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Becida / Fern Township Minnesota Community Guide

Becida Minnesota

 Fern Township 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 117 152 196 209 270 +61 +29.19
Land Area (sq. mile) 35.10 35.97 35.49 35.48 35.48 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 3.33 4.23 5.52 5.89 7.61 +1.72 +29.19
Housing Units 60 76 90 109 145 +36 +33.03
Households -- 55 71 79 111 +32 +40.51
Persons Per Household -- 2.76 2.76 2.65 2.43 -0.22 -8.30

Becida is an unincorporated town located in Fern Township, a township in Hubbard County, Minnesota Fern Township is a township in Hubbard County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.7 km≤), of which, 35.5 square miles (91.9 km≤) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km≤) of it (1.88%) is water. The elevation is 1,480 ft (451 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 209 people, 79 households, and 54 families residing in the township. The population density was 5.9 people per square mile (2.3/km≤). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 3.1/sq mi (1.2/km≤). The racial makeup of the township was 99.04% White and 0.96% Native American.

There were 79 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 106.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,000, and the median income for a family was $43,333. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $21,406 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,764. About 3.3% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty five or over.

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The township of Fern was surveyed in 1879 and organized jointly with Lake Hattie Township on August 6, 1898. The first homesteaders in the township were Seth Smith in May 1896 and Lars Lind who filed in the fall of 1896. The Becida store and post office was established in 1899 and operated by Christen A. Olson and Even K. Nyhus. Olson and Nyhus were brothers-in-law, their wives being sisters Christi and Anna Haugan.

The original school opened in 1899, with Cora Crawford the first teacher who later to become Hubbard County superintendent of schools. Brothers Even K. and Knute Nyhus each gave an acre of farmland for the Fern Township Cemetery.[3]

The first officials of Fern Township included:

E.O. Howe; Clerk
Lars Lind; Treasurer
Christen A. Olson and Seth Smith; Justices of the peace
Seth Smith and Louis E. Hanson; Constables
Christen A. Olson; Postmaster,

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BECIDA, a village in Fern Township, sections 23 and 26, with a post office since 1899.

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Fern Town Hall
48132 County 3
Becida, MN 56678

Meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 8:00 pm

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Township Chair n/a Benedict Rucinski
46914 County Road 97
Becida, MN 56678
  (218) 854-7328
Township Clerk n/a Kim Watkins
47135 129th Avenue
Becida, MN 56678
Email (218) 854-7497
Township Treasurer n/a Amy Mart
12185 470th Street
Becida, MN 56678
Email (218) 854-7473
Township Supervisor n/a Mark Wiland
48132 County 3
Bemidji, MN 56601
  (218) 854-7237
Township Supervisor n/a Pat Lessman
48799 129th Avenue
Becida, MN 56678
  (218) 854-7402

Post Office:                           Served by Solway Post Office:
US Post Office
218 Centerline Road N
Solway, MN 56678-4362
Phone: (218) 467-3375

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       7:30 am - 11:30 am Saturdays        7:30 am - 9:00 am

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Beltrami Electric Coop (218) 444-2540
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone Paul Bunyan Communications (888) 586-3100
Cable TV n/a n/a

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Becida Minnesota area
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Map of Fern Township Minnesota
Map of Fern Township Minnesota - Courtesy Hubbard County



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Evergreen 200
Frontenac Lake 204
Hennepin 407
Lake Hattie 259
LaSalle Lake 221
Plantagenet 2529

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Becida Community Church
50915 County Road 3
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 333-0516

Pastor:  Adam and Lexie Molina
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am









Becida Bar and Grill
13718 County Road 9
Becida, MN 56678
Phone: (218) 854-7270

Becida Bar & Grill is a family owned business serving the northern Minnesota community. What once started as a grocery store and post office in the 1950ís has transformed over the years into a fun and enjoyable bar and grill for the whole family. Come join us and enjoy mouthwatering meals including prime rib, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, wings and so much more! Don't forget about our fresh salad bar and homemade soups available on weekends! Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and any other event in our spacious dining room perfect for family and friend gatherings of all sizes.   Becida Bar & Grill is open 7 days a week, offering a full service bar with nightly specials. 
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Big Bear Sealcoating and Striping
47896 County Road 3
Becida, MN 56678
Phone: (218) 854-7407
Headwaters Alpacas, LLC
12799 490th Street
Becida, MN 56678
Phone: (218) 854-7375

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13496 County Road 9
Becida, MN 56678
Phone: (218) 854-7347
PSP Insurance Services
13730 County Road 9
Becida, MN 56678
Phone: (218) 444-9310

Welcome to the website of PSP Insurance Services LLC where we offer a fresh look at insurance and what it means to you. Our services include business insurance programs such as employee benefits and commercial insurance coverages and personal insurance coverages such as home, auto, life and individual health.  We appreciate you stopping and look forward to the opportunity to earn your trust.
Shawn Heller Construction, LLC
47300 129th Avenue
Becida, MN 56678
Phone: (218) 210-0334

Shawn Heller Construction, LLC is a remodeling and building contractor in Becida, MN serving Bemidji and surrounding areas since 2012. With over 20 years of experience, our team of professionals specializes in new construction projects, post frame construction, remodeling, additions, decks and much more. Contact us today for a free estimate on your next build or home improvement project!
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Vogt Dirt Service LLC
47415 Sunrise Drive
Becida, MN 56678
Phone: (218) 854-7335

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