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Good Thunder Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Welcome sign, Good Thunder Minnesota Location of Good Thunder, Minnesota

Population: 
 Good Thunder (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 489 560 561 592 583 -9 -1.52
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.60 0.58 0.63 0.63 0.63 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 815.00 965.52 890.48 945.72 925.40 -20.32 -2.15
Housing Units 174 227 230 233 242 +9 +3.86
Households -- 215 214 217 227 +10 +4.61
Persons Per Household -- 2.60 2.62 2.73 2.57 -0.16 -5.86

Geography:

Good Thunder is a city in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, along the Maple River. Minnesota State Highway 66; and County Roads 1 and 10 are three of the main routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 991 ft (302 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 583 people, 227 households, and 155 families residing in the city. The population density was 910.9 inhabitants per square mile (351.7 /km2). There were 242 housing units at an average density of 378.1 per square mile (146.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 1.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 227 households of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 34 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.7% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 10.8% 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:  

GOOD THUNDER, the railway village of Lyra Township, platted in April 1871, and incorporated March 2, 1893, was named for a chief of the Winnebago, whose village was close east of this site. The ford of the Maple River here had been previously called Good Thunder's ford. He was a friend of the white people, and in 1862 refused the overtures of the Dakota for the Winnebago to join in their war against the white settlers. He died several years later on the Missouri River, after the removal of his tribe to Dakota.

It seems most probable that when this name was first chosen for the village, although the greater number of those naming it had in mind the Winnebago chief, others of them and many in the county supposed it to be for the Dakota scout, the exemplary Christian convert. Both these Indians certainly were very well known by the people of this township and county.

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Street scene, Good Thunder Minnesota, 1909
Street scene, Good Thunder Minnesota, 1909
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Government:
Good Thunder City Hall
130 S Ewing Street
PO Box 97
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3730
Fax: (507) 278-4871
Web: www.goodthundermn.govoffice2.com

The Good Thunder City Council meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall

City Hall, Good Thunder Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name Phone
Mayor 12/31/2014 Robert Anderson
100 N Miner Street
Good Thunder MN 56037
(507) 278-3753
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Cheryl Barnard
PO Box 97
Good Thunder, MN 56037
(507) 278-3730
Council Member 12/31/2014 Sarah Karels
211 N Halladay Street
Good Thunder MN 56037
(507) 278-4922
Council Member 12/31/2014 Arlen Ostermann
129 Middle Street
Good Thunder MN 56037
(507) 278-3434
Council Member 12/31/2016 Kenton Giese
538 Main Street
Good Thunder MN 56037
(507) 278-3200
Council Member 12/31/2016 Kim Hernandez
846 Chapel Street
Good Thunder MN 56037
(507) 420-4428

Post Office:
US Post Office
111 S Houk Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037-4016
Phone:
(507) 278-3212
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com

      
US Post Office
Post Office, Good Thunder Minnesota
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
                       
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Saturday          
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                5:45 pm

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity

Xcel Energy

(800) 895-4999
Natural Gas Northwest Natural Gas (507) 524-4103
Wastewater City of Good Thunder (507) 278-3730
Water City of Good Thunder (507) 278-3730
Telephone Hickory Tech (507) 387-1151
Cable TV Hickory Tech (507) 387-1151

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

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Schools:
Maple River School District
Independent School District #2135

101 6th Avenue NE
Mapleton, MN 56065
Phone: (507) 524-3915
Fax: (507) 524-4882
Web: www.isd2135.k12.mn.us

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  1,085

Maple River School District, Mapleton Minnesota
Maple River High School
101 6th Avenue NE
Mapleton, MN 56065
Phone: (507) 524-3930
Fax: (507) 524-4882

Grades:  9-12
Students:  340

 
Maple River Middle School
101 6th Avenue NE
Mapleton, MN 56065
Phone: (507) 524-3918
Fax: (507) 524-3638

Grades:  6-8
Students:  247

 
Maple River West Elementary School
311 Willard Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3039
Fax: (507) 278-4266

Grades:  K-5
Students:  258

Maple River West Elementary School, Good Thunder Minnesota

Churches:
Redeemer Lutheran Church - ELCA
17436 State Highway 22
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3357

Web: www.redeemerdecoria.org

Pastor:  Collette Broady-Preiss
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Good Thunder Minnesota
St John's Lutheran Church - LCMS
301 Sherman Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone:
(507) 278-3169 ‎

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  9:30 M

St. John's Lutheran Church, Good Thunder Minnesota
St Joseph Catholic Church
130 N Ewing Street
Good Thunder, MN  56037
Phone:
(507) 278-3180 ‎
Web: www.sjsmst.catholicweb.com

