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Lake Wilson Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
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Population: 
 Lake Wilson (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 378 380 319 270 251 -19 -7.04
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.40 0.53 0.42 0.42 0.42 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 945.0 716.9 759.5 650.0 597.6 -52.4 -8.06
Housing Units 144 164 150 135 139 +4 +2.97
Households -- 154 145 128 128 0 0.00
Persons Per Household -- 2.47 2.20 2.11 1.96 -0.15 -7.06

Geography:

Lake Wilson is a city in Murray County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highways 30 and 91 are two of the main routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km˛), of which, 0.42 square miles (1.09 km˛) of it is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km˛) of it is water. The elevation is 1,660 ft (506 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 251 people, 128 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 597.6 inhabitants per square mile (230.7/km2). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 331.0 per square mile (127.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.6% White and 0.4% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 128 households of which 15.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 0.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.8% were non-families. 40.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.61.

The median age in the city was 51.2 years. 16.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 35.2% were from 45 to 64; and 24.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.6% male and 47.4% female.

As of the census of 2000, there were 270 people, 128 households, and 83 families residing in the city. The population density was 650.1 people per square mile (248.2/km˛). There were 135 housing units at an average density of 325.0 per square mile (124.1/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 98.89% White, 0.37% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.07% of the population.

There were 128 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 24.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,375, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $32,813 versus $18,594 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,573. About 13.3% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.3% of those sixty five or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

LAKE WILSON, a city in sections 12 and 13 of Chanarambie, platted in 1883 and incorporated as a village on July 12, 1900, was named by Jonathan E. Wilson, formerly of Chicago, Ill., who also named the nearby lake for himself. He owned at one time 17,000 acres of land in this vicinity (W. H. Stennett, Place Names of the Chicago and Northwestern and the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railways, 1908, p. 180). The village had a station of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad, and the post office opened in 1883.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

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Government:
Lake Wilson City Hall
350 N 1st Street
Lake Wilson, MN
56151
Phone: (507) 879-3130
Web:  www.cityoflakewilson.org 

Lake Wilson City Council
Meeting Date: 1st Thursday
Meeting Time: 7:00 P.M.
Meeting Location: Municipal Building

 
Title

Term Ends

Name Phone
Mayor 12/31/2018  Don Nielsen
541 2nd Street
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
(507) 760-1091
City Clerk appointed  Melanie  Vander Schaaf
PO Box 128

Lake Wilson, MN
56151
(507) 879-3130
Council Member 12/31/2020 Diane Scotting
250 East Street N
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
(507) 760-0901
Council Member 12/31/2020 Kindel Nelson
230 Prairie Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
(507) 879-3320
Council Member 12/31/2018  Mike Chapman
240 Melanie Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
(507) 879-3569
Council Member 12/31/2018  Justin Burreau
130 N Roosevelt Street
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
(507) 220-0287

Post Office:
US Post Office
137 Broadway Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN
56151-9615
Phone:
(507) 879-3469
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:15 am - 11:30 am
                        12:30 am - 3:45 pm

Saturday           8
:15 am - 9:00 am  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            3:45 pm
Saturday                4:45 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Natural Gas n/a  --
Wastewater City of Lake Wilson (507) 879-3130
Water City of Lake Wilson (507) 879-3130
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 435-1504
Cable TV Prairie Wave (877) 633-4567

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
n/a  n/a  n/a


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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Lake Wilson Minnesota area


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Recreation:
Casey Jones State Trail

The Casey Jones State Trail consists of three segments. The longest segment is 13 miles of former railroad grade between the city of Pipestone and the Pipestone/Murray county line. Five miles of this segment from Pipestone to County Road 16 is paved. The remaining 8 miles are natural-surfaced. A second, small, natural-surfaced segment runs west 1.5 miles from the city of Lake Wilson. The third portion of the trail is a 6 mile, paved loop between Lake Shetek State Park and the city of Currie.
 
Heins Park

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Heins Park, Lake Wilson Minnesota


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Health Care:
   

Schools:
The Lake Wilson school was torn down in the 1990's and students attended school in Chandler. The tornado of 1992 destroyed the Chandler-Lake Wilson School, taking off nearly the entire second floor. After the tornado the school consolidated with Slayton creating Murray County Central.

Lake Wilson school after 1992 tornado
Courtesy of the Worthington Globe - click image to enlarge
Murray County Central Schools
Independent School District #2169

2420 28th Street
Slayton, MN 56172
Phone: (507) 836-6184
Fax: (507) 836-6375
Web:  www.mcc.mntm.org 


Grades:  PK-12
Students: 
 
Central High School
2420 28th Street
Slayton, MN 56172
Phone: (507) 836-6184
Fax: (507) 836-8827

Grades:  PK-1 and 7-12
Students: 
 
West Elementary School
2640 Forest Avenue
Slayton, MN 56172
Phone: (507) 836-6450
Fax: (507) 836-6610

Grades:  2-6
Students: 
 

Churches:
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - ELCA
450 Carrie Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3388 
Web:  goodshepherdlutheranlakewilson.weebly.com

