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Newfolden Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Newfolden Minnesota population sign

Location of Newfolden MN


Population: 
 Newfolden (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 390 384 345 362 368 +6 +1.66
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.00 0.93 0.89 0.89 0.89 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 390.0 412.9 387.6 404.9 413.5 +8.6 +1.66
Housing Units 148 174 171 176 176 0 0.00
Households -- 161 155 160 156 -4 -2.50
Persons Per Household -- 2.39 2.23 2.26 2.36 +0.10 +4.42

Geography:

Newfolden is a city in Marshall County, Minnesota, along the Middle River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.89 square miles (2.31 km2), all of it land. The elevation is 1,096 ft (334 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 368 people, 156 households, and 94 families residing in the city. The population density was 413.5 inhabitants per square mile (159.7/km2). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 197.8 per square mile (76.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.3% African American, 2.2% Native American, and 0.5% from two or more races.

There were 156 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.7% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 33.8 years. 29.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29% were from 25 to 44; 19.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

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History:  

When the Soo Line Railroad decided to purchase land in a wooded area along the Middle River in 1903 for the establishment of a station and village, the decision provoked a bit of controversy among settlers who thought the station should be located in their little village of New Folden located two miles south - the settlement was in the center of New Folden township, had a post office and store and was popular meeting place for area residents.

The river and woods of the new site did, however, provide a more attractive spot for a village, and because the future townsite had been too wet for farming, the Soo Line could purchase it cheaply.

The Soo Line officially named most of its town sites and decided to name the new village "Baltic" in honor of the Baltic Elevators which were built along the Soo Line. The "foreign" name, however, was unacceptable to the Scandinavian community. Moving the post office to the new site, the village was named Newfolden - a shortened version of the often misspelled New Folden.

In 1904, the Soo Line purchased the swampy 160-acre homestead of Olaus (Oliver) Larson for $4,800. The purchase of an additional forty acres from Lewis Ekman was enough to complete the planned townsite.

In 1905, a Soo Line advertisement for the new town of Newfolden boasted a population of 180 and a number of businesses - a milling company, three merchandise stores, a lumber company, a livestock shipper, an implement dealer, two hotels, a restaurant, a "hard and soft drinks" establishment, a grist mill, a drug, confectionary and tobacco store and a bank.

Some of the new businessmen in Newfolden were outsiders, but many were area farmers who saw a business opportunity and took advantage of it. Within a year, the second Soo station north of Thief River Falls was surrounded by a thriving village. After the initial boom, the little community of Newfolden experienced a more gradual expansion.

Today's Newfolden has a population of approximately 345 people, and a number of businesses line its streets - gas stations, a hardware store, bar, cafe, a roofing company, grocery store, an insurance agency, bank, car wash and others. An elevator stands beside the railroad tracks. Several governmental offices are located within the city.

At the heart of the community is a Community Center which houses City offices and is attached to the fire hall of the volunteer fire department. Several churches, an elementary school, a new high school and streets lined with homes complete Newfolden's scenic picture.

Calling itself the "Rolling Pin Capital of Minnesota," Newfolden is home of the Lokstad rolling pin.

Courtesy City of Newfolden

NEWFOLDEN, a city in New Folden Township, was incorporated as a village on February 8, 1916; it was first settled in 1882 but not developed until the Soo Line came in 1904. The city was originally named Baltic by the Soo Line for the numerous Baltic elevators along the line; however, residents requested the name be the same as their post office, and the name Baltic was given to another community in the township in 1884 and changed to Newfolden in 1896; another site of this name, located two miles south, had developed in 1886 with several stores and disappeared almost overnight when the railroad platted the "new" Newfolden in 1904. The post office began as Humboldt and operated 1884-96 in section 14 of New Solum Township, first located on postmaster Ole Olson Lie's farm in New Folden Township; the name was changed to Newfolden in 1896, and the post office moved to Oyve B. Bakke's store, at which time he became postmaster.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Street scene, Newfolden Minnesota, 1950's
Street scene, Newfolden Minnesota, 1950's

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Government:
Newfolden City Hall
145 E 1st Street
PO Box 188
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7135
Fax: (218) 874-7136

