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In the event of an emergency call 911. All non-emergency calls can be made to the clerk's office (218) 534-3152 or directly to the department you need. Civil defense sirens are tested the first Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm. All other sirens are for fires, severe weather or other emergencies. You would need to check with news broadcasting for updates. The Deerwood Auditorium located at 23770 Forest Road is the local storm shelter. It is staffed at those times by the fire department.
With a population of 532, the City of
Formerly known as Withington (1871-1881), the area found it’s name being confused with
On a record of business listings in 1913 there were over 100 businesses accommodating all the needs of the citizens. In early 1933, the local paper, the Deerwood Enterprise, began a public discussion on the need for a community building to exemplify the pride of the area citizens. In December 1934, Beriah MaGoffin Jr. donated all of the material from the old Meacham mine machine building to be used to construct the Deerwood Auditorium. He also started a building fund with his $500 donation. In 1935, construction began with the help of the WPA and local talent. The estimated amount of field stones needed was 800 tons which came from the grounds of what is now known as the Cuyuna Country Club. In 1936, work was completed offering a multi-purpose hall with balconies to seat 500. It housed the village council chambers, kitchen, locker rooms, library and the village fire apparatus. In 2010, the most recent renovations occurred. Those repairs allowed the building to retain its historic appearance.
Deerwood owns and operates the Deerwood - Skandia Cemetery. Due to a recent expansion, there are many lots available. Please contact the City Clerk's office for further information.