Balsam Lake, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 975 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.6%
 
Males: 502  (51.5%)
Females: 473  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54810.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,449 (it was $34,276 in 2000)
Balsam Lake:

$40,449
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,211 (it was $19,576 in 2000)

Balsam Lake village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $109,188 (it was $75,500 in 2000)
Balsam Lake:

$109,188
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $146,424; Detached houses: $171,215; Townhouses or other attached units: $265,904; In 2-unit structures: $574,928; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,731; Mobile homes: $42,392

Median gross rent in 2012: $758.

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Balsam Lake races chart
  • White alone - 946 (93.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 26 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.2%)

Races in Balsam Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Balsam Lake: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.5%), Norwegian (14.1%), Swedish (12.4%), Irish (8.4%), French (3.4%), United States (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 1155 feet

Land area: 2.03 square miles.

Population density: 481 people per square mile   (low).

Balsam Lake,WI real estate house value index trend

Balsam Lake, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Balsam Lake:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Balsam Lake village:

  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

10 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.0%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin as of June 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Balsam Lake to the number of sex offenders is 281 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,536 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,139 (3.2%)

Balsam Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coon Rapids, MN (46.0 miles , pop. 61,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (47.4 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (345.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Centuria, WI (2.2 miles ), Milltown, WI (2.3 miles ), Apple River, WI (2.4 miles ), Georgetown, WI (2.5 miles ), Luck, WI (2.8 miles ), Garfield, WI (3.0 miles ), St. Croix Falls, WI (3.1 miles ), Eureka, WI (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.46 N, Longitude: 92.45 W

Area code: 715

Balsam Lake household income distribution Balsam Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +136 (+16.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Balsam Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Balsam Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 0% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.8 miles away from the Balsam Lake village center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.1 miles away from the village center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Balsam Lake-area historical earthquake activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 174.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 186.4 miles away from Balsam Lake center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 351.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 214.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 128.0 miles away from Balsam Lake center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 329.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Balsam Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Balsam Lake:

  • POLK CTY HOME CARE PROG (100 POLK CTY PLAZA STE 180)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Balsam Lake:

  • CENTURIA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CENTURIA, WI)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; ST CROIX FALLS, WI)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY-ST CROIX VALLEY (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ST CROIX FALLS, WI)
  • ST CROIX FALLS DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; SAINT CROIX FALLS, WI)
  • ST CROIX REG MED CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SAINT CROIX FALLS, WI)
  • AMERY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 12 miles away; AMERY, WI)
  • GOLDEN AGE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; AMERY, WI)

Airports located in Balsam Lake:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Balsam Lake:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 33 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • Century College (about 39 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 43 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Bethel University (about 45 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,061)
  • University of Northwestern-St Paul (about 46 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,680)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 46 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 6,159)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 47 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)

Public high school in Balsam Lake:

  • Unity Hi (Students: 309; Location: 1908 150th St Hwy 46 N; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Balsam Lake:

  • Unity El (Students: 452; Location: 1908 150th St Hwy 46 N; Grades: KG-4)
  • Unity Mid (Students: 264; Location: 1908 150th St Hwy 46 N; Grades: 5-8)
See full list of schools located in Balsam Lake

Library in Balsam Lake:

  • BALSAM LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $84,988; Location: 404 MAIN ST.; 11,055 books; 4,723 e-books; 4,480 audio materials; 1,098 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 72 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Balsam Lake: Polk County Courthouse (A), Balsam Lake Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mill Pond (A), Balsam Lake 24.31 (B), Balsam Lake 24 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Blacksmith Shop Motel (1879 West Bone Lake Drive).

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Balsam Lake and their reported violations in the past:

BALSAM LAKE WATERWORKS (Population served: 1,031, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-12-2011), St Public Notif issued (OCT-12-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2012)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Balsam Lake that have no violations reported:

  • SOMERS LAKE REC AREA (Address: 100 POLK PLAZA, SUITE 10 , Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POLK COUNTY PARK COUNTY TRAIL DERONDA (Address: 100 POLK PLAZA, SUITE 10 , Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POLK COUNTY PARKS COUNTY TRAIL NYE STORE (Address: 100 POLK PLAZA, SUITE 10 , Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POLK CO ATLAS PARK (Address: 100 POLK PLAZA, SUITE 10 , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOTUS LAKE PARK (Address: 100 POLK PLAZA, SUITE 10 , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.3%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.1%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Balsam Lake in 2010:

  • 71 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
47 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Balsam Lake compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Balsam Lake travel time to work - commute Balsam Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Balsam Lake village (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.81%
Here: 57.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents48.4%20.6%7.3%4.8%3.7%
Congregations32.6%7.9%6.7%13.5%5.6%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceBaptist General ConferenceEvangelical Free Church of AmericaUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents2.7%2.3%1.8%1.8%6.7%
Congregations2.2%4.5%4.5%1.1%21.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Polk County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Polk County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Polk County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

26.9%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.1%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$3,845$46,1402$2,174
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,713$44,5562$1,147
Streets and Highways 2$4,417$26,5020$0
Sewerage 1$4,386$52,6320$0
Water Supply 1$4,646$55,7520$0
Local Libraries 0$0 4$3,244
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$390
Totals for Government 6$21,007$42,01410$6,955