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7:00 pm

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Lori Warne
255 Holmaas Avenue
Newfolden, MN 56738
  (218) 874-8691
City Administrator appointed Tammy Hansen
145 E 1st Street
Newfolden, MN 56738
Email (218) 874-7135
Council Member 12/31/2022 Darin Jacobson
625 E 1st Street
Newfolden, MN 56738
  (218) 874-2884
Council Member 12/31/2022 Melissa Bjorgaard
102 E 6th Street
Newfolden, MN 56738
Email (218) 874-2020
Council Member 12/31/2020 Mark Augustine
508 Brekke Avenue
Newfolden, MN 56738
  (218) 874-3033
Council Member 12/31/2020 Melanie Sorenson
430 W Bakke Avenue
Newfolden, MN 56738
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Post Office:
US Post Office
120 S Main Street 
Newfolden, MN 56738-9998
Phone: (218) 874-4155 
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       8:00 am - 11:30 am
                        12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday           9:00 am - 10:00 am

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US Post Office, Newfolden Minnesota

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity City of Newfolden  (city) (218) 874-7135
Electricity Red Lake Electric Co-op  (rural) (218) 253-2168
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater City of Newfolden (218) 874-7135
Water City of Newfolden (218) 874-7135
Telephone Wikstrom Telephone Company (218) 436-2121
Cable TV n/a n/a

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
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News:
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Weather:

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Newfolden Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Newfolden Minnesota area


Events:

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Attractions:

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Recreation:

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Health Care:
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Schools:

Marshall County Central Schools - Independent School District 441
310 W Minnesota Avenue
Newfolden, MN 56738
Phone: (218) 874-8530
Fax (218) 874-8581
Web: www.newfolden.k12.mn.us

Marshall County Central Schools
Marshall County Central High School
310 W Minnesota Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-8530

Grades:  7-12
Students:  168

Marshall County Central High School, Newfolden Minnesota
Newfolden Elementary School
305 W Minnesota Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-8805 

Grades:  4-6
Students:  114

Newfolden Elementary School, Newfolden Minnesota
Viking Elementary School
PO Box 10
Viking, MN 56760
Phone: (218) 523-4425

Grades:  K-3
Students:  78

Viking Elementary School, Viking Minnesota

Churches:
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
PO Box 39 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7115 

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship: 
n/a

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Newfolden Minnesota
Evangelical Free Church
128 2nd Street 
PO Box 86
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-8785 

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship: 
n/a

Evangelical Free Church, Newfolden Minnesota
New Hope Lutheran Church
Iowa Avenue 
PO Box 185
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-6611

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship: 
n/a

 
Westaker Free Lutheran Church
PO Box 187 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7925 

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship: 
n/a

Westaker Free Lutheran Church, Newfolden Minnesota

Media:
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Motels:

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Resorts:

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Businesses:
Anderson Construction
36038 150th Avenue NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-4611 
 
Anderson Electric
34280 180th Avenue NW 
PO Box 212
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-2173
 
Angie's Salon
105 Minnesota Avenue E
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-2127
 
Auger & Crane Service
14530 270th Street NE 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 449-4431 
 
B & D Construction Company
32639 140th Avenue NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-3171 
 
Berggren Insurance
220 2nd Street SW 
PO Box 65
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7855 
 
Best Body Shop
36948 180th Avenue NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-2431 
 
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
PO Box 39 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7115 
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Newfolden Minnesota
Carlson Prairie Seed Farm
13071 260th Street NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 523-5072 
 
Cloud Nine Quilt Shop
21822 130th Avenue NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 681-1704 
 
Custom Wood Products
175 Minnesota Street
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: n/a
Custom Wood Products, Newfolden Minnesota
D & J Central Vacuum Systems
29417 150th Avenue NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-3462 
 
Dahl's Service & Repair
611 Highway 59 S 
PO Box 236
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-6141 
 
Davidson Well Drilling
141 2nd Street SW 
PO Box 281
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-6961 
 
Evangelical Free Church
128 2nd Street 
PO Box 86
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-8785 
Evangelical Free Church, Newfolden Minnesota
Express Mart
129 E 1st Street 
PO Box 51
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-8411
Express Mart, Newfolden Minnesota
Falls Electric
142 E 1st Street
Newfolden, MN 56738
Phone: (218) 874-2173
Toll Free: (888) 881-7299
Falls Electric, Newfolden Minnesota
Great Lakes Gas Transmission
10950 260th Street NE 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 449-4255 
 
Hagenback Garage
204 Main Street S
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7485
 
Hardware Hank
123 E Minnesota Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7485
 
Heather's Hair Repair
115 E Minnesota Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-2803
 
Hjelle Roofing
33745 160th Avenue NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7600

