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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 0.61 +0.01 +1.67
Density (persons per sq. mile) 428.33 17.15 406.78 518.86 409.84 -109.02 -21.01
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 -11.86

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 0.61 square miles (1.58 km²), all of it land. The elevation is 1,345 ft (410 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 250 people, 112 households, and 62 families residing in the city. The population density was 409.8 inhabitants per square mile (158.2/km2). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 300.0 per square mile (115.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 112 households of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.6% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 46.7 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 35.2% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.

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

 
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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.

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City Hall, Backus Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2018 Curt Sawyer
317 Front Street S
Backus, MN 56435
  (218) 838-7000
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Carol Vredenburg
112 King Street S
Backus, MN 56435
Email (218) 947-3221
Council Member 12/31/2018 Rae Borst
514 Wood Street N
Backus, MN 56435
  (218) 947-3221
Council Member 12/31/2018 Jim Thomas
118 Hazel Street S
Backus, MN 56435
  (218) 947-3221
Council Member 12/31/2020 Tyler Smith
213 King Street S
Backus, MN 56435
  (218) 232-2449
Council Member 12/31/2020 Karl Flier
411 Wood Street N
Backus, MN 56435
  (218) 839-7655

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

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday           8:15 am - 9:15 pm

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Post Office, Backus Minnesota


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 Charter (833) 780-1880

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
BCI Concrete Foundation, Structure & Bldg. Exterior Contractors 20
Red Pine Log Homes Other Wood Product Manufacturing 19
Cass County Land Dept Admin. of Environmental Quality Programs 11


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Events:
Backus Annual Corn Fest
Backus, MN 56435

Second Saturday of every August. Cornfest has been celebrated since 1976 when we crowned Twyla Sycks our very first Miss Backus. The day is celebrated starting with a flea market with many local vendors, and a lunch put on by the Cornfest Committee held in the Backus fire hall. Then there is a themed parade with prizes given in a variety of categories, followed by a corn eating contest, games for all ages, a treasure hunt, and food from local vendors. The evening is finished with a raffle drawing, a street dance with a live band and fireworks over the lake.

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Backus Annual Corn Fest, Backus Minnesota

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

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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:

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Schools:   
Pine River-Backus School District
Independent School District #274

401 Murray Avenue
PO Box 610
Pine River, MN 56474
Phone: (218) 587-4720

Grades:  PK-12
Students: 924

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Pine River-Backus School District
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

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

Grades:  PK-6
Students:  446

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Pine River Elementary School

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

Pastor:  Rev. John Rister
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

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

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a

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Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Backus Minnesota
Emmanuel Lutheran Church - LCMS
603 State Highway 371 NW
PO Box 12
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-4182

Pastor:  Stevan Rutherford
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

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Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Backus Minnesota
Lakeside Baptist Church
125 Church Lane
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-4955

Pastor:  Jeffrey Broom
Sunday Worship:  10:15 am

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

Pastor:  Dennis Gillerman
Sunday Worship:  10:50 am

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Mildred Bible Chapel, Backus minnesota

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Motels:
Owl's Nest Motel
218 State Highway 371 SW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 675-6141

Open year round and offer Daily / Seasonal RV site rental. 9 units that are handicap accessible, include free wireless access, & pets are welcome for additional charge. 50 Miles N. of Brainerd on State Hwy 371 & 1 Block from Paul Bunyan Trail.

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Owl's Nest Motel, Backus Minnesota
 
Resorts:
Ada Pine Beach Resort
621 12th Avenue NW
Backus, MN 56435-2194
Phone: (218) 587-2848

Ada Pine Beach Resort invites you to come visit us in the heartland of Minnesota’s lake country. Nestled amongst huge Norway pines you can enjoy the pristine waters of Lake Ada, wonderful for fishing and recreational fun. We offer over 30 years of experience in making vacations relaxing, refreshing and memorable.

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Ada Pine Beach Resort, Backus Minnesota
Bayside Cabins & Resort
206 Rosalind Avenue W
Backus, MN 56435-2198
Phone: (218)
536-0104

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.

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Bayside Cabins & Resort, Backus Minnesota
Mountain View Resort
590 Wood Street N
Backus, MN 56435-2194
Phone: (218) 947-3233

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.

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

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!!

