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Lake Shore Minnesota Community Guide


 
 
Location:

Lake Shore Minnesota

Population: 
Lake Shore
(city)
1970 1980 1990 2000 1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 410 583 693 966 273 39.39
Land Area (sq. mile) 12.10 14.89 12.79 12.79 0.00 0.02
Density (persons per sq. mile) 33.88 39.15 54.18 75.51 21.33 39.37
Housing Units 454 717 901 858 -43 -4.77
Households -- 232 295 436 141 47.80
Persons Per Household -- 2.51 2.35 2.22 -0.13 -5.50

Geography:
Lake Shore is a city in Cass County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.1 square miles (47.0 km˛), of which, 12.8 square miles (33.1 km˛) of it is land and 5.4 square miles (13.9 km˛) of it (29.53%) is water. The elevation is 1,243 ft (379 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:
 
As of the census of 2000, there were 966 people, 436 households, and 327 families residing in the city. The population density was 75.5 people per square mile (29.2/km˛). There were 858 housing units at an average density of 67.1/sq mi (25.9/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 98.76% White, 0.41% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 436 households out of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.54.

In the city the population was spread out with 16.4% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 37.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 113.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,500, and the median income for a family was $56,563. Males had a median income of $41,319 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $33,387. About 2.5% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

The City of Lake Shore is located on the northwestern shore of Gull Lake in Cass County, Minnesota. Lake Shore was founded as a village in 1930; incorporated on March 19th, 1947; and adopted its first land use ordinance in 1969.

One of the areas earliest inhabitants in the area was a group called the Mound Builders who called this area home until about 1840, with some of their burial mounds found in Lake Shore. Other major tribes inhabited the region, including the Sioux, who were eventually driven west by the Ojibwa. Explorers and trappers made their way through the Lakes Region and early settlers engaged in farming and hunting.

In 1880, Charles A. Pillsbury formed the Gull River Lumber company and built a sawmill west of Brainerd. All timber, particularly the white pine, surrounding the lakes was soon cut and, in 1889, tracks were laid for an inland railroad to move logs to the lake for transportation. This narrow-gauge railroad extended some 12 miles northwest from the landing at Gilpatrick Lake (Margaret Lake). By 1894, the surrounding timber had been harvested and the tracks were removed, ending the brief railroad history and intensive logging in Lake Shore. The old railroad grade can still be seen in the western part of Lake Shore.

Early homesteaders along the lake quickly discovered that the area attracted others who wanted to enjoy the lakes and forests. Soon primitive log cabins were constructed to accommodate these first tourists and a new economic era began. The tourist business expanded and resorts of various size and function sprang up along the shores of Gull and Margaret Lakes, with Ozonite, Sandy Beach, and Rocky Point said to be the earliest of these resorts. Many of the resorts were simple “mom and pop” operations with two or three cabins and a small store that provided tourists with necessities such as bread, milk, and eggs. Others were large and grand such as Sherwood Forest and Inwood Lodge.

At this time, gambling was legal and slot machines could be found at some of the resorts and at Bar Harbor, one of Minnesota’s most famous nightclubs. From the approximately 35 resorts existing in the 1930s and 1940s, the number has decreased to just six in 2006: Lykin’s Pine Hurst, Point Narrows, Lost Lake Lodge, Sandy Beach, Agate Lake, and Samara Point. Increasing demand for residential and tourist-oriented lakeshore property has made it profitable to convert resorts to privately owned dwellings and town homes.

Today, the demand for property on the Gull Lake chain has resulted in development of nearly all available shoreline. Lots once considered undesirable now have homes on them and existing structures are being replaced. The demand for second-tier and other off-lake property has also grown. Escalating prices are tempting rural owners to divide land into smaller parcels for residential development. The availability of goods and services in nearby communities along with the proximity to recreation make Lake Shore a desirable community in which to live and to retire. Road improvements and highway expansions, particularly to State Highway 371, have made it easy for metropolitan residents to commute to and from the area. The total population in Crow Wing and Cass Counties is projected to increase by over 60 percent by the year 2030. The Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area (defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as including both Cass and Crow Wing Counties), was ranked as the fourth fastest growing micropolitan area in the Midwest, and ranked 28th in the nation. A micropolitan statistical area is a population cluster with at least 10,000 people that is located outside of metropolitan areas. Capturing a segment of this projected growth, the City of Lake Shore is also projected to increase its population by over 60 percent by the year 2030, with an expected total population of more than 1,800 people. Absorbing this population growth in a manner that protects and preserves the characteristics and values important to the community requires forethought and planning.

