Area Attractions


Fertile hosts an amazing line-up of recreation opportunities for the visitor. Their golf course is outstanding and the gardens at Bergeson Nursery are breathtaking to behold in July. Hiking in the Sandhill recreation trail area is a relaxing way to spend the day as a family. The Agassiz Environmental Learning Center is known for winter recreation since they have fantastic cross country ski trails throughout the sandhills and the local snowmobile club is very proud of their beautiful well groomed trails. They have a variety of nice parks and are adjacent to several nationally known wildlife and birding areas. We also take pride in the recreational enjoyment of the Sand Hill River. Kayakers and paddlers from the surrounding communities come to Fertile to explore the inside edition of the Sand Hills from the perspective of the river. We can't forget the big event of each summer, the Polk County Fair! So what are you waiting for, come visit!

Agassiz Environmental Learning Center

AELC Hiking Trail

Located one mile West of Fertile, this self-guided nature trail highlighting the unique sand dune formations, oak savanna and native prairie of remnant glacial Lake Agassiz will take your breath away. Ten miles of hiking and cross country ski trails along the Sand Hill River. Trail maps available at the Fertile Community Center and on-site. Bathroom at the Center. Some primitive camping available.

School District

The Fertile-Falcon MascotBeltrami Public School provides outstanding opportunities for students in the areas of academic and extra-curricular activities. We have a K-12 student enrollment of 460 students; our staffing provides excellent student to staff ratios. The strengths of our small school are found in student-staff relationships, a forward thinking school board, and extremely supportive community. There are many initiatives moving forward at this time; ranging from after school programs, Lexile focused reading instruction, a student laptop program, Smartboard technology, student podcasts, webcasts, and even College-in-the-High School (last year our students completed over 112 college credits). A voter approved levy provides for financial stability to 2014! You are welcome any time to visit our school and see Fertile-Beltrami staff and students in action! Feel free to contact the adminstration!
Brian Clarke (Superintendent)
Nathaniel Messick (Principal)
Garnet Asmundson (Dean of Students)

Airport Information

City of Fertile Airport

The City of Fertile Airport (D14) is located one mile northwest of Fertile. It is owned and operated by the City of Fertile.

100LL fuel is available 24 hours a day with a credit card. Current fuel price is $5.79 per gallon.

Further airport information is availabe at


  • Community Club
    Jeannie Erickson (218) 945-3290
    Senora Pederson (218) 945-6692
  • Education Foundation
  • Fair Meadow Foundation
    Angie Leiting
    (218) 945-6194
  • Fertile-Beltrami Community Fund
    Kylie Strem
  • Lion's Club
    Norma Erickson
    (218) 945-3237
  • American Legion
    Ray Cheeseman
    (218) 945-3918
  • American Legion Auxiliary
    Gyda Gullekson
    (218) 945-6626
  • Sandhill Snowcruisers
    Josh Gudvangen
    (218) 574-2336
  • Conservation Club
    Steve Taylor (218) 945-6552
    Les Krogstad (218) 945-6213
  • Red Hat Ladies
  • Agassiz Recreational Trail
  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    Thursdays 8 PM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Fertile

    Thursdays 8 PM Duane Knutson Community Center
  • Medical/Healthcare

    • Altru Clinic
      Mill Street and Main
      Fertile, MN 56540
      (218) 945-6064
    • Essentia Health Home Health and Hospice
      Fertile Virtual Office
      Jamy Fuglseth, RN, CHPN
      Stephen Drive
      Fertile, MN 56540
      (218) 945- 6152
    • Handi-Van Transport, Inc.
      43702 102nd Avenue SW
      Fertile, MN 56540
      (218) 945-6655
    • Hanson Chiropractic
      306 North Mill Street
      Fertile, MN 56540
      (218) 945-3220
    • Prairie Dental Centers PA
      222 N. Mill Street
      PO Box 533
      Fertile, MN 56540
      (218) 945-6111
    • Polk County EMS
      310 Mill Street
      Fertile, MN 56540
      (218) 945-6050
      (218) 945-3110 (non-emergency)
    • Poissant Therapy and Fitness
      208 Mill Street
      Fertile, MN 56540
      (218) 945-3409
    • RiverView Clinic
      306 Mill Street
      Fertile, MN 56540
      (218) 945-6695
    • Fair Meadow Nursing Home
      300 Garfield Avenue SE
      Fertile, MN 56540
      (218) 945- 6194


  • Hope Evangelical Free Church
    11330 435th Street SE
    PO Box 123
    Fertile, MN 56540
    (218) 945-3677

    Jehovah's Witness

  • Kingdom Hall
    403 Blaine Street NE
    Fertile, MN 56540
    (218) 945-6075


  • Concordia Lutheran
    1007 Jefferson Avenue SW
    Fertile, MN 56540
    (218) 945-6189
  • Faaberg Lutheran Church
    4389 340th Avenue
    Fertile, MN 56540
    (218) 945-6340
    (218) 945-6220 (Parsonage)
  • First Evanger Lutheran Church
    403 Washington Avenue NE
    Fertile, MN 56540
    (218) 945-3156
  • Little Norway Lutheran Church
    11773 410th SE
    Fertile, MN 56540
    (218) 945-6637
  • Resurrection Free Lutheran Church
    415 W. 6th Street
    Beltrami, MN 56517
    (218) 926-5568
  • Maple Bay Free Lutheran Church
    11703 Ash Street SE
    Mentor, MN 56736
    (218) 574-2929
  • Maple Lake Lutheran Church
    13960 380th Street SE
    Mentor, MN 56736
    (218) 574-2234
  • St. John's Lutheran Church
    3996 Co. Hwy 1
    Fertile, MN 56540
    (218) 945-6698
  • Sundahl Church
    Co. Hwy 7
    Gary, MN 56545
    (218) 945-3426
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
    402 Desota Avenue
    Beltrami, MN 56517
    (218) 926-5646