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Cologne Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Cologne Minnesota population sign Location of Cologne, Minnesota

Population: 
 Cologne (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 518 545 563 1,012 1,519 +507 +50.09
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.30 0.72 0.64 0.75 1.75 +1.00 +133.33
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,726.67 756.94 879.69 1,343.54 868.00 -877.54 +65.31
Housing Units 153 210 232 392 562 +170 +43.37
Households -- 202 216 385 539 +154 +40.00
Persons Per Household -- 2.70 2.61 2.63 2.81 +0.18 +6.84

Geography:

Cologne is a city in Carver County, Minnesota. U.S. Highway 212 and Minnesota Highway 284 are two of the main routes. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.87 square miles (4.84 km2), of which, 1.75 square miles (4.53 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water.  The elevation is 958 ft (292 m).

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,519 people, 539 households, and 398 families living in the city. The population density was 868.0 inhabitants per square mile (335.1/km2). There were 562 housing units at an average density of 321.1 per square mile (124.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.9% White, 0.9% African American, 1.2% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 539 households of which 45.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.2% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.29.

The median age in the city was 32 years. 32.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 37.2% were from 25 to 44; 18.5% were from 45 to 64; and 6.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.1% male and 47.9% female.

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History:  

The history of the Village of Cologne is closely tied to the history of the Village of Benton. Benton was named for famed Statesman Thomas Benton of Missouri, who passed away in April 1858, just one month before Benton was formed. Residents of Cologne chose to name their town after Cologne, Köln on the Rhine, in Germany. Both areas were originally settled between 1854-1855, before being formed as towns.

These communities grew at similar rates, both incorporating in 1881. Benton started a post office in 1860, which moved to Cologne in 1879, back to Benton 1881-1891, then permanently moved to Cologne. This moving back and forth was due to the office always being located where the current postmaster lived. Then, in 1891, the village of Benton filed an Act of Repeal on April 4, ending Benton’s status as a village. Businesses slowly moved to Cologne over the following years. In the late twentieth century, Benton was formally annexed by Cologne.

As Cologne grew, so did the needs of the surrounding residents. One need was for a school. The first public school was started in 1857, with Emma Noyes as teacher. Many churches went up in both communities and the surrounding area. One of these was Zion Lutheran of Cologne, formed September 6, 1857 in a home. In 1861, a new church was built, serving as the Lutheran church and school until 1880. That year a new frame church was built, and 7 years later, the school got a new 2-room building. The church that still stands went up in 1954.

Another of these was St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, which began as a mission church in 1856, served by priests from Shakopee or Waconia. St. Bernard’s built its first school in 1876, with a newer school and convent going up in 1880. The current church structure was completed in 1877, the current school in 1954. Over the years, the area was served by many other one-room public schools, but in the twenty-first century, Cologne is home only to two private schools: St. Bernard’s Catholic and Cologne Academy. Students not attending either of these schools are bused to Norwood Young America, Waconia, or Belle Plaine schools.

As more settlers moved in, easier access to supplies was needed, which meant a railroad was needed. The first railway and depot were built in 1872. This railway connected Minneapolis to Glencoe through Chanhassen, Cologne and Norwood. A fire department was also added in December 1890. In 1896, City Ordinance 9 compelled all male citizens under 50 and over 21 to join the department. If they were caught shirking this duty, they had to work a poll tax of two days or pay a two dollar non-compliance fine.

As the town continued to grow, health and news became of concern to residents. In 1869, the Carver County Homeopathic Society started. This group met for many years, usually in Benton Village’s hall. Each meeting, members made sure to have a trunk full of home remedies on hand for purchase. Cologne had a few newspaper’s over the years, for news to reach people. The first was the Cologne Observer, started March 24, 1896. This paper only released 19 issues. Next was the Cologne Chronicle, started August 12, 1898, though resources are unclear on when it ended. Finally, from 1914-1916 there was the Cologne Reporter, which was eventually absorbed by the Waconia Patriot, which still serves Waconia and Cologne in the twenty-first century.