Pastor:  Chris Naig
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Lake Wilson Minnesota
Lake Wilson United Methodist Church
Broadway Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3180

Pastor:  
Sunday Worship: 
United Methodist Church, Lake Wilson Minnesota
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Paul Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 836-8030
Web:  www.acmcatholic.org

Pastor:   Fr. Thien Nguyen
Saturday Mass:  5:00 pm
Sunday Mass  none
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lake Wilson Minnesota

Media:
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Motels:
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Resorts:
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Campgrounds:
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Businesses:
AG VS, Inc.
118 Broadway Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 371-8480 
Web:  www.agvsinc.com

We are a family owned business that started in February, 2010. Jason grew up on the family farm and worked as a mechanic at a dealership for 15 years before starting our own business. Melanie has a degree in business. We are the parents of four daughters, Kayla (9), Raegan (7), Rebecca (3), and Kennedy (1). They keep us busy along with being involved in our local community, church, and school. At Ag VS, Inc we strive to provide our customers with outstanding service and quality repair work. We also sell a wide variety of technology that helps farmers to move forward with their farming operations.
 
American Legion Post 285
Broadway Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3505
American Legion, Lake Wilson Minnesota
Blue Hilltop
443 Center Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3593
Web:  www.bluehilltop.com

Blue Hilltop, Inc. is a family owned and operated dealership of heavy machinery for cattle and hay. Founded in 1982 by the Berreau family it was later taken over in 1989 by sons Jon and Dana Berreau and moved to its current location in Lake Wilson, MN. The business has grown over the years and is considered Southwest Minnesota's leader in feeding and manure handling equipment. We carry a variety of name brands such as Artex, Haybuster, Kuhn Knight, Roto-Mix and Schuler. Whatever you need for your cattle operation, we have it!
Blue Hilltop, Lake Wilson Minnesota
Buffalo Ridge's Wildrose
109 N Broadway Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3260
Buffalo Ridge's Wildrose, Lake Wilson Minnesota
Cenex
587 State Highway 30
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3279 
 
Chandler Co-op Fertilizer Department
907 State Highway 91
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3342 
 
Chapman Trucking
561 Carrie Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3296 
 
David Kooiker Trucking
310 11th Street
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3373 
 
Diane's Cafe and Catering
117 Broadway Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3376 
Diane's Cafe and Catering, Lake Wilson Minnesota
EC Electric
768 80th Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3316 
 
Grimmius Trucking
632 131st Street
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 227-2835 
 
Jack's Barber Shop
124 Broadway Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3125 
Jack's Barber Shop, Lake Wilson Minnesota
Kaleidoscope Interiors
460 Prairie Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3293 
 
Karen Hurd Tax & Accounting
261 Broadway Avenue N
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3290 
 
Lake Wilson City Hall
110 N Broadway Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN
56151
Phone: (507) 879-3130  
 
Lake Wilson Clothing Center
101 Broadway
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: n/a

In the little town of Lake Wilson, MN, is the Lake Wilson Clothing Center, "The Boutique," as it is affectionately known to the 320 townspeople. This small community is located in what could be considered the middle of nowhere. The Boutique, run completely by 10 RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers, is the only inexpensive source of clothing in the area. The average price of a piece of clothing runs about fifty cents. Individuals come from a radius of about two hours away to get in on the good deals. The area is mostly farmland, and as many reports have shown, small farmers are struggling to survive. Many individuals have voiced that without this center they could not afford to clothe their families. In addition, the center provides free clothing to disaster stricken families.
Lake Wilson Clothing Center, Lake Wilson Minnesota
Lake Wilson Fire Department
220 Briadway Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3224 
Lake Wilson Fire Department, Lake Wilson Minnesota
Manderscheid Brothers Construction
979 20th Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3242 
 
Mark's Tire and Service
360 Center Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3110 
Mark's Tire and Service, Lake Wilson Minnesota
Masonic Lodge
129 Broadway
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3225
 
Monogram Meat Snacks Warehouse
440 Paul Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3
Monogram Meat Snacks Warehouse, Lake Wilson Minnesota
Minnwest Bank
300 Broadway Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3221 
Web:  www.minnwestbank.com

At Minnwest Bank, we build relationships with doers — the people who start with a dream and are committed to turning it into reality. We know relationships don’t come easy. We believe they start with handshakes, continue with conversations and take a shared commitment to withstand the test of time. We believe they develop between people — like you and us — who are receptive and responsive and have shared values.
Minnwest Bank, Lake Wilson Minnesota
Schmitz Grain Inc.
285 Broadway Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3230 
 
Senior Citizens Center
137 Broadway Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3505 
 
Stacey's Country Boutique
410 141st Street
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3414 
 
Taylor'd Cakes
611 College Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3591
Web:  www.taylorcakes.com

We are a small bakery located in southwest Minnesota specializing in custom cake decorating and design. We would love to provide you with a perfect, unique, and delicious dessert for your special day! 
US Post Office
137 Broadway Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN
56151-9615
Phone:
(507) 879-3469
Web:
 www.usps.com  
 
Virginia's Beauty Shop
520 Esther Avenue
Lake Wilson, MN 56151
Phone: (507) 879-3312
 

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