Local Links & Resources

The Bois de Sioux River watershed covers 718,685 acres,
and includes the drainage basins of Lake Traverse
and the Bois de Sioux River.

The watershed includes three different ecoregions:
the Red River Valley ecoregion, the Northern Glaciated Plains ecoregion,
and the North Central Hardwood Forests ecoregion.

The Bois de Sioux and Ottertail Rivers converge to form
the headwaters of the Red River of the North.

The Browns Valley Health Center is a Medicare and Medicaid
certified facility providing all levels of care:
short term stays for rehabilitative care and long term care.
The Browns Valley Health Center also provides services and
programs for special needs, including respite care.

Browns Valley Public Library

Horizon Public Health strives to promote and
protect the health of all citizens by offering a wide variety
of programs and services designed to enhance the health and
well-being of individuals, families and communities in the counties
of Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, and Traverse.

Prairieview Place is an independent senior living community
that provides services for those age 55 and older.
Our experienced staff is dedicated to providing our tenants
with a safe, comfortable and affordable lifestyle,
while preserving independence and privacy.

Rainbow Rider is the public transit system
serving the West Central Minnesota counties of Douglas,
Grant, Pope, Stevens, Todd, and Traverse with
handicapped accessible buses as well as a
Volunteer Driver Program.

It is available to all people in the six county
area with no income or age restrictions and
no forms to fill out. Our service is funded
by passenger fares, service contracts,
state and federal taxes, sales of advertising space,
donations, and is governed by the Rainbow Rider Transit Board.

Door-to-door service is given with extra special care
given to children and senior citizens. Whether you
need public transportation to get to work, school,
sports, the library, shopping or just a fun outing,
call 1-800-450-7770 or 320-283-5061 (locally)
to arrange your ride today.

Rainbow Rider Passes

Sanford Home Care services are under a
partnership with Sanford Hospital.
Their office is located off the clinic
at Sanford-Wheaton Hospital.

Home Care provides a team of professionals
including registered nurses, home health aides,
and homemakers. They care for recovering, disabled,
or chronically ill people who need medical treatment
or assistance with activities of daily living.

Referrals are available by calling
320-563-0078 or 701-437-4010 or
by contacting your health care provider.

If you are in immediate danger call 911.
You can also call Someplace Safe’s 24-hour
Crisis Line at 800-974-3359.
If you or someone you love is in an unhealthy
situation or experiencing violence, we can help!
Someplace Safe provides services to victims and
survivors of crime, and their families.
Trained advocates assist individuals living in abusive or
violent situations with their self defined needs.
Someone is available 24 hours a day to speak with you,
help assess your needs and safety,
provide information, or help locate needed resources.

The Traverse Care Center is a 49 bed skilled nursing home facility.
They provide long-term care and focused rehabilitation services.
Their heartfelt team is guided each day by the core values of:
hospitality, stewardship, integrity, respect, and humor.
These values guide the services they provide,
influence their decisions and priorities,
and represent stability to those they serve.

The Traverse Care Center is managed by Health Dimensions Group.

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Traverse County District Court


United States Department of Agriculture
Our vision is to provide economic opportunity through innovation,
helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production
that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others
throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources
through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds,
and healthy private working lands.

West Central Minnesota Communities Action is a resource agency
dedicated to reducing the effects of poverty in West Central Minnesota.
The organization helps people achieve self-sufficiency
and improve the quality of rural life.

WCMCA Head Start serves families with children in a seven county area
who meet age and income guidelines set by the federal government.
Ten percent of Head Start’s enrollment is reserved
for special needs children who may be over the income guidelines.
All Head Start services are provided at no cost to the family.

West Central Initiative serves the West Central Minnesota
counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail,
Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wilks and the portion of
White Earth Nation in Becker County.

Our Mission:
Serving to improve west central Minnesota through
funding, programs, and technical assistance.

Our Vision:
A vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable world starts here in west central Minnesota.

Our Values:
We seek to embody our values in all that we do.

Wheaton Community Library

Traverse County Food Shelf Locations:

Browns Valley

106 4th Street S.
Browns Valley, MN 56219

Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For more information call:


15 10th Street S.
Wheaton, MN 56296

Open two Thursdays per month
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Please check the schedule at
Food Shelf entryway for exact dates.