Post Office

Post Office, Backus Minnesota

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
09:00AM-11:45AM
                        01:00PM-04:00PM
Saturday          
08:30AM-09:30PM  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            04:00PM
Saturday                03:30PM

Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Power (218) 587-4401
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater Backus Municipal (218) 947-3221
Water Backus Municipal (218) 947-3221
Telephone TDS Telecom (218) 568-0000
Cable TV Interlake Cablevision (218) 568-5454

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Backus Elementary School Elementary & Secondary Schools 48
Eveland's Inc Motor Vehicle Body & Trailer Manufacturing 42
Godfrey's, Inc. Grocery Stores 30
Backus Corner Store & Restaurant Specialty Food Stores 28
Bruce's Contracting Foundation, Structure & Bldg. Exterior Contractors 20
Red Pine Log Homes Other Wood Product Manufacturing 19
Cass Co Land Dept Admin. of Environmental Quality Programs 11


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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Backus Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Backus Minnesota area


Events:
Backus Annual Corn Fest August

Attractions:
   

Recreation:
Black Bear Golf Course
2898 16th Street SW
Backus, MN 56435-2241
Phone: (218) 587-8800

Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Location Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Big Portage 918 6 mi E of Backus
Bowen 176 .5 mi E of Backus
Brockway 85 3 mi E of Backus
Horseshoe 225 3 mi NE of Backus
Lind (Lindsay) 377 .5 mi E of Backus
Loon n/a 4 mi NE of Backus    
Pine Mountain 1567 W edge of Backus
Sandborn 233 3 mi E of Backus

Health Care:

none


Schools:   
Pine River-Backus District Office - Independent School District 274
980 First Street N
PO Box 610
Pine River, MN 56474
Phone: (218) 587-4720
Web: www.PRBSchools.org

Grades:  PK-12
Students: 924

 
Pine River-Backus High School
810 First Street N
PO Box 610
Pine River, MN 56474
Phone: (218) 587-4425

Grades:  7-12
Students:  385

 
Pine River-Backus Elementary School
401 Murray Avenue
PO Box 610
Pine River, MN 56474
Phone: (218) 587-4447

Grades:  PK-6
Students:  446

 

Churches:
Backus Church of the Nazarene
618 State Highway 371 NW
PO Box 41
Backus, MN 65435
Phone: (218) 947-4243
Web:
www.backusnazarenechurch.com

Pastor:  Rev. John Riste
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

Backus Church of the Nazarene, Backus Minnesota
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
2185 State Highway 64 SW
Backus, MN 56435-2407
Phone: (218) 947-3350

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a

 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
603 State Highway 371 NW Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-4182

Pastor:  Ronald Carnicom
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Backus Minnesota
Lakeside Baptist Church
125 Church Lane
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-4955
Web: www.lakesidebaptistchurch-backus.org

Pastor:  Jeffrey Broom
Sunday Worship:  10:15 am

Lakeside Baptist Church, Backus Minnesota
Mildred Bible Chapel
3466 14th Street SW
Backus, MN 56435-2236
Phone: (218) 587-2562
Web: www.mildredbiblechapel.com

Pastor:  Dennis Gillerman
Sunday Worship:  10:45 am

Mildred Bible Chapel, Backus minnesota

Media:

none


Motels:
Pine Mountain Inn Bed & Breakfast
205 King Street
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3050
 

Resorts:
Bayside Cabins & Bike Rental
206 Rosalind Avenue W
Backus, MN 56435-2198
Phone: (218) 947-3344

North Central Minnesota's family vacation, biking and fishing resort in the heart of Lake Country. We set out to make BaySide a special place in the sun for you. A retreat based upon the slower-paced activities and leisurely days that you knew in your childhood. A place where you can get back in touch with yourself, your family and your friends. A place and a time you'll remember and want to come back to again and again. Your place in the quiet of the Minnesota northwoods.

Idle-A-While Resort
2263 E Long Lake Drive NW
Backus, MN 56435-2116
Phone: (218) 682-2483
 
Mountain View Resort
590 Wood Street N
Backus, MN 56435-2194
Phone: (218) 947-3233
Web: www.mtnviewresort.com

In addition to fishing, Mountain View Resort features several outdoor activities: Basketball, Bicycles, Sandbox, Swingset, Campfires, Horseshoes, Badminton, Grills, Paddleboat and Canoe. Four RV sites on the grounds of Mountain View Resort. Each site includes water, sewer, and electrical hookups. Besides our hospitality, you and your family or friends will enjoy fishing, boating and the beautiful view of Pine Mountain Lake.

