Wabana Township

Wabana Community Fund News  

The next meeting is Tuesday, September 24, at the Wabana Town Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The main order of business is to plan the Deer Hunter's Supper. It is our only fundraiser so that we are able to give scholarships and provide funeral luncheons.Everyone's idea and help is needed to make this successful.

Annual Fall Road Clean-Up
We will meet at the Wabana Town Hall on September 25th at 9:00 a.m. 
Vests and garbage bags are provided. 

For more information contact Jean Koewler at djkoewler@paulbunyan.net


Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm at Town Hall



Saturday, November 9, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wabana Town 

Beautiful Wabana Township is located north of Grand Rapids in Itasca County, MN. About twenty percent of the township is covered in lakes including Wabana, Bluewater, Trout, and the Hanson chain, which are popular for fishing and recreation. Wabana Township is home to about 200 households and 500 residents.

                                                          HELP PROTECT OUR LAKES!  

There are  three Decontamination Units that Itasca County AIS  deploys to various locations around Itasca County. See the map here: https://www.itascaswcd.org/ais-decon-station-locations to find out where they are today!

A video of Steve Bjerke getting his pontoon boat decontaminated at the Deer River station is available to view in the Handout section at the bottom of this page. 

Learn about invasive aquatic plants and animals

(For more information about what YOU can do see "Protect our Lakes!" link at left here.)  

 Invasive zebra mussel on native mussel. 
Zebra mussels have been found in North Star Lake. Learn how to stop their spread!
Township Government
Township government is a unit of government patterned after the English town meeting developed to guarantee "grassroots" democratic participation. In Minnesota, townships are the rural units of government, closest to the people. Minnesota is first in the nation in the number of townships, having 1,803 organized townships. Townships are about thirty-six square miles in area, and, in Minnesota, include populations from a few to over ten thousand. Township governments presently serve approximately one-fourth of the population of Minnesota (Minnesota Association of Townships).
Wabana Township Meetings
Wabana Township is governed by an elected Board of three supervisors, one clerk, and one  treasurer. Our regular business meeting is conducted on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Wabana Town Hall, beginning at 7:00 p.m. (The July 2018 meeting will be held on the second Wednesday due to the holiday.)  Everyone is welcome to attend. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and stay involved in the health and well-being of our Wabana Township community! Residents are encouraged to contact Clerk, Ruth Fordham with any agenda items prior to a meeting, or bring up their ideas and concerns at the meeting. From time to time special meetings are scheduled. Notices for these meetings will be published in the Grand Rapids Herald Review, and posted on the Town Hall door.
Township Officers and Staff      
            Lloyd Adams, Chairman (218-999-9749 or cell: 218-259-1987) lloyd2006@me.com  ) 

            Steve Bjerke, Supervisor (507-327-5230, bjerkehome@hotmail.com )
            Loree Miltich, Supervisor (218-327-1492, Lmiltich@aol.com)

            Ruth Fordham, Clerk (218-259-0228, ruthwabanaclerk@yahoo.com)

            Deb Kee, Treasurer (218-326-2115,  dk317322115@gmail.com ) 

            Bob Moore: Warming House and Ice Rink (218-326-2432)
            Scott Widmark: Maintenance (218-259-5970) 

            Sarah Verke, Deputy Clerk (218-259-9735, underthepines@msn.com)


Township Facilities and Services        
Wabana Town Hall and Community Center -- Located at the intersection of Co. Roads #49 and #60, the Town Hall provides community meeting rooms and kitchen, as well as a tennis court, ice rink, softball field, picnic shelter and playground equipment. For information on using the town hall for your gathering, contact Clerk, Ruth Fordham.
Wabana Cemetery --The Township also manages the cemetery located on Wakeman Bay Road. For information on purchasing a lot and making burial arrangements, contact Clerk, Ruth Fordham. (See Policy on cemetery in attachments below here.)
Wabana Beach -- The Township manages a beach and picnic area on the south shore of Lake Wabana. (Go 2 miles west from the Town Hall on Co. Rd. #60 and turn right on McLaughlin Drive). 
“Wabana Warbler” --- a newsletter for residents. Send your ideas for articles to Loree Miltich at Lmiltich@aol.com 

 Photo of Bluewater Lake by S.Lenertz

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