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Wrenshall Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Wrenshall Minnesota highway sign

We are located just 30 miles southwest of Duluth, and only a short 10 miles from Cloquet. Whether you are taking the Interstate (I-35) or taking Scenic Minnesota Highway 23 Wrenshall is not hard to find, even though we pride our "off-the-beaten path" location.

Population: 
 Wrenshall
(city)
1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 147 333 296 308 399 +91 +29.55
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.50 1.54 1.51 1.51 1.51 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 98.0 216.2 196.0 204.3 264.2 +59.94 +29.34
Housing Units 48 101 94 120 160 +40 +33.33
Households -- 97 93 111 154 +43 +38.74
Persons Per Household -- 3.43 3.18 2.77 2.59 -0.18 -6.65

Geography:

Wrenshall is a city in Carlton County, Minnesota. County Roads 1, 4, and 18 are three of the main arterial routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,040 ft (317 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Demographics:
 
As of the census of 2000, there were 308 people, 111 households, and 88 families residing in the city. The population density was 204.3 people per square mile (78.8/km˛). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 79.6/sq mi (30.7/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 96.43% White, 2.27% Native American, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population. 21.1% were of German, 20.7% Norwegian, 11.3% Finnish, 10.9% Polish and 10.5% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 111 households out of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,643, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $33,438 versus $19,643 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,510. None of the families and 2.6% of the population were living below the poverty line.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


History:  

WRENSHALL, a city in Silver Brook Township, sections 20, 21, 28, and 29; incorporated as a village on March 17, 1926. The post office was established in 1893 with John Habhegger as first postmaster in his general store; it had a station of the Northern Pacific and Milwaukee Railroads in section 28.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Wrenshall Brickyard, Wrenshall Minnesota, 1900
Wrenshall Brickyard, Wrenshall Minnesota, 1900
Courtesy Carlton County Historical Society


Government:
City of Wrenshall
400 Alcohol Road
PO Box 157
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3680
Web:
www.wrenshallmn.com

Hours:
Monday - Thursday  8am - Noon

Wrenshall Minnesota City Offices

Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2010 Michael Lund
Wrenshall, MN 55797
(218) 668-1455
City Clerk appointed Harold Ruhnke
PO Box 157
Wrenshall, MN 55797
(218) 384-4576
Treasurer appointed Deb Hill
PO Box 157
Wrenshall, MN 55797
(218) 879-2587
Council Member 12/31/2010 Duane Ziebarth
11 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797
(218) 384-3780
Council Member 12/31/2010 Gary Butala
902 Erickson Lane
Wrenshall, MN 55797
(218) 384-4234
Council Member 12/31/2010 Terry Trude
100 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797
(218) 384-4234
Council Member 12/31/2012 John Tanner
PO Box 182
Wrenshall, MN 55797
(218) 384-9909

Post Office:
US Post Office
104 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797-5000
Phone: (218) 384-4721
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com

Wrenshall Minnesota US Post Office

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
                       
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday           Closed
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                5:15 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Power (218) 879-4606
Natural Gas Northern Minnesota Utilities (218) 879-1594
Wastewater Western Lake Superior Sanitary (218) 722-3336
Water City of Wrenshall (218) 384-3680
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 898-9675
Cable TV Regional Cable Inc. (800) 466-0800

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Wrenshall Public Schools-ISD#100 Elementary & Secondary Schools 60
Northern Natural Gas Co Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 25
Conoco Pipeline Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2


News:
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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Wrenshall Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Wrenshall Minnesota area


Events:
Free Range Film Festival Last weekend in July
Free Range Film Festival, Wrenshall MinnesotaThe Free Range Film Festival is a celebration of independent film and country living. Films are screened inside a big old barn located in the heart of Minnesota's organic farm country. The Free Range Film Festival will be held at the corner of County Roads 1 & 4 just one mile south of Wrenshall, Minnesota. The venue is less than two hours north of the Twin Cities and just 30 minutes south of Duluth.
Brickyard Days

First weekend in August


Attractions:

See the City of Wrenshall website for more information on area attractions


Recreation:
Jay Cooke State Park
Park trails link up to the Willard Munger State Trail at the north edge of the park; perfect for backpackers, bikers (both mountain and tour), hikers, horseback riders, and skiers. Check out the wildflowers in the spring, and the vivid colors in the fall. Walk on the swinging suspension bridge high above the raging St. Louis River. Visit the historic cemetery and the gorge at Thomson Dam.
Willard Munger State Trail

The Willard Munger State Trail is a collection of multiple use trails between Hinckley and Duluth. It consists of interconnecting trails offering hiking, bicycling, in-line skating and snowmobiling. It highlights the picturesque scenery and rich history of East Central Minnesota. The trail follows the route of the railroad that saved many lives in the historic Hinckley and Cloquet fires in the nineteenth century.

