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Blueberry River
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The Blueberry River in Blueberry Township in 2007
Blueberry River (Minnesota) is located in Minnesota
Blueberry River (Minnesota)
Location of the mouth of the Blueberry River
Country United States
State Minnesota
Physical characteristics
Main source Green Valley Township, Becker County
1,506 ft (459 m)
46°50′30″N 95°16′45″W / 46.84167°N 95.27917°W / 46.84167; -95.27917
River mouth Blueberry Lake, Shell River
Blueberry Township, Wadena County
1,362 ft (415 m)
46°46′48″N 95°05′34″W / 46.78000°N 95.09278°W / 46.78000; -95.09278
Length 20 mi (32 km)
Basin features

The Blueberry River is a tributary of the Shell River, approximately twenty miles (30 km) long, in north-central Minnesota in the United States. Via the Shell and Crow Wing Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining a rural area.

The river's name is a translation from its name in the Ojibwe language.


The Blueberry River rises in Green Valley Township in southeastern Becker County and flows generally southeastwardly. It flows for a short distance in southwestern Hubbard County and enters northwestern Wadena County, collecting the Kettle River and passing through the city of Menahga. It flows into Blueberry Lake on the Shell River in Blueberry Township in Wadena County, approximately two miles (3 km) north of Menahga. The Blueberry River flows in the Northern Lakes and Forests ecoregion, which is characterized by conifer and hardwood forests on flat and rolling till plains and outwash plains.

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