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Peterson Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Welcome to Peterson Minnesota! Location of Peterson, Minnesota
Nestled in the bluffs of southeastern Minnesota, just off scenic Minnesota State Highway 16, you will find the friendly, small community of Peterson. The Root River State Hiking & Biking Trail passes through the city, and a quiet, family-oriented campground is located adjacent to the trail.

Courtesy City of Peterson


Population: 
 Peterson (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 269 291 259 269 199 -70 -26.02
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.50 0.47 0.48 0.48 0.48 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 538.0 619.2 539.6 557.5 414.6 -142.92 -26.02
Housing Units 107 114 109 118 108 -10 -8.47
Households -- 109 101 98 97 -1 -1.02
Persons Per Household -- 2.67 2.56 2.33 2.05 -0.28 -12.02

Geography:

Peterson is a city in Fillmore County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 kmē), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.2 kmē) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 kmē) of it (4.00%) is water. The elevation is 761 ft (232 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 269 people, 98 households, and 65 families residing in the city. The population density was 557.5 people per square mile (216.4/kmē). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 244.5/sq mi (94.9/kmē). The racial makeup of the city was 99.63% White and 0.37% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 98 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 31.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,781, and the median income for a family was $43,333. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $22,708 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,728. About 12.1% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.5% of those sixty five or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

PETERSON, a city in Rushford Township, sections 19, 29 and 30, was founded in 1867, when the railway was built, on land donated for this use by Peter Peterson Haslerud, who settled here in July 1853. It was incorporated in April 20, 1909. He was born in Norway, July 21, 1828; came to the United States in 1843; was a representative in the legislature, 1862; died September 23, 1880. The first post office, 1855-62, with Knud Peterson, postmaster, transferred to Windom; the current post office began in 1870. The city had a station of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Peterson City Hall
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2222
Fax: (507) 875-2288
 
Mayor Dick Lee (507) 875-2267
City Clerk Lolly Melander (507) 875-2222
Council Member Randy Benson (507) 875-2355
Council Member Tim Hallum (507) 875-2556
Council Member Chuck Eidenschink (507) 875-2655
Council Member Jan Smaby (507) 875-2855

Post Office:
US Post Office
328 Mill Street
Peterson, MN
55962-9774
Phone:
(507) 875-2226
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
                        1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday          
9:00 am - 11:00 am  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                10:30 am

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity n/a --
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone n/a --
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
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Events:

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Attractions:
Peterson Station Museum
228 Mill Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2415
 

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Health Care:

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Schools:
Rushford Peterson Middle School
193 Park Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2238
 

Churches:
Grace Lutheran Church
40605 250th Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2218
 
Highland Prairie Church
43267 Bowl Drive
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 864-2731
 

Media:

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Motels:
Wenneson Historic Inn
425 Prospect Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2587
 
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Resorts:

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Campgrounds:

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Businesses:
Amber Torgerud Photography
204 Mill Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 450-9372
 
American Legion
410 Mill Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2235
 
Arendahl Town Hall
PO Box 34
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2210
 
Bow Wow Barber
19986 Maland Drive
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2736
 
Brush Poppin Ranch
28359 393rd Avenue
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2633
 
Chiggy Liquor
350 Mill Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2826
 
Chiglo Auto Salvage
27433 County 107 S
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2323
 
Chuck's Feed & Grain
427 Mill Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2247
 
Crossing
427 Prospect Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2725
 
Discount Variety Home Store
41542 Colt Road
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2749
 
Doggy Daycare
38252 182nd Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2263
 
Double G Electric LLC
42041 230th Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2399
 
Eaton Construction
22401 Alpine Drive
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 864-8063
 
Fish Hatchery
28376 County 25 S
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2625
 
Geneva's Canoe & Tube Rental
318 Mill Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-7733
 
Grace Lutheran Church
40605 250th Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2218
 
Hair Expressions Salon
421 Mill Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2763
 
Highland Prairie Church
43267 Bowl Drive
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 864-2731
 
Johnson Rolling Acres
24486 Bear Paw Road
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 864-7046
 
Judy's Country Kitchen
417 Mill Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2424
 
Just Around The Bend Canoe
41178 State Hwy 16
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2767
 
Marine Credit Union
322 Mill Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2224
 
Meldahl Construction Inc
38170 270th Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2496
 
MGBR
24486 Bear Paw Road
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 864-3096
 
Olson Construction
29840 Desoto Road
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2854
 
Passow Custom Ag Service
28359 393rd Avenue
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2522
 
Peterson City Clerk
118 Fillmore Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2222
 
Peterson Maintenance & Utility
118 Fillmore Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2523
 
Peterson Station Museum
228 Mill Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2415
 
Pinewood Acres
33792 County Road 29
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2342
 
Prat Excavating & Septic Instl
38170 270th Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2496
 
Prestige Menu Advertising
155 N Church Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-8888
 
Rushford Aviation Inc
32168 Airport Road
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 864-2705
 
Rushford Peterson Middle School
193 Park Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2238
 
Schwanke Enterprises LLC
28821 County 25 S
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2440
 
South Fork Bed & Golf
21503 421st Avenue
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2400
 
United Packaging Inc
40996 State Highway
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-5000
 
US Post Office
328 Mill Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2226
 
Wenneson Historic Inn
425 Prospect Street
Peterson, MN 55962
Phone: (507) 875-2587
 

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