Menahga: A Lakeside Paradise

Monday, September 21, 2020

 Menahga is a waterfront community in Wadena County, accessed by U.S. Route 71 and Minnesota State Highway 87. In the heart of Menahga sits the beautiful Spirit Lake, complete with a fishing pier and sugar sand beach. During the summer months free concerts are held by the lake. There is also a campground, complete with bathrooms, showers, electric and water campsites, horseshoe pit, playground, volleyball court, and pavilions. Click here for more information. The Blueberry River flows just north of the city and provides additional recreational opportunities.

The statue of St. Urho, the legendary patron saint of Finland, is located along Highway 71. The statue serves as a way for visitors to remember Menahga and an exciting way for citizens to celebrate their Finnish ancestry on St. Urho's Day. Many visitors stop by the statue for some great photo shots before leaving from their summer vacation.

The City of Menahga is divided into several zoning districts, making it easy to determine where to locate your business. Click here to view their zoning maps and land use applications. 


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