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Heron Lake Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
  Location of Heron Lake, Minnesota

Population: 
 Heron Lake (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 777 783 730 768 698 -70 -9.11
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.00 1.04 1.06 1.06 1.28 +0.22 +20.75
Density (persons per sq. mile) 777.00 752.88 688.68 723.45 545.31 -178.14 -24.62
Housing Units 282 313 333 322 343 +21 +6.52
Households -- 295 298 285 306 +21 +7.37
Persons Per Household -- 2.47 2.45 2.52 2.28 -0.24 -9.52

Geography:

Heron Lake is a city in Jackson County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highway 60 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.28 square miles (3.32 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,421 ft (433 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 698 people, 306 households, and 164 families residing in the city. The population density was 545.3 inhabitants per square mile (210.5 /km2). There were 343 housing units at an average density of 268.0 per square mile (103.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.1% White, 1.9% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 4.2% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.0% of the population.

There were 306 households of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.4% were non-families. 39.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% 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 3.12.

The median age in the city was 41.5 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

HERON LAKE, a city in sections 19 and 30 of Weimer Township was platted in June 1872 by the Sioux City and St. Paul Railroad and was incorporated as a village on November 17, 1881. Its post office began in 1870, the first postmaster being Daniel F. Cleveland. The post office was called just Heron, 1895-99. The city was the county's second permanent townsite; a large proportion of Austrian and German immigrants settled there.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society
Street scene, Heron Lake Minnesota, 1908
Street scene, Heron Lake Minnesota, 1908
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Government:
Heron Lake City Hall
312 10th Street
PO Box 315
Heron Lake, MN
56137
Phone: (507) 793-2826
Web: www.heronlakecity.org
 
Mayor Jason Freking --
City Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Martin-Granstra (507) 793-2826
Council Member

Roger Fitzhenry

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Council Member Glenn Kuhnau --
Council Member John Hay --
Council Member Kenneth Stenzel --

Post Office:
US Post Office
1006 3rd Avenue
Heron Lake, MN
56137-1404
Phone:
(507) 793-2770
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com


US Post Office
Post Office, Heron Lake Minnesota
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 11:15 am
                       
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm  
Saturday          
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                4:30 pm

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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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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Heron Lake Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Heron Lake Minnesota area


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Lakes:
Lake Name Size
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Heron 2,845    

Health Care:
   

Schools:
Heron Lake-Okabena Schools
Independent School District #330

124 N Minnesota Avenue. 
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4507

Web: www.ssc.mntm.org

Grades:  PK-12
Students: 352
Heron Lake-Okabena Schools
Southwest Star Concept High School
124 N Minnesota Avenue. 
Okabena, MN 56161
Phone: (507) 853-4507
Fax: (507) 853-4642

Grades:  7-12
Students: 178
Southwest Star Concept School, Okabena Minnesota

Southwest Star Concept Elementary School
321 Stearns Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2307
Fax: (507) 793-2557

Grades:  PK-6
Students: 155

 
Sacred Heart School
400 9th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2773

Grades:  n/a
Students: n/a
Sacred Heart School, Heron Lake Minnesota

Churches:
Evangelical Lutheran Church - ELCA
231 111th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2762
Web: www.prairiestarministries.org

Pastor:  Rev. Dr. Mark Yackel-Juleen
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Heron Lake Minnesota
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
321 9th Street
PO Box 377
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2357
Web: www.sacredheartheronlake.org


Pastor:  Father Russell Scepaniak
Sunday Mass:  8:30 am (Winter)
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Heron Lake Minnesota
United Methodist Church
402 11th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 662-5854


Pastor:  Kathleen Brandt
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am
United Methodist Church, Heron Lake Minnesota

Media:
Tri County News
931 2nd Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2327
Web: www.tricountynewsmn.net

Weekly newspaper published on Wednesdays with a circulation of 858
 

Motels:
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Resorts:
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Campgrounds:
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Businesses:
Al's Machine Service
PO Box 455
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2497
 
American Legion Post 224
PO Box 333
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: n/a
American Legion Post 224, Heron Lake Minnesota
Andy's Commodities
PO Box 431
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-0051
 
Bartosh Farms
33499 880th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2682
 
Becker Farm
34568 420th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2867
 
C M P Electric
41425 900th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2597
 
Cargill Inc.
25419 State Highway 60
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2328
 
Costello Carlson and Butzon
265 10th Street NW
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2285
 
Cran Pork Inc.
88757 370th Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2207
 
Custom Cabinetry
233 10th Street NW
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2659
 
Cut and Curl
241 10th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2426
 
Dempster's Heron Lake Pharmacy
PO Box 168
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2645
 
Edward Freking Farm
36342 920th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2286
 
Fair View Farm
89547 340th Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2660
 
Fest Trucking
1241 3rd Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2872
 
Gary's Small Engine Repair
38038 908th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2473
 
Hansen Funeral Home
226 10th Street NW
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2255
 
Hanson's Well Drilling
122 17th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2628
 
Hartberg Engineering
40072 State Highway 30
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2570
 
Hedge Advantage
226 10th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2200
 
Henel Rentals
491 10th Street NW
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2543
 
Heron Lake Agency
274 10th Street NW
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2335
 
Heron Lake Bio Energy LLC
91246 390th Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-0077
Web: www.heronlakebioenergy.com

The plant produces 59 million gallons of ethanol annually, which is sold to petroleum marketers in Minnesota and across the nation, as a clean-burning, high-octane fuel additive. HLBE uses 21,000,000 bushels of corn annually. HLBE is staffed by 38 full-time employees.
 
