Warroad was once one of the largest Chippewa villages on Lake of the Woods.  The Chippewa fought a long and fierce war against the Sioux for the lake’s rice fields.  Occupying the prairies of the Red River Valley, the Sioux would frequently invade the territory by way of the Red and Roseau Rivers, a route which ended at the mouth of the Warroad River.  This was the old “war road” from which the river and village derived their name.


The City of Warroad with a population of approximately 1,700 is located in Roseau County. Population within 5 miles of Warroad is estimated at over 5,000.

Statistical Data for Warroad


att-candepotWarroad City Office
121 Main Av NE
PO Box 50
Warroad, MN 56763

The City of Warroad operates under a statutory form of government consisting of a member City Council of which the Mayor is a voting member. City Council meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Mondays at 5:15 pm. The City also has a full time City Administrator with Roseau being the county seat. For more specific information about the City of Warroad, contact the City Office at 218-386-1454.

Public Safety

Public Safety Facility
802 Cherne Dr. NW
PO Box 50
Warroad, MN 56763
Fire Dept: 218-386-1161
Police Dept: 218-386-2053

**24 Hour On-Call Officer 218-242-1851**

newfiretruckThis new facility houses all city emergency services:  fire, police department and ambulance along with the DNR Regional Office.

The Warroad Police Department operates with 7 police officers; 5 fulltime, 1 part-time and one civilian employee. They provide 24 hour service for the City of Warroad.

Warroad’s ambulance service operates 24 hours per day and utilizes two ambulances. It is staffed by 25 volunteers. In 2000 the Warroad ambulance service was upgraded to Advanced Life Support (ALS) status. The fire protection consists of a 26 member crew with a town class rating of #7. The Warroad Rescue Unit is an advanced life support service qualified to address airway, cardiac, seizure and other life-threatening issues.  The EMS staff is comprised of individuals dedicated to the service of our area.
Offered to the community are health care related classes:
* First Aid * CPR for adults, children and infants * CPR with AED * First Responder with State Certification * Emergency Medical Technician with State and National Certification *  For more information and/or to sign up for classes, please call the EMS office at 218-386-1161.

Health Care & Hospital Services

Altru Clinic – Warroad

Altru Clinic412 Main Av
Warroad, MN 56763

Altru Clinic of Warroad offers family medical care from pregnancy through adult life, providing lab and x-ray services as well as emergency care. Hospital services are located 22 miles west of Warroad at the Roseau Area Hospital.

LifeCare Medical Center

715 Delmore Dr.
Roseau, MN  56751

LifeCare Medical Center offers 24 hour, 7 day a week Emergency Room Care.  Approximately 200 newborns are delivered each year which are cared for in the Inpatient Hospital Unit.  A full line of diagnostic services including ultrasound, MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, and x-ray capabilities are available.  A clinical laboratory allows physicians access to fast, accurate test results.  Surgery, endoscopy, cardiac rehab, respiratory care, sleep studies, ambulance, and behavioral health services are provided, along with home health care, hospice, public health and nursing home care.

LifeCare Rehabilitation Center

Lake Street Center, Suite 201C
201 Lake Street NE
Warroad, MN  56763

LifeCare Rehabilitation Center provides physical, occupational, speech and massage therapy services.  Memberships are available to their Wellness Center, which offers training and unlimited use of a wide range of exercise equipment.

Warroad Senior Living Center

Warroad, MN  56763

Senior Living Ctr interior2The new Warroad Senior Living Center will provide “the best for those who are deserving of the best.”  The Skilled Care Nursing Center will be comprised of spacious rooms with private bathrooms and will be arranged in neighborhoods specializing in Skilled and Alzheimer Care.  This arrangement will encourage residents and members of the community to be part of a social unit.  In addition to Skilled Care, the campus will contain an Assisted Living and Memory Care facility.  An Independent Living facility will complete the Warroad Senior Living Center. The Town Center connects these four wings and offers the familiar experience of “going to town”. Residents and visitors will enjoy an “outing” to our large activity and craft area, beauty shop, wellness center, therapy room, clubroom, theater, chapel, media center and lodge area. The Warroad Senior Living Center is expected to open in 2008.  The Warroad Care Center will continue to serve the community and surrounding area until the new facility opens.

