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Jenkins Minnesota Community Guide


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Population: 
Jenkins (city)  1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 148 219 262 287 430 +143 +49.83
Land Area (sq. mile) 3.90 4.10 4.03 4.25 4.48 +0.23 +5.41
Density (persons per sq. mile) 37.95 53.41 65.01 67.47 95.98 +28.51 +42.26
Housing Units 63 102 124 123 193 +70 +56.91
Households -- 73 94 113 168 +55 +48.67
Persons Per Household -- 3.00 2.79 2.54 2.56 +0.02 +0.79

Geography:

Jenkins is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highway 371 serves as a main route in the community. Other routes include County Roads 15, 16, and 145. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.51 square miles (11.68 km2), of which 4.48 square miles (11.60 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 430 people, 168 households, and 101 families residing in the city. The population density was 96.0 inhabitants per square mile (37.1/km2). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 43.1 per square mile (16.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.3% White, 0.5% Native American, and 0.2% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 168 households of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.9% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the city was 31.8 years. 29.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.2% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 9.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.7% male and 46.3% female.

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History:  

The settlement of Jenkins began when a supply depot was built on land, which had been granted by the government on August 21, 1883 to Mrs. Isabella Jenkins and husband. Teams and wagons would haul supplies into Jenkins from Brainerd and then "tote" loads would take these supplies to logging camps.

The first railroad line came into Jenkins in 1895. the railroad was used for hauling logs on freight trains. Passenger trains were also frequent, two daily and two nightly, carrying passengers, baggage and mail. With the arrival of automobile and bus service for transportation, the passenger trains were discontinued in 1963. Freight trains continued on the line into the 1980s. Currently the former railroad line is used as a multi-purpose recreational trail, the Paul Bunyan Trail.

The first term of school was held in 1904, the same year Jenkins was incorporated. School was held in a small building until 1920 when a two-story brick building was
built in the west end of town. The school was closed down in 1964 when the Jenkins school district consolidated with Pequot Lakes.

Early Sunday School classes were held in the Town Hall, which was at the time the second story of the Saloon. Later classes were held in the school building. In 1908 the first church was built in town. It was originally named "Evangelical" but was later changed to "Union". This church was served by ministers of many religious denominations.

Throughout the history of Jenkins all types of businesses have located to the City, some stayed and some did not. Some types of businesses that were in Jenkins at one time include hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, boat works, auto repair shop, blacksmith, barber shop, antique shops, filling station, lumber yard, saloons and liquor stores, bank, band and bandstand, Grange building, cemetery, railroad depot, telegraph, post office, passenger trains, telephone exchange, candy and confection store, millinery department, pool hall, ironing board factory and a livery stable.

Courtesy City of Jenkins

JENKINS railway village and township were named for George W. Jenkins, a lumberman, who platted this village. The city of Jenkins was incorporated in 1969; the post office was established in 1895; it had a station of the Northern Pacific Railroad.

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General view, Jenkins Minnesota, 1900
General view, Jenkins Minnesota, 1900
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Government:
City of Jenkins
33861 Cottage Avenue
PO Box 63
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-4637
Fax: (218) 568-5945

Office hours:  Monday - Wednesday 8AM - 4 PM Thursday 8 AM - 1 PM Closed Friday

City Council meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

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City Hall, Jenkins Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Jon W. Lubke
34013 North Oak Drive
Jenkins, MN 56456
Email (218) 232-2124
Clerk - Treasurer appointed Krista A. Okerman
33861 Cottage Avenue
Jenkins, MN 56456
Email (218) 568-4637
Council Member 12/31/2022 Andrew J. Rudlang
33237 Old Highway 371
Jenkins, MN 56456
Email (218) 368-0062
Council Member 12/31/2022 Donna M. Stricker
33188 Old Highway 371
Jenkins, MN 56456
  (218) 831-2712
Council Member 12/31/2020 Charles Hoffman
34266 Summer Street
Jenkins, MN 56456
  (218) 568-4839
Council Member 12/31/2020 Gary Hart
2776 Lilac Street
Jenkins, MN 56456
  (218) 568-6967

Post Office Jenkins is served by the Pequot Lakes Post Office
US Post Office
4294 Main Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472-4400
Phone: (218) 568-8105
Toll Free: (800) ASK USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday           9:00 am -11:00 am 

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Power (218) 546-5172
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone Arvig Communications (888) 992-7844
Cable TV n/a n/a

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Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Bertha 334
Clamshell 189
Clear 220
Grass 44
Island 63 n/a
Kimball 190
Lower Hay 685
Nelson 86
Rat n/a n/a n/a
Upper Hay 595
Whitefish 7,370

Health Care:

none


Schools:

none


Churches: 
Jenkins Church Of God
31303 County Road 112
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-5778
 
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness
34185 State Highway 371
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-8485
 

Media:

none - served by Pequot Lakes, Pine River and Brainerd media


Motels:
AmericInn
32912 Paul Bunyan Trail
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-8400
Toll Free: (888) 568-8400
Web:
www.upnorthlodge.com

Award winning lodging featuring Theme Whirlpool/Fireplace Suites, Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Free Breakfast Buffet, Wireless Internet, Meeting Facilities. Golfing next door. On Paul Bunyan Trail.

AmericInn, Pequot Lakes Minnesota

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Businesses:
A-Pine Express/Shell
33117 Old Highway 371
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-8323
 
A-Pine Family Restaurant
33039 Old Highway 371
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-8353
 
AAA Rental
33188 Old Highway 371
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-5393
 
AmericInn
32912 Paul Bunyan Trail
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-8400
Toll Free: (888) 568-8400
Web:
www.upnorthlodge.com

Award winning lodging featuring Theme Whirlpool/Fireplace Suites, Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Free Breakfast Buffet, Wireless Internet, Meeting Facilities. Golfing next door. On Paul Bunyan Trail.

AmericInn, Pequot Lakes Minnesota
Arctic Vending
34070 State Highway 371
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-4142
 
Black Diamond Tree & Landscaping
34107 Old County Road 16
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 543-4343
 
Carpet Direct
3275 Pine Tree Street
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-4758
 
Dallman Signs
3032 Pine Tree Street
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-4629
 
Hay Lake Lodge
33091 Osprey Circle
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-8811
 
Honeytree Child Care Center
3261 Rosewood Street
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-4898
 
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness
34185 State Highway 371
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-8485
 
Jenkins Cellular
30685 State Highway 371
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-5037
 
Jenkins Church Of God
31303 County Road 112
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-5778
 
Lakes Area Carpet & Wood
33484 State Highway 371
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-5255
 
Lonesome Dove Training Center
33219 Old Highway 371
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-4849
 
Mark Schultz Homes
34378 Birch Trail 
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-6729
 
Northwoods Poly Steel
5491 County Road 145
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 543-4240
 
Savage Construction
33180 Balsam Trail 
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-5050
 
Scheer's Lumberjack Shows
32788 Paul Bunyan Trail 
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-5997
 
Steve Woelfel Bobcat & Excavating
5687 County Road 145
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 543-5127
 
Sunset Cinemas
33040 Aspenwood Drive
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-5454
 
Timber Creek
33154 State Highway 371
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-8006
 
Treasurers N Tiques
34016 State Highway 371
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-8115
 
Trophy Time Taxidermy
4025 County Road 145
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-4856
 
Woodland Bank
33900 Gleason
PO Box 86
Jenkins, MN 56456
Phone: (218) 568-5700
Fax: (218) 568-6640
Web: www.woodlandbank.com
Woodland Bank, Jenkins Minnesota

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