Balsam Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $453,000 ($464.62)
    General: $328,000 ($336.41)
    Regular Highways: $215,000 ($220.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $96,000 ($98.46)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $144,000 ($147.69)
    Regular Highways: $141,000 ($144.62)
    Sewerage: $134,000 ($137.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $101,000 ($103.59)
    Fire Protection: $89,000 ($91.28)
    Police Protection: $72,000 ($73.85)
    Central Staff Services: $53,000 ($54.36)
    Libraries: $43,000 ($44.10)
    General Public Buildings: $31,000 ($31.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $27,000 ($27.69)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($21.54)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($11.28)
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000 ($8.21)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($4.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($2.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($32.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $145,000 ($148.72)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($21.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $265,000 ($271.79)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($15.38)

Balsam Lake government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $89,000 ($91.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000 ($56.41)
    All Other: $26,000 ($26.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $33,000 ($33.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $61,000 ($62.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $66,000 ($67.69)
    General Revenue, NEC: $49,000 ($50.26)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($24.62)
    Rents: $21,000 ($21.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $81,000 ($83.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $92,000 ($94.36)
    All Other: $71,000 ($72.82)
    Highways: $47,000 ($48.21)
  • Tax - Property: $434,000 ($445.13)
    NEC: $84,000 ($86.15)

Balsam Lake government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $256,000 ($262.56)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $527,000 ($540.51)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $235,000 ($241.03)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $682,000 ($699.49)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($13.33)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $225,000 ($230.77)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $80,000 ($82.05)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($18.46)

Balsam Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $558,000 ($572.31)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $35,000 ($35.90)

4.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Croix County, WI  0.85% ($36,228 average AGI)
from Barron County, WI  0.51% ($27,404)
from Washington County, MN  0.32% ($42,200)


5.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,285 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Croix County, WI  1.03% ($32,967 average AGI)
to Barron County, WI  0.51% ($25,300)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.35% ($32,210)

Strongest AM radio stations in Balsam Lake:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WXCE (1260 AM; 5 kW; AMERY, WI; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WIXK (1590 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEW RICHMOND, WI; Owner: WIXK-AM, LLC)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WMGT (1220 AM; 5 kW; STILLWATER, MN; Owner: ENDURANCE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Balsam Lake:

  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • WLMX-FM (104.9 FM; BALSAM LAKE, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • WGMO (95.3 FM; SHELL LAKE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMKL (90.3 FM; NORTH BRANCH, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Balsam Lake:

  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W24CL (Channel 24; GRANTSBURG, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

Balsam Lake fatal accident list:

Oct 3, 2008 03:57 PM, Sr-46, Lat: 45.45637, Lon: -92.46867, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 10, 1982 00:40 AM, I, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 4, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 16, 1980 10:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 16, 1979 01:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 10, 1979 00:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Balsam Lake)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • .75 Mi N Of Jct Crs I & G (Lat: 45.509667 Lon: -92.368250), Call Sign: KNIQ786, Licensee ID: L00113476
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.955 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2004, Expiration Date: 03/31/2014
    Registrant: Town Of Georgetown
  • 1005 W. Main Street (Lat: 45.451944 Lon: -92.472778), Type: Mast, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 10.6 m, Call Sign: WPYF300
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.015 MHz, 156.015 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/30/2003, Expiration Date: 07/30/2013, Certifier: Steven B Moe
    Registrant: Rassbach Communications, 2912 London Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701, Phone: (715) 832-6763, Fax: (715) 832-1698, Email:
  • 1908 150th Street Hwy 46 N (Lat: 45.485111 Lon: -92.465694), Type: Mast, Structure height: 9.8 m, Overall height: 11.3 m, Call Sign: WQMD200
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/01/2010, Expiration Date: 07/01/2020, Certifier: Paula Hermansen
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 249-2344

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • JUSTICE CNTR, 1005 W Main St (Lat: 45.450389 Lon: -92.472833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQFJ971, Licensee ID: L00050419
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 6615.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/02/2006, Expiration Date: 08/02/2016, Certifier: Steven B Moe
    Registrant: Polk County Sheriff\' S Department, 1005 West Main St Ste 900, Balsam, WI 54810, Phone: (715) 485-8352, Fax: (715) 485-8355, Email:
  • LUCK, Lat: 45.459444 Lon: -92.464444, Call Sign: WQGP339
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.256 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/14/2007, Expiration Date: 03/14/2017, Certifier: Kathy Hanson
    Registrant: Amco Water Metering Systems Inc, 1100 Sw 38th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474, Phone: (352) 369-6500, Fax: (352) 369-6581, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Balsam Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 116FP , Serial Number: 17271241, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 08/16/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 1740 108th St, Balsam Lake, WI 54810
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 246GM , Serial Number: 0260, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 07/11/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Gordon O Peterson, 1215 172nd Ave, Balsam Lake, WI 54810

Businesses in Balsam Lake, WI

  • Subway: 1
  • U-Haul: 1
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