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Sauk Centre Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Sauk Centre Minnesota water tower

Location of Sauk Centre Minnesota


Population: 
 Sauk Centre (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 3,750 3,709 3,581 3,930 4,317 +387 +9.85
Land Area (sq. mile) 2.20 3.55 2.85 3.72 3.72 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,704.6 1,044.8 1,256.5 1,057.2 1,160.5 +103.28 +9.85
Housing Units 1,247 1,391 1,499 1,709 1,994 +285 +16.68
Households -- 1,342 1,415 1,616 1,851 +235 +14.54
Persons Per Household -- 2.60 2.49 2.38 2.33 -0.05 -2.10

Geography:

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km˛), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.6 km˛) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km˛) of it (6.30%) is water.  Sauk Centre is located along Interstate 94, U.S. Route 71, and Minnesota State Highway 28. It is approximately 100 miles northwest of the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metropolitan area.  The city is considered to be in the middle of the state. Sauk Lake and Sauk River are the most notable water features of the area.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,930 people, 1,616 households, and 1,042 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,057.2 people per square mile (407.9/km˛). There were 1,709 housing units at an average density of 459.7/sq mi (177.4/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 98.68% White, 0.31% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any were 0.53% of the population.

There were 1,616 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,644, and the median income for a family was $47,623. Males had a median income of $33,382 versus $20,399 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,390. About 2.3% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

SAUK CENTRE Township, settled in 1856 and organized in 1858, received this name in allusion to its central location on the Sauk River, between the Sauk Rapids of the Mississippi and Lake Osakis, which likewise was named for its former occupation by a small band of Sauk Indians, as related in the chapter of Benton County. The city of this township, platted in 1863, was incorporated February 12, 1876, and received a city charter March 5, 1889. Alexander Moore obtained the townsite in 1855 in his mother's name, platted the site and suggested the name, and built a dam across the Sauk River and a mill. The post office was established in 1857 in postmaster Warren Adley's home, using the spelling Sauk Center until 1936, when the city won its fight to have the name spelled as Moore suggested. The city had a station of the Great Northern Railway in section 9 and of the Northern Pacific Railroad in section 10. The city is the birthplace of Sinclair Lewis and is thought to be the subject of his book Main Street, although he denied its being the sole source of the book's subject matter.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

General view, Sauk Centre Minnesota, 1920
General view, Sauk Centre Minnesota, 1920
Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society - click image to enlarge

 
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Government:
Sauk Centre City HallMap
320 Oak Street South
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-2203
Fax: (320) 352-2205
Web: www.saukcentre.govoffice2.com
Sauk Centre City Hall, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Mayor Brad Kirckof
908 Lilac Drive
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
(320) 352-2203
City Administrator/Clerk Vicki Willer
320 Oak Street S
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
(320) 352-2203
Council Member Keith Johnson
1318 Park Lane
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
(320) 352-2203
Council Member David Thomas
45 Main Street N
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
(320) 352-2203
Council Member Warren Stone
1218 Lake View Drive
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
(320) 352-2203
Council Member Allan Coenen
PO Box 1
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
(320) 352-2203

Post Office:
US Post OfficeMap
400 Main Street S
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-3435
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (320) 352-2836
Web:
www.usps.gov
US Post Office, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday  
Closed 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:45 pm
Saturday                10:00 am

Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Sauk Centre Public Utilities (320) 352-6538
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (320) 762-1556
Wastewater Sauk Centre Public Utilities (320) 352-6538
Water Sauk Centre Public Utilities (320) 352-6538
Telephone Mainstreet Communications (320) 351-1460
Cable TV Mainstreet Communications (320) 351-1460

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Sauk Centre ISD # 743 Elementary & Secondary Schools 178
St. Michaels Hospital & Nursing Home Nursing Care Facilities 172
Cabinet Components House. & Inst. Furniture & Kitchen Cabinet Mfg. 130
Standard Iron & Wire Works Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 60
Holy Family School Elementary & Secondary Schools 47
Truckers Inn - Fuel & Restaurant Gasoline Stations 40
Independent Bankers Association Business Associations 35
Kane Transport General Freight Trucking 31
Sauk Centre Welding & Machine Works Motor Vehicle Body & Trailer Manufacturing 30
O.C.I. Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 25
Central Minnesota Finishing Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, & Coloring 23
Engle Fabrication Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 21
Sauk Centre, City of Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 21
Sauk Centre Fleet Supply All Other General Merchandise Stores 20
Vocational Biographies Newspaper, Periodical, Book, & Directory Publishers 20


