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Our business district is continually growing and adapting to fit the changing needs of our community as well as our guests. This directory is your guide to products and services provided by the Deer River Area Chamber member businesses and organizations.



BANKING

Deer River Cooperative Credit Union
John O'Brien / Mary Goggleye
P.O. Box 158
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8777
drccu@paulbunyan.net
Deer River Cooperative Credit Union, serving the community since 1938. Services include: ATM, debit cards, home banking, savings accounts, certificates, convenient IRA’s, checking accounts, and loans of all types!
Northview Bank
40 4th St. SE
PO Box 518
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8221
(866) 933-2265
shirley@northviewbank.com
Northview Bank has been serving Deer River and providing financial direction to Northeastern Minnesota since 1908. We are your hometown bank, providing financial direction to people of all ages. Member FDIC


GOVERNMENT

City of Deer River
60 2nd St. SE
P.O. Box 70
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8195
drcity@paulbunyan.net
Mayor
Steven Geving

City Council
Pat Richards, Barb Serfling, Chris Reed, Amy Box

Deer River License Bureau
60 2nd St. SE
PO Box 70
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8691
drcity@paulbunyan.net
We are staffed by a team of professional title and registration specialists who work one on one with you to ensure that all documents are prepared properly from start to finish. No one can match our precision, speed and reliability. The Deer River License Bureau has the answers you need to solve any of your Minnesota registration or titling problems.
Deer River Police Department
60 2nd St SE
PO Box 70
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-2525
drpd@paulbunyan.net
Chief of Police
Tammy Perry

Call 911 for Emergency
Fax:(218) 246-3381

School Dist #317
101 1st Ave. NE
PO Box 307
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-2420
mgrose@deerriver.k12.mn.us
Our vision of developing "lifelong learners prepared to succeed in an ever changing world" drives our mission to create an environment where lifelong learning is valued, excellence is expected, and continuous improvement is ongoing.


HEALTHCARE

Deer River Dental Clinic
Jeff Carter / Amy Carter
111 Main St., PO Box 40
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8200
drdental@paulbunyan.net
General dentistry.
Essentia Health- Deer River Clinic
115 10th Avenue NE, Suite A
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-4089
(800) 714-4646
mgreen@smdc.org
Essentia Health-Deer River Clinic provides primary and specialty care to residents of Deer River, Minnesota, and the surrounding area. The clinic is an outpatient department of Essentia Health-Deer River and is connected to the hospital.
Ott Drug Store
117 Main Ave. E.
PO Box 577
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8642
ottdrug@paulbunyan.net
Welcome to Ott Drug Store in downtown Deer River. Located in beautiful northern Minnesota. We want to be your hometown pharmacy. We are a privately owned full service pharmacy. We specialize in meeting your pharmaceutical needs. Fast friendly and caring service found only in your neighborhood drug store.


ORGANIZATIONS

Bushwackers Snowmobile Club
Wally Houteri / Jodi Villeneuve
PO Box 54
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-9400
jeff.herfindahl@co.itasca.mn.us
The Deer River Bushwackers snowmobile club proudly maintains a 34 mi. trail which connects Taconite Trail (just north of Grand Rapids) with the Ave. of Pines trail in the Chippewa National Forest. Club meetings are the 1st Wednesday of every Month (Nov.-Apr.), 6:00 p.m. at Outpost Bar & Grill, Deer River, MN
Deer River Area Health Care Foundation
Leah Oslin - Director of Development
1057 Comstock Drive
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-1951
leah.lane@essentiahealth.org
Our mission is advancing health and wellness in the Deer River area through community participation. We support the future and legacy of Essentia Health - Deer River and other health initiatives in our community.
Deer River Lions Club
Roger Moede, Secretary / Dave Sorenson, Treasurer
PO Box 252
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8428
ramo@paulbunyan.net
Since the early 1940's the Deer River Lions Club has been living up to the Lion's motto "We Serve" in the greater Deer River Area. Whether sponsoring a swimming program and public park for our youth or providing help with the area food shelf and roadside cleanup projects, the Deer River Lions are committed to making our community a better place.
Deer River Sportsmens Club
PO Box 370
37039 Baumgarner Road
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-2398
Non-profit recreations service organization and sporting center.
Itasca Economic Development Corporation
Mark Zimmerman / Teri Heikkila
12 NW 3rd St
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 326-9411
info@itascadv.org
Itasca Economic Development has the expertise and resources to help you grow your business in Itasca County. Browse our website for more information about our free and confidential services.
United Way of 1,000 Lakes
Kimberly Brink Smith, Executive Director
350 1st Ave. NW, Suite A
Grand Rapid, Mn 55744
(218) 999-7570
kimberly@unitedwayof1000lakes.org
United Way of 1000 Lakes works to unite people and resources to advance the common good by focusing on improving education, helping people achieve financial stability, promoting healthy lives, and by mobilizing the community to give, advocate, and volunteer to improve the conditions of Itasca County.
Vets Club - American Legion Post 122 & VFW 2720
PO Box 176
12 First St. NE
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-9116
info@drvetsclub.com
The Deer River Veteran’s Club is a combined Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion. The Veteran’s Club’s mission is to engage and advocate for Veterans, their rights, and their benefits through an environment of camaraderie, social activity and service to the community. Continue your service by joining our Veteran’s Club!
White Oak Antique Tractor Club
PO Box 721
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 566-1640
whiteoaktractor@gmail.com
The Antique Tractor Club meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Shelly's restaurant in Deer River.

