Welcome to Effie


Bigfork Township
Bigfork Valley Hospital
Economic Development
Marcell Family Center
Edge Center for Arts
Community Calendar
Area Lodging
EOW Scenic Byway
EOW Scenic Byway Tour


Effie, population 90, 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. The Winter Lovers Festival in February is a joint event shared by Bigfork and Marcell. Also 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: Matt David

City Clerk: Jennifer Knott - 218-743-6316

Council Members: Matt David (Mayor), Lil Longtine, JoAnn Krickhahn, Tom LaMont, Bob Cassibo

Council Meetings: Second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. 

Major Employers: Effie Cafe (218) 743-3607, Effie Country Service (218) 743-3616, Neighborhood Tavern (218) 743-3286

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); Winter Lovers Festival (February)