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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Sauk Centre Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Sauk Centre Minnesota area


Events:
Sinclair Lewis Days

July 12-18, 2009

Crazy Days
Craft Show
Music and Street Dance
Fireworks
Softball Tournament
Parade


Attractions:
I-94 RacewayMap
40252 410th Street
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-5263
Web: www.i94raceway.com

I-94 Raceway is an 7,000 seat ASA sanctioned asphalt racetrack that provides family entertainment in Sauk Centre MN. The track has hosted many drivers who now race in NASCAR Sprint cup, including: Clint Bowyer, Michael Waltrip, Paul Menard, Travis Kvapil & Matt Kenseth.

I-94 Raceway, Sauk Centre Minnesota

I-94 Raceway, Sauk Centre Minnesota

Sauk Centre Historical SocietyMap

430 Main Street S
PO Box 211

Sauk Centre, MN  56378

Phone: (320) 351-8777

Sauk Centre Historical Society, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Sinclair Lewis Boyhood HomeMap
810 Sinclair Lewis Avenue
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-5201
Web: www.saukherald.com/lewis

Home of America's first winner of Nobel Prize for literature in 1930; Narrated guided tours are approximately 25 minutes long and take you through the restored turn-of-the-century home where Sinclair Lewis lived with his parents and brothers.

Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home, Sauk Centre Minnesota

Sinclair Lewis Interpretive CenterMap
1220 South Main Street
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-5201
Web: www.visitsaukcentre.com

Exhibits and slide presentation on novelist Sinclair Lewis, author of award-winning "Main Street" and 1st American Nobel Prize winner for literature.

Sinclair Lewis Interpretive Center, Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Recreation:
Greystone Golf ClubMap
10548 Andrews Drive
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 351-4653
Toll Free: (877) 350-8849
Web: www.greystonegc.net

Tom Lehman-designed Scottish links course near Alexandria. Beautiful clubhouse overlooking Big Sauk Lake, with lunch and dinner served. Full driving range and practice area available. Central Minnesota Top Rated Daily Fee Golf Course. Come Experience the Best Central Minnesota Golf Experience!

Greystone Golf Club, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Lake Wobegon Recreational Trail  Map

The Lake Wobegon® Trail is a 62 mi long paved trail for bicycling, hiking, snowmobiling w/o studs & rollerblading extending from St. Joseph to Osakis & from from Albany through Holdingford to Morrison County.

Lake Wobegon Recreational Trail

Lynx National Golf CourseMap

40204 Primrose Lane

Sauk Centre, MN  56378

Phone: (320) 352-0243

Web: www.lynxnationalgolf.com

 

The old world charm of "Scottish links" style course has arrived in central Minnesota with one of the state's finest new course - Lynx National Golf Course. Eighteen championship holes of golf designed by professional golf architect Mike Morley, is masterfully nested along the winding Sauk River.

Lynx National Golf Course, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Sauk Centre Golf ClubMap
606 Lake Shore Drive
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-3860

Sauk Centre Country Club is a 9-hole regulation length golf course in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. This medium-length layout will reward good shots and provide a fun golf outing for everyone

 
Sauk River Canoe RouteMap

In Stearns County the Sauk River flows more than 90 miles in central Minnesota, providing an enjoyable canoeing experience for all levels of canoeists. Interspaced along the river are a variety of parks, accesses, and campsites, including many natural features of interest. The river flows through a variety of areas, ranging from barren swamps to rich hardwood forests. Most of the river is in rural areas, mainly agricultural; therefore, a cautious eye is warranted for fences that occasionally cross the river.

