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Fairbanks, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Fairbanks, Minnesota
Fairbanks, Minnesota
Location in Minnesota
Fairbanks, Minnesota is located in the United States
Fairbanks, Minnesota
Fairbanks, Minnesota
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Saint Louis
Township Fairbanks Township
1,654 ft (504 m)
 • Total 10
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 661243

Fairbanks is an unincorporated community in Fairbanks Township, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States; located within the Superior National Forest.


The community lies 18 miles southeast of the city of Hoyt Lakes on Saint Louis County Highway 16. CR 16 serves as a direct east–west route in northeast Minnesota between U.S. Highway 53 and Silver Bay. Fairbanks is located 36 miles northwest of the city of Two Harbors.

The boundary line between Saint Louis and Lake counties is near Fairbanks.

The communities of Bassett, Petrel, Brimson, Rollins, Toimi, and Wales are all located near Fairbanks.

Cadotte Lake and Bassett Lake are in the vicinity.


A post office called Fairbanks was established in 1905, and remained in operation until 1953. The community was named for Charles W. Fairbanks, 26th Vice President of the United States.

  • Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
  • Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition
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