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Dawson Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Dawson Minnesota population sign Location of Dawson, Minnesota

Population: 
 Dawson (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 1,699 1,901 1,626 1,539 1,540 +1 +0.06
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.10 1.24 1.54 1.47 1.47 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,544.55 1,533.06 1,055.84 1,043.41 1047.62 +4.21 +0.04
Housing Units 648 836 747 756 768 +14 +1.85
Households -- 784 682 677 682 +5 +0.74
Persons Per Household -- 2.34 2.28 2.17 2.26 +0.09 +4.15

Geography:

Dawson is a city in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota. The West Branch of the Lac qui Parle River flows through the city. U.S. Route 212 serves as a main route in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,047 ft (319 m).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,540 people, 682 households, and 412 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,040.5 inhabitants per square mile (401.7/km2). There were 768 housing units at an average density of 518.9 per square mile (200.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 682 households of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.6% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 47.8 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.5% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 25.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,539 people, 677 households, and 398 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,043.4 people per square mile (404.2/km˛). There were 756 housing units at an average density of 512.6/sq mi (198.6/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 98.25% White, 0.19% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% Asian, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 677 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 29.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,442, and the median income for a family was $46,484. Males had a median income of $30,493 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,084. About 3.3% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

DAWSON, a railway city near the center of Riverside Township, platted in 1884, incorporated as a village on November 12, 1884, and as a city in 1911, was named in honor of William Dawson, a banker of St. Paul, who was one of the proprietors of its site. He was born in County Cavan, Ireland, October 1, 1825; came to America in 1846; settled in St. Paul in 1861, was its mayor, 1878-81, and died there February 19, 1901. The original site of the city was in section 21 on the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad, purchased and platted by the Dawson Townsite Company in 1884 and filed in 1892. The post office began in 1884 with Charles J. Coghlan, postmaster and newspaper publisher.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


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Government:
Dawson City Hall
PO Box 552
675 Chestnut
Dawson, MN
56232
Phone: (320) 769-2154
Fax: (320) 769-2858
Web: www.dawsonmn.com

City Hall is open from 8 am - 4:30 pm daily.
Regular meeting are held on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm. In June, July and August there is only one meeting which is the 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm Meetings are conducted in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

 
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone:
Mayor 12/31/2018 Randall Tensen
282 1st Street
Dawson, MN 56232
(320) 769-2590
City Manager appointed Tami Schuelke-Sampson
675 Chestnut
Dawson, MN
56232
(320) 769-2154
Clerk/Treasurer appointed name unavailable
675 Chestnut
Dawson, MN
56232
(320) 769-2154
Council Member 12/31/2020 Charles Prestholdt
1114 Linden Street
Dawson, MN 56232
(605) 670-1810
Council Member 12/31/2020 Alan S. Tufto
1226 Chestnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
(320) 226-0662
Council Member 12/31/2020 Jeff Olson
address unknown
Dawson, MN 56232
(320) 769-2154
Council Member 12/31/2018 Steven Tufto
1044 4th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
(612) 770-2232
Council Member 12/31/2018 Dave Lien
346 Walnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
(320) 841-0580
Council Member 12/31/2018 Becky Bothun
448 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
(320) 769-2005

Post Office:
US Post Office
640 6th Street
Dawson, MN
56232-5000
Phone:
(320) 769-4554
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
                       
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday           9:00 am - 10:00 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            3:30 pm
Saturday                4:30 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Valley Coop Light (320) 269-2163
Electricity Ottertail Power Company (320) 769-2711
Natural Gas Great Plains Natural Gas Company (320) 769-4400
Wastewater Dawson Municipal (320) 769-2154
Water Dawson Municipal (320) 769-2154
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 435-1504
Cable TV Mediacom (800) 435-1504

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Associated Milk Producers Inc Dairy Product Manufacturing 220
Johnson Mem Hospital/Nursing Home General Medical & Surgical Hospitals 200
Viessman Trucking Inc Support Activities for Road Transportation 200
AG Processing Inc Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 95
LQP Coop Oil Co. Petroleum & Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 36
Midwest Truck & Parts Automobile Dealers 25
Dawson ICF-MR Outpatient Care Centers 20
Jennie O Turkey Store Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 12
Dawson Engineering Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 6


