List of 10 Top Resources for Home Buyers In Northern Itasca County


The first thing I realized when I moved to Bigfork, MN is that by living in a very small community, its not always easy to find the resources that you need.  Just try googling “auto repair” or “Handyman” and you’ll see that you don’t have much to choose from.  Now, I’m not complaining....not at all.  But, it is nice to have some handy referrals for folks new to the area.  So, here is my list of TOP 10 Resources for you, my new neighbors:




5-Star Mechanical:  Based in Effie, these guys rock!  I’ve not had to use them a whole lot but when I need them (Exhaust fan from Furnace, Pressure tank for well), they’ve been there quick.  Call 218-743-6145


Cozy Air:  Based in Marcell, the Cozy Air guys are very professional as well.  If you need some repair work, installation, or are building new, give them a call and schedule an appointment. Call 218-832-3246


Excavation/Shoreline Work/Septic Installation:


T & T Excavating:  These guys do awesome work!  If you’ve purchased a lake home or lake property and need someone to make your shoreline what you’ve always dreamed of, give them a call.  Building a new home and need a driveway put in or a new septic system?  Give them a call.  Call 218-832-3764


Powell Excavating:  Based up in Effie, Powell Excavating not only does land clearing, driveways, septic installation, but also can help with tree planting and removal, stump grinding, and food plots.  Call 218-244-9276


Septic Service:


Honey Bear:  If you live up North, you’ve probably heard of Honey Bear. Honey Bear does Septic Pumping, portable toilet rental, and drain cleaning.  Great and Timely service.  Call 218-743-3297


Building Contractor:


Scott’s Home & Cabin: Need an addition to your cabin?  Thinking of building a new home?  Maybe you just need some repair work on an existing home or cabin.  Give Scott a call. 218-326-2602


Auto/4-Wheeler/Snowmobile Repair:


It’s never fun to have to have a car, truck, or recreational equipment repaired or even serviced.  It’s really no fun if you have to drive miles to get it done.  Well, you’re in luck.  We have some awesome businesses that will keep you moving!


Powell Auto Sales:  Located in Bigfork, Powell Auto does full service repair as well as used car/truck sales. 218-743-3795


The Shop: also located in Bigfork, The Shop services all of your 4-wheeler, Side-By-Side, Snowmobile, and Lawnmower equipment.  They do both sales and service.  You can even get parts if you’re more of a do-it-yourself kind of person.  218-743-3666


Effie County Services:  Not only do they do auto and truck repairs, but they will even work on your tractor if you have one.  218-743-3616 


Doctors/Dentist/Eye Doctor:  


Bigfork Valley: We are VERY fortunate Up North to have an award-winning hospital!  Everything you need is near by.  Check out all of the services they supply to the local community by viewing their website:



I hope this list of resources comes in handy for those of you new to the area.