Community Resources

Voter Registration – County Auditors

Roseau County                    Lake of the Woods County
606-5th Ave. SW                  206-8th Ave. SE
Roseau, MN 56751             Baudette, MN 56623
Phone: (218)463-1282       Phone: (218)634-2836

Kittson County                    Marshall County
410 S. 5th St.                         208 E. Colvin Ave.
Hallock, MN 56728            Warren, MN 56762
Phone: (218)843-2655       Phone: (218)745-4851


Adult basic and Continuing Education

Provides individualized tutoring for GED, literacy, English as a second language, for improving your basic skills in reading, writing, and math.

Baudette/ Williams:                             Rose Anderson, (218)634-1563
Grygla/Thief River Falls:                   Ann Dziengel, (218)683-8764
Greenbush/Karlstad/Lancaster:    Cindy Christopherson,(218) 843-1473
Roseau:                                                       Liz Klein, (218)463-3682
Warroad:                                                   Traci Pederson, (218)386-6094 or  1-800-562-4053, Kirsten Fuglseth

For more information call:  Kirsten Fuglseth, Adult Basic Ed. Coordinator 1-800-562-4053, ext. #117


Child Care Aware of Minnesota

Ph:(888) 291-9811 – if you need child care

Services for parents include detailed and current information on licensed day care providers and child care resources including material for selecting quality care. Services for Child Care Providers include training workshops & resource material on working with children and families, assistance on becoming a licensed provider.


Northwest Legal Services (Legal Aid)

Phone: (800) 450-8585

Legal services available to financially eligible people who live in Northwest Minnesota, criminal defense cases are NOT allowed. Cases are prioritized by income maintenance, health, housing, public benefits, and certain family law cases.


Social Security Administration


Phone: (800) 772-1213,       TTY users (800) 325-0778
Programs administered include Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Social Security Disability.


Local Workforce Center (Phone: 1-888-438-5627)

Phone Numbers: (218) 463-2233 Roseau
(218) 681-0909 Thief River Falls; (218) 333-8200 Bemidji

Provide job service, job training, job rehabilitation services, unemployment insurance claims, veteran’s employment, and vocational rehabilitation.


Minnesota Care

Phone: (800) 657-3672

Health Insurance program for families includes in-patient care. Premiums are based on annual income and number of children in the family. Contact the social services or county nursing services.


United Way 211 (formerly known as First Call Minnesota)

Dial either 211 or 1-800-543-7709 to obtain free access to health and human services information and referral 24 hours a day.


Food Shelves (call for appointment)

Lake/Woods County: Diana McLain  (218)783-3135
Greenbush:  Bobbi Jenson  (218) 782-2262
Grygla/Gatzke:  Cheryl Sistad (218) 294-6223
Karlstad:  Judy Moss (218)436-2456
Lake Bronson:  Darlene Brown (218) 754-3663
Roseau:  Iona Ferderer (218) 463-1154
Strandquist: Gula Stromgren (218)597-2617
Warroad:  Scott Halvarson (218)  386-2336


“Stay Warm Minnesota” Website

Visit the Stay Warm Minnesota website to view helpful information regarding heating financial assistance, energy efficiency and heating safety programs.

County Human Services

These are just a few of the programs Social Service has to offer. Programs may vary slightly from county to county and include:

Food Stamps:

Supplement the food buying power of low-income families or persons.

Medical Assistance:

Serve people unable to pay for medical care, upon meeting certain qualifications.

MN Supplemental Aid:

Provide additional financial assistance to the elderly, blind, and those with a disability that does not receive adequate SSI assistance.

If you are interested in any of these services, or have any questions, please call your local county office:

Kittson County – Hallock                                  (218)843-2689
Marshall County – Warren                               (218)745-5124
Lake of the Woods County – Baudette          (218)634-2642
Roseau County – Roseau                                  (218)463-2411

Senior Citizens Centers/Nutrition Sites/Transportation:

 Roseau County                                    Lake of the Woods

Badger – (218) 528-4824                     Baudette – (218) 634-1633
Greenbush – (218)782-2570
Roseau – (218)463-1331                              Kittson County
Warroad – (218) 386-4403                  Hallock – (218)843-2604
__________                              Karlstad – (218)436-2400
Marshall County                          Kennedy – (218) 674-4396
Grygla – (218) 294-6306                Lake Bronson – (218)754-2710
Holt – (218)874-6900                        Lancaster – (218)762-1799
Middle River – (218)222-3763
Newfolden – (218)874-8361
LSS website:


Roseau/Lake of the Woods Senior Medical Travel

FAR North Public Transit   (218) 463-3238

Note: Serves Roseau and Lake of the Woods Counties.



FAR North Public Transit   (218) 463-3238

Lake of the Woods Dispatch 1-800-930-8108

Note: Serves Roseau and Lake of the Woods Counties.

Tri-Valley Heartland Express   1-800-201-3432 or (218)281-0700

Note: Serves Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake Counties.   Director: Cindy Pic


Violence Intervention Project (VIP)/ Victim Services

Thief River Falls (Headquarters) 1-800-660-6667 or (218) 681-5557

Provide shelter for battered women and children, safe hotel for battered men, transitional housing, and other services. Services may include general and legal advocacy. A 24-hour crisis line is maintained.

Hill Burton Program

Phone: (800) 638-0742

Offers free health care for low-income families who have high medical bills or anticipate a hospitalization. Assistance is based upon family size and income.


Senior & Youth Employment & Training Opportunities

Contact person: Jennifer Person

Phone: (888) 778-4008, ext. 23

Youth ages 14 yrs. – 21 yrs. (serving Roseau, Kittson, and Marshall Counties).

Seniors 55 & older (serving Roseau & Lake of the Woods Counties)