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 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 Lake's 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 Lake 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 more information.

There are five Churches located in town; they are the St. James Roman Catholic Church, Holy Cross Lutheran, Bethel Baptist, Lake Assembly of God, Jehovah.

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 projects.

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 Housing, Inc.

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.


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