Ideal Township

Crow Wing County - Minnesota

History of Ideal Township

Originally established in 1899 - and officially chartered in 1902 - Ideal Township is governed by a three-member, elected Board of Supervisors. The Clerk/Treasurer is a non-voting member of the Board.

  • The Township consists of 36 square miles.
  • A full-time staff maintains, including snow plowing, more than 49 miles of township roads.
  • A 24 member volunteer fire department provides fire protection to the township.
  • A park and the community center are located at 35458 Butternut Point Road.
  • The township maintains a transfer station for garbage, recycling & composting services.

Here are some stories submitted to Ideal Township Centennial Committee during our celebration in 2002. Take a look to get some insight into the history of Ideal and its residents.

Ben Knebel Retires Gramma Knebel Reverend Knebel
Mailboat Delivery Gramma and Kids Grandpa Meyer
Big Fish Story Gramma and John Grandpa Knebel
On the Lawn Gramma and John 2 The Gang


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