Welcome to Effie


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Effie, population 123, is a city that prides itself on its good quality of life. "There is an honesty among neighbors and a good sense of family values," explained resident Marcie Lindgren. Welcoming visitors at every time of year, Effie holds several festivals including a celebration in July during the North Star Stampede, a rodeo at grounds just north of the community. During the winter, the "Wilderness Willie" snowmobile trail connects the city to Northome to the west and the "Effie Connection" to Bigfork to the south. Effie is a member of the North Itasca Joint Powers Board and is proud to be a part of the "Edge of the Wilderness".

Mayor: Greta Drewlow

City Clerk: Carolyn Schmit (218) 743-6767

Council Members: Greta Drewlow (Mayor), Lil Longtine, Tom Lamont

Council Meetings: Second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. 

Major Employers: Effie Cafe (218) 743-3607, Effie Country Service (218) 743-3616, Neighborhood Tavern (218) 743-3286, Five Star Mechanical, Inc. (218) 743-6145

Churches: Lutheran - Effie Lutheran Church, (218) 743-3368

State Office: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Effie; 743-3694

Recreation: Softball field; playground; tennis and basketball courts; Wilderness Willie Snowmobile Trail (west); Effie Connection Snowmobile Trail (south); Access to the Bigfork River to the east at Little American Falls for fishing and canoeing; Wilderness Wings Shooting Preserve for hunting pheasants; Access to state, federal and county land for hunting.

Festivals and Events: North Star Stampede (Last weekend of July), Rodeo Daze (Last weekend of July)

City of Effie Meeting Minutes: