Coleraine Police Department

About Us

Coleraine is located east of Grand Rapids on Highway 169 with a population of approximately 1200 people on beautiful Trout Lake, a seven mile long lake.

It features an 18-hole golf course, fishing, hiking, skiing, and snowmobiling.

Coleraine is home to seven sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Coleraine Carnegie Library 1900-1924
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard 1900-1924
Methodist Episcopal Church 1850-1874
Oliver Mining District Office 1900-1924
Mining Superintendentís Office 1900-1924
Hartley Sugar Camp 1900-1924
Coleraine City Hall 1906

We have a vast array of businesses in town that are very large down to the small. The major Employers are Minnesota Power, Greenway Schools, CR Meyer & Sons, First National Bank of Coleraine, And MacNiel Environmental.

Coleraine, a city in Iron Range and Trout Lake Townships, bears the name of a township in western Massachusetts. It was chosen in honor of Thomas F. Cole, who was prominent in the early development of the iron mines on the Mesabi Range and president of the Oliver Mining Company but later removed to Arizona, becoming president of a copper mining company there.

John Campbell Greenway, general superintendent, developed the city in 1904 as an Oliver Mining Company town; Oliver Mining Company was formed in the 1890s and later became part of U.S. Steel Corporation.

The city is located one mile from Bovey and was designed basically as a residential community; the company-controlled administration screened potential residents. It incorporated as a village on April 20, 1909, and separated from the township on October 31, 1921; its post office was established in 1906.

As well as the outdoor activities we had the Ole Mangseth Ski Jump (Mt. Itasca). This is a year around ski jumping facility. Recently added was a Biathlon, which bring in athletes from all over the world.

We have 2 full time Officers
8 part-time Officers
1 full-time School Liaison Officer
All our Officers are Full-Time licensed through the State P.O.S.T Board
Our Department covers two cities and some rural areas
We run Emergency Management/Civil Defense Services
We are a community based Department


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