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Tenstrike Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
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Population: 
 Tenstrike (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 138 159 184 195 201 +6 +3.08
Land Area (sq. mile) 4.30 3.69 3.28 3.28 3.28 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 32.09 43.09 56.10 59.48 61.28 -1.80 +3.03
Housing Units 77 111 102 110 121 +11 +10.00
Households -- 73 68 83 82 -1 -1.20
Persons Per Household -- 2.18 2.71 2.35 2.45 +0.10 +4.26

Geography:

Tenstrike is a city in Beltrami County, Minnesota. US Highway 71 is a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.6 km˛), of which 3.3 square miles (8.5 km˛) are land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km˛) (26.46%) are water. The elevation is 1,421 ft (433 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 195 people, 83 households, and 52 families residing in the city. The population density was 59.5 people per square mile (23.0/km˛). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 33.6 per square mile (12.9/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 95.38% White, 3.59% Native American, 0.51% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 83 households, of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,415. About 6.7% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 13.8% of those sixty five or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

THE VILLAGE OF TENSTRIKE
Contributed by Ernie Crippen and Babe Fellows

Several versions of how the Village of Tenstrike got its name have been told; however, the following account was received from the Beltrami County Historical Society:

Around 1900, a Mr. M.R. Brown who was mayor of Crookston, Minnesota, set up trading posts or buying stations for timber at various locations in northern Minnesota for the Crookston Lumber Company. Mr. Brown established the first Trading Post on Gull Lake in Beltrami County. This post was located on the east shore of Gull Lake where the Original Town site, First Addition, and Second Addition subdivisions were located. The enterprise proved most profitable for Mr. Brown due to the vast supply of timber in the area at that time. Later, Mr. Brown was heard too describe his good fortune in the following statement: "I surely made a TENSTRIKE in locating my trading post here." Thus, TENSTRIKE, a by-word and a name for the village.

Information obtained from the Beltrami County Auditor indicates that the municipality was incorporated as a Village on March 11, 1901.

The railroad construction reached Tenstrike during the fall of 1901 with further construction in a northerly direction requiring the building of a trestle across Erickson Lake about one mile north of the Village. Later earth materials were placed as embankment material in the area of the trestle to stabilize the structure and to provide safety. A water tower was built near Erickson Lake where the train steam engines would take on water as a first stop after leaving Nymore on their way north. William Travis was the attendant at the water tower during the years of its final use. Two spurs of railroad track were laid westerly toward Gull Lake. One spur was directed to the southeast corner of the lake while the other spur ended on the east shore of Gull Lake near the site of a sawmill. Both spurs were used to transport timber, railroad ties, pulpwood, lumber, and materials from the T.M. Partridge Cedar Company property near Gull Lake.

In 1895, William Fellows staked a homestead claim on the east side of Gull Lake and built the first sawmill there shortly after. This sawmill remained in use until the early 1950's when it was dismantled. The railroad spurs were removed at the time the sawmill operation was discontinued.

The first school in Tenstrike was built near and just east of the Gull River outlet at the southeast corner of Gull Lake. A store was the first store built in Tenstrike just north of the river outlet to Gull Lake.

Several sawmills and a box factory were built and operated within the Village limits prior to the early 1950's.

Cedar posts and poles comprised a sizable portion of the timber industry locally during the 1930's when approximately 100,000 to 150,000 cedar posts were on hand during the spring after having been peeled by hand during the winter time.

The Tenstrike Tribune was published as a daily paper during the early 1900's when the population reached about 2,000.

Two banks were located in the Village with the remaining bank being closed during 1930-1931 due to the stock market crash and the depression. Other business establishments during the "boom" years were:

13 saloons 4 grocery stores
An Odd Fellows Lodge Several Hotels
A Post Office A Rebekah Lodge
2 Meat Markets 4 Churches
A City Hall  

The last school was constructed in 1903 with remodeling and additions in 1911 and 1924. Later students were transported to Blackduck and use of the Tenstrike School was discontinued with the structure being torn down during the 1960's.

In 1957, Babe Fellows and Norman Gladen built the Land O' Lakes Wood Preserving Plant in the Village. This partnership continued for about 20 years. Since that time, Babe has been the sole owner and is assisted in its operation with several members of his family. This company is a large timber processing plant operation and provides employment for persons in the area and an outlet for timber harvested by independent loggers.

Other businesses at the beginning of the year 2000 were the Post Office, the Community Church, two Liquor Stores, an Automobile Salvage and Repair, and a Fishing Bait Company.

The current population of the city (state statute requires villages to be designated as cities) currently is about 175. The 2000 census totals were not available at the time of this writing.

Two cemeteries are located within the city limits, one of which is privately owned.
Today, the museum, founded and built by Babe Fellows, serves as a monument and reminder of the rich heritage of the City and its pioneers and their legacy.


