Erskine Community

Healthcare, Education, Housing, Development


Our Community:

Erskine is a wonderful community nestled at the edge of several lakes and two major highways.  Erskine is the hub for education and healthcare for surrounding towns.  Since several lakes are in the immediate vicinity of Erskine, the town serves as a nice quaint place for visitors, cabin owners and lake home residents to enjoy golfing, a nice meal, and buy bait.   Summers are filled with swimming and boating on Lake Cameron, autumn is gorgeous with fishing, hunting, and enjoying bird migration, while winters on Lake Cameron are fun filled with ice car racing and snowmobiling.

You are welcome in Erskine!  We hope that you will consider living in Erskine.  The our businesses web page has a great section related to home building.  If you are looking to rent, apartment information is listed.  Often homes are available for rent also and the city office has good information on these options 218-687-4646. 

Erskine is a great place to grow your business.  Erskine's location and access to transportation (scroll down for specifics) makes it a community prime for growth.  This combined with, the desire for people to move into this beautiful lakes area, and the outstanding work ethic of Northwestern Minnesota, make it a very attractive community for business owners.  If you are interested in learning more about buildings available in Erskine or businesses that are for sale please contact us.  There are also areas with existing infrastructure for business development.  These are in JobZ areas.  Click to learn about whether the tax savings from JobZ would benefit your business.   For more information also call Cam Fanfulik at the Northwest Regional Development Commission  

Contact Us:  

As you will see, our web site is filled with information on Erskine but if you can't find what you are looking for please call or e-mail.  We are happy to assist you and welcome you to our town. 

Sharon Kotrba, Clerk/Treasurer  218-687-4646


Erskine is located in the northwestern corner of Minnesota, 90 miles south of the Canadian border and 55 miles east of North Dakota/Minnesota border. The Red River Valley of the North forms the state border.  Map page

  • 63 miles west of Bemidji, MN
  • 60 miles east of Grand Forks, ND
  • 30 miles south of Thief River Falls, MN
  • 283 miles northwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  • 30 miles east of Crookston
  • 30 miles north of Mahnomen

Access to Transportation:

  • U.S. Hwy 2 & U.S. Hwy 59 intersect at Erskine
  • Erskine sits at the junction of two major transcontinental railroads, Burlington Northern Sante Fe and Canadian Pacific railways. 

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City of Erskine  PO Box 59, Erskine, MN  56535     218-687-4646