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Lester Prairie Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Welcome sign, Lester Prairie Minnesota Location of Lester Prairie, Minnesota

Population: 
 Lester Prairie (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 1,162 1,229 1,180 1,377 1,730 +353 +25.64
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.40 0.60 0.57 0.72 0.86 +0.14 +19.44
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,905.0 2,048.3 2,070.2 1,910.4 2,011.6 +101.2 +5.30
Housing Units 330 439 461 531 704 +173 +32.58
Households -- 422 446 516 654 +138 +26.74
Persons Per Household -- 2.79 2.65 2.67 2.65 -0.02 -0.75

Geography:

Lester Prairie is a city in McLeod County, Minnesota, along the South Fork of the Crow River. County Highways 1, 9, and 23 are the main routes in the community. Minnesota State Highway 7 is in close proximity to the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.86 square miles (2.23 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 981 ft (299 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,730 people, 654 households, and 463 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,011.6 inhabitants per square mile (776.7 /km2). There were 704 housing units at an average density of 818.6 per square mile (316.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 3.8% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.3% of the population.

There were 654 households of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.2% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 33.8 years. 28% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.5% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

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History:  

LESTER PRAIRIE, a city in section 2 in Bergen, platted in 1886 and incorporated on September 13, 1888, was named in honor of John N. Lester and his wife, Maria Lester, whose homestead farm included a part of its site. The city was incorporated again on March 19, 1912, when it separated from the township. Its first store opened in 1887, and the post office opened in 1888 at George Chamber's lumberyard with Lena McConahy as postmaster; it had a Great Northern Railway station.

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Front Street looking east, Lester Prairie Minnesota, 1920's
Front Street looking east, Lester Prairie Minnesota, 1920's
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Government:
Lester Prairie City Hall
37 Juniper Street N
Lester Prairie, MN
55354
Phone: (320) 395-2646

City hall hours are Monday–Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

The council meets the first Monday after the first Tuesday every month at 7:00 pm at City Hall.

 
Mayor Andy Heimerl n/a
Clerk/Treasurer Marilyn L. Pawelk (320) 395-2646
Council Member Eric Angvall n/a
Council Member Ron Foust (320) 395-9889
Council Member Larry Hoof (320) 395-2604
Council Member Bob Messer (320) 395-2975

Post Office:
US Post Office
38 Juniper Street N
Lester Prairie, MN
55354-1008
Phone:
(320) 395-2311
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 12:15 pm
                        1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday           8
:30 am - 9:30 am  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                10:00 am


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 622-4677
Electricity McLeod Co-op Power (800) 494-6272
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (800) 622-4677
Wastewater People Service (320) 395-2068
Water People Service (320) 395-2068
Telephone Sprint/United Telephone of MN (800) 788-3500
Cable TV TRIAX Cablevision (800) 332-0245

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Lester Building Systems Div Other Wood Product Manufacturing 200
Poly Foam Inc Chemical & Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 75
Lester Prairie Public School Dist #424 Elementary & Secondary Schools 60
Formative Engineering Corp Resin, Synth. Rubber & Art. Synth. Fibers & Fil. Mfg. 35


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Health Care:

Lester Prairie Clinic
1024 Central Avenue
Lester Prairie MN 55354
Phone: (320) 864-7816
Web: www.grhsonline.org

Lester Prairie Clinic, Lester Prairie Minnesota

Schools:

Lester Prairie School
Independent School District #424
131 Hickory Street North
Lester Prairie, MN 55354
Phone: (320) 395-2521
Web: www.lp.k12.mn.us

Grades:  K-12
Students: 

 

Churches:
Bethel Lutheran Church - ELCA
77 Lincoln Avenue
PO Box 207
Lester Prairie, MN 55354
Phone: (320) 395-2125
Web:  www.lpbethel.org

Pastor:  Rev. Bethany Nelson
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am
 
Prairie Community Church - UCC
700 1st Avenue N
PO Box 85
Lester Prairie, MN 55354
Phone: (320) 395-2320

Pastor:  Rev. Bill Baldwin
Sunday Worship:  n/a
 
St. Paul's Lutheran Church - LCMS
124 Maple Street N
Lester Prairie, MN 55354
Phone: (320) 395-2573
Web: www.stpaullp.org


Pastor:  Rev. Eric Nelson
Sunday Worship:  8:00 am and 10:30 am
 
St. Peter's Lutheran Church - LCMS
77 2nd Avenue S
PO Box 217
Lester Prairie, MN 55354
Phone: (320) 2811
Web: www.stpeterlutheranlp.com


Pastor:  Rev. Travis Loeslie
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am
 

Media:

Lester Prairie Herald Journal
120 6th Street N
PO Box 129
Winsted MN 55395,
Phone: (320) 485-2535
Fax: (320) 485-2878
Web:  www.herald-journal.com

Weekly newspaper published on Mondays with a circulation of 3,075

 

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