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Rushmore Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Rushmore Minnesota population sign Location of Rushmore, Minnesota

Population: 
 Rushmore (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 394 387 381 376 342 -34 -9.04
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.30 0.24 0.25 0.25 0.25 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,313.3 1,612.5 1,524.0 1,484.9 1,368.0 -116.90 -9.04
Housing Units 152 166 174 173 173 0 0.00
Households -- 162 164 154 154 0 0.00
Persons Per Household -- 2.39 2.32 2.44 2.22 -0.22 -9.02

Geography:

Rushmore is a city in Nobles County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,660 ft (506 m) above sea level. Rushmore is located in section 19 of Dewald Township, Minnesota. It is situated on the Buffalo Ridge, a drainage divide between the Mississippi River and Missouri River systems.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:
 
As of the census of 2010, there were 342 people, 154 households, and 87 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,368.0 inhabitants per square mile (528.2/km2). There were 173 housing units at an average density of 692.0 per square mile (267.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.6% White, 0.9% African American, 3.8% Asian, 2.3% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.6% of the population.

There were 154 households of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.5% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 41.5 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.1% male and 45.9% female.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.



History:  

The founding of Rushmore: The city was named for S.M. Rushmore, an early pioneer. The town owes its existence to the construction of the Worthington and Sioux Falls Railway, and the desire of a New York capitalist to establish a land colonization scheme in southwestern Minnesota. When the Worthington and Sioux Falls Railway was initially surveyed, it was decided to construct a station house in section 19 of Dewald Township. The station house was Named Miller Station, in honor of ex-governor Stephen Miller, and for two years it had no inhabitants. In 1878, George I. Seney, a New York capitalist, secured control of large plots of railroad land in Dewald and Olney Townships. He immediately began the process of colonizing the lands, bringing out settlers from New York City and other eastern points. On May 27, 1878, a Mr. S. M. Rushmore arrived in Worthington along with his family, and immediately took a train for Miller Station. There he established a store to serve Mr. Seney's flood of colonists. A railroad depot was also constructed, and the town was surveyed and platted. In August 1878, the town was renamed Rushmore in honor of the pioneer shopkeeper, and the community grew rapidly. Indeed, a business directory from the fall of 1879 shows that Rushmore had a general store, a feed mill, an elevator, a hotel, a hardware store, a grocer, a lumber agent, a tinware dealer, a notion store, a jeweler, and two blacksmiths. The town also had a new church and a new school. On March 27, 1900, Rushmore, with a population of 204, was incorporated. Village government promptly began under President S. B. Bedford

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

RUSHMORE, a city in section 19 of Dewald Township, platted in July 1878, on the Sioux Falls branch of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad, bears the name of its pioneer merchant, S. M. Rushmore. It was incorporated March 27, 1900. The city was first called Miller Station when the Worthington and Sioux Falls Railroad was completed in 1876 in honor of former Gov. Stephen Miller; when the post office was established in 1878, the name was changed to Rushmore.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Greetings from Rushmore Minnesota, 1912
Greetings from Rushmore Minnesota, 1912
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Government:
Rushmore City Hall
136 N Thompson Avenue
PO Box 227
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4338
Fax: (507) 478-9903

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm


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City Hall, Rushmore Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Scott Biesemeier
401 1st Street
Rushmore, MN 56168
  (507) 360-5719
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Coleen Gruis
136 N Thompson Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Email (507) 478-4338
Council Member 12/31/2022 Nicole (Nikki) Reiter
412 South Street
Rushmore, MN 56168
  (507) 916-9672
Council Member 12/31/2022 Ben DeVries
220 N Ludlow Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
  (507) 329-3968
Council Member 12/31/2020 Mark Schutte
405 East Avenue N
Rushmore, MN 56168
  (507) 360-0608
Council Member 12/31/2020 Bruce Boltjes
302 N Thompson Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
  (507) 478-5464

Post Office:
US Post Office
108 N Thompson Avenue
Rushmore, MN
56168-9500
Phone:
(507) 478-4142
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday           7:30 am - 8:30 am

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US Post Office
US Post Office, Rushmore Minnesota


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Nobles Cooperative Electric (800) 776-0517
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater City of Rushmore (507) 478-4338
Water City of Rushmore (507) 478-4338
Telephone CenturyLink (800) 252-1166
Cable TV Vast Broadband (888) 745-2888

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
United Farmers Cooperative Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 12
Gary's Electric Building Equipment Contractors 8
Daryl's Service Automotive Repair & Maintenance 5
First State Bank Southwest Depository Credit Intermediation 4


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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Rushmore Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Rushmore Minnesota area


Events:
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Attractions:
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Recreation:
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Lakes:
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Health Care:
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Schools:
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Churches:
East Friesland Church of Christ
21975 County Road 35
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4147

Pastor:  Beryl Hicks
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am
East Friesland Church of Christ, Rushmore Minnesota
First Presbyterian Church
116 N Bishop Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4117

