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Dexter Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Dexter Minnesota Location of Dexter, Minnesota

Population: 
 Dexter (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 252 279 303 333 341 +8 +2.40
Land Area (sq. mile) 2.50 1.43 1.45 1.45 1.45 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 100.80 195.10 208.97 229.84 235.17 +5.33 +2.32
Housing Units 101 116 122 133 151 +18 +15.53
Households -- 105 114 130 144 +14 +10.77
Persons Per Household -- 2.66 2.66 2.56 2.37 -0.19 -7.42

Geography:

Dexter is a city in Dexter Township, Mower County, Minnesota. 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 1,421 ft (433 m).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 333 people, 130 households, and 89 families residing in the city. The population density was 229.8 people per square mile (88.7/km˛). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 91.8/sq mi (35.4/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 97.30% White, 0.60% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 1.20% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.80% of the population.

There were 130 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.20.In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $29,861 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,199. About 7.1% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

DEXTER Township, organized June 6, 1870, was named for Dexter Parritt, who came from Ohio with his father, Mahlon Parritt, in 1857, these being the first settlers. The city of Dexter in sections 13, 14, 23, and 24 was platted in 1874 and was incorporated February 28, 1878; it had a station of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, and the post office was established in 1874.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

West side of Main Street, Dexter Minnesota, 1908
West side of Main Street, Dexter Minnesota, 1908
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Government:
Dexter City Hall
Dexter, MN 55926
 
Mayor Joe Gardner
287 Pine Place
Dexter, MN 55926
(507) 438-2778
Clerk/Treasurer Natalie Shawback
235 Pleasant Street
Dexter, MN 55926
(507) 438-2778
Council Member Kathy Snyder
PO Box 120
Dexter, MN 55926
(507) 438-5719
Council Member John Dietrich
242 Pleasant Street
Dexter, MN 55926
(507) 584-6803
Council Member Dean Westfall
215 Maple Street W
Dexter, MN 55926
(507) 584-6000
Council Member Randy Stephenson
PO Box 148
Dexter, MN 55926
(507) 584-6422

Post Office:
US Post Office
100 N Main Street
Dexter, MN
55926-9620
Phone:
(507) 584-6421
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
7:45 am - 12:00 pm
                       
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Saturday           7:45 am - 9:45 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                9:30 am


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Alliant Energy   (800) 255-4268
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone GTE (612) 491-5564
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Dexter Minnesota area
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Events:

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Attractions:

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Recreation:

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Health Care:

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Schools:

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Churches:
United Methodist Church
230 Pleasant Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6693
Web: www.umcdexter.org

Pastor:  Karen Ashton
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

United Methodist Church, Dexter Minnesota

Media:

none

 
Motels:
Windmill Hotel & Conference Center
120 State Highway 16
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6440
 
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Businesses:
Anderson Hog Farm
63402 265th Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 567-2139
 
Dexter Elevator Inc
132 N Main Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6422
 
Dexter Mobil
131 N Main Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-2221
 
Farm Bureau Insurance
236 S Main Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-1215
 
Farmers State Bank of Elkton
235 Main Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6441
Web: www.fsbelkton.com

Farmers State Bank of Elkton was charted as a commercial bank on October 29, 1913. Banking operations began in Elkton, Minnesota, and continue today serving the surrounding communities of central Mower County. The bank opened with just $3,500 in capital and has grown throughout the years. Today the bank is a well-capitalized institution, positioned to help its customers with all of their banking needs.

Farmers State Bank of Elkton
Hamilton Auction Company
130 State Highway 16
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-0133
Web: www.hamiltonauctioncompany.com

Hamilton Auction Company has been in the auction sale business since 1969. Earl Hamilton holds a current auction license and is a member of the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association. Earl has lived and farmed in the southern Minnesota area all his life. Earl has an office and sale yard at Dexter, MN where he holds regular consignment auctions selling real estate, farm equipment, tractors, combines, cars, pickups, semi-tractors & trailers, construction equipment & misc. items.

Hamilton Auction Company, Dexter Minnesota
Haven Industries
67374 310th Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6300
Web: www.havenindustries.us

Haven Industries provides custom metal fabricating services in addition to manufacturing Grain Saver grain augers. A complete line of utility augers and accessories, as well as gravity cart and mounted augers provides a solution to most grain handling and grain storage requirements.

Haven Industries
Howe Counter Tops
333 Pleasant Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6778
Web: www.howecountertops.net

Howe Countertops in Dexter, MN offers home improvement and home remodeling services. It is an insured company that has been operating for over 40 years. We have been serving the entire Rochester, MN area. Learn More About Howe Countertops: Custom laminate counter top expert Undermount sinks - stainless steel Home improvement and kitchen remodels We also offer free estimates. We carry brands such as Karran, Firma, and WilsonArt. Rochesters counter top expert.

Howe Counter Tops, Dexter Minnesota
Ice Haus Bed & Breakfast
65150 220th Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-0101
Web: www.icehaus.com

Located at the Western Terminus of The National Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway and the Shooting Star Scenic Byway in the "Southern Gateway" area of SE Minnesota, the Ice Haus Bed & Breakfast offers easy access to many tourism venues. Rest, relaxation and romance await you at the Ice Haus Bed and Breakfast. This private oasis is a wonderful mixture of luxury and creature comforts designed treat your inner child.

Ice Haus Bed & Breakfast, Dexter Minnesota
Jensen Repair
65798 310th Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6604
 
Johnson's Auto Electric
65798 310th Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-9700
 
Lake Geo Travel Plaza
236 S Main Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-1801
 
Meadow Design Studio
70508 225th Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 440-6945 ‎
Web: www.meadowdesignstudio.com
 
Myrna Bowie CPA
27348 670th Avenue
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6484
 
Oasis Bar & Grill
123 Main Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-9914
 
P T Repair
70265 225th Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 754-6808
 
Parenting Resource Center
22997 660th Avenue
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-2204
 
Pete's Airport - 7MY9
26887 665th Avenue
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6479
 
Pinecone Restaurant
Windmill Travel Center
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6491
 
Pit Stop Bar & Grill
236 S Main Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-1492
 
R & S Grain Systems Inc
25863 650th Avenue
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6794
 
Sparkle Wash of Southern Minnesota
63539 250th Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 951-2758
 
T N G Plumbing
64456 230th Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-1237
Web: www.tngplumbing.com

At T 'N G Plumbing, our goal is to complete your job in an efficient, timely and trustworthy manner. We will leave your home/business confident that you will be satisfied with our work. We take pride in our work and want you to as well. Our company is our family, and as a family we work together to achieve that satisfaction for our clients and our employees.

 
Tucker Land Surveying
104 S Main Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6767
 
Twisted Scissors Hair Salon
121 Main Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 440-3839
 
United Methodist Church
230 Pleasant Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6693
 
US Post Office
100 N Main Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6421
 
Windmill Hotel & Conference Center
120 State Highway 16
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6440
 
Zion Lutheran Church
66632 300th Street
Dexter, MN 55926
Phone: (507) 584-6480
 

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