Government:
City of Tenstrike
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2292
City Hall, Tenstrike Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2012 Mike Fellows
461 Log Hoist Court NW
Tenstrike, MN 56683
(218) 586-2818
Clerk 12/31/2012 Cathy Nash
PO Box 75
Tenstrike, MN 56683
(218) 586-2292
Treasurer 12/31/2012 Bev Bryant
406 Three Culverts Road SE
Hines, MN 56647
(218) 586-2977
Council Member 12/31/2012 Ron Fellows
PO Box 113
Tenstrike, MN 56683
(218) 586-2742
Council Member 12/31/2014 Tom Nash
PO Box 75
Tenstrike, MN 56683
(218) 586-2292
Council Member 12/31/2012 Greg Shogren
338 Old Main Street NW
Tenstrike, MN 56683
(218) 586-2086

Post Office:
US Post Office
171 3rd Avenue N
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-3333
Toll Free: (800) 275-8777
Web: www.usps.com

US Post Office

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday          9:00 am - 10:30 am    
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            5:30 pm
Saturday                5:00 pm

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

Major Employers:
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Attractions:

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Recreation:

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Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Erickson n/a n/a
Gull 2,257

Health Care:

none - served by Blackduck and Bemidji health care facilities


Schools:   
Tenstrike Minnesota School - 1918
Tenstrike School - 1918
   

Churches:   
Tenstrike Community Church, Tenstrike Minnesota
Tenstrike Community Church - 1960's
Tenstrike Community Church
145 Dudrey Street NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2960
Web:
www.tenstrikechurch.com

Pastor: Steve Pomp
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

Tenstrike Community Church, Tenstrike Minnesota

Media:

none - served by Blackduck and Bemidji media


Motels:

none - served by Blackduck and Bemidji motels


Resorts:
Birch Haven Resort
11801 Paper Birch Drive NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2865
Toll Free: (800) 445-4330
Web: www.birchhavenresort.com

Birch Haven Resort takes you back to the old-fashioned tradition of the Minnesota Fishing Vacations that we all remember as kids. Our Minnesota Family Vacation Resort has a secluded and rustic atmosphere that is also a cozy retreat.

Birch Haven Resort, Tenstrike Minnesota

Cedar Rapids Lodge
25387 Everts Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 243-2487
Toll Free: (800) 233-8562
Web: www.crlodge.com

Cedar Rapids Lodge is a family resort on the shore of Medicine Lake in the Bemidji Area of northern Minnesota. We have 45 well-groomed acres and a beautiful one-half mile of pristine shoreline. Our entire grounds are at lake level with all cottages close to the lake for easy access.

Cedar Rapids Lodge, Tenstrike Minnesota

Eagle Ridge Resort
10246 Stallion Court NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2700
Toll Free: (800) 279-5177
Web: www.eagleridgeresort.net

Eagle Ridge Resort is located 15 miles NE of Bemidji on beautiful Gull Lake. Five clean, comfortable cabins hug the shoreline allowing a scenic view from each cabin. Enjoy the beauty of Northern Minnesota while fishing for walleye, northern, bass, or panfish. Take a swim, or take a stroll and watch the nesting Bald Eagles.

Eagle Ridge Resort, Tenstrike Minnesota

Hendrick's Haven
6335 Hendricks Haven Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 243-2366
 
Moen's Campground & Resort
12003 Paper Birch Drive NE
Tenstrike, Minnesota 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2863
 
Pike Point Resort & Lodge
10393 S Gull Lake Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2810
Toll Free: (800) 586-2810
Web: www.pikepointresort-lodge.com

Pike Point Resort and Lodge has been in service since 1979. Your vacation is our business and we look forward to providing another year of the true "Northwoods" rustic vacation experience.

Pike Point Resort & Lodge, Tenstrike Minnesota


Campgrounds:
Summer Haven RV Resort
21588 Gull Lake Loop Road N
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2842
Web: www.summerhavenrvresort.com

Our large shady lots are waiting for you. Enjoy a walk in the woods, the large grassy recreation areas, or the lake for fishing & boating. Enjoy the heated pool or just sit back & relax. We offer all the amenities of an RV resort in a peaceful and pleasant environment.  The entire area is mixed with a variety of trees.Gull Lake consists of 2,243 acres and is known for its walleye, northern pike, blue gill, perch, sunfish and more.

Summer Haven RV Resort, Tenstrike Minnesota


Businesses:

Popular night spot, Bess's Supper Club in Tenstrike
Popular night spot, Bess's Supper Club in Tenstrike in the 1950's

Anderson Yellowstone Log Homes
23404 Everts Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2320
Fax: (218) 586-3391
Web: www.yellowstoneloghomes.net

Anderson Yellowstone Log Homes, Tenstrike Minnesota

Andy's Repair
138 3rd Avenue N
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2729
 
Bemidji Fire Equipment
RR 1 Box 35
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2885
 
Birch Haven Resort
11801 Paper Birch Drive NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2865
Toll Free: (800) 445-4330
Web: www.birchhavenresort.com

Birch Haven Resort takes you back to the old-fashioned tradition of the Minnesota Fishing Vacations that we all remember as kids. Our Minnesota Family Vacation Resort has a secluded and rustic atmosphere that is also a cozy retreat.

