White Earth Nation

Business Advantages

White Earth Business Advantages

Five major highways serve the area: US 59, US 23, US 10, US 71 and Interstate 94.


Distance to Major Cities:

The Mahnomen County Airport with a 3,200 foot grass runway serves the area. Charter service is also available through the nearby Detroit Lakes Airport with a 4,500 paved runway capable of handling corporate aircraft. Commercial Airline service is available at Bemidji, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota. Railway includes the Pacific and Santa Fe Burlington Northern which serve the area.  Bus service is available through Detroit Lakes Amtrak Station.

Measured Distances (Miles):



Detroit Lakes




Fergus Falls


Grand Forks




Thief River Falls


Utility and Telephone Companies:

The county boasts low utility rates provided by cooperatives and larger providers of electricity with capacity reserves capable of handling major users. Water is abundant and L.P. gas is available throughout the county. Two telephone companies also service the area.

Utility Companies                                

Wild Rice Electric

Otter Tail Power Company

Bement Oil

Arvig Communication Systems

Qwest Communications

Major Industrial Employers:

Shooting Star Casino

White Earth Tribe

Mahnomen Hospital/Nursing Home

Mahnomen County

Mahnomen Public School

Waubun/Ogema Public Schools

Circle of Life School

White Earth Tribal & Community College

Wild Rice Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Mahnomen Chips LLC


First National Bank

Harvest States Agri-Center

Winter Truck Lines

Mahnomen Concrete Products

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