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.


Deer River Cooperative Credit Union
Mary Goggleye
P.O. Box 158
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8777
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
Northview Bank is a recognized leader in recreational property financing. Whether you are looking to purchase a cabin, hunting land,lakeshore property, or a second home our experienced lending team is ready to assist you with a loan customized to meet your needs.
Woodland Bank
217 Main Ave East
PO Box 100
Deer River, MN 56636
(182) 244-


City of Deer River
60 2nd St. SE
P.O. Box 70
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8195
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
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
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
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.


Deer River Dental Clinic
Jeff Carter / Amy Carter
111 Main St., PO Box 40
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8200
General dentistry.
Essentia Health- Deer River
115 10th Avenue NE, Suite A
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-4089
(800) 714-4646
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
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.


Bushwackers Snowmobile Club
Caleb Villeneuve
PO Box 54
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-9400
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) 246-4212
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
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
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
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
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
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


American Disposal
PO Box 368
Deer River, MN 56636
Amity Graphics
481 Mag Seven Court SW Suite 8
Bemidji, MN 56601
(218) 444-2526
Amity Graphics is a local printing company in Bemidji, Minnesota. No matter what type of printing you need we have the experience and equipment to give you professional results everytime. We also offer an exclusive line of promotional products that will help your business thrive.
Arrow Printing
Steve Hovila
1375 Washington Ave S, PO Box 609
Bemidji, MN 56601
(218) 751-1564
(800) 373-1565
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
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
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 Publishing
Rebecca Passeri
13 1st St NE, P.O. Box 427
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8533
(888) 685-0800
Newspaper publishing for Deer River and the surrounding areas.
Deer River WebHosting
PO Box 184
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-2142
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
Edward Jones is a decidedly different kind of investment firm. Our mission is to help individuals reach their serious, long-term financial goals.
Gorden's Tax Service
16 First Ave NE po box 245
Deer River, MN
(218) 246-8411
Full service accounting, payroll and tax preperation for businesses and individuals.
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
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.
Green Again Lawn & Aeration
PO Box 499
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 327-8926
Green Again Lawn & Aeration serving the Itasca County and surrounding communities of the greater Grand Rapids, Minnesota area since 1978
Hawkinson Redi-Mix, Hawkinson Sand & Gravel
3000 Rangline Rd
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 326-6681
Wholesale & retail sales of sand, gravel, aggregate materials, ready mixed concrete and supplies.
Itasca Area Community Portal
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 / Terry Bonneville
103 2nd Ave. NE, PO Box 52
Deer River, Mn 56636
(218) 246-3434
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
Hometown Independant Insurance Agency for over 35 years!
Northern Star Cooperative
Brad Box
PO Box 458
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8296
The Northern Star Coop owns and operates the new Cenex Convenience Store in Deer River at the intersection of hwys 2 & hwy 6,along with the stores in 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!
Orty's Custom Meats
34436 Co Rd 161
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-9922
Full retail store, fresh & smoked meats, fresh & smoked sausages, custom cutting for beef, pork, lamb & more! Catering also available.
Outpost Bar & Grill
203 NW 4th Ave.
PO Box 622
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-9868
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
Brian Bissonette
1220 Pokegama Avenue South
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 999-1234
(888) 586-3100
Paul Bunyan Communications offers Broadband Highspeed Internet, Television,Voice, and Smart home services over the regions largest and fastest all fiber optic network.
Quality Refrigeration & Heating Inc
37351 Co Rd 248
Deer River, MN 56636
(182) 273-
Rajala Timber Company
Randy Rajala / Matt Rajala
PO Box 217
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-8277
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.
Heidi Pehrson - Owner
717 NE 4th St
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(18-) 9-9-99
Residential and Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
Spectrum Reach
640 Garfield Ave Duluth, MN 55802
Stromberg Construction LLC
41372 Little Clara Dr
Deer River, MN 56636
(182) 292-
All phases of construction: Residential & light Commercial
White Oak Inn & Suites
Jodi Villeneuve
201 4th Ave. NW, PO Box 128
Deer River, MN 56636
(218) 246-9400
(877) 633-5504
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.
Winnie Trading Post
38499 state hwy 46
Deer River, MN 56636
Ryan & Salli Fox - Owners
(218) 246-9630
C-store, Bait & Tackle,Groceries, Gas and Off-sale.
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