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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Businesses:
33 Ranch and Saddlery
9365 16th Street NW
Backus, MN 56435-2194
Phone: (218) 947-3711

33 Ranch & Saddlery is the life's work of Doug Kuschel and Jennifer Kuschel, a father and daughter leatherwork team. doug saddle2.jpg Doug started the business over 30 years ago as a sideline to full-time ranching. Doug specializes in wade saddles and strap goods, with a focus on traditional buckaroo gear. Doug still ranches with his son and wife of 42 years, Paula. They are now semi-retired and enjoy traveling and teaching cowboy traditions to the grandkids.

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33 Ranch & Saddlery, Backus Minnesota
371 Welding & Fabrication
1661 State Highway 371 N
Backus, MN 56435-2551
Phone: (218) 947-4923

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Ada Pine Beach Resort
621 12th Avenue NW
Backus, MN 56435-2194
Phone: (218) 587-2848

Ada Pine Beach Resort invites you to come visit us in the heartland of Minnesota’s lake country. Nestled amongst huge Norway pines you can enjoy the pristine waters of Lake Ada, wonderful for fishing and recreational fun. We offer over 30 years of experience in making vacations relaxing, refreshing and memorable.

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Ada Pine Beach Resort, Backus Minnesota
Advantage Heating and Cooling
2648 State Highway 87 NW
Backus, MN 56435-3033
Phone: (218) 947-4480

At ADVANTAGE HEATING & COOLING INC., our goal is to not only help you with heating & cooling needs with your dream home, but to make the process easy and enjoyable for you. We are a full-service Heating, Air Conditioners, Custom Sheet Metal, Air Exchanger & In Floor Heat company with a wide range of experience. We can help you with all phases of new home construction or remodeling.

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Advantage Heating & Cooling, Backus Minnesota
American Legion Post 368
426 Wren Trail NW
Backus, MN 56435-2002
Phone:
(218) 947-3156

Since our charter, Maxon-Van 368Eps American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community

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American Legion Post 368, Backus Minnesota
Area Lakes Appraisals LLC
3449 State Highway 87 NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone:
(218) 947-4000

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B & L Automotive Service
107 Washburn Avenue E
Backus, MN 56435-4500
Phone:
(218) 947-4911

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Backus Area Head Start Center
320 1st Avenue E
Backus, MN 56435
Phone:
(218) 947-4813

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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.

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Backus Locker
111 Front Street N
PO Box 52
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-4220

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

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Backus Locker, Backus Minnesota
Backus Lumber & Supply
4169 4th Street NW
Backus, MN 56435-2511
Phone: (218) 947-3456

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Backus Municipal Airport
397 Airport Road
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-4877

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

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BCI Concrete and Equipment
2050 County Road 41 NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3353

In business since 1988, Bruce's Contracting, Inc. is a union concrete contractor, working primarily in the Midwest. Although our primary service area is Minnesota and North Dakota, there is no distance we will not travel for the right project. We focus mainly on commercial and industrial concrete and by using the latest technology and equipment combined with a skilled and experienced crew, we can meet any project requirements.

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BCI Concrete and Equipment
Beautiful World Photography
405 Pine Mountain Lake Road NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3071

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Cass County Government Offices
218 Washburn Avenue E
PO Box 25
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3338


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Cass Crow Wing Tree Service
1708 16th Avenue NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3
505

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Cenex Northstar Co-op
4165 4th Street NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-
4433

Since opening its doors in 1922 as the ‘Farmers Exchange’ to the present day, the Northern Star Coop has grown from a local group of farmers to a large business that has over 11,000 local patrons in Northern and Central Minnesota. Our main office is in Deer River, Minnesota. We also have facilities in Backus, Hill City, Littlefork, Long Prairie, Northome, Pine River, Remer and Walker to provide services to this large area.

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Corner Store Restaurant and Gun Shop
402 Wren Trail NW
Backus, MN 56435-2002
Phone: (218) 947-4115

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Country Garden Center
691 State Highway 371 NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-4545

Specializing in Hanging Baskets that we grow, Potted Flower Annuals and Vegetable Garden Plants located near Backus, Minnesota off Hwy 371. The Country Garden Center plant nursery offers beautiful healthy, disease free Hanging Baskets, potted flower annuals and Vegetable

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Day's Sewer Service
218 State Highway 371 SW
Backus, MN 56435-2401
Phone: (218) 947-3311

Day’s Sewer specializes in a variety of commercial and residential septic services including sewer line repair, septic pumping, mini excavator services, and camera line inspections. We typically service customers located within the 40 mile radius surrounding Backus, MN.

