Inger, Minnesota

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Inger, Minnesota
Census-designated place (CDP) and Unincorporated community
Location of Inger, Minnesota
Location of Inger, Minnesota
Inger, Minnesota
Location of the community of Inger
within Itasca County
Coordinates: 47°33′15″N 93°59′7″W / 47.55417°N 93.98528°W / 47.55417; -93.98528Coordinates: 47°33′15″N 93°59′7″W / 47.55417°N 93.98528°W / 47.55417; -93.98528
Country  United States
State  Minnesota
County Itasca
 • Total 1.909 sq mi (4.94 km2)
 • Land 1.877 sq mi (4.86 km2)
 • Water 0.032 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 1,332 ft (406 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 212
 • Density 110/sq mi (43/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56636
Area Code 218
GNIS ID 656702[3]

Inger is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States, along the Bowstring River of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. As of the 2010 census, its population was 212.[2]

The center of Inger is generally considered at the junction of Itasca County Roads 35 and 146. State Highway 46 (MN 46) is also in the vicinity. Inger is located 22 miles northwest of Deer River.

In Ojibwe, the community is called Chi-achaabaaning, meaning "by the Big Bowstring" due to its location along the Bowstring River. The village is located in the former Inger Township, which reverted to being unorganized. Named for one of its pioneer settlers,[4] a post office was in operation from 1912 until 1955.[5]

Located 9 miles south of Inger is the Winnibigoshish Lake Dam, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Inger, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 255. 
  5. ^ "Itasca County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  • Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
  • Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition
  • Mn/DOT map of Itasca County – Sheet 2 – 2011 edition