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Askov Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Welcome to Askov Minnesota Sign

Location of Askov, Minnesota


Population: 
 Askov (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 287 350 343 368 364 -4 -1.09
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.30 1.42 1.28 1.28 -- -- --
Density (persons per sq. mile) 220.77 246.48 267.97 288.34 -- -- --
Housing Units 137 168 172 181 188 +7 +3.87
Households -- 158 160 165 171 +6 +3.64
Persons Per Household -- 2.22 2.14 2.23 2.13 -0.10 --

Geography:

Askov is a city in Pine County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highway 23 serves as a main arterial route in the community, and Interstate 35 is nearby. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,168 ft (356 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:
 
As of the census of 2000, there were 368 people, 165 households, and 92 families residing in the city. The population density was 288.3 people per square mile (111.0/km˛). There were 181 housing units at an average density of 141.8/sq mi (54.6/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 95.92% White, 0.27% African American, 1.63% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races.

There were 165 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.2% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,472, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $27,375 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,583. About 5.3% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

ASKOV, a city in sections 19, 20, 29, and 30 of Partridge Township, was incorporated as a village on April 25, 1918, and separated from the township on April 8, 1921. It was founded by the Danish Peoples Society in 1906; the name is of ancient origin meaning "ash wood" and is the name of Denmark's largest folk high school. Most of the village was destroyed in the 1894 Hinckley fire. It had a Great Northern Railway station, and its post office began as Partridge, 1889-1909, before changing to Askov.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Depot, Askov (formerly Partridge).
Depot, Askov (formerly Partridge), 1890
Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society - click image to enlarge or purchase

 
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visit the Askov Photo Gallery
 


Government:
Askov City Hall
6344 Kobmagergade
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3616
Web: www.cityofaskov.com

Askov City Hall, Askov Minnesota

Title Term Ends Name  and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2012 David Weulander
6339 H. C. Andersen Alle
Askov, MN 55704
(320) 838-3649
Clerk - Treasurer appointed Connie Ecklund
PO Box 245
Askov, MN 55704
(320) 838-3616
Council Member 12/31/2012 Terry Johnsen
6336 H. C. Anderson
Askov, MN 55704
(320) 761-2000
Council Member 12/31/2012 Yvette Maloney
3518 Guvernorsvej
Askov, MN 55704
(320) 838-1488
Council Member 12/31/2014 Anna Gibson
3516 Guvernorsvej
Askov, MN 55704
(320) 838-3963
Council Member 12/31/2014 George Frederiksen
PO Box 143
Askov, MN 55704
(320) 838-3547

Post Office:
US Post Office
6370 Kobmagergade
Askov, MN 55704-4280
Phone: (320) 838-3477
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com

US Post Office, Askov Minnesota

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
09:00am - 11:00 am
                       
12:00 pm - 4:15 pm  
Saturday           09:00 am - 10:00 am
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                4:00 pm

Minnesota Twins Apparel, Jerseys and Gifts


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity n/a --
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone n/a --
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

n/a


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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Askov Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Askov Minnesota area


Events:
Askov Fair and Rutabaga Festival 4th Weekend in August
The Festival consists of crowning of Miss Askov, formerly known as the Rutabaga Queen. Also many food stands are set up, one of which consists of the Danish favorite, ableskivers: ball shaped pancakes. Other events include a parade, folk dancing, contests for things grown in the garden, great homemade food and all kinds of other great small town things!

Askov Fair and Rutabaga Festival, Askov Minnesota


Attractions:
Pine County Historical Society
PO Box 213
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3792
Pine County Historical Society, Askov Minnesota

Mural depicting Askov History, Downtown Askov Minnesota, 2007
Mural depicting Askov History, Downtown Askov Minnesota, 2007
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Recreation:
Banning State Park

Treat yourself to a visit to Banning State Park, just minutes off I-35 near Sandstone. In the spring, watch daring canoeists and kayakers shoot the turbulent rapids at Blueberry Slide, Mother's Delight, Dragon's Tooth and Hell's Gate. In the summer, hike along the Kettle River amid dramatic sandstone rock formations with lush lichens, liverworts and mosses. Visit Wolf Creek Falls, the Log Creek Arches and Robinson's Ice Cave. Stay at the new camper cabin (sleeps five people), which includes bunk beds, a table and benches. Take in the historic ruins of Banning Sandstone Quarry. The park is known for camping, picnicking, cross-country skiing, beautiful trails for hiking and the study of natural history.

