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Donaldson Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

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Location of Donaldson, Minnesota


Population: 
 Donaldson (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 69 84 57 41 42 +1 +2.44
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.00 0.95 0.83 0.83 0.83 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 69.00 88.42 68.67 49.61 50.60 +0.99 +2.00
Housing Units 35 37 31 22 21 -1 -4.55
Households -- 30 25 18 17 -1 -5.88
Persons Per Household -- 2.80 2.28 2.28 2.47 +0.19 +8.33

Geography:

Donaldson is a city in Kittson County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 75 and Minnesota State Highway 11 are two of the main arterial routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land. The elevation is 827 ft (252 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 41 people, 18 households, and 10 families residing in the city. The population density was 19.1/km˛ (49.6/mi˛). There were 22 housing units at an average density of 10.2/km˛ (26.6/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city was 97.56% White, and 2.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.

There were 18 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 38.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 141.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 172.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,875, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,637. There are 18.2% of families living below the poverty line and 7.7% of the population, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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History:  

DONALDSON, a city in Davis Township, sections 18-20 and 30, was named for Capt. Hugh W. Donaldson, a veteran of the Civil War, manager of an adjoining farm of several thousand acres, owned by the Kennedy Land Company. It was incorporated as a village on November 21, 1902; its post office was called Davis, 1883-84, when William Couth was postmaster, changing to Donaldson in 1884 at which time Edward Davis became postmaster; Davis, who came in 1879, built the first store, and the post office and township were named for him.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Great Northern Depot, Donaldson Minnesota, 1911
Great Northern Depot, Donaldson Minnesota, 1911
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Government:
City of Donaldson
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: n/a
 
Title Term Ends Name & Address Phone:
Mayor 12/2012 Ronald Remme
PO Box 235
Donaldson MN 56720
(218) 466-2775
Clerk n/a Mary Pinnock
115 Front Street
PO Box 142
Donaldson MN 56720
(218) 466-2091
Treasurer n/a Karyl Grochowski
PO Box 205
Donaldson MN 56720
(218) 466-2741
Council Member 12/2010 Lon Thompson
510 Minnesota Street
PO Box 162
Donaldson MN 56720
(218) 466-2321
Council Member 12/2012 James Larson
215 2nd Avenue S
PO Box 180
Donaldson MN 56720
(218) 466-2112
Council Member 12/2010 James Olson
PO Box 184
Donaldson MN 56720
(218) 466-2495
Council Member 12/2012 Nicholas Harstad
PO Box 172
Donaldson MN 56720
(218) 455.6269

Post Office:
US Post Office
410 Commercial Street
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: (218) 466-2431 
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office, Donaldson Minnesota
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:00 am - 10:30 am
                       
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday           8:00 am - 10:00 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:45 pm
Saturday                4:00 pm


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

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
n/a


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Events:
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Attractions:

King of Trails Scenic Byway

 

Web: www.highway75.com

 

Trails - Drive U.S. Highway 75 the King of Trails from Canada to Mexico

Information - This trail was previously utilized by Native Americans/settlers and was designated by the State of Minnesota as "The Historic King of Trails" in 2001.  Efforts include an annual marketplace day where communities along Hwy. 75 invite vendors to openly market their goods at select locations.

 
Waters of the Dancing Sky Scenic Byway

Web: www.watersofthedancingsky.org

This route tracks the Minnesota-Canada border for nearly half of it's length. As the routes name suggests, this far northern byway offers nighttime visitors an excellent chance of seeing the magnificent Aurora Borealis, better known as Northern Lights. The route touches the shore of the vast Lake of the Woods, and ends at Rainy Lake, another huge border lake, one of many that make up Minnesota's water-based Voyageurs National Park. All these lakes offer extraordinary fishing, and Voyageurs is especially popular as a destination for houseboat vacations, where visitors can rent a floating home to moor in a secluded bay of their choice within the park. State parks along the route include Lake Bronson on the western end, Hayes Lake, Zippel Bay and Franz Jevne.

 

Recreation:
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Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Bronson 289

Health Care:
none

Schools:
none

Churches:
St. Olaf Lutheran Church
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: n/a

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  8:30 am

St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Donaldson Minnesota

Media:
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Motels:
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Resorts:
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Campgrounds:
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Businesses:
Enbridge Energy Partners
PO Box 227 
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: (218) 466-2345 
 
Father and Son Repair
US Highway 75
Donaldson, MN
Phone: (218) 466-2335
 
Gary Grunstrom Farms
1179 250th Ave 
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: (218) 466-2755 
 
John Bogestad and Son Farms, Inc.
PO Box 176
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: (218) 466-2300
 
Kittson-Marshall Rural Water
410 Commercial Street
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: (218) 466-2835 
Kittson-Marshall Rural Water, Donaldson Minnesota
Minn-Dak Growers Ltd
300 Front Street
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: (218) 466-2155 
Web: www.minndak.com

Minn-Dak Growers Ltd. has accomplished proven records of excellence as a processor and supplier of specialty crop food ingredients since the year of its establishment in 1967. Employees headed by Mr. Harris Peterson run Minn-Dak Growers Ltd. Our integrated research efforts compel us to find new and better ways of exceeding the expectation of our customers. Minn-Dak specialty food ingredients will continue to be the standard against which the industry is measured.

Minn-Dak Growers Ltd, Donaldson Minnesota
St. Olaf Lutheran Church
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: n/a
St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Donaldson Minnesota
US Post Office
410 Commercial Street
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: (218) 466-2431 
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office, Donaldson Minnesota

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