In the twenty-first century, Cologne touts itself as “a vibrant small town that respects its heritage, embraces its future and offers a high quality of life for all who live, work and visit our community.” They support their vision for the future “by honoring our community’s rich history, welcoming new neighbors and opportunities, and connecting Cologne’s past to the people and places that will build its future.”

Courtesy Carver County Historical Society

COLOGNE, a city in Benton Township, section 13, platted in August 1880, incorporated as a village on February 9, 1881, and reincorporated on October 29, 1913, was named by German settlers for the large and ancient city of Cologne (the German Koln) on the Rhine. The post office began in 1879, with Peter Wirt as first postmaster in his hardware store. The village had a station served by several railroads.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Main Street looking south, Cologne Minnesota, 1908
Main Street looking south, Cologne Minnesota, 1908
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Government:
Cologne City Hall
1211 Village Parkway
PO Box 120
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2064

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

City Council Meetings:
1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020  Matt Lein
1001 Meadow Street
Cologne, MN 55322
Email  (952) 466-2064
(952) 220-2149
City Administrator appointed  Jesse Dickson
1211 Village Parkway
Cologne, MN 55322
Email  (952) 466-2064
Council Member 12/31/2022   Carol Szaroletta
2021 Meadow Street
Cologne, MN 55322
Email  (952) 466-2064
(952) 240-2289
Council Member 12/31/2020  Sarah Bruss
2264 Silver Leaf Trail
Cologne, MN 55322
Email  (952) 466-2064
(952) 797-4012
Council Member 12/31/2020   Rachel Lenzen
2225 Naples Avenue
Cologne, MN 55322
Email  (952) 466-2064
(651) 308-2093
Council Member 12/31/2020   Nathan Kells
2240 Silver Leaf Trail
Cologne, MN 55322 
Email  (952) 466-2064
(952) 210-0070

Post Office:
US Post Office
509 Paul Avenue S
Cologne, MN
55322-9683
Phone:
(952) 466-2506
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       8:30 am - 12:00 am
                        1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 9:30 am

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Natural Gas Centerpoint Energy (612) 372-4727
Wastewater City of Cologne Public Works Department (952) 466-2064
Water City of Cologne Public Works Department (952) 466-2064
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 603-6000
Cable TV Nuvera (888) 873-6853

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

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Weather:

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Map:


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Area around Cologne Minnesota
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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Cologne Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Cologne Minnesota area


Events:
none


Attractions:
none

Recreation:
Baylor Regional Park
11360 Highway 212
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-5250

Baylor Regional Park is a 201 acre park situated in western Carver County on Eagle Lake. The park offers 50 camping sites. Thirty-five sites have water and electrical hookups and 15 sites are primitive. Other facilities include: group camping area, picnic areas, showers, swimming beach, beach house, reservable picnic shelters, ball field, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and an 18 hole disc golf course.

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Baylor Regional Park, Cologne Minnesota


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Benton 50    
Meuwissen 25    
Maria 131    
Miller 143  
Winkler 76    

Health Care:
none

Schools:
Central Public Schools
Independent School District #108

531 Morse Street
Norwood Young America, MN 55368
Phone: (952) 467-7000
Fax: (952) 467-7003

Grades: 
Students: 


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Central High School
531 Morse Street
Norwood Young America, MN 55368
Phone: (952) 467-7100
Fax: (952) 467-7103

Grades:  9-12
Students:  350


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Central School, Norwood Young America Minnesota
Central Middle School
531 Morse Street
Norwood Young America, MN 55368
Phone: (952) 467-7200
Fax: (952) 467-7203

Grades:  6-8
Students:  225


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Central School, Norwood Young America Minnesota
Central Elementary School
531 Morse Street
Norwood Young America, MN 55368
Phone: (952) 467-7300
Fax: (952) 467-7303

