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

Kittson County                    Marshall County
410 S. 5th St.                        
Hallock, MN 56728            Warren, MN 56762

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,
Grygla/Thief River Falls:                   Ann Dziengel,
Greenbush/Karlstad/Lancaster:    Cindy Christopherson,
Roseau:                                                       Liz Klein,
Warroad:                                                   Traci Pederson, or  , Kirsten Fuglseth

For more information call:  Kirsten Fuglseth, Adult Basic Ed. Coordinator , ext. #117

Child Care Aware of Minnesota

Ph: – 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)

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

Programs administered include Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Social Security Disability.

Local Workforce Center (

Thief River Falls; Bemidji

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

Minnesota Care

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 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 
Greenbush:  Bobbi Jenson 
Grygla/Gatzke:  Cheryl Sistad
Karlstad:  Judy Moss
Lake Bronson:  Darlene Brown
Roseau:  Iona Ferderer
Strandquist: Gula Stromgren
Warroad:  Scott Halvarson

“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                                 
Marshall County – Warren                              
Lake of the Woods County – Baudette         
Roseau County – Roseau                                 

Senior Citizens Centers/Nutrition Sites/Transportation:

 Roseau County                                    Lake of the Woods

Badger –                           Baudette –
Greenbush –
Roseau –                             Kittson County
Warroad –                        Hallock –
Karlstad –
Marshall County                                    Kennedy –
Grygla –                            Lake Bronson –
Holt –                                 Lancaster –
Middle River –
Newfolden –
LSS website:

Roseau/Lake of the Woods Senior Medical Travel

FAR North Public Transit  

Note: Serves Roseau and Lake of the Woods Counties.


FAR North Public Transit  

Lake of the Woods Dispatch

Note: Serves Roseau and Lake of the Woods Counties.

Tri-Valley Heartland Express   or

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

Violence Intervention Project (VIP)/ Victim Services

Thief River Falls (Headquarters) or

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

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

, ext. 23

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

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