"During this challenging time, the Backus Legion focus is on continued service and support for veterans, our members, customers, employees and the local community. We have successfully avoided any major disruptions caused by COVID-19 and will continue to monitor and assess the evolving situation."

Scott Smith, Commander


Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Gun Raffle Results!

On Wednesday, September 15th at 7pm, the SAL held their drawing for the annual SAL Gun Raffle. The following is a list of the lucky winners, and what they won:

Lori Bartholomay - Browning Abolt III Hunter Walnut 243Win

Clayton Sikes - Henry Golden Boy Lever Large Loop 22LR

Becky Stabenow - Savage Axis XP II .270 Caliber Rifle

Virginia Peterson - Beretta AFX 9mm Semi-Auto Handgun

Steve Finley - Winchester Wildcat .22 Caliber Rifle

Congratulations to all the Winners and and a big thankyou to all those who purchased tickets to make this year's SAL Gun Raffle a success!

SAL Silent Auction   


As some may already know, two of the original Gun Raffle rifles were damaged when they fell from the display rack at the Legion a few months ago.  These were the Browning Abolt III Hunter .243 Caliber Rifle and the Henry Golden Boy .22 Caliber Rifle. New replacement rifles were obtained for the auction and the damaged rifles have been repaired, and will be made available for winning via a Silent Auction! The auction bid sheets are posted on the bulletin board at the legion.  Bids will be accepted until 5:00pm on October 9th.  The Browning stock was damaged and has been replaced.  The Henry has two small scratches on the face plate and its rear site replaced. Both guns are being auctioned in AS IS - WHERE IS condition.  Successful bidders will need to comply with Background Checks as required by Minnesota State and the Federal Government.  Guns will be able to be picked up at Reed's in Walker.   These guns may not be exchanged for any other merchandise at Reed's.

Sunday Dances!

Backus American Legion

Frankly Country Band

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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.

American Flags

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.


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.

The Eagles Healing Nest where the Auxiliary is shown donating $500. The May 2021 Event  sponsored by the Legion and hosted at Tuck A Way resort. Presenting the check is Mel Taylor, Treasurer of the Auxiliary Unit.

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. Closing at Bartenders Discretion

Happy Hour / Mon-Thurs / 4-6pm

Friday Meat Raffle - 5:30pm

Saturday Summer Meat Raffle - 6:30pm

Bar Bingo / Tuesdays / 6pm

Electronic Pull Tabs Always Available

Progressive Jackpot Trivia, Wed, 7pm

Tri-Wheel, 5pm Fri & Sat. 

Dances ( see flyer )


4th Monday of each Month

Legion Auxiliary, 7pm

Legion SAL, 7pm

Legion Membership, 7:30pm

(No SAL/ALA meetings in December)