Wabana Township

Regular Township Board Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month. 
Contact The Town Board for information if you wish to attend.

Coronavirus and Social Distancing
Wabana Township is committed to the health and safety of our citizens. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 updates from health organizations, local, state, and federal government, and our colleagues at other townships. The Minnesota Association of Townships also posted an advisory regarding township operations at this time. Based on this information, and with an abundance of caution, 
we have made the decision to close the Town Hall for now.
Updates will be posted on the Town Hall door and here on our website.   

To keep updated on the situation, see:
Minnesota Department of Health updates: https://www.health.state.mn.us/index.html#coronavirus   
Centers for Disease Control updates: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/  
Thank you for your understanding, and stay well! 
-Wabana Township Supervisors

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.


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 )

            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) 

            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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