Everything You Need … and more!
Grand Rapids, MN is proud of its comfortable, small town feel – complete with the services and amenities of a much larger community. With a variety of charming shops, you could get lost wandering through some of our local secrets.
Did you forget something important at home?
Are you looking for a boat rental?
Do you need a medical facility?
If you need something during your vacation or business trip, our local businesses are always happy to help. Our area hosts many great businesses, whether you are looking for groceries, hardware, vehicle rental, banking, bait & tackle – you name it, Grand Rapids probably has it!
Our list below will help you locate many of the main services that are offered in our region. It is a helpful resource for those who are looking for ways to amp up their Minnesota vacation or make the most of a weekend getaway in town. When you visit our area, you can be confident that the comforts of home – and the adventures of the north land – will be readily available.
Come experience all that the Minnesota’s nature has to offer.
Businesses and Services in Grand Rapids Minnesota
The Edge of the Wilderness area in northern Minnesota may be remote, but emergency services are equipped and trained to reach snowmobilers, fishermen or hunters who need evacuation from locations deep in the woods and far from roads.
The Bigfork Ambulance Service Association (BASA) serves the Bigfork area with specialized equipment such as a covered rescue stretcher that can be towed by an ATV or snowmobile. Two trained emergency medical technician (EMT) members are always within five minutes of the ambulance building. BASA is augmented with equipment from the Bigfork Volunteer Fire Department.
Once at Bigfork Valley, emergency services are provided by a physician in a well-equipped Level IV trauma center. Bigfork Valley is a CALS (Comprehensive Advanced Life Support) certified hospital, with medical personnel trained in rural emergency care. The department is adjacent to the inpatient care area and centrally located to the lab, imaging and surgical departments.
Bigfork Valley also has a permanent decontamination room for incidents where a person is exposed to a hazardous external chemical. The decontamination room allows for a series of contained water washes through a separate entrance to the emergency room.
If medical staff feels that the patient needs to be transported to a large urban hospital for care, it has a helipad serviced by several air ambulance services.
BASA is dispatched by the Itasca Country Sheriff’s Department 911 service.
Consultations – Joint injections – Education
Castings and fractures – Follow up care
On-site weekly at Bigfork Valley
No referral needed, call 877-512-3175 for an appointment.
Bigfork Valley Balsam Family Medical Clinic
Clinic Hours | Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Please call for provider hours.
For appointments at the Balsam clinic, call (218)245-2610
For emergencies or ambulance service call 911
The Bigfork Valley Clinic in Balsam Township is located at 41150 Scenic Highway 7 Bovey, MN 55609, just north of the intersection with Highway 8 (Balsam Store Corner).
The clinic offers family care, outpatient laboratory services and Bigfork Valley Pharmacy pickup through daily courier services. The pharmacy also offers mail service for a small fee.
Grand Itasca’s Rapid Clinic is a walk-in clinic is staffed by Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who provide treatment for common family illnesses and minor injuries. Most services are available for patients 6 months and older. No appointments are necessary and patients will be seen on a first-come first-served basis. Ancillary lab and radiology services are available. Most insurances accepted and clinic copays apply.
Hours of operation: Weekdays 12:00pm-7:30pm and Weekends 8:30am-4:00pm. Closed most holidays with the exceptions of Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. Hours on holidays are 8:30am-4:00pm.
An important advancement that significantly adds to the comfort of our patients and families is the location of the Emergency Department (ED) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) adjacent to each other. Patients often move between the ED and ICU areas. Our innovative design creates an environment and process that is as seamless for patients and their families as possible. By taking advantage of a match in nursing skills and a similarity in equipment, we are able to maximize the efficient use of staff, supplies and equipment – all to the benefit of patient care.
Skilled in many areas – our Emergency Department physicians and nurses acquire a broad base of knowledge as well as advanced procedural skills, including surgical skills, trauma care, advanced cardiac support and advanced airway management. Open 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Intensive Care Unit
Our ICU offers care for patients from infancy to adult. A new state-of-the-art central monitoring system allows for the most accurate and efficient management of ICU patient care. Features include:
- 8 rooms each equipped with a private shower and bathroom.
- A negative airflow room for patients requiring additional protection from infection.
- Dedicated waiting and family area.
Paul Bunyan Communications is a member owned cooperative that offers fiber optic fast broadband, television, and voice services to residents and businesses.
With one of the largest rural Gigabit networks in the United States, our customers can get fiber optic fast Internet speeds, both uploads and downloads, up to a Gigabit per second!
In addition to Internet, television, and voice services, the cooperative also offers Business IT services, phone system sales and service, computer repair, Home-Integrated Wi-Fi, Smart Home services, and much more.
With more than 120 locally based, technically experienced, and broadband focused employees, Paul Bunyan Communications has the professional managerial, technical, and marketing staff to provide a full suite of consulting, implementation, and operational services.
We provide our customers real local customer service, not some call center hundreds of miles away. All of our employees live and work right here in northern Minnesota! Our office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30-6 and Saturdays from 10-2 with 24 hour emergency repair.
Service availability depends upon location. Some restrictions may apply.
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Grand Properties Real Estate & Management is located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, (Itasca County) providing expert real estate knowledge in residential, lake properties, and vacant land. We service many cities such as; Grand Rapids, Coleraine, Cohasset, Bovey, and surrounding cities. We forward working with you.
