St. Francis offers great area attractions including area parks, community events, shopping, dining and more.

Visit the City of St. Francis website for city hall information.

The St. Francis Area Chamber of Commerce encompasses communities in Northern Anoka and Southern Isanti Counties in east central Minnesota, just north of the Twin Cities. Members of The Chamber hail from St. Francis, Oak Grove, Bethel, East Bethel, Coon Rapids, Ramsey, Anoka, Andover, Elk River and Isanti.

St. Francis and surrounding communities have enjoyed tremendous growth due to their proximity to the Twin Cities, but they still retain their small town feel, with a mixture of big city amenities and rural open spaces. The area has not only seen vast residential growth, but also commercial and industrial growth as well. The area also has many recreational opportunities due to its location along the Rum River and many county parks surround the pristine Minnesota lakes.

St. Francis has it all, from developments with an urban feel, to farms with a variety of animals and crops. With a population of over 7,000 in St. Francis alone, the area’s industrial parks and commercial zones would be a perfect place for your business.

Located along State Highway 47 and County Roads 28, 9, 7 and 24, St. Francis has many routes leading in and out of town. St. Francis is the home to Independent School District 15, which also serves East Bethel, Bethel, Oak Grove and parts of Andover and Nowthen and Athens and Stanford Townships.

Parks

DNR Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs)

The City of St. Francis is home to two Wildlife Management Areas (WMA); Bethel WMA and Carl E. Bonnell WMA.  The Bethel WMA is located on the eastern edge of town and accessible off of County Rd 24.  The Carl E. Bonnell WMA is located on the West side of town and is accessible off of Ambassador Blvd NW (County Rd. 28)

Wildlife management areas (WMAs) are part of Minnesota’s outdoor recreation system and are established to protect those lands and waters that have a high potential for wildlife production, public hunting, trapping, fishing, and other compatible recreational uses. They are the backbone to DNR’s wildlife management efforts in Minnesota and are key to:

  • protecting wildlife habitat for future generations
  • providing citizens with opportunities for hunting, fishing and wildlife watching
  • promoting important wildlife-based tourism in the state

For more information on WMAs visit: www.dnr.state.mn.us/wmas/index.html

Historical St. Francis

— Photos Courtesy of the St. Francis Historical Society