City of Pembina, ND

Oldest Settlement in the Dakota Territories

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Thank You for your interest in our community!

Located strategically on Interstate 29, halfway between Grand Forks, ND and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and just 4 miles from the border crossing - Pembina is a great location for families and business!

We are a community steeped in history with a progressive look to the future. We have an innovative business climate with stable population, an excellent school system, and attractive recreational amenities. Please take a look here to see some of the offerings we have!

Community Overview:

The City of Pembina is located in Pembina County. Its labor pool includes Pembina and Walsh Counties in North Dakota and Kittson County in Minnesota.

Community Economic Contact:
Teri Stoiber: City Auditor/Administrator
Address: at 152 West Rolette Street
Phone: (701) 825-6819 
Email: pcityoffice@polarcomm.com | Website: www.pembina.govoffice.com
Population: 512 (Pembina City)| 6,844 (Pembina County) 2020 census data



Youth Education:

K-12 served through North Border School District, consolidated in 2005. 

Pembina School was part of the North Border Sports Co-Op (a precursor to the North Border School District) which produced the 2003 and 2004 Regional Football Champions and 2001 ND State Class B Boys Basketball Champs

Higher Education:
University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND - Northwest Technical College in East Grand Forks, MN or the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)



Electricity Provider:

Otter Tail Power Company

Telecommunications, Entertainment and High Speed Internet:
Polar Communications and Polar Cable-vision 
Serving Pembina with telephone, digital cable t.v. and high-speed internet services through secure fiber optic lines.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Saturdays 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 701-284-7221 or (800) 284-7222 | Website: https://polarcomm.com

High Speed Internet:
Now serving Pembina with wireless internet - Invisimax.com
Contact: info@invisimax.com | Phone: (866) 745-6030


Public Service Utilities:

Water Provider:
City of Pembina | Phone: 701-825-6819
Meter readings are done monthly by city personnel. 
Utility Bills are sent out by the 5th of the month, and the payment is due by the 20th of the month. 

Public Services:

Pembina Volunteer:
Ambulance Service | Pembina Volunteer Fire Department
Call 911 for emergency response

Commercial Garbage Service:
Valley Landfill
Address: 604 N Main St, Drayton, ND 58225
Residential Garbage & Recycling Service:
Countrywide Sanitation
Curbside pickup of garbage is every Wednesday
Curbside pick-up of recyclables is every other Thursday.
Paper recycling bins are located at the City Shop at 153 W Jerome St

Transportation Services:

Major Highway:

Located on I-29, running from Winnipeg, MB through Fargo, ND to Texas

Rail Service Provider:
Burlington-Northern-Santa Fe and Canadian Pacific through St. Vincent Elevator, MN
Phone: (218) 823-6443

Commercial Air Service Provider:
North Star Aviation
Contact: John Fowler (701) 825-6615

Pembina International Airport
Runway size accommodates jet traffic or turbo props
Certified on field for all craft, including helicopters | Courtesy car available


Financial Institution: 

133 West Stutsman Street | Phone: 825-6289 
ATM available at KodaBank and at both convenience stores in town



Cavalier Chronicle
Available weekly through mail. 
Call 701-265-8844 for a subscription. 
Address: 207 Main St W, Cavalier, ND 58220
 Borderland Press
Available weekly through mail or for purchase locally.
Call 701-256-5311 for a subscription.

Address: P.O. Box 230, Langdon, ND 58249

Grand Forks Herald
Daily with home delivery available. 
Call 800-477-6572 for a subscription. 


Fort Daer Landing and Recreation Area:
Boat Ramp and Fish House |Campground |Ball-fields | Shelter Picnic Area | Playgrounds

LaMoure Memorial Golf Course: 
Please reference the tourism page for more information

Pembina State Museum:  
Please reference the tourism page for more information



Pembina is in the temperate zone of the Plains States. 
Summer temperatures average between 65 low and 80's during the day, dropping off at night.