Captain Charles Anderson, a Norwegian seaman born in Oslo in 1840 and his wife Serene are recorded as the first permanent setters in Knife River. Following the arrival of the Alger-Smith Duluth & Northern Minnesota Railroad, the tiny settlement boomed and remained an important railroad center from 1898 – 1919.
Today Knife River is a small, close-knit community that inspires artisans to call it home. You can arrange for charter fishing at the marina or just explore the expansive pebble beach. The Superior Hiking Trail starts right in town and takes you along Knife River through birch and evergreen forests.
223 Scenic Drive Knife River MN 55609 | Phone: 218-834-2121
Knife River Campground
Knife River Minnesota 55609 | Phone: (218) 834-5044
Lake County D.A.C.
PO Box 143 Knife River MN 55609 | Phone: 218-834-5767 | Fax: 218-834-5474
Developmental Center, Adult Care Center
Lighthouse at Emily’s
218 Scenic Drive Knife River MN 55609 | Phone: 218-834-2501
Ojard Well Drilling
408 Hawk Hill Road Knife River MN 55609 | Phone: 218-834-5733 | Fax: 218-834-5786
Pine Ridge Development
394 Madison Avenue Knife River MN 55609 | Phone: 218-834-1010 | Fax: 218-834-2002
Russ Kendall’s Smoke House
149 Scenic Highway Knife River MN 55609 | Phone: 218-834-5995 | Fax: -
Smoked fish and cheese shop.