Mountain View Resort, Backus Minnesota
Ruttgers Pine Mountain Camping Resort
5068 State Highway 87 SW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-4099
Web: www.ruttgerspinemountain.com

Located on the southern shore of beautiful Pine Mountain Lake, Ruttgers Pine Mountain Camping Resort and Pine Mountain Cottages caters to your camping, RVing and resorting needs. Begun in 1898 by Joseph and Josephine Ruttger in Deerwood MN, Ruttger family resorts have had a longstanding tradition of clean, friendly surroundings and most of all the famous Ruttger hospitality. Under the proprietorship of William & Candy Ruttger, fourth generation resorter, experience what Ruttger hospitality is all about!!

Ruttgers Pine Mountain Camping Resort, Backus Minnesota
Sandy Pines Resort
2731 Raven Lane NW
Backus, MN 56435-3034
Phone: (218) 947-4467
Web: www.sandypinesresort.com

Sandy Pines Resort is open year round so that you can have an opportunity to enjoy the changing of the seasons. Come and enjoy your vacation at Sandy Pines Resort, which is located on Big Portage Lake in Backus, Minnesota. We have 10 acres and 500 feet of sandy lakeshore. We offer Cabins at an affordable rate and well kept Campgrounds. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature from the Deep Portage Reserve which surrounds us on the northern shores. Big Portage Lake has open channels to Rice Portage, & Deep Portage Lakes.

Sandy Pines Resort, Backus Minnesota
Tuck-a-Way Resort & Campground
70 Lake Hattie Drive NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 587-4725
Web:
www.tuck-a-way.net

Located on beautiful Lake Hattie amidst the towering Norway pines, with wilderness trails and lakeshore for you to explore. Enjoy great fishing, hiking, a day at the beach or simply relaxing. During the winter you can do a little ice fishing, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling or some cross-country skiing over the 1,800 acres surrounding the resort. Additional notes: We have 2 non-smoking cabins and 10 seasonal campsites.

Tuck-a-Way Resort & Campground, Backus Minnesota

Campgrounds:
Ruttgers Pine Mountain Camping Resort
5068 State Highway 87 SW
Backus, MN 56435-2207
Phone: (218) 947-4099

Located on the southern shore of beautiful Pine Mountain Lake, Ruttgers Pine Mountain Camping Resort caters to your camping, RVing and resorting needs.



Businesses:
33 Ranch & Saddlery
9635 16th Street NW
Backus, MN 56435-2194
Phone: (218) 947-3711
Web: www.customsaddlesandchaps.com

33 Ranch & Saddlery is a family owned and operated custom saddle shop. We are located in central Minnesota, where we have been in business for over 20 years. 33 Ranch & Saddlery is run by the Kuschel family. to learn more about 33 Ranch & Saddlery, our family, and our ranching heritage, see The Family Behind The Saddles.

33 Ranch & Saddlery, Backus Minnesota
371 Welding & Fabrication
1661 Highway 371 N
Backus, MN 56435-2551
Phone: (218) 947-4923
 
A E Web Design
511 Wood Street N
Backus, MN 56435-2194
Phone: (218) 947-3297
 
Advantage Heating and Cooling
2648 State Highway 87 NW
Backus, MN 56435-3033
Phone: (218) 947-4480
 
Air D
397 Airport Road
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3100
Web: www.flyaird.com

Quality personalized flight instruction to fit your needs. I do not over book my planes. Never a dissatisfied customer.

Air D, Backus Minnesota
American Legion
426 Wren Trail NW
Backus, MN 56435-2002
Phone:
(218) 947-3156
 
B & L Automotive Service
107 Washburn Avenue E
Backus, MN 56435-4500
Phone:
(218) 947-4911
Web:
www.tireone.com/Dealers/bandlautomotive

 

B & L Automotive Service, Backus Minnesota
Backus Distributing
5108 State Highway 87 SW
Backus, MN 56435-2208
Phone: (218) 947-3617
 
Backus Locker
111 Front Street N
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-4220
Web: www.backuslocker.com

An old fashioned meat market where "Our customers are our Top Priority". Fish & Poultry Smoking, BBQ Hog, Big Game Registation Station, Gift Certificates, Locker Rental, Quick and Easy Gift Ideas

Backus Locker, Backus Minnesota
Backus Lumber & Supply
4169 4th Street NW
Backus, MN 56435-2511
Phone: (218) 947-3456
 