President: Curt Barrett
Secretary: Howard Prushek



SERVICES

Arrow Printing
Steve Hovila
1375 Washington Ave S, PO Box 609
Bemidji, MN 56601
(218) 751-1564
(800) 373-1565
steveh@arrowprintinginc.com
Our print shop is a full service commercial printing business, which means we can do just about anything.
Century 21 Land of Lakes
Jordan Osse & Jackie Anderson
721 S Pokegama Ave.
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-326-0323
1-800-482-5501
jordan.osse@century21.com / jackie.anderson@century21.com
Our full-time agents specialize in lake homes, recreational properties, lakeshore, hunting land, acreage, in-town homes and commercial properties. Whatever your need, put the power of GOLD behind you. Our full-time real estate professionals are all active members in local, state and national Boards of Realtors®. All of our agents play an active role in the communities in which they serve.
Deer River Hired Hands, INC
Kyle Erickson
209 3rd Avenue SE, PO Box 652
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8182
info@drhh.org
Deer River Hired Hands, Inc., (DRHH) is a non-profit was formed in 1987 to provide developmentally disabled (DD) adults with employment and the opportunity to be acknowledged as productive citizens. The founders felt strongly that these employees must be paid minimum wage, as their ability to work deserves and set a goal to hire 20 DD employees. Today DRHH has 52 total employees.
Deer River Laundromat
Jim Liston/Wade Wilson
45386 Hwy 2
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 244-7060
Laundry Services.
Deer River License Bureau
60 2nd St SE
P.O. Box 70
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8691
drcity@paulbunyan.net
We are staffed by a team of professional title and registration specialists who work one on one with you to ensure that all documents are prepared properly from start to finish. No one can match our precision, speed and reliability. The Deer River License Bureau has the answers you need to solve any of your Minnesota registration or titling problems.
Deer River Publishing
Rebecca Passeri
13 1st St NE, P.O. Box 427
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8533
(888) 685-0800
drpub@paulbunyan.net
Newspaper publishing for Deer River and the surrounding areas.
Deer River WebHosting
PO Box 184
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-2142
info@drwebhosting.com
Deer River Webhosting has been providing website design and webhosting services for businesses in the Deer River area since 1998. We can help you with your website plans. Contact us for a consultation.
Edward Jones
Brad Johnson
72 SE 7th Street, Suite A
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 327-7280
(877) 327-7280
brad.johnson@edwardjones.com
Edward Jones is a decidedly different kind of investment firm. Our mission is to help individuals reach their serious, long-term financial goals.
Greater Insurance Service, Inc.
Mike Kane
40 4th St. SE, Deer River, MN 56636
407 S. Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(888) 636-7174
(218) 327-1854
mkane@gismn.com
GIS is an Independent Insurance with locations in Deer River and Grand Rapids. From auto and life to health and business, GIS agents are knowledgeable and have access to over 50 companies to provide customers with more flexibility and affordable coverage options. Call or visit online for a free quote.
Itasca Area Community Portal
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
info@minnesotasnature.com
The Itasca Area Community Portal was created to be a virtual community where residents can engage with one another and get timely information from a variety of sources - all in a single location. It is our community's front door through which residents and visitors can see who we are and what we care about.
Itasca Economic Development Corporation
Mark Zimmerman / Teri Heikkila
12 NW 3rd St.
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 326-9411
info@itascadv.org
Itasca Economic Development has the expertise and resources to help you grow your business in Itasca County. Browse our website for more information about our free and confidential services.
Juntunen Enterprises
Dale Juntunen
42820 Co Rd 48
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-2616
(218) 259-2915
dale@juntunenenterprises.com
Juntunen Enterprises is a small custom building company that has been serving the Itasca County area since 1977. We build custom homes for any budget. Working with each homeowner to get the most for their budget, keeping the budget in line, and a high level of communication is our highest priority. We also build garages, large storage buildings and light commercial work.
Jurvelin Hardware Hank
Steve Jurvelin
108 Main Ave. E., PO Box 7
Deer River, MN 56636
jurvelin@paulbunyan.net
Jurvelin Hardware is a full line hardware store offering hardware, guns, ammo, fishing & hunting licenses and supplies, sporting goods, housewares, DISH Network, and Verizon Wireless service.
KBS Design
PO Box 53
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 259-9535
kimberly@kbsdesignco.com
KBS Design specializes in creating innovative marketing solutions that solidify the unique images and styles of the companies we work with, from logo development to annual reports and everything in between.
KOZY/KMFY (Itasca Broadcast Company)
Wayne Roskos
507 S. E. 11th Street, PO Box 597
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 999-5669
wayneroskos@kozyradio.com
KOZY AM 1320 and FMFY FM 96.9 radio stations serving the greater Itasca area. Supporting sports, community and events.
Law Office of Shaw & Shaw, P.A.
Andrew Shaw
3 1st Street NE, P.O. Box 365
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8535
shawlaw@paulbunyan.net
The Shaw Law Office represents individuals, businesses and units of government throughout northern Minnesota with the primary service area in Itasca, Cass, Beltrami, Koochiching, Crow Wing, Hubbard, and St. Louis Counties. The areas of practice focus on real estate, estate planning, probate, civil litigation, business-corporate, and municipal and township representation.
Michelle C. Newberg - CPA
Michelle C. Newberg (CPA)
35359 State Hwy 6
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 766-4276
mnewbergcpa@gmail.com
Michelle C. Newberg is a licensed Certified Public Accountant available to serve your tax and accounting needs. I have been helping others for over 19 years and have been a trusted member of the Deer River Community since 2001.
Minnesota Energy Resources
Jeff Larson / Dave Valine
2665 145th St. W.
Rosemount, MN 55068
(651) 322-4775
jwkarson@minnesotaenergyresources.com
Minnesota Energy Resources delivers natural gas to homes and businesses in 51 counties and 165 communities throughout Minnesota. Visit our website for energy saving tips and ideas.
Minuteman Press
Paul Frick, Owner / Sherry Frick, Owner
70 SE 7th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 327-9984
sherryfrick@minutemanpress.com
Full service printer offering copies, graphic design, digital printing, offset printing, faxing, plus a full line of promotional items such as banners, mugs, pens, magnets and much more.
Nor-Tran Inc
Mark Schjenken / Jeri Dodge
103 2nd Ave. NE, PO Box 52
Deer River, Mn 56636
(218) 246-3434
nortran@isd317.org
School bus transportation, charter bus and van rental. For your group transportation needs, just give us a call!
Northern Lakes
Insurance Agency, Inc