Interstate 35 at the Wrenshall exit


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Location Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
     

Health Care:

available in Cloquet and Duluth


Schools:
Wrenshall School District
207 Pioneer Drive
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4274
Web:
www.wrenshall.k12.mn.us


Churches:
First Presbyterian Church
119 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-9415
First Presbyterian Church, Wrenshall Minnesota
Son Life Community Church
207 Pioneer Drive
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4760
Web: www.sonlifecommunitychurch.org

St. John's Lutheran Church
417 Alcohol Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4575
St. Johns Lutheran Church, Wrenshall Minnesota

Media:

see Cloquet and Duluth

 
Motels:

none


Resorts:
none

Campgrounds:

none


Businesses:
A & T Pump Service
727 Seboe Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-8919
 
Armor Fueling Inc
1900 County Road 1
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-9715
Web: http://armorfuel.com/
Armor Fueling Inc, Wrenshall Minnesota

Boneyard
129 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3281
Crouley's  Boneyard Bar and Grill, Wrenshall Minnesota
Brickyard Restaurant
111 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3569
Brickyard Restaurant, Wrenshall Minnesota
C D Concrete & Carpentry Inc
879 Wildwood Drive
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3598
 
Centralized Built-In Vacuum
9 Clarence Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 624-1258
 
Clear Creek Midwest Shooting
2550 Highway 23
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3670
 
Custom Step Co
1900 County Road 1
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3066
 
Del Zotto Products Inc
1900 County Road 1
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3066
Web: www.delzottoproducts.com

For over 50 years the Del Zotto family has been serving the concrete industry with steel and concrete products.

First Presbyterian Church
119 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-9415
First Presbyterian Church, Wrenshall Minnesota
Garden Terrace
426 Mason Drive
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4623
 
Hair Yard
124 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4080
 
House Fueling Inc
1900 County Road 1
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3504
 
Kent Well Drilling
741 Seboe Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3458
 
Lake Basin Promotion Inc
1091 Alcohol Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 393-0660
 
Laveau Excavating & Trucking
544 Ableiter Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3968
 
Magellan Pipeline Co
10 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3235
 
Nickerson Bar & Motel
94430 Main Street
Wrenshall, MN 55749
Phone: (218) 496-5613
Nickerson Bar & Motel
One Stop Market
131 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3748
One Stop Market, Wrenshall Minnesota
Peterson, Arlo CPA
PO Box 188
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 496-5669
 
Rhonda's Flower Pot
589 Seboe Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4298
 
Silver Brook Corn Maze Inc
2272 Matten Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3433
 
Silver Brook Pony Rides
2272 Matten Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3433
 
Soma Transports
1086 Bandle Court
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4724
 
Son Life Community Church
108 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4760
Sparky Stensaas Photography
2515 Garthus Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-9856
Web: www.stoneridgepress.com/
ssphoto/index.html
 
St. Johns Lutheran Church
417 Alcohol Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4575
St. Johns Lutheran Church, Wrenshall Minnesota
Surface Specialists
805 Crestwood Drive
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4175
 
Theisen Log Homes
3208 County Road 3
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3758
Web: www.theisenloghomes.com  

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Theisen Log Homes, Wrenshall Minnesota
Tony Sheda Enterprises
200 Barker Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4734
 
Universal Sound & Light
PO Box 86
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 348-5262
 
US Post Office
104 Broadway
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4721
Wrenshall Minnesota US Post Office
Wrenshall City Clerk Office
400 Alcohol Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-3680
Wrenshall Minnesota City Offices
Wrenshall Fire Department
400 Alcohol Road
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4670
Wrenshall Fire Department, Wrenshall Minnesota
Wrenshall High School
207 Pioneer Drive
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4274
Wrenshall School, Wrenshall Minnesota
Wrenshall Police Department
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4185
Wrenshall Minnesota City Offices
Wrenshall School District
207 Pioneer Drive
Wrenshall, MN 55797
Phone: (218) 384-4274
 

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