Black Bear Golf Course
2898 16th Street SW
Backus, MN 56435-2241
Phone: (218) 587-8800
Black Bear Golf Course, Backus Minnesota
Bruce's Contracting Inc
2050 County Road 41 NW
Backus, MN 56435-2031
Phone: (218) 947-3353
 
Bud's Refrigeration Service
1027 28th Avenue NW
Backus, MN 56435-2168
Phone: (218) 947-4077
 
Can Do Enterprises
3348 16th Street SW
Backus, MN 56435-2168
Phone: (218)
587-4090
 
Connie's Salon
215 Carpenter Street
Backus, MN 56435-2209
Phone: (218) 947-3789
 
Corner Store
402 Wren Trail NW
Backus, MN 56435-2002
Phone: (218) 947-4115
 
Country Garden Center
691 State Highway 371 NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-4545
 
D C Motor Sports & Small Engine
285 Hickory Trail NW
Backus, MN 56435-2440
Phone:
(218) 947-4747
 
D J's Liquor Outlet
406 Wren Trail NW
Backus, MN 56435-2002
Phone: (218) 947-3705
 
Day Excavating
290 State Highway 371 SW
Backus, MN 56435-2401
Phone: (218) 947-3311
 
Dignity & Grace Assisted Living
823 State Highway 371
Backus, MN 56435-2401
Phone: (218) 947-4445
 
Doug's Gunsmith Shop
3929 8th Street SW
Backus, MN 56435-2514
Phone: (218) 947-3600
 
Eveland's Welding Shop
4161 4th Street NW
Backus, MN 56435-2511
Phone: (218) 947-4114
 
F & S Transmission
4187 16th Street NW
Backus, MN 56435-2101
Phone:
(218) 947-3363
 
First National Bank of Walker
620 Washburn Avenue E
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3111
 
Foothills Ceramic Tile
875 72nd Avenue SW
Backus, MN 56435-2486
Phone: (218) 947-4560
 
Godfrey's Backus Hardware
964 State Highway 371 NW
Backus, MN 56435-2441
Phone: (218) 947-4131
 
Grinning Bear Rolloff
811 24th Avenue SW
Backus, MN 56435-2441
Phone: (218) 587-4990
 
Hattie's Haven
1976 Napanese Beach Drive NW
Backus, MN 56435-2441
Phone: (218) 587-
3032
 
Henry's Woodworking
944 24th Avenue SW
Backus, MN 56435-2271
Phone: (218) 587-4899
Web: www.henryswoodworking.com

Since 1980, Henry's Woodworking has been producing outstanding, reasonably priced wood items, ranging from furniture to custom cabinets. We have more than 35 years of woodworking experience and are dedicated to creating gorgeous long-lasting wood furniture.

Henry's Woodworking, Backus Minnesota
Hopkins Strip Shop
4219 18th Street NW
Backus, MN 56435-2103
Phone: (218) 947-4962
Toll Free: (888) 403-5868
 
Idle-A-While Resort
2263 E Long Lake Drive NW
Backus, MN 56435-2116
Phone: (218) 682-2483
 
J & K Sprinklers
1580 42nd Avenue SW
Backus, MN 56435-2103
Phone: (218)
587-5284
 
Jay La Hair Studio
115 Front Street N
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-
4401
 
Jim's Off Sale
695 State Highway 371 NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3290
 
Johnson Landscaping
1914 Trefoil Drive
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 820-2025
 
Keefe Heating Air & Appliance
559 Nuthatch Loop NW
Backus, MN 56435-2095
Phone: (218) 947-3210
 
Kenly Law Offices
1843 W Ox Yoke Road NW
Backus, MN 56435-2024
Phone: (218) 947-3000
 
L & M Upholstery
2245 38th Avenue NW
Backus, MN 56435-2028
Phone: (218) 947-4086
 
Lake Region Heating & Cooling
2402 Rice Portage Trail NW
Backus, MN 56435-2160
Phone: (218) 947-3575
 
Lakes Area Dock Service
1030 40th Avenue NW
Backus, MN 56435-2005
Phone: (218) 947-3275
 
Lakeside Plumbing
1279 Trinity Pines Drive
Backus, MN 56435-2005
Phone: (218) 947-4740
 
Land Auction Real Estate
1836 State Highway 371
Backus, MN 56435-2005
Phone: (218) 587-3008
 
Losgauchos Ranch
722 76th Avenue SW
Backus, MN 56435-2051
Phone: (218) 947-3777
Web: www.janemelby.com

Congratulations Jane on making the 2011 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas! After a long time on the road and several setbacks, you have managed to not only make it in, but with room to spare. Finishing the 2011 season in 11th place a testament to your strong desire to not only win, but win BIG! For all the Jane Melby clients, sponsors, family members & fans out there, Jane wants to let you all know how grateful she is for everyone being there for her. Without the help and support everyone has shown, she could never have made it to the NFR.