Grades:  PK-5
Students:  460


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Central School, Norwood Young America Minnesota
Waconia Public Schools
Independent School District #110

512 Industrial Boulevard
Waconia, MN 55387
Phone: (952) 442-0600

Grades:   PK-12
Students:  3,300

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Waconia Public Schools
Waconia High School
1650 Community Drive
Waconia, MN 55387
Phone: (952) 442-0670


Grades:  9-12
Students:  1,300

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Waconia High School, Waconia Minnesota
Waconia Middle School
1400 Community Drive
Waconia, MN 55387
Phone: (952) 442-0650


Grades:  6-8
Students:   950

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Waconia Middle School, Waconia Minnesota
Bayview Elementary School
24 S Walnut Street
Waconia, MN 55387
Phone: (952) 442-0630


Grades:  PK-5
Students:  615

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Bayview Elementary School, Waconia Minnesota
Laketown Elementary School
960 Airport Road
Waconia, MN 55387
Phone: (952) 442-0690


Grades:  K-5
Students:  550

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Laketown Elementary School, Waconia Minnesota
Southview Elementary School
225 West 4th Street
Waconia, MN 55387
Phone: (952) 442-0620


Grades:  K-5
Students:  625

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Southview Elementary School, Waconia Minnesota
Cologne Academy
1221 Village Parkway
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2276


Grades:  K-8
Students:   615

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Cologne Academy, Cologne Minnesota

Churches:
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
510 S Conrad Avenue
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2655

Pastor:  not available
Sunday Services:   not available

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St. Bernard’s Catholic Church
300 Church Street E
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-5917

Pastor:  Fr. Abraham Kochupurackal
Sunday Services:  10:00 am

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St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Cologne Minnesota
St. John’s United Church of Christ
12984 County Road 51
Norwood Young America, MN 55368
Phone: (952) 466-2080

Pastor:  Rev. Cathy Kolwey
Sunday Services:   9:15 am

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St. John’s United Church of Christ, Norwood Young America Minnesota
West Union Lutheran Church - ELCA
15820 Market Avenue
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-5678

Pastor:  Rev Grace Gravelle
Sunday Services:   9:00 am

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West Union Lutheran Church, Cologne Minnesota
Zion Lutheran Church - LCMS
14735 County Road 153
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-3379

Pastor:  Rev. Eric Zacharias
Sunday Services:  9:30 am

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Zion Lutheran Church, Cologne Minnesota
Zoar United Church of Christ
7030 US Highway 212
Chaska, MN 55318
Phone: (952) 466-5800

Pastor:  not available
Sunday Services:  10:00 am

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Zoar United Church of Christ, Chaska Minnesota

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Motels:
none
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Resorts:
none

Campgrounds:
Baylor Regional Park
11360 Highway 212
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-5250

Baylor Regional Park is a 201 acre park situated in western Carver County on Eagle Lake. The park offers 50 camping sites. Thirty-five sites have water and electrical hookups and 15 sites are primitive. Other facilities include: group camping area, picnic areas, showers, swimming beach, beach house, reservable picnic shelters, ball field, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and an 18 hole disc golf course.

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Baylor Regional Park, Cologne Minnesota


Businesses:
Bakkelund Tree and Landscaping Service
8390 130th Street
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 292-6590
 
Boulder Walls for Less
1065 Meadow Street
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 239-6516
 
Bruce Meuwissen Construction
8840 Maplewood Road
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2413
 
Burky's Bar and Grill
505 Lake Street W
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-3328
 
CAC Vintage Motorcycle Restoration
200 Adams Avenue S
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2221
 
Cenex Convenience Store
409 Paul Avenue
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2250
 
Citywide Wood Floors
102 Lake Street W
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 442-9001
 
Cologne City Hall
1211 Village Parkway
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2064
 
Cologne Fire Department
110 Louis Street W
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2586
 
Control Stuff Inc.
10550 County Road 50
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2175
 
