Local Businesses

The Old Creamery

Stop by Middle River for a unique shopping experience at The Old Creamery on Hwy 32 in Middle River, MN. They offer antiques, gifts, home décor and so much more…
The Old Creamery was built in 1936 and operated as the Creamery for dairy farmers until October of 1972. It sat vacant for 15 years until a nurse, turned entrepreneur, decided she needed to do something with this old building. In June of 2019 she purchased the building and opened the store in September of 2019.

Today The Old Creamery is a unique shopping experience for locals and hundreds of people traveling through this quaint little city called Middle River.

Please stop in if you are in our neck of the woods, we would love to see you!!!
Shop Hours:

Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm

Saturdays 10am-3pm, and anytime by appointment.

The American Legion Post 444

Bar, gaming, special events and eatery
245 2nd St S
Middle River, MN 56737
Phone number

First Lutheran Church 

Lutheran Church
210 Park Ave
Middle River, MN 56737
Phone number 218.222.3622

Young’s General Store 

Since 1907, Young’s General Store has been part of the Middle River community. Still today it stands as a landmark of dedication to the community and to its people. A full line of groceries, hardware, clothing, and much more you’ll find when you stop in to Young’s General store.

Open 365 days a year!
Monday-Friday 7am-6pm
Saturday 7:30am-6pm
Sunday 8am-1pm
Holiday hours 8am-12pm

The Wheel Bar

Since 1972 The Wheel has been located on the corner of State Hwy 32 and Hill Ave (Main Street). The Wheel has served alcohol and provided a social gathering spot for over 50 years with the facility consisting of two sections.

The original front bar is styled as rustic northern MN hunting cabin and offers a bar and lounge, off sale liquor store, CBD, charitable gaming through paper and electronic pull tabs, deep fried grill food, pizza and pool.

The back bar is a 1950’s retro styled facility created to provide a large area for celebration gatherings to include wedding receptions, banquets, birthday parties and group meetings with alcohol and food service capability.

The Wheel Bar & Bottle Shop (The Wheel)

Business hours
Monday through Saturday
10 am to 1:30 am

Owners Dave and Karleen Thompson

Bar Manager Jessica Williams

St Joseph Husband of Mary

St. Joseph Husband of Mary Catholic Church
530 2nd Street North
Middle River, MN 56737

Buko Designs and More

Owned and Operated by Rachel Bukowski
A small hobby frame shop and custom gifts serving the greater Middle River area by appointment only.
740 1st Street South, Middle River, MN 56737

Douglas Insurnace 

Middle River Agency serves Middle River and the surrounding area right from our office at 130 Hill Ave.  Dan Douglas has been in the insurance business since 2010, but his dad Mike has been an agent his whole life, so its in his DNA.
Starting in 2023, Douglas Insurance purchased MRA and incorporated the values from their agency immediately into it.
Middle River Agency offers Farm, Home, Auto, Crop, Hail and Life Insurance.  We pride ourselves on customer service and treating our insureds how we would like to be treated. Come and Grow with us!
Middle River Agency Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Middle River Office
Dan’s cell phone
Stephen Office
We are always available by phone or email any day of the week!

The Co-op 

The Co-op Oil Association of Middle River, a community-owned establishment since 1935, is dedicated to offering warm, hometown services and a diverse array of necessities, catering not just to our cherished residents but also to passersby.
Whether you require fuel, hunting licenses, snacks or a hot meal, our convenient location just off Highway 32 makes us easily accessible.
Furthermore, our offerings encompass bulk fuels, propane, anhydrous, and a comprehensive mechanical shop. We eagerly anticipate your visit and will get you back on your way quickly.
Co-op Oil Association
C-Store Hours
Monday – Thursday 6am-8pm
Friday 6am-10pm
Saturday 7am-10pm
Sunday 8am-8pm


Business hours
Monday – Friday 8am-5pm


Full-Service Mechanical Shop
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Middle River Community Theater

The Middle River Community Theatre was established in 1985 with the purpose of providing quality family entertainment to our area.

Middle River Fire Department

We are a rural fire department located in Middle River, Minnesota that serves approximately 440 square miles.

Border Bank

For over 85 years, Border Bank has been building on its legacy by focusing on the communities it serves with a footprint extending from Northern Minnesota to Metro Minneapolis, and into North Dakota. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of service and benefits designed around the customers’ needs and wants; this is the foundation of Border Bank and a guide that is used every day to serve its customers. Customer first. Community focused.

150 Hill Avenue | PO Box 50
Middle River, MN 56737

Monday – Friday
Lobby: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Drive Through: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: Closed