4 1ST St. NE
PO Box 127
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8225
norlake@paulbunyan.net
Local independent insurance agency located in Deer River.
Northern Star Cooperative
Dave Delawer / John Reed
PO Box 458
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8296
office@northernstarcoop.com
The Northern Star Coop owns and operates Cenex Convenience Stores in Deer River, Remer and Long Prairie. Propane Plants in Deer River, Hill City, Northome, Pine River, Walker and Long Prairie. Bulk Petroleum Plants in Deer River, Remer and Backus. Also in Deer River we have Northern Star Foods for your hunger needs and 117 Mini-storage units for lease. We are you full service cooperative that pays a cash dividend every year!
Outpost Bar & Grill
203 NW 4th Ave.
PO Box 622
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-9868
outpost@paulbunyan.net
Located in Deer River, MN, we’re a convenient stop for any hunting trip or voyage to Leech Lake, or if you’re just looking for a nice place to watch the game. We serve burgers, sandwiches and some of the best broasted chicken you’ll ever eat. We even offer a Fisherman’s shore lunch, where you bring in your catch and we will cook it. Along with cooking some delicious food, we host a variety of different events, including bike night, special menus for Football Sundays, live music and more.
Paul Bunyan Communications
John Weber
1220 Pokegama Avenue South
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 999-1234
(888) 586-3100
info@paulbunyan.net
Paul Bunyan Communications offers Broadband Highspeed Internet at speeds up to 150mbps. Television services including all the most watched networks in high definition, DVR, and PBTV Everywhere, along with local and long distance phone services.
Rajala Timber Company
Randy Rajala / Matt Rajala
PO Box 217
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8277
rbrajala@rajalacos.com
Now in its fourth generation, Rajala Companies produces products of local hardwood and pine, as well as custom projects of all species. Focused both on better forests and better products, Rajalas own and sustainably manage their own lands and work with private and public landowners to manage their timberland's as well.
Servpro of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing
Gene Pehrson / Heide Pehrson
717 NE 4th St
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 999-9799
ghpehrson@hotmail.com
SERVPRO of Bemidji, Grand Rapids, & Hibbing is a 24 Hour Emergency Response Company for Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration; Mold, Vandalism, Crime Scenes, & Biohazard Cleanup. SERVPRO is a Nat'l Franchise; Locally Owned and Operated by Gene and Heidi Pehrson: Licensed, Bonded, & Insured
White Oak Inn & Suites
Jodi Villeneuve
201 4th Ave. NW, PO Box 128
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-9400
(877) 633-5504
stay@whiteoakinnandsuites.com
Relax and unwind in our indoor heated pool and whirlpool, or sit in our hotel lobby beside the fireplace and check your email using our wireless high-speed internet access. Wake up to a free continental breakfast, scan the daily USA Today newspaper or catch the weather on TV. We specialize in providing comfortable and affordable accommodations with an outstanding list of amenities.
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