This town has less than 2,000 residents and was named by railroad officials in the late 1800s.
It was declared the Pie Capital of Minnesota by the governor in 1990. Every year on the first Friday in August the town celebrates Pie Day. It is said that this town became famous for its pie in the 1930s and 1940s when travelers would stop in town on their way to Duluth and eat at the Park Café.
Aurelius Manufacturing was founded in 1926 on its current location by Gene and Bernard Aurelius. Gene, a gifted machinist and metal fabricator, enlisted his brother Ben to sell his wares. Together, they began to work in Gene's garage producing and selling hand crank eggbeaters. The work expanded as Gene found innovative ways to produce high quality products at prices that got the attention of the marketplace. Another one of their earliest products were these hooks that were used by local fisherman.