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Duquette Tavern along MN 23
|Township||Kerrick Township and Nickerson Township|
|Elevation||1,145 ft (349 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
55756 or 55712
|GNIS feature ID||642988|
State Highway 23 (MN 23) serves as a main route in the community. The Nemadji State Forest is nearby.
Duquette is an unincorporated community in northern Pine County. Local businesses include the Duquette General Store and the Duquette Bar. Nearby is the Duquette Airport, a private, 1/4 mile grass airstrip, owned by Dick Hendrickson.
Duquette is the home of Jackie Berger Park; which includes campsites, ballfield, pavilion, tennis court, and fishing in the Willow River. The park was named after a local young man who died on Omaha Beach on D-Day, 1944. A parking field for snowmobiles, offroad motorcycles or ATV's abuts the park.
Duquette is located along the BNSF Railway on what was at one time the Great Northern Railway. It was built on an early Indian village site located at the southern terminus of the Willow–Nemadji Portage; the first European settlers were French Canadians, among them was the entrepreneur Frank Duquette, who built a sawmill and store. Originally the village was named Kerrick until the Great Northern Railway depot was moved three miles south, keeping that name, and for a period Duquette was called Old Kerrick, the new site being called New Kerrick; the names were corrected when the Duquette post office was established in 1905.
- Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
- Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition
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