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Franklin Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Franklin Minnesota welcome sign Location of Franklin, Minnesota

Population: 
 Franklin (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 557 512 441 498 510 +12 +2.41
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.10 0.86 1.06 1.09 1.09 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 506.36 595.35 416.04 458.56 467.89 +933 +2.88
Housing Units 193 217 226 217 230 +13 +5.99
Households -- 204 196 195 207 +12 +6.15
Persons Per Household -- 2.23 2.25 2.37 2.46 +0.09 +3.79

Geography:

Franklin is a city in Renville County, Minnesota, located on Minnesota State Highway 19, east of U.S. Route 71. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.08 square miles (2.80 km2), all of it land. The elevation is 1,010 ft (308 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 510 people, 207 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 472.2 inhabitants per square mile (182.3/km2). There were 230 housing units at an average density of 213.0 per square mile (82.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.1% White, 0.2% African American, 1.4% Native American, 1.6% Asian, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 207 households of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.0% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 47.1 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.8% were from 25 to 44; 32.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

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History:  

FRANKLIN is a city in sections 1, 2, 11, and 12 of Birch Cooley Township, platted in 1882 and incorporated as a village on April 24, 1888. Holder Jacobus was postmaster, 1869-82; the village had a station of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad. Eighteen townships in so many counties of Pennsylvania, and also townships and villages or cities in 29 other states, bear this name, with counties in 24 states, mostly in honor of Benjamin Franklin.

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Main Street, Franklin Minnesota, 1921
Main Street, Franklin Minnesota, 1921

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Government:
Franklin City Hall
320 2nd Avenue E
PO Box 326   

Franklin, MN  55333-0326

Phone:  (507) 557-2259

Fax:  (507) 557-2255

 

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm

 

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Todd Sherman
630 1st Street S
Franklin, MN 55333
Email (507) 557-2482
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Wendy Pederson
320 2nd Avenue E - PO Box 326   

Franklin, MN  55333-0326

Email (507) 557-2259
Council Member 12/31/2022 Jerry Deming
430 1st Street S
Franklin, MN 55333
Email (507) 557-2884
Council Member 12/31/2022 Curt Scharfencamp
511 3rd Street S - PO Box 224
Franklin, MN 55333
Email (507) 269-3667
(507) 557-3221
Council Member 12/31/2020 Robin Kokesch
330 4th Street - PO Box 1
Franklin, MN 55333
Email (507) 430-1073
Council Member 12/31/2020 Corey Gruendemann
250 1st Street S
Franklin, MN 55333
Email (507) 240-0981

Post Office:
US Post Office
265 2nd Avenue E
Franklin, MN
55333-1181
Phone:
(507) 557-2229
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       8:00 am - 10:00 am
                        12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 9:30 am  

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US Post Office, Franklin Minnesota

Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater City of Franklin (507) 557-2259
Water City of Franklin (507) 557-2259
Telephone Minnesota Valley Telephone Co. (507) 557-2275
Cable TV Mediacom (800) 332-0245

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Franklin Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Nursing Care Facilities 82
Cedar Mountain Elementary School Elementary & Secondary Schools 45


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Weather:

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Franklin Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Franklin Minnesota area


Events:
Catfish Derby Days

Catfish Derby Days is an annual three-day city celebration held on the fourth weekend in July. Events include a Fishing Contest, Street Dance, Square Dance, Sunday Parades, Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament, Men's 12 Team Softball Tournament, Queen Contest/Variety Show, Horseshoe Pitching Tournament, Chess Tournament, Flea Market, "Kiss the Catfish Contest", Music at the Park, Fear Factor - Kid's Style, Raffle, Church Services, and Fire Department Water Fight.

Catfish Derby Days, Franklin Minnesota


Attractions:

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Recreation:

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Lakes:
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Health Care:

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Schools:
Cedar Mountain Schools
Independent School District #2754

310 Somerville Avenue
PO Box 188
Morgan, MN 56266
Phone: (507) 249-5990
Fax: (507) 249-3149
Web: www.cms.mntm.org

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  499

Cedar Mountain Schools
Cedar Mountain High School
310 Somerville Avenue
PO Box 188
Morgan, MN 56266
Phone: (507) 249-5990
Fax: (507) 249-3149

Grades:  6-12
Students:  256

Cedar Mountain High School, Morgan Minnesota
Cedar Mountain Elementary School
231 4th Avenue E
PO Box 38
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2251
Fax: (507) 557-2116

Grades:  PK-5
Students:  243

Cedar Mountain Elementary School, Franklin Minnesota

Churches:
Central Lutheran Church - ELCA
64268 430th Street
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-8311
Web: www.lutheransonline.com

Pastor:  Karen Scherwin
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

Central Lutheran Church, Franklin Minnesota
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
551 2nd Avenue E
PO Box 175
Franklin, MN 55333-1055
Phone: (507) 426-7739
Web: www.allsaintsafc.org

