Navigation

LakesnWoods.com
  Home
Page
  Shopping
  Coupons

  Contact Us
  Privacy
  Minnesota Gift Guide

Askov Guide:
  Photo Gallery
  Location
  Geography
  Demographics
  History
  Government
  Post Office
  News
  Weather
  Street Map
  Events
  Attractions
  Recreation
  Lakes
  Health Care
  Schools
  Churches
  Media
  Motels
  Resorts
  Campgrounds
  Businesses
  Aerial Photo
  Topographic Map

© 2004-2019
Lakeweb1 Internet Services
All Rights Reserved

Defamation, Copyright and
Trademark Infingement Policy

Bookmark and Share
 

WANTED!

Do you have photos, historical accounts or other items pertaining to the Askov area? Would you like to share this historical information with the world? LakesnWoods.com would like to publish your Askov photos (current or historical) or historical accounts on this website. Original materials can be returned and your privacy will be respected.

Contact us

  

 

Askov Minnesota Vintage Baseball Tee

Askov Minnesota Americana T-Shirt

Askov Minnesota Timeless Retro Cotton Hoodie Sweatshirt

 

 

Minnesota State Bird Ringer T

Minnesota State Bird Ringer T
(design available on over 100 different items!)

LakesnWoods.com Store

 

Ariat (US)

 

Minnesota Map Mug
(design available on over 100 different items!)

LakesnWoods.com Store

 

 

 

 


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 1.26 -0.02 -1.56
Density (persons per sq. mile) 220.77 246.48 267.97 288.34 288.89 +0.55 +0.19
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 -4.48

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. The Kettle River and Partridge Creek both flow nearby. Banning State Park is also nearby. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2), all land. The elevation is 1,168 ft (356 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 364 people, 171 households, and 88 families residing in the village. The population density was 288.9 inhabitants per square mile (111.5/km2). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 149.2 per square mile (57.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.3% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 171 households of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.5% were non-families. 41.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the village was 41 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 19.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.



History:  

The location of the village was originally within the lands of the village of Partridge, at a stop far outside the original village along Great Northern Railway; here a post office was set up, first called Partridge from 1889–1909, before changing its name to Askov in 1909. Most of the original village of Partridge was destroyed in the 1894 Hinckley fire. The immigrants to the Danish 'colony' of Askov were nationalistic Lutheran followers of the theologian and cultural leader, Bishop N. F. S. Grundtvig, romanticising the superiority of Danish culture and emphasising the importance of speech and education (a motto was "enlightenment must be our delight). Danish immigrants had up till this point been mostly economic migrants fleeing poverty in Denmark, but the first migrants to Askov were almost all Grundvigian Danes from elsewhere in the USA. The Dansk Folkesamfund (Danish Peoples Society) was founded in 1887 by Svend Hersleb Grundtvig, the son of N. F. S. Grundtvig, to conserve Danish social heritage and promote immigration to the USA. The Dansk Folkesamfund, with help from the railroad company, bought the parcels of land around the train station and post office in 1906 and by 1909 had sold the 45 plots exclusively to Danish settlers, some 25 families. The name "Askov" was chosen to commemorate the larger village of Askov in Denmark which is the site of one of the largest folk high schools (Askov Højskole) founded by N. F. S. Grundtvig although it is claimed the name is derived from 'ash wood' (ask holt in Danish). By 1916 almost a thousand settlers of Danish descent lived here, although 1920 USA census data records only 242 inhabitants in Askov and most people lived in the village of Partridge -this was thus the largest concentration of Danish settlers in Minnesota. The new village was incorporated on April 25, 1918, and officially separated from the township as the City of Askov on April 8, 1921. Initially the main economic activity was dairy (the first cooperative creamery being built in 1910) supplemented by mixed intensive farming. Nearly all the streets in Askov have been given Danish names.[13] Despite the Danish history, the modern population has the following ancestries: German (20.8%), Irish (12.0%), Norwegian (7.3%), Danish (6.3%), Scandinavian (5.2%), American (4.7%).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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

 
Visit The Askov Photo Gallery for more recent and historic area photos
 


Government:
Askov City Hall
6369 Kobmagergade
PO Box 245
Askov, MN 55704
Phone: (320) 838-3616

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

City Council Meetings:
2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm


Web  Facebook  Wikipedia  Email  Google Map 

Askov City Hall, Askov Minnesota

Title Term Ends Name  and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Paul S. Paulsen
3559 Guvernorsvej 
Askov, MN 55704
  (320) 8247-3588
Clerk - Treasurer appointed Kathy Morris
PO Box 245
Askov, MN 55704
Email (320) 838-3616
Council Member 12/31/2022 Mavis Degerstrom-Hanley
6324 Kirke Alle
Askov, MN 55704
  (320) 438-4961
Council Member 12/31/2022 Tom Jensen
6336 HC Andersen Alle
Askov, MN 55704
  (320) 279-3744
Council Member 12/31/2020 Mike Gutknecht
6407 HC Andersen Alle
Askov, MN 55704
  (218) 838-3616
Council Member 12/31/2020 Jason Ripley
6351 H C Andersen Alle
Askov, MN 55704
  (320) 216-5123

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

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Saturday           9:00 am - 10:00 am

Web  Google Map 

US Post Office, Askov Minnesota


VRBO

Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Power Company (218) 722-2641
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater City of Askov (320) 838-3616
Water City of Askov (320) 838-3616
Telephone Frontier Communications (888) 241-2548
Cable TV SCI Broadband (800) 222-9809

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

n/a



News:
feedwidget @ Surfing Waves

Weather:

ASKOV WEATHER


Map:


View Larger Map

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
LakesnWoods.com Photo - click to enlarge


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
LakesnWoods.com Photo - click image to enlarge


Shop Minnesota Twins Gear at FansEdge

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
 


Aerial Photo:  


View Larger Map


Topographic Map:   [click map to enlarge, zoom in or zoom out]

Topographic map of the Askov Minnesota area
Topographic map is courtesy of the Minnesota DNR - click map to zoom or enlarge

 

 

 
LakesnWoods.com    Home Page    Contact Us    Privacy
 

 

 

© 2004-2019 Lakeweb1 Internet Services All Rights Reserved