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.
Township Government: Board of Supervisors
Board of Supervisors: Diane Coppens (Chair), Bruce Petersen, Anthony Prato
Clerk: Jean Meyer, 218-832-3931 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.
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