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Hovland Minnesota Community Guide


Location:


Population: 

unincorporated


Geography:

Hovland is an unincorporated community in Cook County, Minnesota. The community is located between Grand Marais and Grand Portage on Minnesota State Highway 61. Hovland is located within the Grand Portage State Forest. Judge C. R. Magney State Park is nearby.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:


n/a

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

HOVLAND, the oldest organized township of this county, is in compliment to a pioneer settler named Brunes for his native place in Norway. The village is located in section 20. In 1888 Ole Brunes and Nels Ludwig Eliasen, two Norwegian carpenters from Duluth, built a log cabin on Brunes's homestead, the two families living together until Eliasen finished a cabin on the adjoining homestead, and other settlers followed. Fishing, logging, and trapping were the principal occupations. Until the post office was established in 1889, the community was called Chicago for the bay on which it is located, that name being used primarily by the Booth Packing Company as their ship's regular stop to pick up fishermen's boxes and barrels. The name was rejected by local residents because it was a corruption of the Ojibwe word Shikag/Jikag, meaning "skunk"; the name Hovland was submitted by Anna Brunes, taken from her grandfather's estate in Norway.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:

unincorporated


Post Office:
US Post Office
12 Arrowhead Trail
Hovland, MN 55606-5050
Phone: (218) 475-2286
Toll Free: (800) ASK USPS
Web:
www.usps.com

Hovland Post Office, Hovland Minnesota

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
09:00AM-05:00PM
Saturday          
10:00AM-12:00PM  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            03:30PM
Saturday                12:00PM

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity n/a --
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone n/a --
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

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Events:

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Attractions:
 

Recreation:
Judge C.R. Magney State Park
4051 East Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: (218) 387-3039

Come for the quiet, the solitude, and the famous Devil's Kettle waterfall. The most popular hike leads from the trailhead upstream along the Brule River to Devil's Kettle, where the river splits around a mass of volcanic rock. Half of the river plunges 50 feet into a pool, while the rest pours into a huge pothole. Anglers can catch brook and rainbow trout in the Brule River or its tributary, Gauthier Creek. The park offers camping, picnicking and hiking.

Judge C.R. Magney State Park near Hovland Minnesota

Lakes:
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Health Care:

none - see Grand Marais


Schools:
Cook County Independent School District
101 West Fifth Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: (218) 387-2272
Web: www.cookcountyschools.org


Churches:
Trinity Lutheran Church
4957 Highway 61
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-2439
Web:
www.trinitylutheranofhovland.org

Pastor:  Kristin Garey

Sunday Worship:   8:30 AM


Media:

none

 
Motels:

none - see Grand Marais or Grand Portage


Resorts:
Hollow Rock Resort
7422 E Highway 61
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-0141
Web: www.hollowrock.biz

Thirty five miles East of Grand Marais on the most Northeastern tip of Minnesota on a peninsula jetting out into Lake Superior you will find a small relaxing resort called Hollow Rock. Bring your boat, fishing tackle, hiking shoes or your favorite book and knitting basket. This is a quiet hide-a-way in a very unspoiled place.


Campgrounds:
Judge C.R. Magney State Park
4051 East Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: (218) 387-3039

Come for the quiet, the solitude, and the famous Devil's Kettle waterfall. The most popular hike leads from the trailhead upstream along the Brule River to Devil's Kettle, where the river splits around a mass of volcanic rock. Half of the river plunges 50 feet into a pool, while the rest pours into a huge pothole. Anglers can catch brook and rainbow trout in the Brule River or its tributary, Gauthier Creek. The park offers camping, picnicking and hiking.

Judge C.R. Magney State Park near Hovland Minnesota

Businesses:  
Alyeska Dogsled Works Inc
237 Camp 20 Road
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-2649
 
Century Tel
20 Arrowhead Trail
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-2333
 
Grand Portage Construction Co
7105 E Highway 61
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-2519
 
Grand Portage Reservation
25 Store Road
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-2416
 
Great Plains Locating Service
20 Arrowhead Trail
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-2354
 
Hollow Rock Resort
7422 E Highway 61
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-0141
Web: www.hollowrock.biz

Thirty five miles East of Grand Marais on the most Northeastern tip of Minnesota on a peninsula jetting out into Lake Superior you will find a small relaxing resort called Hollow Rock. Bring your boat, fishing tackle, hiking shoes or your favorite book and knitting basket. This is a quiet hide-a-way in a very unspoiled place.

Jay's Heating & Plumbing
387 Moose Valley Road
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-2390
 
Lake Superior Timber Framing
Arrowhead Trail
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-2274
 
Marturion Press
5093 North Road
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-2511
 
North Shore Press
5188 North Road
Hovland, MN 55606
Phone: (218) 387-9475
Web: www.northshorepress.com

Established in 2003 by outdoor writer Shawn Perich, North Shore Press is devoted to producing quality books and travelerís guides devoted to Lake Superior and the north country. On this site you will also find a selection of travel, fishing, and hunting books by Shawn Perich and other authors and photographers.

North Shore Press
Northern Harmony Enterprises
7422 E Highway 61
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 834-7800
 
Samantha's Place
4971 E Highway 61
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-2377
 
Sweetgrass Cove Guesthouse
6880 E Highway 61
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-2421
 
Trinity Lutheran Church
4957 Highway 61
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-2439
Web:
www.trinitylutheranofhovland.org

Pastor:  Kristin Garey

Sunday Worship:   8:30 AM

US Post Office
12 Arrowhead Trail
Hovland, MN 55606 
Phone: (218) 475-2286
Web: www.usps.gov
Hovland Post Office, Hovland Minnesota

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