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Saint Michael, North Dakota
Unincorporated community
The General Store and Post Office in Saint Michael
The General Store and Post Office in Saint Michael
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Benson
Township Mission Township
Elevation 1,463 ft (446 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code 58370
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-70140
GNIS feature ID 1031235

Saint Michael is an unincorporated community in southeastern Benson County, North Dakota, United States, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. It lies along North Dakota Highway 57 in Mission Township, southeast of the city of Minnewaukan, the county seat. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 58370.

According to the 2000 Census, Saint Michael was located in census tract 9402, block group 1, and assigned blocks 1028 and 1029. The population of these census blocks was 15 and 12 people respectively.

History

Saint Michael was named after the archangel Michael by a group of Catholic nuns who founded a mission in the area. An American Indian community, it lies within the boundaries of the Spirit Lake Reservation. However, white people were reported to have settled in the area as early as 1874. A post office was opened in 1932, and continues in operation today.

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