Jane Melby, Losgauchos Ranch, Backus Minnesota
Memories In Flight
4201 16th Street SW
Backus, MN 56435-2347
Phone:
(218) 587-3038
 
Mountain View Resort
590 Wood Street N
Backus, MN 56435-2194
Phone: (218) 947-3233
Web: www.mtnviewresort.com

In addition to fishing, Mountain View Resort features several outdoor activities: Basketball, Bicycles, Sandbox, Swingset, Campfires, Horseshoes, Badminton, Grills, Paddleboat and Canoe. Four RV sites on the grounds of Mountain View Resort. Each site includes water, sewer, and electrical hookups. Besides our hospitality, you and your family or friends will enjoy fishing, boating and the beautiful view of Pine Mountain Lake.

Mountain View Resort, Backus Minnesota
Nadeau's Rods and Restoration
3067 16th Street SW
Backus, MN 56435-2240
Phone:
(218) 587-5559
 
Nature's Bounty Basket Boutique
4219 18th Street NW
Backus, MN 56435-2103
Phone: (218) 851-6775
 
North Pine River Tire Service
1702 State Highway 371 SW
Backus, MN 56435-2434
Phone: (218) 587-2405
 
Northland Septic Maintenance
1275 Pine Mountain Lake Rd NW
Backus, MN 56435-2085
Phone: (218) 947-4999
Web: www.northlandseptic.com

Northland was established in 1973 and has grown into a team of highly trained professionals for all your septic tank pumping, septic repair or inspection service needs in North-Central Minnesota. We are ready to serve you with the best equipment, best people, and best service. Whether your need is residential, commercial, municipal, or industrial we can help.

Northland Septic Maintenance, Backus Minnesota
Northwood Stitch & Screen
414 Wren Trail NW
Backus, MN 56435-2085
Phone: (218) 947-
 
Paulsen Home Builders
1118 State Highway 371 NW
Backus, MN 56435-2173
Phone: (218)
587-3838
 
Pete Trapp Structures
1024 Taylor Road NW
Backus, MN 56435-2173
Phone: (218) 947-4505
 
Pine Mountain Camping Resort
5068 State Highway 87 SW
Backus, MN 56435-2207
Phone: (218) 947-4099
Web: www.ruttgerspinemountain.com

Located on the southern shore of beautiful Pine Mountain Lake, Ruttgers Pine Mountain Camping Resort caters to your camping, RVing and resorting needs.

Pine Mountain Camping Resort, Backus Minnesota
Pine Mountaineer Seniors Club
131 Front Street N
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3844
Pine Mountaineer Seniors Club, Backus Minnesota
Pine River Iron & Metal
1836 State Highway 371 SW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 587-2700
Web: www.crowwingrecycling.com

 

Pine River Iron & Metal, Backus Minnesota
Rad Air Inc.
1635 E Ponto Lake
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 682-3100
Web: www.radaircars.com

Our philosophy is simple: You're in the driver's seat. We work for you. That means, whether you are looking for an award-winning custom paint job; a complete classic car restoration; custom building and bodywork; and/or performance modifications, we deliver with skill, a state-of-the-art facility, hard work, and craftsmanship. It also means, we don't stop working until the vision you hoped for entering the shop, becomes the vision you realize as you leave the shop.

Rad Air Inc., Backus Minnesota
Radiant Photography
1941 County Road 41 NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3666
Web: www.radiant-photography.com
 
Red Pine Log Homes Inc
147 State Highway 371 SW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3666
Web: www.redpinehomes.com

The log home is a symbol of our American Heritage, durable and comfortable. Now you can enjoy the charm and comfort of an authentic log home, handcrafted by skilled craftsmen with over 40 years of experience. The Red Pine Log Home will blend harmoniously with all surroundings. Whether your needs are a seasonal cottage or an all season home, you can enjoy the rustic beauty and comfort of a log home. Your Red Pine Log Home begins with a custom design. Our design service will work very closely with you to establish a plan that will fulfill your needs that is unique and expressive, yet practical to construct.