Pastor:  Rev. Jeffrey P. Horejsi
Sunday Mass:  see website

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Franklin Minnesota
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
110 2nd Avenue E
PO Box 340
Franklin, MN 55333-1055
Phone: (507) 557-2430

Pastor:  Ed Glimpse
Sunday Worship:  n/a

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Franklin Minnesota

Media:

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Businesses:
Absolutely Angels Homecare
65712 410th Street
Franklin, MN 55333-1055
Phone: (507) 557-2735
 
All Phase Electric
40314 660th Avenue
PO Box 164
Franklin, MN 55333-1140
Phone: (507) 557-9473
 
Bengston Construction
40565 660th Avenue
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2376
 
Birch Cooley Farms
68338 County Road 5
Franklin, MN 55333-1129
Phone: (507) 557-2107
 
Buff's Daycare
171 3rd Avenue
PO Box 144
Franklin, MN 55333-1140
Phone: (507) 557-2479
 
Cedar Mountain Bus Service
261 3rd Avenue E
PO Box 38
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 249-3136
 
Centennial Apartments
161 2nd Avenue
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (320) 523-3656
Centennial Apartments, Franklin Minnesota
Corey Gruendemann Construction
250 1st Street W
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 240-0981
 
Crain Gravel
480 3rd Street E
Franklin, MN 55333-1008
Phone: (507) 557-2767
 
DME
281 3rd Avenue W
PO Box 251
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2432
 
Duck Insurance Agency
373 2nd Avenue E
PO Box 201
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 430-3380
 
Ewe & Me Stitchers
PO Box 163
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2454
 
Farmers Union Insurance
329 Main Street
PO Box 102
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-7000
Web: www.farmersunioninsurance.com/jharmoning

We want to be your "insurance team" and will provide you with the quality products and service that you deserve. At the The Harmoning Agency -- Farmers Union Agency, Inc. we want you to feel welcome whether you stop by or give us a call. You are important to us. You will be treated with respect and greeted with a smile. Our clients are why we are in business. We want to be your Insurance Partner.

Farmers Union Insurance, Franklin Minnesota
Flower Shop
279 2nd Avenue E
Franklin, MN 55333-1181
Phone: (507) 557-2439
 
Franklin Auction Company
331 2nd Avenue E
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-7653
Web: www.franklonauctionconsignment.com

Franklin Auction opened its doors in March 2003. We are located just off Hwy. 19 in Franklin, MN. in the scenic Minnesota River valley.

Franklin Auction Company, Franklin Minnesota
Franklin BP
350 State Highway 19
Franklin, MN 55333-1174
Phone: (507) 557-2231
 
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Franklin Cafe
306 2nd Avenue E
Franklin, MN 55333-1191
Phone: (507) 557-2315
Franklin Cafe, Franklin Minnesota
Franklin City Offices
320 2nd Avenue E
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2259
 
Franklin Depot
343 2nd Avenue E
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2227
Franklin Depot, Franklin Minnesota
Franklin Fire Department
291 3rd Street
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2280
 
Franklin Labels
200 State Highway 19
PO Box 351
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2294
 
Franklin Realty
401 1st Street
Franklin, MN 55333-1013
Phone: (507) 557-2182
 
Franklin State Bank
278 2nd Avenue E
PO Box 99
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2233
Web: www.franklinstatebank.com

The Franklin State Bank is located in Franklin, Minnesota on the scenic Minnesota River Valley. We are a family owned community bank with a focus on customer service and convenience while providing competitive deposit and loan products. The Franklin State Bank provides banking products and services throughout the State of Minnesota. This web site and our internet banking product are examples of our commitment to provide our customers with safe and convenient ways to access information that they need. Our goal is to be "Your Family's Bank for the 21st Century".

Franklin State Bank, Franklin Minnesota
Franklin Valley Sales
190 State Highway 19
PO Box 280
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 829-8909
 
Gary Freitag Trucking
67167 400th Street
Franklin, MN 55333-1152
Phone: (507) 557-2752
 
Git-R-Done
321 4th Street
PO Box 262
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 828-2764
 
Golden Living Center - Franklin
900 3rd Street E
Franklin, MN 55333-9799
Phone: (507) 557-2211
Web: www.goldenlivingcenters.com

We are a skilled nursing facility located in Franklin, Minn. Our LivingCenter resides on 15 acres of gorgeously landscaped grounds, overlooking the beautiful Minnesota River Valley. At Franklin, we serve the behavioral needs of our residents as well as the short-term rehabilitation needs of patients whose goal is to return home as quickly as possible. We understand how important it is to maintain interests and hobbies, so we offer a wide variety of activities, including group outings to different locations and events.

