City of Kelliher 

Gateway to Upper Red Lake


Do you have a question? Find answers to questions we receive most often from residents and visitors. This web page may save you a phone call or a trip to City Hall. Still have unanswered questions? Please email us at for assistance.


 Do I need a license for my pet?

Our Ordinance states that dogs and cats need to have a license, however we are currently not enforcing that requirement.

Currently dogs and cats are the only pets that requires a license.  The cost is $10.00 per year due in January and you will be required to provide the Clerk with proof of current rabies vaccinations. 

Please refer to City of Kelliher Ordinance #51.02 pertaining to pet licensing.  Ordinance 51.99 states it is a petty misdemeanor if pets within city limits are not licensed.

 Are snowmobiles allowed?

The snowmobile trail for the northern part of the state goes right through the City of Kelliher, therefore snowmobiles are allowed on the designated trail routes.  Operators must stay on the trail and obey posted speed limits.

 Are there any city jobs available?

Currently there are no job openings within the City.

 Are there lodging accommodations in Kelliher?

There are currently no accommodations within the City of Kelliher.  There are however, accommodations in the area.  The following list gives accommodations, their locations, and the contact number to make reservations.

  • Royal Shooks Motel is located in Shooks, about 5 miles south of Kelliher on Highway 72.    218.647.8379
  • Northome Motel is located in Northome, about 10 miles east of Shooks on Highway 1.
  • AmericInn is located in Blackduck, 20 miles south of Kelliher on Highway 71.
  • Mort's Dock on Upper Red Lake in Shotley, located north of Kelliher, situated on County Road 23.
  • Roger's Resort on Upper Red Lake in Shotley, located north of Kelliher, situated on County Road 23.
  • West Wind Resort on Upper Red Lake in Waskish, located 17 miles north of Kelliher on Highway 72.




 Are there restaurants and cafes in Kelliher?

The following eating places offer a variety of choices and can be found within Kelliher's city limits.  For more information on hours and menus please call them directly.

Roadrunner Drive Inn located at intersection of Kelliher Road NE and Hwy 72. 

Village one Stop has a deli  with seating area located at the intersection of Main ST. & Hwy 72.

Kelliher Liquor Store is now serving food, located at the intersection of Kelliher Road and Hwy 72.

If you would like information for businesses in the surrounding area please go to the Upper Red Lake Area Associationwebsite.


 How often are water and sewer bills sent out?

Water and sewer bills are sent out on the 15th of each month.  Payment is due by the first of the following month.

 Is there health care available in town?

The Kelliher Health Service and Clinic is located in the Old School Center.  The clinic is staffed by Sanford providers Susan Anderson, FN-P, and Dr. Sherry Billips.  The Clinic provides routine office visits, adult physicals, sports physicals, well women exams, well child and teen checkups, and routine lab work.  The office hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Appointments can be scheduled by calling 218.647.8832 and walk-ins are welcome. 

Cornerstone Residence provides assisted living for the elderly and adults needing special care in our community and surrounding areas.  If you would like more information please contact Kari Swanson, Administrator, at the Kelliher Care Center.
P.O. Box 189
Kelliher, MN  56650 
(218) 647-8258

The City of Kelliher operates a Fitness Center located in the Old School Center, open 24/7 to members. Call City Hall to sign up at 647-8470.

 Looking for a realtor?

  • Grimes Nestle Real Estate Agency
    P.O. Box 298
    Blackduck, MN 56630            218.835.4674
  • Blackduck Realty
    P.O. Box 236
    Blackduck, MN 56630            218.835.6611
  • Northern Star Realty
    66973 State Hwy 46
    Northome, MN 56661             218.897.5224
  • Century 21 Dickinson Realtors
    1085 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW
    Bemidji, MN 56601                218.751.1228


 When does the City Council meet?

The City council meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

 Where are the churches located?

Churches located in Kelliher include:

  • Northern Point Community Church, Main Street, Kelliher
    Rev. Ed Anderson
    Sunday School 10 a.m.
    Sunday Worship 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday Night Live! 7 p.m.


  • Our Savior's Lutheran, Main Street, Kelliher   218.647.8606
    Sunday School 10:45 a.m.
    Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

  • St. Patrick's Catholic, 5th Street, Kelliher         Fr. Raul Cobo-  647.8300
    Sunday Mass 10:00 a.m.


 Where can I get more information on the area?

Our LOCAL LINKS page provides a variety of links for several different interests around the area.

 Where is the Post Office located?

The Post Office is located on Main Street.
Phone # 647-8441

 Who are Kelliher's state elected officials?

Governor Mark Dayton

Web Site
130 State Capitol, 75 Constitution Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55155

Senator Rod Skoe(District 2)
208 Capitol, 75 Constitution Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55155-1206

Representative Brita Sailor (District 2B)
577 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luterh King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155-1206

 Who are the county commissioners?

  • Jack Frost, District 1 - 15228 Joes Lodge Drive SE, Bemidji, MN
  • Joe Vene, District 2 - 500 1415 Birchmont Dr. NE,  Bemidji, MN
  • Richard Anderson, District 3 - 7278 Lammers Rd NW, Solway, MN
  • Tim Sumners, District 4 - P.O. Box 712, Redby, MN 
  • Jim Lucachick, District 5- 13318 Wildwood Rd. NE, Bemidji, MN  56601  

 Who is the fire chief?

Rick Thayer is the fire chief of the volunteer fire department.

 Who provides cable television service in Kelliher?

Local cable service is provided by:

  • Paul Bunyan Communications
    1831 Anne Street NW
    Bemidji, MN 56601


Another option is Direct TV. Quick link:  or toll free at 1-855-463-7359 

 Who provides telephone and electricity services in Kelliher?

  • Paul Bunyan Communications
    1831 Anne Street NW
    Bemidji, MN 56601



  • Beltrami Electric Cooperative
    4111 Technology Drive NW
    Bemidji, MN 56601