Courtesy City of Lake Shore

LAKE SHORE, a city in Lake Shore Township, section 19; incorporated as a village on March 19, 1947.

Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
City of Lake Shore
8583 Interlachen Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2148
Fax: (218) 963-7562
Web: www.cityoflakeshore.com

Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 Monday thru Friday

city council meeting is the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 pm

City of Lake Shore Minnesota

Title Term Ends Name Phone
Mayor 12/31/2012 John Terwilliger
7966 Lost Lake Trail
Lake Shore, MN 56468
n/a
City Administrator appointed Teri Hastings
8583 Interlachen Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
(218) 963-2148
Clerk appointed Patti McDonald
8583 Interlachen Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
(218) 963-2148
Council Member 12/31/2014 Susan Amacher
9284 Interlachen Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
n/a
Council Member 12/31/2014 Doug Miller
1610-J Portview Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
n/a
Council Member 12/31/2012 John Bukovich
8127 Ridge Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
n/a
Council Member 12/31/2012 Lyle Kline
9215 Interlachen Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
n/a

Post Office:     Lake Shore is served by the Nisswa Post Office:
US Post Office
25551 Main Street
Nisswa, MN
56468-5000
Phone:
(218) 963-7907
Toll Free: (800) ASK USPS
Fax: (218) 963-3809
Web: www.usps.gov

US Post Office

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
08:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday           08:30 am - 10:30 am 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:30 pm
Saturday                4:30 pm

Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Power (800) 228-4966
Electricity Crow Wing Power (218) 829-2827
Natural Gas Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 475-7526
Telephone CTC (218) 454-1234
Cable TV Charter Cable (888) 438-2427

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

not available



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Events:

none


Attractions:

none


Recreation:
Birch Bay Resort & Golf Course
1646 S Agate Shore Drive SW
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-4488
Toll Free: (800) 450-4481
Web: www.birchbaygolfresort.com

 



Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Gull 9947
Margaret 247
Roy 271
Upper Gull 422

Health Care:

see Brainerd Health Care


Schools:   

see Brainerd, Pequot Lakes and Pillager


Churches:
Living Savior Lutheran Church
8327 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-9733
Fax: (218) 961-9734
 

Media:

see Brainerd media


Motels:
Gull Lake Motel
9215 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2208
Toll Free: (800) 599-2208
 

Resorts:
Agate Lake Resort
9326 Agate Lake Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2224
Web: www.agatelakeresort.com

On Agate Lake with 11 units. For the true feel of getting away from it all, yet being minutes away from all the area recreation and dining. You'll love the comfortable, clean cabins, beautiful beach and wonderful lake view. Agate Lake is crystal clear and great for fishing without a lot of traffic so you can enjoy it even more.

Agate Lake Resort, Lake Shore Minnesota

Birch Bay Resort & Golf Course
1646 S Agate Shore Drive SW
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-4488
Toll Free: (800) 450-4481
Web: www.birchbaygolfresort.com

Lodging at Birch Bay is in 9 private lakefront cabins and 7 golf view or lake view rooms in the inn. All units are nonsmoking and no pets. All units have color TVs. All cabins and rooms are air-conditioned, some have Jacuzzi tubs, decks, or screened porches. All cabins have full kitchens and Weber grills. 

Birch Bay Resort & Golf Course, Lake Shore Minnesota
Lost Lake Lodge & Grist Mill Restaurant
7965 Lost Lake Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2681
Toll Free: (800) 450-2681
Fax: (218) 963-0509
Web: www.lostlake.com

Lost Lake Lodge is located just 2 1/2 miles from downtown Nisswa. We have 13 cottages, ranging in size from 1-3 bedrooms. Our cabins are situated within a 1 block walk to the lodge where meals are served. The cabins have no kitchens, we do all the cooking and cleaning for you. We have our own Grist Flour Mill where we grind our flour for all of our homemade breads and desserts. We rent pontoons, and fishing boats.

Lost Lake Lodge & Grist Mill Restaurant

Lost Lake Lodge & Grist Mill Restaurant, Lake Shore Minnesota

Point Narrows Resort
991 Point Narrows Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 568-5552
Web: www.ptnarrowsresort.com

At Point Narrows, they are located on a point between Upper Gull and Bass Lakes, with easy access into seven lakes including main Gull. Adjacent channels provide excellent canoeing and kayaking. Rentals are available in the area.

Point Narrows Resort, Lake Shore Minnesota
Sandy Beach Resort
1314 Sandy Point Road SW
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-4458
Fax: (218) 963-4743
Web: www.sandybeachresort.net

Located on Gull Lake, we offer 31 clean, comfortable, housekeeping cabins. Most all cabins on the are lakefront with a lakeview. Our beautiful sandy beach and peaceful park-like grounds offer you the perfect place for a family vacation, we are a resort with an old fashioned feel with modern amenities.