Golden Living Center, Franklin Minnesota
Greenslit Farms
37350 660th Avenue
Franklin, MN 55333-1096
Phone: (507) 697-6296
 
Grejtak Mowing and Snow Removal
160 1st Street N
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2447
 
Gronau Farms
42388 660th Avenue
Franklin, MN 55333-1051
Phone: (507) 557-8399
 
Harvestland Rieke
65100 420th Street
Franklin, MN 55333-1196
Phone: (507) 557-2131
 
Harvey Dahms Farm
40819 680th Avenue
Franklin, MN 55333-1144
Phone: (507) 557-8276
 
Hilltop Supper Club
37035 State Highway 19
Franklin, MN 55333-1092
Phone: (507) 557-2228
 
J & D Pickles
281 1st Street N
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2791
 
Jeff Distad Farms
6376 430th Street
Franklin, MN 55333-1063
Phone: (507) 557-8369
 
Jerry Weldy Farm
41560 660th Avenue
Franklin, MN 55333-1053
Phone: (507) 557-2744
 
Jerry's Cats and Gravel
30154 County Road 11
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-8345
 
John Goelz Auctioneer
31349 County Road 11
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-8394
 
Junior Farms Inc.
39644 County Road 2
Franklin, MN 55333-1150
Phone: (507) 557-3265
 
Kay's Carpet Cleaning
311 3rd Avenue E
PO Box 171
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2481
 
Larson Utilities Inc.
318 2nd Avenue E
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2278
 
Lone Tree Ridge Farms
42655 State Highway 19
Franklin, MN 55333-1058
Phone: (507) 557-8353
 
Longbranch Saloon
312 2nd Avenue E
Franklin, MN 55333-1191
Phone: (507) 557-2748
Longbranch Saloon, Franklin Minnesota
Lund's Auto Recyclers
36849 State Highway 19
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 697-6347
 
McCorquodale Farm
37209 County Road 2
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-8260
 
McCorquodale Trucking
68261 400th Street
Franklin, MN 55333-1149
Phone: (507) 557-3191
 
Meadowland Farmers Co-op
65719 370th Street
Franklin, MN 55333-1094
Phone: (507) 557-2175
 
Mid-Minnesota Ag LLC
38822 State Highway 19
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-3060
 
Minnesota River Valley Sanctuary
62657 430th Street
Franklin, MN 55333-1069
Phone: (507) 557-3254
 
Minnesota Valley Granite
200 State Highway 19
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 514-3385
 
Minnesota Valley Telephone Company
318 2nd Avenue
PO Box 311
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2275
Web: www.mnval.com

Your local telephone company that has been here for over 100 years. Serving the communities of Franklin, Lucan, Milroy, and Winthrop with telephone and high speed internet. We offer competitive rates. Contact us to see what we can do for you

Minnesota Valley Telephone Company, Franklin Minnesota
Nan's Van Service
40376 710th Avenue
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 430-2610
 
Palmyra Farmers Mutual Insurance
373 2nd Avenue
PO Box 128
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2221
Web: www.palmyrafarmersmutual.com

Palmyra Farmers Mutual Insurance Company has been a Minnesota township mutual insurance company since 1886. As a Minnesota Township Mutual, Palmyra provides fire and extended coverage for the Farm and Home to area residents and surrounding communities. We are an insurance company that contracts with skilled agents specialized in providing Farm Insurance that covers all areas of a farmís operations. Our independent insurance agents can also assist you and your family in developing a Home Insurance policy that covers all of lifeís unexpected disasters, tailoring the policy to your specific needs and budgetary concerns.

Palmyra Farmers Mutual Insurance, Franklin Minnesota
Pumpkin Patch Daycare
380 2nd Street
PO Box 91
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2820
 
Randy's Plumbing and Heating
66658 County Road 3
Franklin, MN 55333-1049
Phone: (507) 557-2931
 
Ray's Repair
212 2nd Avenue E
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-8380
 
Redwood Valley Real Estate
121 3rd Avenue E
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-4663
 
Ruff's Farms Inc.
69325 County Road 5
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-8226
 
Senior Citizens Center
161 2nd Avenue E
Franklin, MN 55333-9804
Phone: (507) 557-2247
 
Sullivan Farms Inc.
37903 County Road 2
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-8236
 
US Post Office
265 2nd Avenue E
Franklin, MN
55333-1181
Phone:
(507) 557-2229
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office, Franklin Minnesota
Valley View Apartments
341 3rd Street
PO Box 100
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-8265
 
Wayne's Wood Shop
301 2nd Avenue E
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-8293
 
Wiese Day Care
311 3rd Street
PO Box 34
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2357
 
Willmar Poultry Company
65100 420th Street
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2131
 
Xcel Energy
111 State Highway 19
Franklin, MN 55333
Phone: (507) 557-2250
Web: www.xcelenergy.com
Xcel Energy


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