Mitchell County

Economic Development Commission


641.732.4790

PO Box 306 | Osage, Iowa 50461

Communities

Carpenter


Carpenter is located in the northwest portion of Mitchell County, six miles south of the state line. The western city limit is the Worth County line. Highway 105 runs east to west through Carpenter, with St. Ansgar located five miles to the southeast and Northwood ten miles to the west.

Carpenter is a growing town with nearly 130 residents, an increase of nearly thirty people over the past decade. Carpenter relies on the St. Ansgar School district to meet the educational needs of its youth.

The Carpenter Community Center holds hundreds of weddings and auctions. Located behind it is a softball field that hosts many tournaments and leagues each year.

Helpful Link: Detailed Profile for the City of Carpenter

McIntire


McIntire is located in northeast Mitchell County, three miles south of the Minnesota border. T-62 runs north and south, serving as the town's connection to Highway 9.

McIntire is a growing town with nearly 180 residents, an increase of nearly forty people over the past decade. McIntire relies on the Riceville School district to meet the educational needs of its youth.

Helpful Link: Detailed Profile for the City of McIntire

Mitchell


Mitchell is located in south central Mitchell County, two miles north and two miles west of Osage. The Cedar River is the western border of Mitchell.

The Mitchell Dam is a hydroelectric plant that produces much of the electric power in the county. Located on the Cedar River, it creates a great park for boating and camping.

Helpful Link: Detailed Profile for the City of Mitchell

Orchard


Orchard is located in south central Mitchell County one mile from the Floyd County line and with Osage five miles to the northwest of Orchard via County Road T-42.

Orchard has a population of nearly ninety residents. These residents rely on the Osage School district for their educational needs.

Helpful Link: Detailed Profile for the City of Orchard

Osage


Osage is thirty minutes east of I-35 on Highway 9, thirty minutes south of I-90 on Highway 218 or ten minutes north of US 18 on T-38. Osage has an airport that serves much of their travel needs.

Osage has been deemed the 'City of Maples' due to the numerous maple trees that line the streets. Osage is the home to 3,450 residents and is also the county seat for Mitchell County.

The Osage School district meets the community's educational needs. In addition, a community college is located just thirty minutes away in Mason City.

Helpful Links: Detailed Profile for the City of Osage | City of Osage

Riceville


Riceville is a community of 900 people and is located in both Howard and Mitchell Counties. Situated on Highway 9, fifteen miles from Highway 63, Riceville is an important hub of northeast Iowa.

The Riceville School district serves the community's educational needs. The school is located directly on the Mitchell/Howard County line.

Helpful Links: Detailed Profile for the City of Riceville | City of Riceville

Stacyville


Stacyville is located in north central Iowa, four miles south of the Minnesota border. This friendly community is less than thirty minutes from I-90, I-35 and the Avenue of the Saints.

Stacyville relies on the St. Ansgar School district to fulfill the educational needs of its youth.

Riverside Park is located along the banks of the Little Cedar River on the east side of Stacyville. It provides facilities and opportunities for camping, fishing and boating enjoyment.

Helpful Links: Detailed Profile for the City of Stacyville | City of Stacyville

St. Ansgar


Founded in 1853 by Rev. Claus L. Clausen, St. Ansgar has been named the "Garden Spot of Iowa" due to its thriving farmland and stately trees.

Nearly 1,100 residents live within the boundaries of St. Ansgar. The St. Ansgar School district meets the educational needs of the youth in the community.

St. Ansgar has several parks nearby including Halvorson Park, Acorn Park Golf Course and Sportsman's Park.

Helpful Links: Detailed Profile for the City of St. Ansgar | City of St. Ansgar