Banning State Park sign


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Location Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map

none in the immediate area


Health Care:

none


Schools:

East Central ISD # 2580
61085 State Highway 23
Finlayson, MN 55735
Phone: (320) 245-2289
Fax (320) 245-5453
Web:
www.eastcentral.k12.mn.us

 
East Central ISD # 2580, Askov - Finlayson Schools

Churches:
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
6316 Kirke Alle
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3191
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Askov Minnesota
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Askov Branch Chapel
3422 Highway 23
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3255
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Askov Minnesota
Church of Victory
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3697
 

Media:
Askov American
6351 Kobmagergade
PO Box 275
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3151
Web:
www.askovamerican.com

The Askov American is a weekly community newspaper founded in 1914, serving Northern Pine County, including the communities of Finlayson, Sandstone, Bruno, Kerrick, Willow River, Sturgeon Lake, and Rutledge.

Askov American, Askov Minnesota

Staff of American Publishing Company, Askov Minnesota, 1926
Staff of American Publishing Company, Askov Minnesota, 1926
Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society - click image to enlarge or purchase

 
Motels:

none


Resorts:

none


Campgrounds:

Countryside Campground
56283 Beaver Tail Road
Askov, MN 55704
Phone:(320) 838-3224
Web: www.countrysidecampground.info

Friendly, family oriented campground open April 30th - October 29th · Spacious sites 50' x 80' · Sewer, Water, Electric 20/30/50 amp · Unique indoor pool 24' x 44' · Hot Tub · Kiddy Pool · Free Fire Truck Rides · Snack bar · Camp Store · Propane · Gameroom · Activity Center (WiFi hotspot) · Bathroom and shower building · Laundry facilities · Playground · Volleyball · Basketball · Badmitton · Horseshoes · Shuffleboard·

Countryside Campground, Askov Minnesota

View of Downtown Askov Minnesota, 2007
View of Downtown Askov Minnesota, 2007
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Businesses:
Able Auto Parts
68144 Beaver Tail Road
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3997
 
American Recycling & Salvage
303 Popple Avenue
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3223
 
American Legion
Askov, MN 55704
American Legion, Askov Minnesota
Askov American
6351 Kobmagergade
PO Box 275
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3151
Web: www.askovamerican.com

The Askov American is a weekly community newspaper founded in 1914, serving Northern Pine County, including the communities of Finlayson, Sandstone, Bruno, Kerrick, Willow River, Sturgeon Lake, and Rutledge.

Askov American, Askov Minnesota
Askov City Hall
6344 Kobmagergade
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3616
Web: www.cityofaskov.com
Askov City Hall, Askov Minnesota
Askov Deep Rock
6335 Merchant Street
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3343
Askov Spur, Askov Minnesota
Askov Finlayson Co-Op Inc
6330 Railroad Street
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3166
 
Askov Hardware & Lumber
6380 County Road 33
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3332
Askov Hardware & Lumber, Askov Minnesota
Askov Historical Society
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3440
 
Beth Splittstoesser Acct & Tax
73741 Jensen Road
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-0010
 
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
6316 Kirke Alle
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3191
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Askov Minnesota
Cook Water Farms
3478 Brogade
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3415
 

Countryside Campground
56283 Beaver Tail Road
Askov, MN 55704
Phone:(320) 838-3224
Web: www.countrysidecampground.info

Friendly, family oriented campground open April 30th - October 29th · Spacious sites 50' x 80' · Sewer, Water, Electric 20/30/50 amp · Unique indoor pool 24' x 44' · Hot Tub · Kiddy Pool · Free Fire Truck Rides · Snack bar · Camp Store · Propane · Gameroom · Activity Center (WiFi hotspot) · Bathroom and shower building · Laundry facilities · Playground · Volleyball · Basketball · Badmitton · Horseshoes · Shuffleboard·

Countryside Campground, Askov Minnesota
CybertPC
6339 Merchant Street
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3843
CybertPC, Askov Minnesota
Daryl Klocke Construction
3976 Mulling Road
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3682
 
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies
637 Kobmagergade
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-1633
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, Patrick Cooke Insurance Agency, Askov Minnesota
First National Bank of the North
6340 Merchant Street
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3131
Web: www.fnbns.com