Heron Lake City Offices
312 10th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2826
 
Heron Lake Community Center
312 10th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2512
 
Heron Lake Day Care Center
932 2nd Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2459
Heron Lake Day Care Center, Heron Lake Minnesota
Heron Lake Fire Hall
1111 2nd Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2381
 
Heron Lake Grocery
249 10th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-0000
Heron Lake Grocery, Heron Lake Minnesota
Heron Lake Mercantile
210 10th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2333
 
Heron Lake Municipal Liquors
922 2nd Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2482
 
Heron Lake Public Library
401 9th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2641
Web: plumcreeklibrary.org
Public Library, Heron Lake Minnesota
Heron Lake Watershed District
1008 3rd Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2462
Web: http://www.hlwdonline.org
 
Holmes City Berries Inc.
37530 910th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2270
 
Hotel Whiskey Bar and Grill
1101 1st Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2212
 
J&K Discount Tire and Auto
1010 Chapman Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2624
J&K Discount Auto & Tire, Heron Lake Minnesota
J&M Trucking
88370 380th Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2303
 
Jay's Jack and Jill
210 10th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2362
 
JD and Sons Construction
332 17th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 830-0400
 
Jenniges Trucking
93677 400th Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2648
 
Kaufman Plumbing and Heating
241 10th Street NW
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2468
 
Kuehl Transit
37311 County Road 13
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 445-3930
 
Lakeview Assisted Living
941 County Road 9
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2349
Web: www.lakeviewmn.com

Lakeview Assisted Living exists to offer seniors in southwestern Minnesota the freedom to maintain active lives through the assurance of safety, individuality, and excellence in home care services provided by a caring, professional staff. 
Lakeside Assisted Living, Heron Lake Minnesota
Larry Eike Farm
92176 410th Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 831-2318
 
Lee's Daycare
PO Box 157
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2292
 
Liepold Farms
36416 910th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2737
 
Lisa's Hairstyling
350 10th Street NW
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2866
 
Miloma Agri Service
35319 880th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2476
 
Muir Costello & Carlson
265 10th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2285
Muir Costello & Carlson, Heron Lake Minnesota
Myron L Horkey Contractor
480 10th Street NW
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2267
 
New Vision Co-op
101 10th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2301
New Vision Co-op, Heron Lake Minnesota
Osterberg Funeral Home
226 10th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2255
Web: www.osterbergfuneralhome.com

Founded in 1879 as a furniture store and funeral service by pioneer businessman Ole A. Sathe, the Osterberg funeral home has been in operation for nearly 130 years.
 
Pelican Paradise Service
PO Box 37
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2632
 
Petersen Farms
88213 370th Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2228
 
PJ's Mini Mart
891 1st Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2651
 
Prairie Lumber Company
112 10th Street NW
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2308
 
Risk Management Partners, Inc.
274 10th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2335
Web: www.rmpmn.com

We are an independent insurance agency located in Heron Lake, MN that has served the community of Heron Lake and the surrounding area since 1953. The business is insurance, but the service that we provide is the very essence of what we do. We are committed to provide the best service, the best insurance products, and at the lowest premiums possible from many excellent companies. We insure almost everything: Businesses, Livestock, Vehicles, etc.
 
Schmidt Farms
39874 910th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2563
 
Schumacher's Nursery & Berry Farm
37806 910th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2288
Web: www.schumachersnursery.com

Schumacher's Nursery & Berry Farm, Inc is a wholesale conservation nursery. We specialize in native seedlings, trees, shrubs and conifers. Consider us for your wildlife, CRP and Pheasants Forever plantings. We have a wide variety of Northern Hardy Bareroot and Container Grown plant material including: pine, spruce, ash, oak, maple, dogwood, cedar, willow, lilac, cherry and poplar cuttings.
 
Security State Bank
274 10th Street NW
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2334
Web: www.banksecuritystate.com

What you will find in Security State Bank is the same local ownership engagement, outstanding customer service and more robust banking products and technology due to our size.  As of October 2013 the Bank is comprised of $125 million of Assets with a team of 45 Professionals and Directors ready to exceed your service expectations.  Security State Bank remains an Independent, Community Bank.  Our investments are made locally, whether a loan or a security portfolio investment.  The Bank’s Charitable Gifts are also made locally.

Security State Bank, Heron Lake Minnesota
Soleta Trucking
36885 880th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2413
 
Southwest Minnesota Broadband
312 10th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-0002
 
Stenzel Sales and Service
37472 880th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2300
 
Steve Rasche Trucking
90537 370th Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2836
 
Stubbe and Associates Inc.
1241 3rd Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2273
 
Tom's Electric
621 6th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2264
 
Tri County News
931 2nd Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2327
Web: www.tricountynewsmn.net
 
US Post Office
1006 3rd Avenue
Heron Lake, MN
56137-1404
Phone:
(507) 793-2770
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office, Heron Lake Minnesota
Vanderheiden Heating
902 2nd Avenue
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2425
 
Weimer Insurance
226 10th Street NW
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2321
Weimer Insurance Agency, Heron Lake Minnesota
William Lohse Farm
38804 930th Street
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2232
 
Wurdeman Construction
842 County Road 80
Heron Lake, MN 56137
Phone: (507) 793-2702
 

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