Sauk River Canoe Route


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Cedar n/a n/a n/a
Fairy 297
McCormic 203 n/a
Sauk 2125

Health Care:
St. Michaels Hospital & Nursing HomeMap
425 North Elm Street,
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-2221
Web: www.stmichaelshospital.org

When it comes to providing you with the best in medical care, St. Michael's and Lakeview Medical Clinic have all the resources on hand; Expertise of skilled medical professionals, state-of-the-art facilities, and advanced diagnostic technology and equipment.

St. Michaels Hospital & Nursing Home, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Lakeview Medical Clinic, P.A.Map
433 Elm Street N
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-6591
Web: www.lakeviewclinic.org

Lakeview Medical Clinic focuses on providing health care for patients of all ages. At Lakeview Medical Clinic, you will receive personalized, compassionate care from a staff committed to understanding your concerns.

Lakeview Medical Clinic, Sauk Centre Minnesota

Schools:
Sauk Centre High SchoolMap
903 State Road
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-2258
Fax: (320) 352-3404

Grades: 10-12
Students: 326

 
Sauk Centre Junior High SchoolMap
933 State Road
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-2258
Fax: (320) 352-3404

Grades: 7-9
Students: 310

 

Sauk Centre Junior High School, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Sauk Center Elementary SchoolMap
903 State Road
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-2258
Fax: (320) 352-3404

Grades: PreK-6
Students: 421

Sauk Center Elementary School, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Holy Family School
231 Sinclair Lewis Avenue
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-6535
Web: holyfamilysc.stclouddiocese.org

Grades:  K-6
Students:  232

Holy Family School, Sauk Centre Minnesota

Churches:
Faith Baptist ChurchMap
124 4th Street N
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-5356
Web: www.faithbc.org

Pastor:  Ron Hemsworth
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

Faith Baptist Church, Sauk Centre Minnesota
First Lutheran Church ELCAMap
304 Elm Street S
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-3623
Web: www.flcsauk.com

Pastor:  Kevin Born
Sunday Worship:  8:00 am & 10:45 am

First Lutheran Church ELCA, Sauk Centre Minnesota
First United ChurchMap
620 5th Street S
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-2030

Pastor:  James Clausen
Sunday Worship:  n/a

First United Church, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Good Samaritan EpiscopalMap Church
529 Main Street S
PO Box 205
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (888) 447-7032
Web: www.centralmnchurches.com

Pastor:  Father Rob Cavanna
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

Church of the Good Samaritan, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Harvest Community ChurchMap
521 Sinclair Lewis Avenue
PO Box 64
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 351-4089
Web: www.harvestcomchurch.org

Pastor:  Carlyn Cole
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

 
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's WitnessesMap
1800 2nd Street S
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-2845

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Our Lady of Angels ChurchMap
207 7th Street S
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-3502

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Mass:  n/a

Our Lady of Angels Church, Sauk Centre Minnesota
River of Life ChurchMap
705 12th Street S
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-2315

Pastor:  Steve Abbott
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

 
St John's St Andrew's Parish
105 County Road 13
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 987-3306

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a

 
St. Paul's ChurchMap
304 Sinclair Lewis Avenue
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-2196

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a

St. Paul's Church, Sauk Centre Minnesota
United Methodist ChurchMap
504 Elm Street S
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-2827

Pastor:  Rev. Lynda Ellis
Sunday Worship:  n/a

United Methodist Church, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Zion Lutheran ChurchMap
316 Maple Street
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-3447

Pastor:  Rev. Marty Porter
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

Zion Lutheran Church, Sauk Centre Minnesota

Media:

Sauk Centre Herald Map

522 Sinclair Lewis Avenue

Sauk Centre, MN 56378

Phone: (320) 352-6577

Web: www.saukherald.com

 

Weekly newspaper published on Tuesdays with a circulation of 3,205.

Sauk Centre Herald
 
Motels:

Americas Best Value Gopher Prairie MotelMap

1222 Getty Street S

Sauk Centre, MN  56378

Phone: (320) 352-2275

Web: www.bestvalueinn.com

 

Remote control TV. Commercial rates and senior citizen discounts available. Some queen waterbeds, queen beds and kitchenettes. In-room coffee, refrigerator, microwave, and data-port phone in all rooms. Picnic area on premises.

