Pine River

PRdepotKnown as the birthplace of the Paul Bunyan Trail, the city of Pine River is located on the northwest end of the Whitefish Chain of Lakes Region. Today, in addition to an old fashioned, downtown retail district, Pine River is home to farmers and rachers, family-owned resorts, and a handful of manufacturers, as well as a newly established green living movement, thanks to the the Central Minnesota Initiative Foundation's Healthy Communities Partnership and the Minnesota GreenStep Cities programs.

Pine River's famous, weekly duck races bring in thousands of vacationers to the city on Fridays during the summer months, as do the Friday's Grower's Market and the weekly fishing seminars. An unique Flea Market happens on Saturday mornings. A must stop in Pine River is the Chamber's Information Center, which houses Paul Bunyan's baby boots and the historic Pine River Depot — complete with a newly resorted railroad depot (cir 1800s), as well as a 1919 horse-drawn fire engine and a red caboose.

PLmusicCommunity members are involved in a community garden, and many other sustainable life skills, thanks to major community supporter Happy Dancing Turtle which is located on the Hunt Utilities Group (HUG) Campus, a 70-acre campus that is a point for the research and development of sustainable living practices, renewable energy efforts, & high efficiency sustainable housing methods.

PRcabooseHistory of Pine River
Established a more direct route between Leech Lake and an the Mississippi River, the area which is now the city of Pine River's first business was a trading post owned by George Barclay and Dennis McNannie (established 1895). The trading spot was established long ago thanks to canoe routes, Indian trails and stage coach routes. The Burlington Northern Railroad passed through down and brought with it a train depot (1898) that futher established the city.

Learn more about the new historical walking tour of Pine River, thanks to a Legacy Amendment grant from the Minneosta Historical Society. A map and brochure are available at the Pine River Information Center (corner of Hwy 371 and Barclay Ave.).

Pine River Ice Skating Rink
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(218) 587-2338
Thrifty Living
Business Name: Thrifty Living
Business Category:
211 Barclay Avenue
Pine River
(218) 587-3451

Consignment store for clothing and household items.

Iron Hills North Gun & Pawn Shop
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324 Barclay Ave.
Pine River
(218) 587-3373
Pine River Riding Stable
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Cty Rd 2 W
Pine River
(218) 587-5807
Tradesmen
Business Name: Tradesmen
Business Category:
Hwy 371
Pine River
(218) 587-3277

Buy, sell, trade, pawn & barter shop. Wide variety of shotguns and rifles. Also carries misc households, movies & CDs, construction tools and more.

Fresh Start Meat Market
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2718 Hwy 371 SW
Pine River
(218) 587-2228

Meats to go. Great selection of sausages and meats. Party plates made-to-order. (formerly known as Shamp's Meat Market)

Dairy Queen (Pine River)
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306 Front St. S
Pine River
(218) 587-4762

Soft-serve Dairy Queen and food items.

Pine River Dept. of Motor Vehicles
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239 Barclay Ave
Pine River
(218) 587-2400

Deputy Motor Vehicles Register. Sells DNR motor vehicle & trailer licenses.

Cass County (MN) Museum & Historical Society
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201 Minnesota Avenue W,
Walker
(218) 547-7251
Hidden Jewels Thrift Store
Business Category:
245 Barclay Ave.
Pine River
(218) 587-4292

Thrift and consignment shop

Holiday of Pine River
Business Name: Holiday of Pine River
Business Category:
300 Front Street
Pine River
(218) 587-2821
Station 371
Business Name: Station 371
Business Category:
Hwy 371
Pine River
(218) 587-4700
Station 371
Business Name: Station 371
Business Category:
Hwy 371
Pine River
(218) 587-4700
Pine River Public Library
Business Category:
212 Park Ave
Pine River
(218) 587-4639
Bites Grill & Bar
Business Name: Bites Grill & Bar
Business Category:
2793 State 371 SW
Pine River
(218) 587-2564

New family dining spot with small "bites" and great dinners

Gardiner Hardware
Business Name: Gardiner Hardware
Business Category:
203 Barclay Ave.
Pine River
(218) 587-2585

Full-service hardware store, plus home decor & accessories.

Leigh’s Hair Affair
Business Name: Leigh’s Hair Affair
Business Category:
104 Second Street N
Pine River
(218) 587-2586
Stone Women Herbals
Business Name: Stone Women Herbals
Business Category:
209 Barclay Ave
Pine River
(218) 587-5900
Pine River Family Market
Business Category:
500 Front St S
Pine River
(218) 587-2488

Full-service grocery store with deli. Catering available.

Pine River Train Depot
Business Name: Pine River Train Depot
Business Category:
Pine River
(218) 587-4357
Ole & Lena’s Eats & Treats
Business Category:
200 Barclay Ave
Pine River
(218) 587-2438

New owners. Malt shop in downtown Pine River, featuring all of the traditional treats including malts, shakes, sundaes, ice cream cones, rootbeer floats, and banana splits. Read a story

Plaid Duck & JJ’s Traiding Post
Business Category:
Barclay Ave
Pine River
(218) 587-2369

Retails: fabrics, books, second hand furniture, household goods & lots more! Dry Cleaning.

Pine River American Legion
Business Category:
400 Front St. S
Pine River
(218) 587-9151
Pine River Family Market
Business Category:
500 Front St S
Pine River
(218) 587-2488
Heath’s Resort
Business Name: Heath’s Resort
Business Category:
(218) 587-2286
Pine River Bakery
Business Name: Pine River Bakery
Business Category:
215 Barclay Ave
Pine River
(218) 587-2545

Made-from-scratch baked goods. And, maybe one of the best in the US! -- read the story

Pine River Community Bowl
Business Category:
330 Barclay Ave
Pine River
(218) 587-3100