Palo, Minnesota

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Palo, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Palo, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Palo, Minnesota
Palo, Minnesota
Palo, Minnesota is located in the US
Palo, Minnesota
Palo, Minnesota
Location of the community of Palo
within White Township, Saint Louis County
Coordinates: 47°24′55″N 92°15′35″W / 47.41528°N 92.25972°W / 47.41528; -92.25972Coordinates: 47°24′55″N 92°15′35″W / 47.41528°N 92.25972°W / 47.41528; -92.25972
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
Township White Township
Elevation 1,401 ft (427 m)
 • Total 30
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55705
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 662129[1]

Palo is an unincorporated community in White Township, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States.


The community is located 8 miles south of the city of Aurora at the intersection of Saint Louis County Road 100 and County Road 111 (Palo Road). Vermilion Trail/County Road 4 and County Road 16 are both nearby. Palo is located 9 miles northeast of the community of Makinen.


A post office called Palo was established in 1907, and remained in operation until 1933.[2] Palo is a name derived from Finnish meaning "fire".

Arts and culture[edit]

Palo is notable for its annual Laskiainen celebration, one of the largest and longest-running Finnish–American festivals in the United States.[3]


  1. ^ "Palo, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "St. Louis County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  3. ^ [1], Finnish American Cultural Activities.
  • Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
  • Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition