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Backus Legion Help Wanted:

Position: Gambling Manager, Part time

Work Location: Backus American Legion, in person.

Compensation: To be determined (discussed during interview)

Benefits: Flexible Schedule. Determine your hours. Potential PTO (qualifying # of hours worked)

Description: The Backus American Legion Gambling Manager position is the person in charge of the day-to-day activities for the Legion’s charitable gambling operation.


• Must be (or become) a Backus Legion Post Member (Veteran).

• Be fully licensed by the MN Gambling Control Board (must be able to attain the license within 90 days of hire).

• License attained by attending a Gambling Manager Seminar and passing a written test.

• Experience with MS Office applications and managing bank accounts.

Applications are available at the Backus American Legion or via email.

POC: Post Commander. Email:

Helping our Youth Grow! The Backus American Legion and its Charitable Gambling partner Willards Saloon & Eatery provided a $5,000.00 donation to the PR-B Robotics Team!  This much needed monetary support arrived just in time to secure the teams March competition.  All the best to the PR-B Robotics Team in your future competition! Pictured is Brad Taylor, Commander of the Backus Legion (left) and Mike Shetka, PR-B Technical Support

Backus American Legion - Student Scholarships!

Scholarship applications are now available! There are two $500.00 scholarships being provided by the Backus Legion Sons of the American Legion (SAL) and the Legion Auxiliary Unit. Scholarships are available to Pine River-Backus area students moving forward with advanced education after high school, such as two and four year colleges and Trade schools. Applications can be picked up at the Backus Legion in person or you can simply click on the link below and download the file. Applications must be received by April 15th, 2023 


Applications can be submitted in person at the Backus Legion or by emailing completed applications to:

Scholarship Application (.pdf) 

At the Backus American Legion we are raising funds and promoting initiatives to support Veterans and to enhance the well-being of their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.

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Ways We Help and Have Fun!

The Backus American Legion is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do within our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at fulfilling service and social agendas that help solve some of our areas challenges. We strive to create opportunities for individuals and communities, and have fun in doing so.


The Backus American Legion Post, Son's of the American Legion (SAL) and Legion Auxiliary presented 2021 Scholarships to Pine River-Backus High School recipients. The Legion Post provide 14 scholarships at $1,000 each. The SAL provided two $1,000. scholarships and the Legion Auxiliary provided two $500 scholarships! Presiding over the presentations is Judy Deibel, Auxiliary President along with Past Post Commander, Gene Gagnon and Jim Bartholomay, SAL Commander.


On November 11th, 2021 the Backus American Legion participated in the Pine River-Backus (PRB) School Veterans Day assembly in the PRB performance gym. This Backus Legion then proceeded to the Foothills Christian Academy in Backus to participate in their Veterans Day program!

2020: The Eagles Healing Nest where Backus Legion Members serve lunch to all participants and veterans.  Sue Kostka of the Backus Legion Auxiliary Unit is shown serving lunch.


2021: Bill Taylor, Commander of the Backus American Legion presented Pine River-Backus Schools with a check for $10,000 for scholarships.  In addition, Forty $25 Family Market gift cards were also presented for The Tigers Den. 
Pictured:   Bill Taylor, Commander of the Backus American Legion; and, Malay Sian, Counselor at Pine River-Backus High School.

Regular Scheduled Events

Open Daily at Noon

Happy Hour / Mon-Thurs / 4-6pm

Friday Meat Raffle - 5:30pm

Saturday Meat Raffle - 6:30pm

Bar Bingo / Tuesdays / 6pm

E-Bingo (see calendar)

Pull Tabs and E-Tabs Always Available

Progressive Jackpot Trivia, Wed, 7pm

Dances (see calendar)


4th Monday of each Month

Legion Post Membership, Auxiliary & SAL at 7pm

(No SAL/ALA meetings in December)

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