Welcome to our Community Profile

Eagle Bend with its population of 599 residents is close to the center of Minnesota.  It is located on U.S. Highway 71 about 150 miles northwest of Minneapolis in the heart of Minnesota's dairy country.  A half hour's drive will take you to some of the best fishing and camping in the state as well as Theaters and large shopping centers.

Eagle Bend has a lot that you don't normally find in a community this size.  There is a public library and museum complex.  The community residents pitched in and held fundraisers of every type until there was enough money to build and furnish a 42x74 handicapped accessible building.  The library is a branch of the Great River Regional Library system, St. Cloud.  The museum was developed and is maintained by the Eagle Bend Historical Society.

The businesses show the diversity of the area.  In Eagle Bend and its surrounding area you can meet with businesses that offer, recreational vehicle dealers, a custom meat locker, craft, flower and gift shops, a bank, a café, a bowling alley, a welding shop and equipment manufacturer, body shop.  The tallest building is the grain elevator a part of Pro Ag.  Other businesses that complement our community are automotive parts and service shops, two gas convenience stores, hair stylists, insurance agents, accountants, contractors, lumber and hardware supplies.  The Hilltop Regional Kitchen is currently serving over 4500 meals a month to our regional area.  These meals are part of the service provided by the Lutheran Social Services program.  Offering bundled services and hot meals to senior population to help them remain in their homes longer by providing them with nutritional meals delivered by volunteers to their home.

The Eagle Valley Clinic is affiliated with Lakewood Clinic and Lakewood Hospital.  Registered nurses, physician's assistants, and medical doctors serve on a rotating basis.  Emergency medical attention is provided by an up-to-date Rescue Squad from the Eagle Bend Volunteer Fire Department. This 24-person department is well-known and respected for their prompt response, dedication and excellent lifesaving and firefighting equipment and personnel.  They have medical training as First Responders and EMTs.  This Fire Department is one of the best trained and well-equipped departments in the area.  They not only serve the city of Eagle Bend, but are contracted with Eagle Valley, Germania, Bertha, Wykeham, Burleene townships.

In Eagle Bend, you can keep busy with a variety of activities.  There are 3 city parks which hosts a variety of elements like a regulation size basketball court, a sand volleyball court, a 1/4-mile tarred walking path, and a picnic shelter, at the Lion's Park you will find a small playground and a softball field and a picnic shelter at the Highway Park has easy access from Hwy 71 with picnic shelter and clean restrooms. Eagle Lanes is a bowling alley that offers open bowling and league competition. Just 20 minutes from Eagle Bend is the Long Drive-In hosting outdoor movies and the ambiance of the old drive ins of past. 

There are many active 4-H clubs, church youth groups and school sponsored events are available to all area youth. 

Within three miles of the city is the Double Eagle Golf Course.  It has a unique layout, featuring a nine-hole reverse course that provides 18 totally different holes.  A pro shop and supper club are also at the site.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars share their club with the Auxiliary and the American Legion.  They rent space to the Eagle Bend Lion's for charitable gambling (pull-tabs) and progressive bingo every Saturday night. Much of their profits are donated to other local organizations and schools.  The V.F.W. hosts special nights of meals to keep their club very active. 

There are two garden clubs, several study groups, Lions Club, Development Corporation, Friends of the Library and other civic and community organizations who donate their time and talents.  Eagle Bend has alot to offer.  Tennessee may be the "volunteer state", but Eagle Bend could be called the "Volunteer City".

The religious needs of the community are served by two Lutheran churches, a Methodist church and the Assemblies of God.  Catholic churches are located in our neighboring towns.

Eagle Bend is a great place to visit, and even a better place to live.  Come and see for yourself.

Eagle Bend has alot to offer its residents and visitors to the area.  EAGLE BEND IS MINNESOTA'S HOMETOWN.