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Digital Oil
1980 40th Avenue NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 587-3256

We have recently invested in state of the art digital printing equipment that allows us to print artwork directly onto garments such as T-shirts, Hoodies and bags, and produce quality limited edition canvas prints. Our online store is brand new in February 2014, but we have teamed with some of the best in the apparel business to provide quality E commerce solutions and a reliable supply chain for our customers.

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Dignity and Grace Assisted Living
823 State Highway 371
Backus, MN 56435-2401
Phone: (218) 947-4445

At Dignity and Grace, our residents receive high-quality care in a home-like setting, provided by 24-hour staff that truly care. We enjoy those lingering conversations around the dinner table as much as residents do!

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Dollar General
542 State Highway 371 NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3452

We strive to make shopping hassle-free and affordable with more than 15,000 convenient, easy-to-shop stores in 44 states. Our stores deliver everyday low prices on items including food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, family apparel, housewares, seasonal items, paper products and much more from America’s most-trusted brands and products, along with Dollar General’s high-quality private brands.

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Doug's Gunsmith Shop
3929 8th Street SW
Backus, MN 56435-2514
Phone: (218) 947-3600

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First National Bank North
620 Washburn Avenue E
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3111

The First National Bank North has served local communities since 1902 and now serves several Minnesota Communities. At First National Bank North, we are invested in the growth and success of the Minnesota Communities we serve. As we continue to grow and provide the newest features to our customers, whether that be e-statements, mobile banking, or banking apps, we are committed to providing our customers with the best possible Minnesota Banking Experience. We have come a long way since 1902.

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Foothills Ceramic Tile
875 72nd Avenue SW
Backus, MN 56435-2486
Phone: (218) 947-4560

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Godfrey's Family Foods and True Value Hardware
964 State Highway 371 NW
Backus, MN 56435-2441
Phone: (218) 947-4131

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Grinning Bear Rolloff
811 24th Avenue SW
Backus, MN 56435-2441
Phone: (218) 587-4990

Crosslake & Grinning Bear Rolloff have been providing exceptional waste management and junk removal services for over 12 years. Count on our friendly and reliable team to help with your next cleanup project.

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Henry's Woodworking
944 24th Avenue SW
Backus, MN 56435-2271
Phone: (218) 587-4899

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.

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Horsefly Ranch
260 44th Avenue SW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3333

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Highway 371 Liquor Locker
695 State Highway 371 NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3290

Visit our convenient location to find all the liquor you're looking for. Need something you don't see? Just ask us!

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J & K Sprinklers
1580 42nd Avenue SW
Backus, MN 56435-2103
Phone: (218)
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Jentra Tools
794 32nd Avenue NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-4300

We’ve been involved in both sales and installation of residential/commercial doors for a combined 15 years now at JenTra. Having seen a demand for accurate door installation, the idea of our Cheatah™ door installation tool came from our experience in the field along with a lot of reflection. The installation of doors has been virtually the same since pre-hanging doors started sometime in the 1970’s and it is not uncommon to find poorly installed doors on most job sights, and as anyone in the millwork industry knows, poorly installed doors can cause multiple problems.

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Johnson Landscaping
1914 Trefoil Drive
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 820-2025

Johnson Landscaping offers a wide range of landscaping services to turn your landscape aspirations into reality! Contact Johnson Landscaping today for a FREE pricing estimate regarding any of our services!

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Keep Construction
1819 20th Avenue NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3605

Keep Construction has been building a variety of residental products in the Backus, Minnesota area since 1984. We are committed to building high quality products in a timely and efficient manner that will fulfill all YOUR EXPECTATIONS. Building Homes in Northern Minnesota Since 1984!

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Lakes Area Dock Service
477 State Highway 371 N
Backus, MN 56435-2005
Phone: (218) 947-3275

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Lakeside Plumbing LLC
1279 Trinity Pines Drive
Backus, MN 56435-2005
Phone: (218) 947-4740

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Lavelle Firewood and Lawn Care
1922 State Highway 371 NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 255-0155

We cut and process everything from summer campfire wood to all your winter heating needs.

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Mountain View Resort
590 Wood Street N
Backus, MN 56435-2194
Phone: (218) 947-3233

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.

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Nadeau's Rods and Restoration
3067 16th Street SW
Backus, MN 56435-2240
Phone:
(218) 587-5559

Mike Nadeau's Street Rods & Auto Restorations provides a wide variety of professional and reliable services to the Backus, MN area. We guarantee excellent service and impeccable workmanship.

