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Storage Units - Esko


Esko Storage Units


    10x10 foot storage units for rent in Esko at the 

    corner of Canosia and North Cloquet Roads.  

    Call to reserve yours before they are gone!  


   $60 / month.


Electric Companies


Minnesota Power


-24 Hour Customer Service (1-800-228-4966)

-Lights Out (1-800-307-6937)

-Call Before You Dig (1-800-252-1166)

-New Construction (218-720-2644)


30 West Superior Street

Duluth MN 55802


Gas Companies


Cap-Trico Oil & Propane




-24 Hour Emergency Service


Barnum (389-6966)


Como Oil and Propane

3696 Front Street


(218) 389-6578


-Above Ground Tanks

-Underground Tanks

-Bulk Deliveries

-Home Heating

-Water Heaters


-Schedule Delivery and Budget Billing Available

-24 Hour Service for Home & Industry


-Contractors Services

-Temporary Construction Heat

Graphic Design

Dezime Graphics
3325 County Rd 104
Barnum, MN 55707



"Experienced Knowledgeable Service"




-Pumping Sewers & Holding Tanks

-Sewer Rooters

-Sewer Camera & Locator

-Year Round Service

-Steam Cleaning

-Portable Toilets for Rent


Serving the area for over 23 years!


Family Owned & Operated

Mike & Glenda Svacina, Owners & Operators

(218) 389-6103 or 1-877-730-3301

Barnum/Mahtowa Businesses

Convenience Stores



3761 Front Street
Barnum, MN 55707
(218) 389-6966


The Little Store
 3694 County Road 6
Barnum, MN 55707
(218) 389-6574


TJ's Country Store
2751 Market Street
Mahtowa, MN 55707
(218) 389-6257




Northview Bank (Barnum)


Manager:  Danae Lambert


Member FDIC
24-Hour ATM located in the drive-up


Other Locations:

Finlayson:  (320) 233-7575
Willow River:  (218) 372-3155
Cromwell:  (218) 644-3351
Floodwood:  (218) 476-2281
Grand Rapids:  (218) 326-5145
Deer River:  (218) 246-8221

Mortgage Services


HomeTime Mortgage
P.O. Box 456
Cloquet, MN 55720-0456
(218) 390-4791 (Leanne)




Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage


Karen Langness, CMT

Barnum, MN 55707
On-site Available
Cell:  218-393-9625
Home:  218-389-6610


Homestead Therapeutic Massage


Daniel Bittner, CMT
Barnum, MN
Therapeutic & Relaxation Massage
Specializing in Headaches and Chronic Problems -- Neck, Shoulder, Back, Hips
Evening Appointments Available
Call 218-389-3411 for an appointment


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