Community History &
Located in Burke County in the
northwestern part of North Dakota. Powers Lake was incorporated in 1909.
The present governing body consists of a Mayor and a Council. Powers
economy is made up of ranching and agriculture. Crops grown include
wheat, durum, barley, oats, flax, sunflowers, canola, mustard, field
peas, lentils, and alfalfa.
The City of Powers Lake features a
city hall, senior citizens center, bank, hardware store, furniture
and electric store, elevator, automobile dealer,
grocery store, lumber yard, veterinarian clinic, welding shop, motel,
cafe, full service gas station and several other businesses. Powers
has many active clubs and organizations like: Civic Club, Music
Boosters, Quarterback Club, Saddle Club, American Legion and
Auxiliary, Community Club, and a Golf Club.
†Powers Lakeís American Legion Hall is
a large community building that can be used for special events and
dances. This building can be rented out for community or special
events, please call John Albertson, Mayor at 701-464-5682 for
There are five Churches located in town; they are the St. James
Roman Catholic Church, Holy Cross Lutheran, Bethel Baptist, Lake
Assembly of God,
Main Street Improvement
Association has played a big role in the city maintaining and
attracting new business. Projects over the past years have been
remodeling a building for a new business. Their latest project was a
new building to house a dental clinic and a chiropractic clinic.
Stock is sold to local and area people to raise funding for new
Powers Lake Area Development and
the City are taking an active approach to maintaining our existing
businesses and are looking for new businesses. We have T1 and DSL
speed cable available, and a current Workforce Labor Study for
technology based businesses to look at. Burke County has a JDA available to
assist in creating new businesses in our communities.
Powers Lake has a one cent sales tax to help
with new business developments, interest buy downs, park funding, and
lake development projects. For more information about our town contact our Mayor John
Albertson at 701-464-5682.
Powers Lake Housing
Incorporation is a group of investors committed to helping our community
prosper and grow by supplying new housing in hopes of enticing new
residents. Click on the following link for more details about this
program.† Powers Lake
The community is served by a
volunteer fire department. The department has twenty three members
and their chief is Arlo Griesbach, who is the president of the North
Dakota Association of Firemen. A main source of pride is our
volunteer ambulance squad having nineteen crew members that are
nationally certified EMT's and five first responders. The ambulance
squad leaders are Jane Streifel and Kari Enget.