Hours:
Monday - Thursday  8:30am - 4:00pm
Friday  8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday  8:30am - 12 Noon

First National Bank of the North, Askov Minnesota
First National Bank of the North is a locally owned and run community bank. We have been honored to serve the communities of Sandstone, Askov, Kerrick, and Hinckley for the past 100 years and take pride in our personnel, integrity, and service delivery. Whether you are looking for personal, agricultural or commercial services we can meet your needs with our varied products and services.
Gebhart Collision Center & Towing
62191 State Highway 23
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3420
 
Gift Design
3462 Brogade
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-34165
 
Glen C Armstrong Accounting
6374 Kobmagergade
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3328
Glen C Armstrong Accounting, Askov Minnesota
Jensen Tractor Sales & Service
3593 Railroad Street
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3453
 
Kettle River Jerky
3506 Dannebrogsgade
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3003
 
Kettle River Pizza
6342 Merchant Street
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3400
Kettle River Pizza, Askov Minnesota
Lena's Scandinavian Gifts
6344 Kobmagergade
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3784
Web: www.lenasofaskov.com

The building was built by the Germans when the settlement was named Partridge. Askov was established in 1906 – one of the oldest Danish Settlements in Minnesota. Our town is the longest reigning Rutabaga Capital of the World. LENA’S is “Home of the Rutabaga Malt!” Over looking Bedstemor’s Garden is Rutabaga Bob. Come and enjoy the day with us! Outside seating is available on the patio while you enjoy our gardens.

Lena's Gifts and Garden Center, Askov Minnesota
Main Street Grocery & Video
6355 Merchant Street
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3731
Main Street Grocery & Video, Askov Minnesota
Melzark Sewer & Excavation
36395 Rutabaga Road
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3197
 
Partridge Cafe
6336 Kobmagergade Street
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3244
Partridge Cafe, Askov Minnesota
Patrick Cook Insurance Agency
637 Kobmagergade
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-1633
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, Patrick Cooke Insurance Agency, Askov Minnesota
Petersen Sales
3557 E Bregnedalgade Street
Askov, MN 55704
Phone:(320) 838-3367
Web: www.petersenwildflowers.com

Petersen Wildflowers has been providing an excellent selection of prairie wildflowers and prairie grasses, that will grow in Minnesota, since 1990. We have over 100 individual wildflower varieties and 15 individual native prairie grasses. We also carry an assortment of mixes including Minnesota Sun Mix, Shade Mix, Annual Mix, Short and Sunny Mix, Short Prairie Grass Mix, Tall Prairie Grass Mix, Habitat Mix, Roadside Mix, Native Ornamental Grass Collection, Hummingbird and Butterfly Collection, Native Prairie Coneflower Collection, Cutflower Collection, Native Minnesota Collection and a Daisy Daisy Collection, Native Shoreline Mix. We also carry a good selection of herbs.

Pine County Historical Society
PO Box 213
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3792
Pine County Historical Society, Askov Minnesota
Ringer's Bar
100 Kobmagergade
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3723
Ringer's Bar, Askov Minnesota
Sebald's Ford
6352 Kobmagergade
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3141
Web: www.sebalds.com

Sebald Motor Sales is a locally owned, locally run Ford franchise. On December 5, 1935, Sebald Motor Sales was granted a franchise from Ford Motor Company to sell and service new Ford cars and trucks. After more than 70 years of being in service, many things have changed in the automobile business. Brands and dealerships have come and gone, vehicles and their repair have become more complex, but the basics of customer service have not changed.

Sebald Ford, Askov Minnesota
Silent Wings Studios North
Creative Productions

PO Box 14
Askov, MN 55704
Toll Free: (866) 451-8754
Web: www.dekrech-silentwings.com

Silent Wings Studios North, Creative Productions, Askov Minnesota

Swirl and Curl
6369 Kobmagergade
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3535
Swirl and Curl, Askov Minnesota
Town & Country Real Estate
39010 Degerstrom Road
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3228
Web: www.towncountry.org

The hardest part about buying or selling a home is in knowing how to begin. That's where we come in! Town And Country Real Estate Inc. is your one stop source for online real estate…current listings, buying tips, selling tips, mortgage information, community resources and more.

 

Twin Pines Veterinary Clinic
3460 Brogade
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3176
 

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