Marcell, population 453, 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 Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center, 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 Township has low interest business development loans available...contact 218-832-3965
Marcell Township Business Loan Guidelines, Requirements & Application Packet
Township Government: Board of Supervisors
Board of Supervisors: Diane Coppens (Chair), Karen Senger, and Sandy Lyytinen
Clerk: Tracy Chase - 218-832-3965 - Email Marcell Township
Treasurer: Dennis Korte - 218-832-3669
Town Meeting: Second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Marcell Town Hall
Major Employers: Edge of the Wilderness Realty, Lakeside Lumber, 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, Marcell Lodge, Pine Cone Soup & Sandwich Shoppe
Churches: Non-denominational - Marcell Community Church, 218-832-3200
Federal Offices: 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, and Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center (public fishing pier, picnic area, interpretive center), Little Free Library Flyer
Festivals and Events: Fall Festival (September) Bargains Are Great on 38, Annual 47 miles of Garage Sales Event (September), See Marcell Family Center
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