Community and Civic Organizations
City of Deer River
Contact: Mark Box - City Administrator
Mayor - Steve Geving
City Council - Pat Richards, Barb Serfling, Daniel Graf, Sharon Geving
Daylily Gifts - DRHC Volunteers
Contact: Sheila Rae Maki - Gift Buyer/DRHC Volunteer
Hospital gift shop. Volunteer staffed. Money earned is returned to help support our staff, patients and residents.
At Daylily Gifts you will find beautiful unique gifts or treat yourself to something special. We carry a wide variety of jewelry, scarves, accessories, home decor and much more! We’re Located in the combined clinic/hospital main lobby area. HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dial 218-246-4342 to speak with Gift Shop staff.
Deer River License Bureau
Contact: RaeAnne Lattimore - Deputy Registrar
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, titling or Driver License problems.
Deer river Lions Club
Contact: Amy Box, Dave Sorenson
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.
Edge of the Wilderness Lodging Association
Contact: Tim Johnson - Executive Director, Ed Olson - Chair
The Edge of the Wilderness Lodging Association in Northern Minnesota offers visitors quality lodging and year round activities. Vacation traditions begin here.
Forward Health Foundation
Contact: April Jesperson - Director
We are a non-profit, charitable organization located in & serving Deer River. We support programs, equipment & initiatives that work to build a healthy and vibrant community together.
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.
Contact: Lilah J. Crowe - Executive Director
Itasca County Historical Society's mission is to connect people to the history of Itasca County.
Itasca Economic Development Corporation
Contact: Tamara Lowney - President
The Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) creates and retains quality jobs in Itasca County through education, research, and connections with businesses. Every day, its staff works to expand its diverse economy and show why we’ve come to call Itasca County home. We’re here to help grow small businesses of all sizes, strengthen our workforce, and build partnerships that strengthen our whole region.
IEDC is a 503c nonprofit. We are dedicated to providing charitable education and research efforts that support and advance the creation and retention of quality jobs by working with the business community and entrepreneurs in Itasca County.
Leech lake Gaming Division
6268 Upper Cass Frontage Rd NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
New Beginnings Pregnancy and Family SUpport
Contact: Trudy Hasbargen - Deer River Site Coordinator,
Amanda Jo Grovenburg - Executive Director
New Beginnings, a safe place for women, men and families to learn about pregnancy and parenting. All of our services are free and confidential. We offer a variety of services such as car seat safety, parenting classes, ultrasound and much more.
P.O. Box 213
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
17 1st St NE
Deer River, MN 56636
United Way of 1000 Lakes
Contact: Kimberly Brink-Smith - Executive Director
In Collaboration with the community, United Way of 1000 Lakes strives for a thriving community by strategically investing in the upward mobility of households through strong connections and coordination between services for children and the adults in their lives.
USDA Forest Service - Chippewa National Forest
Contact: Chad Kirschbaum - District Ranger
Deer River Ranger District
Chippewa National Forest is a National Forest located in northcentral Minnesota, United States, in the counties of Itasca, Cass, and Beltrami. Forest headquarters are located in Cass Lake, Minnesota. There are local ranger district offices in Blackduck, Deer River, and Walker.
Vets club - American Legion Post 122
and VFW 2720
Contact: Bob Dorry - Manager, Jim Gordon - CFO
Drinking, Eating, and Gambling for Veteran's Non-Profit
Entertainment, Alcoholic Drinks, and Charitable Gambling.
Service Organization to help all military personnel.
White Oak Antique Tractor Club
Contact: Stan Grunenvold - President, Carol Williams - Treasurer
The White Oak Antique Tractor Club is an educational and a non profit that is preserving our farming heritage. Meetings are the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. and tractor show is the last weekend of August!