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North Pine River Tire Service
1702 State Highway 371 SW
Backus, MN 56435-2434
Phone: (218) 587-2405

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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.

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O'Dell Masonry
993 28th Avenue SW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 587-5577

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Oshawa Enterprises Inc.
7052 State Highway 87 SW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 831-5839

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Owl's Nest Motel
218 State Highway 371 SW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 675-6141

Open year round and offer Daily / Seasonal RV site rental. 9 units that are handicap accessible, include free wireless access, & pets are welcome for additional charge. 50 Miles N. of Brainerd on State Hwy 371 & 1 Block from Paul Bunyan Trail.

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

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!!

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Pine Mountain Resort
398 Pine Mountain Lake Road NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3071

We are a small family owned resort that has been in service for almost 60 years. We currently have three cabins that we rent, two that sleep up to 6 and one that sleeps 4. The cabins are fully equipped with dishes and cook wear and have a gas oven and refrigerator. They have double-size beds or two twins in each room. All cabin comes with a boat if you don't have your own, you just rent the motor. Just let us know when you make your reservations, otherwise there is plenty of dock space.

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Pine Mountaineer Seniors Club
131 Front Street N
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3844

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Pine River Iron & Metal
1836 State Highway 371 SW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 587-2700

Full-service scrap yard accepting steel, iron, aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, lead acid batteries and aluminum cans. The yard also is taking in junk vehicles and large appliances. Pine River Iron and Metal reports it also will be offering a roll-off service for scrap steel, demolition waste and household garbage.

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Rad Air Inc.
1635 E Ponto Lake Road NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 682-3100

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.

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Real Solar - Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
3963 8th Street NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3779

RREAL, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2000, is dedicated to making solar energy accessible to communities of all income levels. We accomplish this mission primarily through our Solar Assistance program, which provides solar energy systems to low-income families and communities as a sustainable solution to energy poverty. We also offer internships, hands-on training, and workshops for people of all ages to learn about solar energy. We can solve energy poverty; solar has the power to make a difference!

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Red Pine Log Homes Inc
147 State Highway 371 SW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3666

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.

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Roland's Tree Service
322 King Street N
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 414-0140

We offer friendly and reliable tree service to all our customers in the Lakes area including Backus, Pine River, Walker, Hackensack, Pequot Lakes, Nisswa, Breezy Point, Crosslake, and Park Rapids. Specialize in high risk climbing, tree trimming and removal, storm cleanup, hedging, and all your tree trimming and removal needs.

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Rudy's Taxidermy
5509 State 87 Highway SW
Backus, MN 56435-2074
Phone: (218) 947-4821

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Rusty's Up North Realty
105 Front Street
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218)
674-7800

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

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

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!!

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S & E Web Design
511 Wood Street N
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 851-8747

S & E Web Design is a professional web services company located in Backus, Minnesota. We have 17 years experience in web site design, web programming, e-commerce, and web hosting. Our professional team will closely work with you through the design and development of your web site. Technical experience is not necessary!

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Salty Dog Saloon & Eatery
3380 State Highway 87 NW
Backus, MN 56435-3042
Phone: (218) 947-4446

Family restaurant specializing in burgers and home smoked bbq ribs and pulled pork. Available for dine in or take out.

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Sandy Pines Resort
2731 Raven Lane NW
Backus, MN 56435-3034
Phone: (218) 947-4467

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.

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Sawyer Timber Company
137 State Highway 371 SW
Backus, MN 56435-2402
Phone: (218) 947-4032

Sawyer Timber Co LLP has been providing exceptional timber services in Backus, MN. Our fourth-generation logging company is proud to provide top-quality timber products. 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.

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Scamp Travel Trailers
507 State Highway 371
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-4932

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.

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Tuck-a-Way Resort & Campground
70 Lake Hattie Drive NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 587-4725

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.

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

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday           8:15 am - 9:15 pm

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Willard's Saloon & Eatery
121 Front Street N
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-3832

Best burgers in town:):):):)

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Zaffke Plumbing
4207 16th Street NW
Backus, MN 56435
Phone: (218) 947-4097

Your home deserves the best care you can offer it. Building, rebuilding, or maintaining, keeping your kitchen and bathrooms running perfectly is our mission. Sinks and toilets, softeners and dishwashers, we can do it all.

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