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am
First Presbyterian Church, Rushmore Minnesota
St. John Lutheran Church - LCMS
420 4th Street
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4922

Pastor: Rev David Mc Donald
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am
St. John Lutheran Church, Rushmore Minnesota

Media:
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Businesses:
AC Electric
2248 320th Street
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4968
 
B & L Farms
19782 320th Street
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 394-2343
 
Bruce Brunk Farms
23068 220th Street
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4229
 
CD Cafe
124 N Thompson Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4912
CD Cafe, Rushmore Minnesota
Cooperative Energy Company
135 East Avenue S
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4971
Web:  www.coopenergyco.com

Cooperative Energy is your local partner for propane. Contact us today for contract information. We’ll bring it where you need it – when you need it. On the highway or in the field, Cooperative Energy offers premium Cenex Diesel fuel to improve economy and protect your business investment. We offer maintenance, repair, and parts for everything in the field or on the road. Diesel engine repairs and in-the-field tire service are also available.
Cooperative Energy Company, Rushmore Minnesota
Cooperative Farmers Elevator
101 S Thompson Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4166
Web:  www.coopfe.com

CFE is a progressive, farmer-owned cooperative that services local farms and rural business owners in the areas of agronomy, feed, grain, lumber, and energy. CFE has locations in communities throughout northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota, and southeast South Dakota with administrative offices in Rock Valley and Ocheyedan, IA.
Cooperative Farmers Elevator, Rushmore Minnesota
Daryl's Service
107 1st Street
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4114
Daryl's Service, Rushmore Minnesota
Don's Plumbing and Heating
22637 260th Street
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-9940
 
First State Bank Southwest
103 N Thompson Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4121
Web:  www.firststatebanksw.com

At First State Bank Southwest, we are truly a community bank and are very proud of that fact. With ownership and directors residing in the area, we can make decisions very rapidly and can be flexible and sensitive to the needs of our customers. The First State Bank Southwest was chartered in 1903 and now has offices in six locations to help service our customers in southwest Minnesota.
First State Bank Southwest, Rushmore Minnesota
Gary's Electric
121 East Avenue S
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4289
Gary's Electric, Rushmore Minnesota
Germaine Elsing Farms
30320 Jones Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4388
 
I90 Seed Solutions
107 S Thompson Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4152
Web:  i-90seedsolutions.com

Together with our customers, the I-90 team is able to be MORE by being there with MORE information from MORE parts of the region; and we offer MORE insight from nearly 55 years of combined experience. MORE is our promise to go above and beyond and not only provide what our customers expect, but to bring MORE to our customer’s operation. MORE is also our internal guidepost to never settle for good enough. We are not simply another seed dealership, we are so much MORE.
I90 Seed Solutions, Rushmore Minnesota
Intervet Inc.
27840 King Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-9964
 
LeRoy Prins Trucking
110 1st Street
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4108

A family run trucking firm LeRoy has been in business since 1961. Right now there are three generations working here - LeRoy, Doug and Jeremy.
LeRoy Prins Trucking Company, Rushmore Minnesota
Marvin Alberts Farm
31222 Jones Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4366
 
Merck Animal Health
27480 King Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-9964
 
Mowrey Meyer Tax Service
22256 270th Street
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4524
 
PD's Bar
120 Thompson Avenue N
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4204
PD's Bar, Rushmore Minnesota
Petersen Service
412 2nd Street
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4102
 
R & T Equipment
22810 330th Street
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 394-2652
 
Rogers Wagley Inc.
19467 Hesselroth Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 360-4641
Web:  www.rogerswagleyinc.com

Rogers Wagley Inc. prides itself in working with cooperatives, chemical and fertilizer companies, and many other ag businesses to offer a complete package for their project. So whether you are looking to expand or starting a new project, Rogers Wagley Inc. has competent, reliable personnel to help you through your project. We can put together a package to present to your board or owners to give them peace of mind as to the total project costs. We have many years experience in acquiring state permits. We are a master distributor for Design Tanks and can offer unmatchable prices. We also work with other companies to offer competitive prices on stainless steel and poly tanks.
 
Rushmore City Hall
136 N Thompson Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4338
Rushmore City Hall, Rushmore Minnesota
Scaap Sanitation
24777 220th Street
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 376-9218
 
Schutte Tiling Inc.
24942 Jones Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4556
 
Southwest Insulation
33369 King Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 683-2236
 
Terry Deneui Repair
401 N Seney Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4307
Terry Deneui Repair, Rushmore Minnesota
Thier Feedlots Inc.
23225 County Road 35
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4137
 
United Co-op
101 S Thompson Avenue
Rushmore, MN 56168
Phone: (507) 478-4166
United Co-op, Rushmore Minnesota
US Post Office
108 N Thompson Avenue
Rushmore, MN
56168-9500
Phone:
(507) 478-4142
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office, Rushmore Minnesota


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