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Hjelle Roofing, Newfolden Minnesota
Hobo Haus Bar & Lounge
106 Main Street 
PO Box 43
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-8111 
Hobo Haus Bar & Lounge, Newfolden Minnesota
Jason's Automotive & Car Wash
105 Minnesota Avenue E
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-3721
 
Johnson Oil Company
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-3851
 
L & M Construction
12295 320th Street NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-3243 
 
Lee Prop Repair
34533 140th Avenue NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-4581 
 
Lindemoen Farm Shop
32416 160th Avenue NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7212 
 
Lokstad Products
33205 Center Avenue N 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-4842
 
Made by Melanie
506 Bakke Avenue E
Newfolden, MN  56738
Phone: (218) 874-7485
Web: www.madebymelanie.net

One of my goals is to create the best-scented and cleanest-burning soy candles. My second goal is to create handmade cards that are unique as they are beautiful. My third goal is to develop body and bath products that are fun, functional, and have a fresh scent. My fourth goal is to create a natural handmade soap that is also moisturizing.

Made by Melanie, Newfolden Minnesota
Marshall County Central High School
310 W Minnesota Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-8530
Marshall County Central High School, Newfolden Minnesota
Marshall County Mutual Insurance
103 S Main Street 
PO Box 247
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7175 
 
Marshall County School Superintendent
310 W Minnesota Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7225 
 
Marshall County State Bank
118 E Minnesota Avenue
PO Box 127
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7265
Fax: (218) 874-7051 

Hours of Operation:

Main Lobby
Monday 9am - 3pm & 6pm-8pm
Tuesday thru Friday 9am - 3pm

Drive up Window
Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 4:45pm

Marshall County State Bank, Newfolden Minnesota
Minn Dak Asphalt
506 E Bakke Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-2648 
 
Nelson Heat & Air
15625 360th Street NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 449-4141 

Residential Heating & Air Conditioning

Nelson Heat & Air, Newfolden Minnesota
New Hope Lutheran Church
Iowa Avenue 
PO Box 185
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-6611
 
Newfolden City Clerk
E 1st Street & Bakke 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7135 
 
Newfolden City Shop
109 E Minnesota Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7138 
 
Newfolden Co-Op Elevator Association
243 Railroad Street 
PO Box 157
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7465 
Newfolden Co-Op Elevator Association, Newfolden Minnesota
Newfolden Co-Op Fertilizer
243 Railroad Street 
PO Box 157
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-8890 
 
Newfolden Co-Op Oil Company
142 E 1st Street 
PO Box 58
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-6305 
Newfolden Co-Op Oil Company, Newfolden Minnesota
Newfolden Community Center
E 1st Street & Bakke Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7137 
 
Newfolden Elementary School
305 W Minnesota Avenue 
PO Box 189
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-8805 
Web: www.newfolden.k12.mn.us
Newfolden Elementary School, Newfolden Minnesota
Newfolden Fitness Inc
113 E Minnesota Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-2640 
 
Newfolden Insurance
118 E Minnesota Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7265 
 
Newfolden Machining Company
119 E Iowa Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7152 
 
Newfolden Senior Citizens Center
E 1st Street
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7137 
 
Northland Realty Farm Sales
12679 330th Street NE 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
(218) 681-6036 
 
Nu Moon Cafe
101 Main Street 
PO Box 104
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-8361 
Nu Moon Cafe, Newfolden MN
NW Region Inter-District Council
201 W Minnesota Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-8770 
NW Region Inter-District Council, Newfolden Minnesota
Pine to Prairie Art Gallery
15 Old Ridge Road 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 449-2324 
 
Quin County Community Health
136 W Minnesota Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7845 
 
Rob Anderson Construction
13977 330th Street NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-2051 
 
Sethre's Store
117 E Minnesota Avenue 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7405 
 
Skjerping Brothers
12481 310th Street NE 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 449-3181
 
Taggart Excavating & Septic
28485 120th Avenue NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-2380 
 
Theo-Mar Kennels
10412 260th Street NE 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 449-3575 
 
Town & Country Meats
12831 265th Street NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7355 
 
TPI
32108 110th Avenue NE 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-6492 
 
US Post Office
120 S Main Street 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-4155 
US Post Office, Newfolden Minnesota
Verdant Valley Farms
19250 350th Street NW 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-3742 
 
Westaker Free Lutheran Church
PO Box 187 
Newfolden, MN 56738 
Phone: (218) 874-7925 
Westaker Free Lutheran Church, Newfolden Minnesota


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