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Warba Minnesota Community Guide

Location of Warba, Minnesota

The City of Warba is located fourteen miles east of Grand Rapids on Highway 2. Warba is a pleasant community offering essential services such as a City maintained water and sewer system, a well-organized volunteer fire department, and a new community center building. Warba supports a variety of commercial businesses including an eight-room motel, gas and service station, post office, Laundromat, and a sporting clay and hunting preserve range. Sportmax Inc., which provides many area employment opportunities, is an excellent example of a manufacturing firm that has found success in Warba.

Warba offers residents an opportunity to enjoy the unique quality of life associated with rural northern Minnesota. There are numerous lakes within a three-mile radius of Warba, plus swimming beaches, an outdoor hockey rink, and outstanding hunting and fishing.

 Warba (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 148 150 137 183 181 -2 -1.09
Land Area (sq. mile) 3.40 3.26 3.19 3.19 3.19 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 43.53 46.01 42.95 57.31 56.74 -0.57 -1.00
Housing Units 62 74 69 86 90 +4 +4.65
Households -- 56 58 79 77 -2 2.53
Persons Per Household -- 2.68 2.36 2.32 2.35 +0.03 +1.29

Warba is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 2 serves as a main arterial route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.27 square miles (8.47 km˛), of which, 3.21 square miles (8.31 km˛) of it is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km˛) of it is water. The elevation is 1,283 ft (391 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 181 people, 77 households, and 47 families residing in the city. The population density was 56.4 inhabitants per square mile (21.8/km2). There were 90 housing units at an average density of 28.0 per square mile (10.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White and 2.8% Native American.

There were 77 households of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.0% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% 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 2.83.

The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 34.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

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Warba, a city in Feeley Township, was incorporated as a village in 1911. A logging site named Siding No. 8, also known as Dickson's Spur for a timber man named Dickson, existed 1891-98 and changed its name to Verna. Verna was located side by side with the village of Feeley (also known as Feeley's Spur), named for the sawmill owner Thomas J. Feeley (died in Duluth May 24, 1935), which was platted in 1904. The Feeley post office operated 1901-10, at which time the U.S. Post Office Department thought Feeley was too close to Foley, and a contest to rename the village was held; A. A. Hall won, selecting the Indian word warbasibi, which has been variously interpreted as "resting place" or "white swan," the latter being Wabiziwa or Waiba, converted to Warba; the Great Northern Railway changed the depot name from Verna to Warba, thus both Verna and Feeley became Warba.

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Warba City Hall
130 2nd Avenue S
PO Box 2794
Warba, MN 55793
(218) 244-4364

Regular Business Hours:
not available

City Council Meetings:
3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm

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Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Ellen J. Coffel
115 3rd Avenue N - PO Box 2703
Warba, MN 55793
  (218) 492-4368
Clerk 12/31/2022 Kaija Lane
19289 US Highway 2
Warba, MN 55793
Email (218) 256-3801
Treasurer 12/31/2024 Tami Elich
73 N 3rd Avenue - PO Box 2821
Warba, MN 55793
Email (218) 259-3799
(218) 327-2935
Council Member 12/31/2022 Denise Leppanen
PO Box 2794
Warba, MN 55793
  (320) 279-0173
Council Member 12/31/2024 James P.Heinrichs
19369 US Highway 2
Warba, MN 55793
Email (218) 910-6210
(218) 492-4007
Council Member 12/31/2024 Cindy Savage
19271 US Highway 2 E
Warba, MN 55793
  (763) 439-4914

Post Office:
Warba Post Office
112 Bridge Street
Warba, MN 55793-5000
Phone:(218) 492-4505
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       8:30 am - 12:00 pm                           1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Saturday          8:00 am - 10:00 am

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Warba Post Office, Warba Minnesota

Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity  Lake Country Power   (218) 326-6671
Natural Gas  n/a --
Wastewater  Warba Municipal (218) 492-4242
Water  Warba Municipal (218) 492-4242
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 435-1504
Cable TV n/a --

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Northern Lights Community School
305 Bridge Street
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4400

Northern Lights Community School (NLCS) is a public charter school for grades 6-12. Charter schools are independent public schools amd are considered by the state of Minnesota to be independent school districts. A charter school is tuition-free and open to any student in the state.

Northern Lights Community School, Warba MN

Northern Lights Community School, Warba Minnesota

Bethel Lutheran Church - ELCA
310 West Highway 2
PO Box 282
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4456

Pastor:  Mark Wagner
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am
St. Paul Catholic Church
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4133


St. Paul Catholic Church, Warba MN



Johnson Motel
210 Bridge Street
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-1600

Mom and pop motel with inexpensive, clean and comfortable rooms. Weekly and monthly rates available.

Warba Motel, Warba MN



American Legion Post 432 Campground & RV Park on Sand Lake
21066 US Hwy 2 West
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 326-6420
American Legion Post 432 Campground & RV Park on Sand Lake, Warba Minnesota
Sal's Campground
21420 US Highway 2
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4297
Sal's Campground, Warba Minnesota

Marrier Estates
401 Lake Street
PO Box 2854
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4329

Welcome to Marrier Estates Self-Storage, Rental Homes and Property Management, your source for Warba, MN, Grand Rapids, MN and surrounding area Rental Properties and Self Storage. For your convenience, and to better serve all of our tenants, we offer access to your account information 24 hours a day, from any computer connected online.
Marrier Estates, Warba Minnesota
Pheasants Plus
14893 Sago #4
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4450

Pheasants Plus opened in 1993 for upland bird hunting and sporting clay shooting. The years ahead will see many additional improvements to our facilities and equipment for your shooting and hunting enjoyment.

Pheasants Plus, Warba MN

Sal's Campground
21420 US Highway 2
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4297

Sal's Campground, Warba MN

Warba Liquor Store
104 Bridge Street
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4499

Warba Liquor Store, Warba MN
Warba Tire
204 Bridge Street
Warba, MN 55793
Phone: (218) 492-4111

Family owned business started July 2016. We thrive on complete customer satisfaction. Name brands you trust & small town service you deserve!!

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