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Events:

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Attractions:
Dawson/Boyd Arts Center

 

Recreation:
Dawson Aquatic Center
123 1st Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2387
 
Dawson Golf Course
1500 Locust Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2212
Web:  sites.google.com/site/thedawsongolfcourse
 

Lac qui Parle River Walking Trail

 


Lakes:
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Health Care:
Johnson Memorial Health Services
1282 Walnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4323
Web: www.jmhsdawson.com
Johnson Memorial Health Services. Dawson Minnesota

Schools:
Dawson-Boyd Schools
Independent School District #378

848 Chestnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2955
Fax: (320) 469-4502
Web: www.dawsonboydschools.org

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  517

 

Churches:
Crossroads Lutheran Church
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: n/a

Pastor:  Patricia Johnson-Carlson
Sunday Worship:  n/a

 
Dawson Covenant Church
2756 130th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2255
Web: www.dawsoncovenantchurch.org

Pastor:  Erik Carlson
Sunday Worship:  8:30 am

 
Grace Lutheran Church
716 8th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4394
Web:
www.gracedawson.org

Pastor:  Kendall Stelter
Sunday Worship:  8:30 am and 10:45 am

 
Lac qui Parle Lutheran Church
2336 236th Street
Dawson, MN 56232-4293
Phone: (320) 752-4216
Web: www.lqplutheran.org

Pastor:  Charles Beronius
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

Lac Qui Parle Lutheran Church, Dawson Minnesota
Living Water Lutheran Church
2948 180th Street
Dawson, MN 56232-4101
Phone: (320) 855-2401

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a

 
Providence Valley Lutheran Church
2495 120th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 226-7820

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a
 
St. James Catholic Church
1012 Locust Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4465
Web:
www.princeofpeaceafc.org

Pastor:  Sr. Vivian Petersen, OSB
Sunday Mass:  10:30 am

St. James Catholic Church, Dawson Minnesota

Media:
Dawson Sentinel
674 Chestnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2497
 
KLQP Radio
324 Ash Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2886
 
Shop Minnesota Wild Gear
 
Motels:
Picket Fence Motel
118 1st Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4787

Located across the street from the Municipal Park and Swimming Pool with three restaurants within easy walking distance, it is the ideal location for business or family lodging. Rooms come complete with remote-controlled televisions featuring 70 cable channels. All rooms are equipped with Free wireless internet, individually controlled air conditioning\heating units, coffee makers, fridge, microwave and toasters

Picket Fence Motel, Dawson Minnesota
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Resorts:

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Campgrounds:

City of Dawson Campground

On the east edge of Dawson, you will find our well-maintained campground. Currently, there are 10 available spots for rent on a first come first served basis. We only take reservations during June. In June, Dawson celebrates Riverfest. There is water and electricity at each site. Adjacent to the campground, is a bathroom/shower house, the Aquatic Center, park, tennis courts, basketball field, pickle ball court and softball field. Come and stay awhile! You'll be happy you did. Available at the campground is free wi-fi!

 

Businesses:
AC New Horizons
804 Birch Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2096
 
Ag Processing Inc.
800 Diagonal Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4386
 
Al's Mercantile
744 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2382
 
American Family Insurance
687 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4545
 
Bluegrass Proteins
1864 311th Avenue
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2994
 
Bothun Insurance Agency
828 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2656
 
Breberg Agency
708 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2088
 
Canby Farmers Grain Company
511 Walnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2408
 
Casey's General Store
567 Oak Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4511
 
Chiropractic Health Center
653 Chestnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4747
 
Country Butcher
760 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2238
 
CT Sales LLC
150 Oak Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4450
 
Curl Up and Dye
659 7th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2599
 
D & J Welding and Manufacturing
US Highway 212 E
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4433
 
Dairy Queen
108 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2300
 
Dawson Bowling and Recreation
784 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2771
 
Dawson Boyd Food Service
848 Chestnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4566
 
Dawson Chamber of Commerce
579 Pine Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2981
 
Dawson City Offices
675 Chestnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2154
 
