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Taconite Harbor Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Taconite Harbor Energy Center

Location of Taconite Harbor Minnesota


Population:    Taconite Harbor is an unincorporated community in Schroeder Township:
 Schroeder
(township)
1970 1980 1990 2000 1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population -- 325 174 187 13 7.47
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.00 151.32 149.92 149.91 -0.01 -0.01
Density (persons per sq. mile) -- 2.15 1.16 1.25 0.09 7.48
Housing Units 0 189 228 210 -18 -7.89
Households -- 108 73 84 11 15.07
Persons Per Household -- 3.01 2.38 2.23 -0.15 -6.44

Geography:
 
Taconite Harbor is an unincorporated community in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Taconite Harbor is located on Minnesota State Highway 61 between Grand Marais and Little Marais. Currently, Taconite Harbor consists of a power plant, foundations and an abandoned basketball court, but the Minnesota Power Company is looking towards development on an area that they own, but do not need. This development may include a sewer system, various commercial businesses centered around a village square, paved parking lots, and a City Hall (which would make Taconite Harbor an incorporated city). The town is also expected to be a major stop along the Gitchi-Gami Trail.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Aerial view of Taconite Harbor, 1960's
Aerial view of Taconite Harbor, 1960's
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Demographics:
 
As of the census of 2000, there were 187 people, 84 households, and 57 families residing in Schroeder Township. The population density was 1.2 people per square mile (0.5/km˛). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 1.4/sq mi (0.5/km˛). The racial makeup of the township was 93.58% White, 1.60% African American, 1.07% Native American, 1.60% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races.

There were 84 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% 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 2.60.

In the township the population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 33.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $33,250, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,853. About 7.9% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over. 

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History:  

By the mid-1950s, ore supplier Pickands-Mather had extensive experience with iron ore shipping. Since they were building a new facility at the top of the lakes, they applied all that experience and built the perfect ore dock. This is it. Right at the moment it's not in use, but that is apparently just a temporary situation--perfect or no, the dock's worthless without something to ship.

The trains came down from the Erie Mining Taconite plant and followed an oval trestle over the dock, rather than waiting while cars were shuffled on and off the deck. The operation was sufficiently automated that the train would never completely stop moving, and the enormous switching effort required atop a more conventional dock was no longer essential.


Photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jowo/214036147/


Government:
Schroeder Town-Fire Hall
124 Cramer Road
Schroeder, MN 55613
Phone: (218) 663-7559
 
Clerk Carol Tveekrem
PO Box 27
Schroeder, MN 55613
(218) 663-8109
Treasurer Mary Van Doren
20 Schroeder Tote Road
Schroeder, MN 55613
(218) 663-7386
Supervisor Ross Willson
16 Schroeder Tote Road
Schroeder, MN 55613
(218) 663-8045
Supervisor Cathy Johnson
Schroeder MN  55613
n/a
Supervisor Roger William (Bill) McKeever
9436 W Highway 61
Schroeder MN  55613
(218) 663-7574

Post Office:      Taconite Harbor is served by the Schroeder Post Office:
US Post Office
7940 W Highway 61
Schroeder, MN 55613-8717
Phone: (218) 663-7568
Toll Free: (800) ASK USPS
Web:
www.usps.com

US Post Office, Schroeder Minnesota

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
                       
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday           8:00 am - 10:00 am
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:30 pm
Saturday                5:15 pm

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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

n/a



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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Taconite Harbor Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Taconite Harbor Minnesota area


Events:

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Attractions:

none


Recreation:
Taconite Access/Safe Harbor
Taconite Harbor, MN

Taconite Harbor was developed in 2001 to provide a protected public access and Safe Harbor. It's located adjacent to the Cliff's Erie Taconite loading facility, just south of Schroeder.


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Superior n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Health Care:

none


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


Churches: 

none


Media:

none

 
Motels:

none


Resorts:

none


Campgrounds:

none


Businesses:  
Taconite Harbor Energy Center

Low-sulfur, sub-bituminous coal generating station. Operated by Minnesota Power, Duluth, MN.

Three units, each rated at 75 megawatts, were acquired from LTV in October 2001. Units 1 and 2 operational in 1957. Unit 3 operational in 1967.

Tours available by appointment. Call 218-663-7167.


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Topographic map of the Taconite Harbor Minnesota area
Topographic map is courtesy of the Minnesota DNR - click map to zoom or enlarge 


 

 
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