Cooling System Service
403 Conrad Avenue S
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-5696
 
Cottage Landscaping
11155 Polk Avenue
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-5885
 
Cross Creek Stables
8570 Highway 212
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2204
 
Custom Formulations Inc.
507 Conrad Avenue S
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-5528
 
Dubbe Electric
10645 County Road 50
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-5937
 
Farm Bureau Financial Services
111 Paul Avenue N
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 442-4402
 
Farm Service Agency
11360 Highway 212
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-
 
Framing Images
11020 Highway 284
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-4788
 
Freedom Storage
180 Adams Avenue S
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (612) 248-5641
 
Grady's Electric
9340 Johnson Drive
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 412-3313
 
Hairs 2 U
114 Paul Avenue Suite 1
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2525
 
Hegener's Barber Supply
507 Conrad Avenue S
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 448-5510
 
Heiland Construction Company LLC
8150 County Road 140
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (612) 735-8328
 
High Tech Cleaning Company
8570 Maple View Drive
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-4785
 
Holiday Stationstores
409 Paul Avenue S
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-5657
 
Hometown Heating and Cooling
12525 134th Street
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 442-2391
 
Inn Town II
114 Paul Avenue N
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-3385
 
Inn Town Wine and Spirits
102 Lake Street W
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2766
 
J & J Tool
10820 150th Street
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-3427
 
Jim's Excavating and Pumping LLC
12715 County Road 51
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 442-9282
 
Jim's Mechanical and Repair
11605 Knaurer Lane
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2093
 
Jonas Center
107 Paul Avenue N
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 361-9700
 
Kettenacker Installation Inc.
9830 Orchard Road
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 442-5681
 
Keystone Lawn and Landscape LLC
12450 County Road 43
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 693-3680
 
Laketown Contracting Inc.
11255 County Road 153
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2818
 
Luthy Sandblasting and Painting
8950 Joyce Road
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2297
 
M & M Home Contractor Inc.
413 Paul Avenue
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2763
 
Magnolia Landscaping and Design
9310 County Road 140
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 467-4111
 
Market Hill Farm Inc.
11905 Market Avenue
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-4791
 
Mid Country Auto Truck and Tire
710 Lake Street W
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-3710
 
Mid County Co-op
700 Lake Street W
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-3710
 
Mineral Service Plus LLC
8525 130th Street
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-5503
 
Modern Design Cabinets
209 Paul Avenue S
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-4766
 
New Image Deck Construction
9325 Highway 25
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 442-1308
 
NRG Plumbing
10720 150th Street
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (612) 240-2153
 
Old National Bank
210 Paul Avenue N
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2265
 
Olson Construction Company
6970 Inwood Road
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 448-6674
 
Pounders Bar and Grill
610 Lake Street W
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2711
 
Roen Roofing
1022 Meadow Court
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2728
 
Security Bank and Trust
1110 Village Parkway
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2014
 
Southview Dairy LLC
6455 County Road 140
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 448-3792
 
Steve Siegle Repair
12225 Highway 212
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2465
 
Steven J. Ames Concrete Construction
211 Paul Avenue N
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-1054
 
Storms Welding and Manufacturing
513 Lake Street W
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-3343
 
Suburban Collision and Paint Center
106 Louis Street W
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-3386
 
Superior Lawn and Landscape
10480 Highway 284
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 442-1215
 
Trumpy Home Builders LLC
111 Paul Avenue N
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 361-9501
 
United Farmers Cooperative
206 Mill Street E
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-5518
 
Waconia Landscaping Company
9655 County Road 140
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2617
 
West Metro Tile and Grout Specialists
102 Paul Avenue N
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (763) 321-5445
 
Wickenhauser Demolition and Excavating
13650 County Road 41
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2231
 
Willems Cabinets and Woodworking Inc.
203 Playhouse Street E
Cologne, MN 55322
Phone: (952) 466-2522
 


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