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Marcell, population 408, is the hub of the Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway. A Township of 56 square miles, it contains all or part of 48 lakes. Tourism is Marcell's biggest industry, and the population swells during the summer. Part of the Northern Itasca Joint Powers Board, Marcell has the look and feel of a small town; peace and quiet in the most natural of settings. It is the birthplace of ASV, the all-terrain vehicle manufacturer. The Marcell Ranger Station of the Chippewa National Forest, located north of town, provides services and information to travelers and local visitors and is the center for information concerning the "Edge of the Wilderness" National Scenic Byway.

Marcell Low-Interest Business Development Loans Available, call 218-832-3931.

Township Government: Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors: Diane Coppens (Chair), Bruce Petersen, Anthony Prato

Clerk: Jeanette Remmers - 218-832-2448 Treasurer: Dennis Korte - 218-832-3669

Town Meeting: First Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Marcell Town Hall

Major Employers: Edge of the Wilderness Realty, Frontier Sports, Snowshoe Second-hand Shop and Liquor store, Richie's Marcell Inn, Marcell Family Center, US Forest Service, Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center, MN Lakeshore Properties

Churches: Non-denominational - Marcell Community Church, 832-3200

Federal Offices: U.S. Forest Service, Chippewa National Forest, Marcell District Office, 832- 3161.
Marcell Post Office, 218-832-3889

Recreation: Marcell Recreation Area; tennis, softball, volleyball, playground, basketball, skating rink; snowmobile trails; Marcell Trail (North), Marcell Trail (South, Bowstring Trail (West), Cameron Trail (East), Marcell Family Center

Festivals and Events: Fall Festival (September) Bargains Are Great on 38, Annual 47 miles of Garage Sales Event (September), See Marcell Family Center