Sandy Beach Resort, Nisswa Minnesota

Campgrounds:
   

Businesses:
Agate Lake Resort
9326 Agate Lake Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2224
Web: www.agatelakeresort.com

On Agate Lake with 11 units. For the true feel of getting away from it all, yet being minutes away from all the area recreation and dining. You'll love the comfortable, clean cabins, beautiful beach and wonderful lake view. Agate Lake is crystal clear and great for fishing without a lot of traffic so you can enjoy it even more.

Agate Lake Resort, Lake Shore Minnesota

Bar Harbor Supper Club
8164 Interlachen Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2568
Web: www.barharborsupperclub.com

Exceptional lakeside dining and entertainment on Gull Lake of the
beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota.

Birch Bay Resort & Golf Course
1646 S Agate Shore Drive SW
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-4488
Toll Free: (800) 450-4481
Web: www.birchbaygolfresort.com

Lodging at Birch Bay is in 9 private lakefront cabins and 7 golf view or lake view rooms in the inn. All units are nonsmoking and no pets. All units have color TVs. All cabins and rooms are air-conditioned, some have Jacuzzi tubs, decks, or screened porches. All cabins have full kitchens and Weber grills. 

Birch Bay Resort & Golf Course, Lake Shore Minnesota
Bitty Lum The Klown
1101 Miller Lane
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-7829
 
City of Lake Shore
8583 Interlachen Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2148
Fax: (218) 963-7562
Web: www.cityoflakeshore.com

City of Lake Shore Minnesota

Brookview Alpacas
7244 Jacobs Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 568-5314
Web:
www.brookviewalpacas.com

We both had always wanted to raise animals and have a ranch. So, in the winter of our lives, we decided to buy our 5 1/2 acre mini ranch on Stoney Brook, intending to have a couple of horses...until we saw an ad on TV about alpacas! 

Brookview Alpacas, Lake Shore Minnesota
Gull Lake Motel
9215 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2208
Toll Free: (800) 599-2208
 
Lakeshore Conservation Club
9911 County Road 77
Nisswa, MN 56468 
Phone: (218) 963-4003
Web:
www.lakeshoregunclub.com

Today the Lakeshore Conservation Club owns 112.6 acres of land off County Road #77. 57 acres are leased to Ski Gull on the east side which is used for the ski hill in the winter months. On the west side is the trap, skeet and rifle range. The club is in the planning process of expanding the shooting area which will include sporting clays, a longer rifle range and a new skeet range.

Lakeshore Conservation Club, Nisswa Minnesota
Living Savior Lutheran Church
8327 Interlachen Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-9733
Fax: (218) 961-9734
 
Lost Lake Lodge & Grist Mill Restaurant
7965 Lost Lake Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-2681
Toll Free: (800) 450-2681
Fax: (218) 963-0509
Web: www.lostlake.com

Lost Lake Lodge is located just 2 1/2 miles from downtown Nisswa. We have 13 cottages, ranging in size from 1-3 bedrooms. Our cabins are situated within a 1 block walk to the lodge where meals are served. The cabins have no kitchens, we do all the cooking and cleaning for you. We have our own Grist Flour Mill where we grind our flour for all of our homemade breads and desserts. We rent pontoons, and fishing boats.

Lost Lake Lodge & Grist Mill Restaurant

Lost Lake Lodge & Grist Mill Restaurant, Lake Shore Minnesota

Pretty Dirt Pottery
8225 Whitstrom Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 791-9216
 
Point Narrows Resort
991 Point Narrows Road
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 568-5552
Web: www.ptnarrowsresort.com

At Point Narrows, they are located on a point between Upper Gull and Bass Lakes, with easy access into seven lakes including main Gull. Adjacent channels provide excellent canoeing and kayaking. Rentals are available in the area.

Point Narrows Resort, Lake Shore Minnesota
Sandy Beach Resort
1314 Sandy Point Road SW
Lake Shore, MN 56468
Phone: (218) 963-4458
Fax: (218) 963-4743
Web: www.sandybeachresort.net

Located on Gull Lake, we offer 31 clean, comfortable, housekeeping cabins. Most all cabins on the are lakefront with a lakeview. Our beautiful sandy beach and peaceful park-like grounds offer you the perfect place for a family vacation, we are a resort with an old fashioned feel with modern amenities.

Sandy Beach Resort, Nisswa Minnesota

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