Pastor:  Father Timothy Biren
Sunday Mass:  varies - see website

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Good Thunder Minnesota

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Businesses:
All Occasions Rental
109 S Houk Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 995-1483
Web: www.alloccasionsrental.net

At All Occasions Rental, we strive to offer a relaxing place to host just about any event you can think of at an affordable rate with flexibility to work with just about any budget. The intimate 1300sq ft spacing for 60 people will be priced on its own with an ala carte of items to rent to make your event even more special.
All Occasions Rental, Good Thunder Minnesota
Anderson Trucking Inc
100 Miner Street N
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3335
Andy's Game Room Supplies
17771 Gopher Road
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 546-3896
BMB Construction Inc.
57225 158th Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3609
Web: www.bmbconstructioninc.com

B.M.B. Construction Inc. specializes in residential construction and renovation. Ben Birr of Good Thunder, MN is the owner and licensed general contractor. B.M.B. provides free consultation and estimates. Whether it's a new custom home or an addition to your existing home, Ben will work with you from start to finish to make sure your project is quality built and designed to meet your needs.

BMB Construction Inc. Good Thunder Minnesota
Borderline Adventures
PO Box 273
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3713
Brian's Body Shop
17050 578th Avenue
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3455
Bunde Construction Company
57820 158th Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 524-3087
Calvary Construction
55285 179th Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3393
Contractors Edge Inc.
16511 563rd Avenue
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4446
Crescent Hill Construction
215 Red Ridge Road
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4157
 
Custom Woodworking
16130 State Highway 22
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 524-4043
Cynical at Heart Productions
53897 185th Lane
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3506
 
Dean Peters and Sons
13724 550th Avenue
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4209
 
Dewitz Farms Inc.
13773 550th Avenue
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4398
 
Dick's Locker
120 S Front Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3038
Dick's Locker, Good Thunder Minnesota
DK Entertainers
244 Miner Street N
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 380-9576
 
Evergreen Companies
225 Elk Trail
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 317-6282
Web: www.evergreencompanies.org

You can put your trust in Evergreen Companies. We provide personal services and exceptional quality. All of our services and products are guaranteed. Spring to Fall services include lawn mowing, hydroseeding, hydromulching, dust and erosion control. In winter, we do ice dam removal and roof snow removal.

Evergreen Companies, Good Thunder Minnesota
Everlastings Unlimited
17069 State Highway 22
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3069
 
Express Inventory Specialists
56152 Ivy Road
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4834
 
Fair Plain Pork Inc.
54331 137th Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4999
 
G & C Nursery Company
PO Box 4
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 549-3925
 
Garman Construction
17316 553rd Avenue
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3818
 
Good Earth Mill & Grains
53762 Goose Road
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 380-5281
Web: www.goodearthmill.com

We specialize in growing & grinding fresh, nutritious, and organic whole grain products. To ensure you get the freshest, most nutritious flour possible, we grind only after you place an order. Our fresh flour has superior nutrition, delicious taste & texture, and exceptional baking qualities. Our products include stone ground whole wheat flour, delicious baking mixings, cornmeal & bulk grains for grinding. Our baking mixes will have you eating healthy whole grains everyday! Call, email, or visit our website! Custom orders welcomed.

Good Earth Mill & Grains, Good Thunder Minnesota
Good Thunder City Hall
130 S Ewing Street
PO Box 97
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3730
Fax: (507) 278-4871
Web: www.goodthundermn.govoffice2.com
City Hall, Good Thunder Minnesota
Groll Landscape
17697 568th Avenue
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3217
 
Hall's Properties Inc.
15853 557th Lane
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 386-7098
 
Happy Dan's Convenience Store
443 Main Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3636
Happy Dan's Convenience Store, Good Thunder Minnesota
Health Options Acupuncture
55348 148th Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 386-7318
 
Hearth Services of Mankato
57470 178th Lane
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3128
 
Higher Ground Construction Company
337 Caribou Trail
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3364
Web: www.highergroundconstructionco.com

Higher Ground Construction Co. is a small custom construction and remodel company with a broad range of experience. Most of our work is building Energy Star* homes and doing trim carpentry, but a more accurate way to know us is not by what we do but how we do it. We bring an artistic sense to our work and are especially motivated to create eye-pleasing and enjoyable living spaces. To that end, we offer significant design input during the course of a project, often developing the initial design.

Higher Ground Construction Company, Good Thunder Minnesota
House Pros
831 Sherman Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 386-1854
 
K & D Builders
54648 164th Lane
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 468-2279
 
Knewtson Soy Products
17303 State Highway 22
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4087
 
Kocina Travel
16488 574th Avenue
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4813
Web: www.kocinatravel.com

Travel planning is always exciting especially when it is your vacation. Working with a travel professional offers you the most enjoyable vacation and can save you valuable time and money. Lowest cost does not equate to best value. As your professional travel consultant, I will work with you to assure that your vacation is an excellent value.

