Population 149, in Cass County
, just west of Hwy 371 in north central Minn., 28 mi/45 km northwest of Brainerd
, and 1 mi/1.6 km northeast of Pine River, on Norway Brook, at the south end of Norway Lake Resort area. Ice fishing, (primarily Walleye), snowmobile trails are popular winter activities.
Pine River rests on the shores of Norway Brook which empties into the Pine River. It is a strong year-round business community because of its unique location, where five highways merge to make it a regional service center. Tourism, logging and service industries help contribute economic vitality to the community.
The Pine River Regional Airport is nearby.