Days/Hours of Operation: Office Hours Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
“Advocate for a business environment in which our members can prosper”
Call for hours 218-326-6619/800-472-6366 or email email@example.com
Jen Toewe: owner, massage therapist, and integrative nutrition health coach
WHAT IS LAKE TIME MAGAZINE?
We are a Print Magazine, Online Magazine and Website dedicated to the celebration of northern Minnesota. We promote the character and beauty of this great region. The people. The communities. The arts. The culture. The food. The beverages. The great outdoors. Our magazine gives visitors, as well as locals, a fresh and authentic resource for what’s happening around the region.
LakeTimeMagazine.com is our website and blog; a reliable resource for real stories about real topics, event calendar highlights and regional festivals, restaurant and lodging reviews, business profiles and so much more.
Lake Time Report, our newsletter, keeps subscribers up to date on what is happening in our lake towns and communities in between. We include activity ideas, family fun, events, restaurant reviews, product updates and much more.
The primary focus of our magazine is to promote northern Minnesota lake towns and communities by focusing on what’s really important: the lifestyle, arts, music, businesses and recreation of northern Minnesota lake towns.
We live, breathe, sleep, run, boat, fish, ski, swim, skate, hike, bike, photograph, travel, relax, dream – these lands, these towns and these people. We are northern Minnesota.
The Itasca Area Community Portal was created to be a virtual community where residents and visitors 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.
County-wide community calendar, blog space, community photo gallery, business listings, volunteer opportunities, and other area information.
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9-5 Saturday 8-4
True North is an Aveda Concept Salon that offers Hair, Skin and Nail Services! Big city pampering with a small town atmosphere!
Inspiring people to take an active role in their health and well being in all aspects of life: food, fitness, work and play; mind body & spirit. We offer the most qualified instructors with decades of experience and a nurturing, non-competitive atmosphere so that every person who walks in our door feels safe and comfortable no matter what their prior experience.
Standup Paddle Boards (SUPs), Kayaks, Canoes & Accessories in the Grand Rapids/Cohasset, Minnesota Area.
We are your local spot to buy or rent, and shuttled trips on the Mississippi river and day trips to cool local lakes!
We carry: Northstar and We-no-nah Canoes. Delta, Current Designs, Wilderness Systems and Perception Kayaks. Tahoe, C4Waterman, Stand on Liquid, Boardworks, and Loon Paddle Co. Standup Paddle Boards (SUPs).
closed for the season but open by appointment, call to set up an appointment.
Please see our website paddlehoppers.com – Also available to shop by appointment call.
Rentals- will be available come Spring 2017 – depending on weather (ice out)
Shuttles will begin June 2017
Our Vision: Promoting Passionate, Personal Paddling.
Our Mission: To provide knowledgeable, friendly service and products that help you find your personal paddle style. Giving you the chance to experience all our area waters have to offer.
The NMBA mission statement: “The NMBA’s primary purpose is to promote professionalism and to educate, improve, and support the building industry in Northern Minnesota.”
The Northern Minnesota Builders Association is a building industry association serving five counties in Northern Minnesota; Lake of the Woods, Itasca, Koochiching, part of Aitkin and part of St. Louis.
The Northern Minnesota Builders Association provides networking and marketing opportunities for those within the industry. The NMBA also offers resources to both consumers and building industry professionals. The main focuses of the Northern Minnesota Builders Association are: advocacy, education, governance affairs, & legislation.
This page is monitored by NMBA staff. It’s intention is to promote the NMBA, the building industry and networking among members. All members of this group are encouraged to participate in discussions, lead in topics and provide advice and comments. However, all members are expected to be respectful of others and adhere to the NMBA Code of Ethics.
City of Grand Rapids
420 Pokegama Ave N, Grand Rapids 218-326-7600
123 NE 4th St, Grand Rapids 218-326-8565
Grand Rapids Farmers Market
Downtown Grand Rapids across from Central Square Mall
Bovey Public Library
203 Cole Ave. Coleraine, MN 55722 218-245-2315
Grand Rapids Area Library
140 NE 2nd St. Grand Rapids, MN 55744 218-326-7640
Bigfork Elementary School
100 Huskie Blvd. Bigfork, MN 55628 218-743-3444
Bigfork Jr-Sr High
100 Huskie Blvd. Bigfork, MN 56628 218-743-3444
Cohasset Elementary School
450 Columbus Ave Cohasset, MN 55721 218-327-5860
Forest Lake Elementary School
715 NW 7th Ave. Grand Rapids, MN 55744 218-327-5871
Grand Rapids Senior High School
800 Conifer Dr. Grand Rapids, MN 55744 218-327-5760
Robert J Elkington Middle School
1000 NE 8th Ave Grand Rapids, MN 55744 218-327-5800
Edna I. Murphy Elementary School
822 NE 5th Ave. Grand Rapids, MN 55744 218-327-5880
St. Joseph’s Catholic School
315 SW 21st St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 218-326-2843
Southwest Elementary School
601 SW 7th St. Grand Rapids, MN 55744 218-327-5890
Greenway High School
308 Roosevelt Ave. Coleraine, MN 55722 218-245-1287
Vandyke Elementary School
300 Cole Ave. Coleraine, MN 55722 218-245-2510
Grand Rapids Sports Complex
1100 NE 11th Ave Grand Rapids, MN 55744 218-326-2500
North of Grand Rapids along Hwy 38 218-326-0032
25570 Katherine Ave Cohasset, MN 55721 218-328-6225 ext. 11