 
Krengel Seed Cleaning
57236 148th Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 524-4355
 
Langworthy Cabinetry
16501 State Highway 22
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3181
 
Living Tree Nursery
146 Wilderness Way
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3414
 
Main Street Repeats
400 Main street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: n/a

Gently used Home Decor Items, Home furnishings, gently used furniture, man cave and den items. Owned and operated by George Spear and Maureen Spear.
Main Street Repeats, Good Thunder Minnesota
Maple River Electric
530 Sherman Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4159
 
Maple River Masonry
16288 560th Lane
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3481
 
Maple River Stone Shop LLC
56069 142nd Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4033 ‎
 
Matzke Farms
17775 Gopher Road
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 546-3378
 
Midwest Getaway
109 S Houk Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4809
 
Minnesota Realty and Land Company
54596 185th Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4827
 
Minnesota Searchlight and Balloons
234 Red Ridge Road
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4633
 
Mundt's Auto
155 Main Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3938
Mundt's Auto, Good Thunder Minnesota
One Guy Plumbing
227 S Houk Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 340-8760
Web: www.oneguyplumbing.com

One Guy Plumbing of Good Thunder, MN provides plumbing service to residential, agricultural, municipal, and new construction. We also provide service to custom plumbing. We remodel old home kitchen and bathroom and we offer 1 year warranty on parts and labor that we provide. We guarantee right plumbing at affordable rates. We provide our services to Blue Earth County, Le Sueur County, Nicollet County, and Faribault County.

One Guy Plumbing, Good Thunder Minnesota
Osterman Insurance Agency
PO Box 245
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3438
 
Polar Heating and Cooling
56506 177th Lane
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3245
 
Pro Home Builder Inc.
620 Main Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4585
 
Professional Con Installation
PO Box 325
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3739
 
Protein Sources Milling
100 Front Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3430
Web: www.proteinsources.com

Protein Sources-Milling Division, LLC (PSM) provides independent swine toll milling and feed transportation services to swine producers, principally in southern Minnesota. The Company's state-of-the-art milling facility and transportation fleet located in Mapleton, Minnesota is fully capable of meeting the swine nutrition needs of producers of all sizes. In-house, professional nutrition consulting as well as pig group feed budgeting and tracking are available to all customers.

Protein Sources Milling, Good Thunder Minnesota
Rahn Farms
16740 549th Avenue
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3033
 
Red Rock Radio
Sherman and Hubbell
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3635
 
Ross Nesbit Agencies
11 N Houk Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4677
 
Southern Minnesota Hunts
53826 Granite Circle
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 546-3725
 
Southern Valley Co-op Cenex
501 Sherman Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3846
 
Spear Plumbing and Heating
54944 158th Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3303
Web: www.spearplumbing.com

We are a locally owned and operated plumbing and heating company serving the Mankato and surrounding areas in Southern Minnesota. Offering all major brands of plumbing fixtures, faucets, water heaters, boilers and general plumbing items. Serving commercial, residential and rural customers is our focal point. You can rely on Spear Plumbing and Heating when it comes to "customer service" and professional quality workmanship. Let us be your plumbing contractor of choice. Fully licensed, bonded and insured.

Spear Plumbing and Heating, Good Thunder Minnesota
Specialty Overhead Door
15798 State Highway 22
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4077
Stan Sternitzke Construction
55278 164th Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3880
 
Street Machines Plus
510 Main Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3232
Sunny Plain Stock Farm
57805 164th Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3139
Susan S Chambers Attorney at Law
57310 166th Lane
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4700
 
Thunder Bar and Restaurant
453 Main Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4427
Web: www.thethunderbar.com
Thunder Bar and Restaurant, Good Thunder Minnesota
Thunder Valley Pork Farms
16894 555th Avenue
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3950
 
Thundermark Equipment
PO Box 242
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3608
 
Timberbrook Apartments
820 Sherman Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: n/a
Timberbrook Apartments, Good Thunder Minnesota
Timeless Images In Metal
56634 177th Lane
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3671
 
Ulrich Acres Excavating
16738 Sate Highway 22
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3890
 
US Post Office
111 S Houk Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037-4016
Phone:
(507) 278-3212
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office, Good Thunder Minnesota
Valtech Energy Management
57240 Juniper Road
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4245
 
West Edge Auto
56437 164th Street
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-4108
 
Woodworks By Charley
17816 568th Avenue
Good Thunder, MN 56037
Phone: (507) 278-3929
 

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