Red Pine Log Homes Inc, Backus Minnesota
Rudy's Taxidermy
5509 State 87 Highway SW
Backus, MN 56435-2074
Phone: (218) 947-4821
 
Rusty's Up North Realty
105 Front Street
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218)
674-7800
Web: www.rustysupnorthrealty.com

Rusty's Up North Realty is a full service broker offering many different types of properties. "There is no substitute for Experience"

Rusty's Up North Realty, Backus Minnesota
Salty Dog Saloon & Eatery
3380 State Highway 87 NW
Backus, MN 56435-3042
Phone: (218) 947-4446
 
Sandy Pines Resort
2731 Raven Lane NW
Backus, MN 56435-3034
Phone: (218) 947-4467
Web: www.sandypinesresort.com

Sandy Pines Resort is open year round so that you can have an opportunity to enjoy the changing of the seasons. Come and enjoy your vacation at Sandy Pines Resort, which is located on Big Portage Lake in Backus, Minnesota. We have 10 acres and 500 feet of sandy lakeshore. We offer Cabins at an affordable rate and well kept Campgrounds. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature from the Deep Portage Reserve which surrounds us on the northern shores. Big Portage Lake has open channels to Rice Portage, & Deep Portage Lakes.

Sandy Pines Resort, Backus Minnesota
Sawyer Enterprises
317 Front Street S
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 838-7000
 
Sawyer Timber Company
137 State Highway 371 SW
Backus, MN 56435-2402
Phone: (218) 947-4032
Web: www.sawyertimber.com

Sawyer Timber Co., LLP provides clear cut or select cut timber logs for the Backus, MN area. We also buy standing timbers of aspen, birch, oak, and more.

 
Scamp  Travel Trailers
507 State Highway 371
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-4932
Web:
www.scamptrailers.com

Durable, Lightweight Travel Trailers - Scamp trailers are built to order, lightweight and aerodynamic in design. We’ve been building small travel trailers since 1972 and many are still being enjoyed today. The lightweight, hard shell fiberglass travel trailer design is very durable and easy to tow and maneuver. Towable by Small Cars - Our small campers are very economical; especially important with today’s high fuel costs. All three size Scamps have been designed to be towed by small cars, SUVs, mini vans, and trucks. The aerodynamic design assures high fuel efficiency and most people can tow the Scamp with a vehicle they already own.

Scamp  Travel Trailers, Backus Minnesota
Soukup Brothers Construction
838 20th Avenue NW
Backus, MN 56435-2149
Phone: (218) 947-3004
 
Stockman Cattle Company
2427 State Highway 87 N
Backus, MN 56435-2149
Phone: (218) 947-3332
 
Taylor Made Custom Homes
1633 24th Avenue SW
Backus, MN 56435-3042
Phone: (218) 587-3537
 
Tessa Kriesel Designs
358 44th Avenue NW
Backus, MN 56435-3042
Phone: (218) 316-1256
Web: www.tessakriesel.com
 
Tuck-a-Way Resort & Campground
70 Lake Hattie Drive NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 587-4725
Web:
www.tuck-a-way.net

Located on beautiful Lake Hattie amidst the towering Norway pines, with wilderness trails and lakeshore for you to explore. Enjoy great fishing, hiking, a day at the beach or simply relaxing. During the winter you can do a little ice fishing, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling or some cross-country skiing over the 1,800 acres surrounding the resort. Additional notes: We have 2 non-smoking cabins and 10 seasonal campsites.

Tuck-a-Way Resort & Campground, Backus Minnesota
US Post Office
114 Washburn Avenue E
Backus, MN  56435
Phone: (218) 947-4767
Toll Free: (800) ASK USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office, Backus Minnesota
Westphal Small Engine Repair
2295 38th Avenue NW
Backus, MN 56435-2028
Phone: (218) 947-3301
 
Willard's Saloon & Eatery
121 Front Street N
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3832
Willard's Saloon & Eatery, Backus Minnesota
Woodspirit Gardens
162 State Highway 371 NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3663
Web: www.woodspiritgardens.com

In this day of unprecedented development and tremendous growth of human activity on our beautiful planet, we feel the importance of providing a place where both man and animal have a place of refuge. A basic need we all have is to return to a place that both calms and refreshes us. A return to the Garden of Eden as it were... Our goal is to replicate that garden and the peace it promises.

Woodspirit Gardens, Backus Minnesota

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