Dawson Clinic
1272 Walnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4393
 
Dawson Co-op Credit Union
711 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2908
 
Dawson Drug and Gifts
812 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2229
 
Dawson Engineering
653 Walnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4737
 
Dawson Grain Co-op
1099 Diagonal
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4730
 
Dawson Law
677 Pine Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2150
 
Dawson Municipal Liquors
519 Oak Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2755
 
Dawson Public Library
676 Pine Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2069
 
Dawson Sentinel
674 Chestnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2497
 
Dawson Truck Parts
3010 300th Avenue
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2905
 
Dawson Veterinary Clinic
827 Oak Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2628
 
Erickson Chevrolet
253 Oak Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2650
 
Family Dollar Store
218 Oak Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 301-7221
 
Farm Bureau Financial Services
682 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4777
 
Farmers Insurance
828 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2656
 
Farmers Union Agency
708 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2088
 
Gnometown Frenchies
205 Walnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 444-1045
 
Gruwell Electric
180 Maple Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4476
 
Guest House International
448 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2005
 
Hansen Dental
792 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4756
 
Hanson and Dahl Funeral Home
718 Chestnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4550
 
Heartland Express Bus
675 Chestnut
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4462
 
Heartland Eye Care Center
878 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2977
 
Heartland Industries
636 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2808
 
Heather Nursery and Floral
910 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2161
 
Jim's Clothing and Sporting Goods
789 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2317
 
Johnson Memorial Health Services
1282 Walnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4323
 
Julie's Hair Salon
635 Chestnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2244
 
KLQP Radio
324 Ash Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2886
 
Kluver Law Office
677 Pine Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2150
 
Kyle's Small Engine Repair
3536 US Highway 212
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2157
 
Lac qui Parle Co-op
1324 US Highway 212 W
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4396
 
Lac qui Parle Mutual Insurance Company
868 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4410
Lac qui Parle Mutual Insurance Company, Dawson Minnesota
Larson Tiling Inc.
548 Johnson Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2596
 
Lee Motor Company
US Highway 212 E
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2365
 
Lindy's Style Station
674 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2500
 
Livestock Systems
600 Oak Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2564
 
Main Street Decorating
886 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 361-1016
Main Street Decorating, Dawson Minnesota
Marc's on Main
767 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2444
 
Medi-Sota Inc.
1280 Locust Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2269
 
Midwest Truck and Parts
950 Oak Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4337
 
Miller Legal Strategic
677 Pine Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4498
 
MinnWest Bank
579 Pine Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2911
 
Monica's Apparel & Accessories

Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-
 
NAPA Auto Parts
850 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4560
 
Nelson Rexall Drug
728 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2546
 
Otter Tail Power Company
850 Oak Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2711
 
Picket Fence Motel
118 1st Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4787
 
Race Autobody
128 N Park Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4880
 
Rice Hospice
1282 Walnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 312-2131
 
Riverside Manor
1059 Pine Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2332
 
Rod's Auto Body and Towing
535 Locust Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2078
 
Rusty Duck Bar and Grill
539 Chestnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2544
 
Sam's Equipment and Used Parts
1525 US Highway 212
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4353
 
Sather's Building and Plumbing Supplies
236 N 3rd Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4481
 
Schwendemann Insurance
712 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2010
 
Sonshine Home Health Care
1313 Spruce Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2669
 
Stephen J. Morris Dental Clinic
737 Pine Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2050
 
Subway Restaurant
422 Oak Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2248
 
Swenson Nelson and Stulz
214 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2473
 
T & D Barnwood Rustics

Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-
 
TAC Computers
682 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2883
 
Tensen's Barber Shop
674 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2590
 
Thrivent Financial
712 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2010
 
Tim's Food Pride
873 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4377
 
Tri-County Insurance
711 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2000
 
United Petroleum Equipment Company
611 Hackleberry Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 669-4411
 
US Post Office
640 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4554
 
Veterans of Foreign Wars
712 Oak Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4518
 
Western Scrapbookers
722 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-2115
 
Wold Real Estate Agency
687 6th Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 769-4545
 
Woodland Centers
1296 Chestnut Street
Dawson, MN 56232
Phone: (320) 297-4005
 
 
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