Pembina County features small-town hospitality and big-time opportunities. With larger cities little more than an hour away, it is the perfect balance between peaceful and friendly rural living and the conveniences offered in larger areas.
Although agriculture has always been the backbone of the economy, Pembina County also has several manufacturing plants, three ports of entry into neighboring Canada, and numerous retail establishments. With high-quality schools and medical facilities, it is the ideal place for all generations, whether you are raising a family or settling down for retirement.
The diverse landscape from one side of the county to the other offers recreational opportunities for all. From skiing and snowmobiling to birding and canoeing, outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to keep them entertained throughout the four distinct seasons.
With the distinction of being the First County in what was to become the state of North Dakota, Pembina County boasts a rich history. Like the county itself, the people who inhabited the area were dynamic. In addition to being the first organized county, it was also the first area to have white inhabitants. The combined dynamics of our rich history and the people who now live in Pembina County make it a place you need to see!