Education Opportunities

Warroad Public Schools

ISD #690
510 Cedar Av NW
Warroad, MN 56763

Warroad Public School District #690 is a  K-12 school system educating over 1200 students.  The Warroad public school system is proud of its diversity, technology, outstanding facilities, staff, and the wide variety of programs it offers students.  Programs include:  Early Childhood Family Education, Kid Kare, Indian Education tutoring, LEP, optional full-day/every-day kindergarten, Pep Band, Jazz Ensemble, speech, One-Act Play, Business Professionals of America, Knowledge Bowl, French and Spanish Clubs, Target Club, and courses for college credit.  Sports programs include: cross country, baseball, lacrosse, swimming, football, softball, track, volleyball, hockey, basketball and golf.
bill and mThis scholarship celebrates Bill and Margaret’s lifelong passion and commitment to community — believing that higher education is what makes communities better places to live for all. In 2007, William S. and Margaret W. Marvin established a $15 million endowed scholarship fund for students of the Independent School District #690 in Warroad, Minnesota. At the time, this generous gift was the single largest endowment ever to be received by a community in Minnesota. Since its inception, over $5.1 million has been awarded. For more information visit www.marvinscholarships.com

Community Ed. Office

Current Schedule

The school district offers additional learning opportunities through their community education programs which run year-round.

Adult Basic Education

Classroom at Warroad Elementary School
Instructor:  Traci Pederson
218-386-1039 (evenings)
218-386-1776 (school day)

Anyone 16 or older and not enrolled in high school may receive free, basic academic instruction in the following areas:

* GED – General Educational Development diploma

* English as a Second Language

* Workforce Preparation

* Basic Skills Enhancement such as math, reading, writing, etc.

* Citizenship / Civics Education to prepare to become a U.S. Citizen

Class Schedule: Monday through Thursday  11 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.


Northwest Minnesota Workforce Center

workforcelogoRoseau, MN

Marvin Windows and Doors along with Polaris Industries are the region’s two largest employers. Businesses in the Warroad area offer employees the opportunity to live and work in an outdoor recreational paradise that provides unlimited adventure (or relaxation) after work hours.


Warroad Public Library

202 Main Av NE
PO Box H
Warroad, MN 56763
Storyline: 218-386-3408

The $2 million facility contains more than 9,000 square feet of space providing room for up to 10,000 volumes. A meeting room is available for nonprofit use by the general public.

Library Hours:

Monday – Wednesday – Friday – Saturday:  10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday – Thursday:  10 am to 8 pm
Sunday:  1 to 4 pm

Community Center

Warroad Community Center

222 Virginia Av NE

WarroadCommunityCenterActivities for Senior Citizens- Marvin Health Fair, Bone Builders, Senior Meals 5 days/week including Home Delivery to Shut-Ins, Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure checks, Distribution of food commodities, Flu Shots, AARP Driving Classes, Stroke Detection Testing, Audio Care Hearing Aid Testing, TOPS, Balance Classes, Zion Quilters Club, Free Income Tax Preparations, Rent-free place for Anniversaries, family Reunions & Birthdays, Site Council meetings for LSS Food Program, Pancake Breakfast, Spaghetti Feeds, etc.

Community Activities- Anniversary & Birthday celebrations, Bridal and Baby Showers, a place to serve funeral lunches, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Blood Drives for Women of Today, Eagles Club & Marvin Windows, WIC-2 days a mo., Zumba Dance Classes, Rummage Sales, Church Service or other church-related activity. Business meetings-DNR, WACC, Garden Club, Red Lake Bank, MN U-Care, Marvin Health Fair, 4-H classes, PEP meetings (for new parents), Wedding Receptions/occasional wedding, Fund Raisers & Benefits, Wellness Clinic, Plant/Bake Sales for Garden Clubs, Drum/Dance for Native Americans, Headstart/Health Screening for pre-schoolers, Graduation Parties, Tupperware Parties, Christmas, Easter, & Halloween Parties, Holy Yoga Classes, and the Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

Agricultural Statistics

Roseau County, MN
Number of farms: 1,238
Farm acreage: 702,918
Top commodities harvested: wheat, alfalfa/hay, barley, soybeans, oats, sunflower seed, corn and sugar beets.

Statistics from USDA, NASS 2002 Census of Agriculture

Important Telephone Numbers

Emergency – 911
Law Enforcement – 218-386-2053
Fire Department – 218-386-1161
Hospital/Ambulance – 218-463-2500
Sheriff’s Department – 218-463-1421
Statewide Road Conditions – 800-542-0220