Birch Haven Resort, Tenstrike Minnesota

Bob's Lawn Service & Snow Removal
PO Box 88
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-3504
 
Cedar Rapids Lodge
25387 Everts Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 243-2487
Toll Free: (800) 233-8562
Web: www.crlodge.com

Cedar Rapids Lodge is a family resort on the shore of Medicine Lake in the Bemidji Area of northern Minnesota. We have 45 well-groomed acres and a beautiful one-half mile of pristine shoreline. Our entire grounds are at lake level with all cottages close to the lake for easy access.

Cedar Rapids Lodge, Tenstrike Minnesota

Conservation Officer
11491 Sunfish Lane NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2982
 
Creative Log Structures
4937 Nebish Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 243-2975
 
Desperados Bar
189 Main Street
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-3555
Desperados Bar, Tenstrike Minnesota
Diehl Project Management
4876 Foxtail Creek Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 243-3029
Web: www.diehlprojectmanagement.com
 
Eagle Ridge Resort
10246 Stallion Court NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2700
Toll Free: (800) 279-5177
Web: www.eagleridgeresort.net

Eagle Ridge Resort is located 15 miles NE of Bemidji on beautiful Gull Lake. Five clean, comfortable cabins hug the shoreline allowing a scenic view from each cabin. Enjoy the beauty of Northern Minnesota while fishing for walleye, northern, bass, or panfish. Take a swim, or take a stroll and watch the nesting Bald Eagles.

Eagle Ridge Resort, Tenstrike Minnesota

Hendrick's Haven
6335 Hendricks Haven Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 243-2366
 
Jerry's Water Conditioning
322 Lake Avenue NW
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-3783
 
Judy Illi Crafts
21923 Hagali Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2035
Web: www.judyillicrafts.com

We are a couple who like to do crafts and enjoy going to craft shows. We are retired and enjoying trying to make the perfect gift for our customers. As you can see from our web site she loves to sew and I love to work with wood and we both love to work with Diamond Willow. We take great pride in the things we make and put on the web site.

Judy Illi Crafts, Tenstrike Minnesota

Land O Lakes Wood Preserving
171 3rd Avenue N
PO Box 87
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2203
Fax: (218) 586-2005
Land O Lakes Wood Preserving, Tenstrike Minnesota
Larry Liesener Fire Equipment
21215 Horseshoe Lane NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-3586
 
Laura’z Salon
19212 Gull Lake Loop Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-HAIR
Web: www.laurazsalon.com

Laura’z Salon has a wide variety of products for sale, including Kenra, Bed Head, Matrix, Paul Mitchell, & OPI

Laura’z Salon, Tenstrike Minnesota

Meadowland Elder Care Homes
21368 Gull Lake Loop Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2710
 
Mike Lyle's Custom Auto Body
20875 Gull Lake Loop Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-3562
 
Moen's Campground & Resort
12003 Paper Birch Drive NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2863
 
Novamation Studios
26365 Hay Creek Road
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 556-3946
Web: www.novamationstudios.com

Professional Video Editing Services, Home Movie Transfer to DVD, Multimedia Design & More!

Novamation Studios, Tenstrike Minnesota

Pike Point Resort & Lodge
10393 S Gull Lake Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2810
Toll Free: (800) 586-2810
Web: www.pikepointresort-lodge.com

Pike Point Resort and Lodge has been in service since 1979. Your vacation is our business and we look forward to providing another year of the true "Northwoods" rustic vacation experience.

Pike Point Resort & Lodge, Tenstrike Minnesota

Pour Willie's Bar & Grill
122 Main Street
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2337
Tenstrike Bar, Tenstrike Minnesota
Prange & Prange
6242 Hendricks Haven Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 243-3231
 
Roger A Anderson Masonry
22636 Everts Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2053
 
Summer Haven RV Resort
10647 Clydesdale Circle NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2842
Web: www.gulllakecampground.com

Our large shady lots are waiting for you. Enjoy a walk in the woods, the large grassy recreation areas, or the lake for fishing & boating. Enjoy the heated pool or just sit back & relax. We offer all the amenities of an RV resort in a peaceful and pleasant environment.  

Summer Haven RV Resort, Tenstrike Minnesota

Sumsky Painting & Wallpaper
481 Lake Avenue NW
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-3533
 
T J's Contracting & Bobcat Service
122 Main Street
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2413
 
Tenstrike Community Church
145 Dudrey Street NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-2960
Web: www.tenstrikechurch.com

Pastor: Steve Pomp
Sunday Worship:  9:30am

Tenstrike Community Church, Tenstrike Minnesota
Turtle River Equine
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 368-6827
 
US Post Office
171 3rd Avenue N
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-3333
Toll Free: (800) 275-8777
Web: www.usps.com
 
Valentin's Mobile Marine
8692 S Gull Lake Road NE
Tenstrike, MN 56683
Phone: (218) 586-3776
 

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