Kenmare ND - About Kenmare

Real People. Real Jobs. Real Adventures.


City of Kenmare


PO Box 816
5 3rd Street NE
Kenmare, ND 58746

Phone: 701-385-4232
Fax: 701-385-3292


Office Hours


9AM - 4PM

(Closed on legal holidays)
  City Council

Second Monday of each month

Nov-Apr 7:00pm
May-Oct 8:00pm

About Kenmare

The community has much to offer whether you stop for an hour or a day. Many motorists don't realize there is more to the town that what is seen from the highway.

Kenmare was organized as a city in 1897. With today's population of nearly 1200, Kenmare offers affordable homes, great schools, a hospital, medical clinic, friendly people, a variety of jobs, clean air, and a success-inspiring atmosphere for all ages.

As the Home of the Honkers, we have a lot to honk about:

  • Located on the Central North American Trade Corridor, US Highway 52, Kenmare sits 40 miles from the major customs port of Portal and just 50 miles from an international airport in Minot.
  • We're an active community. We have an active Lions Club, the Association of Commerce, City Council, and the Kenmare Community Development Corporation. Kenmare has a place for you.
  • Kenmare invites you to enjoy their attractive city by the lake. The Historic Danish Mill, built in 1902, is the centerpiece of Kenmare's unique town square park in the heart of the business district. Refresh and enjoy yourself in this peaceful green space after shopping and dining in the many intriguing stores, including an old-time soda fountain.
  • Whether you visit by private aircraft to the Kenmare Municipal Airport -- with its 3,800 foot paved and lighted runway -- or by car or foot, Kenmare is a full-service community that is eager to serve you.