Americas Best Value Gopher Prairie Motel, Sauk Centre Minnesota

AmericInn Lodge & Suites Map

1230 Timberlane Drive

Sauk Centre, MN  56378

Phone: (320) 352-2800

Web: www.americinnsaukcentre.com

 

Our Sauk Centre hotel is centrally located at the intersection of I-94 and Highway 71.  We are right next door to Gerard's Dining, Sports Bar & Banquet Facility and we're located near many activities, attractions, shopping and restaurants. 

AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Hillcrest MotelMap
965 Main Street S
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-2215
Web: www.hillcrestmotelmn.net

Hillcrest Motel is located Sauk Centre, Minnesota and is surrounded by a beautiful garden and park. We provide our customers with 21 clean rooms at a low price. This is a main stop of tourists and businesspeople and everyone always leaves with a smile.

Hillcrest Motel, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Palmer HouseMap
500 Sinclair Lewis Avenue
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 351-9100
Toll Free: (866) 834-9100
Web: www.thepalmerhousehotel.com

Historic setting, Jacuzzi suites and free high speed "wireless" internet access. Cozy pub with a fireplace, restaurant and renovated hotel rooms. The hotel where Sinclair Lewis worked as a night clerk. Built in 1901, the Palmer House replaced a previous hotel that was destroyed by fire. Then, salesmen traveling by rail regularly used the hotel for business meetings and relaxation. Today, travelers relax in the spacious lobby where salesmen worked. The entire facility is documented haunted.

Palmer House, Sauk Centre Minnesota

Palms MotelMap

322  12th Street S

Sauk Centre, MN  56378
Phone: (320) 351-7256
Toll Free: (877) 351-7256
Web:
www.thepalmsmotelmn.com

 

We are a newly remodeled, tropical themed, 39 room, smoke-free property. Located at the intersection I-94, Hwy 71 and 28. Rooms consist of double and single rooms, along with king and queen whirlpool suites. We offer a continental breakfast, indoor pool and hot tub. On site restaurant, The Bourbon Street Lounge and Bar.

The Palms Motel, Sauk Centre Minnesota
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Resorts:

Big Sauk ResortMap
44155 Highway 71 N
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-2510
Web: www.bigsaukresort.com

Join by the campfire at Big Sauk Resort conveniently located in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, just 90 miles west of the Twin Cities. We're located right on Big Sauk Lake so you can enjoy activities for all ages year 'round! We have a motel, cabins, camping, full service restaurant, ice fishing, regular fishing, boat rentals, playground, and more.

Big Sauk Resort, Sauk Centre Minnesota
Gateway ResortMap
12621 Bittersweet Drive
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-3434
Web: www.gateway-resort.com

Gateway Resort is located on Sauk Lake in Sauk Centre, approximately 90 miles from either Minneapolis or Fargo. Our cabins have been completely renovated and offer between one and three bedrooms. Area attractions include three golf courses (Sauk Centre Golf Club, The Lynx National Golf Course, and Greystone Golf Club, the I-94 Speedway, and the Lake Wobegon Hiking/Biking Trail.

Gateway Resort, Sauk Centre Minnesota

Rainbow LodgeMap
20582 Banks Trail
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-3145

 
Red Barn Resort
22162 Birchwood Loop
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Phone: (320) 352-5112
 

Campgrounds:

Saukinac CampgroundMap

21914 Bay Loop

Sauk Centre, MN  56378

Phone: (320) 352-0037

 
Sinclair Lewis Campground Map
320 Oak Street S
Sauk Centre, MN  56378

Phone: (320) 333-9546

 

The Sinclair Lewis Campground is a 27.2 acre specialized recreational area located near downtown Sauk Centre on the northwest side of the community.  The campground is located east of Hickman Drive along the south shore of Sauk Lake.  Sinclair Lewis Park borders the campground on the east side.  The campground is open for the season from approximately May 1st to October 15th each year.  The campground is licensed for 80 campsites and currently has 70 sites, 40 sites with full hookups (water, sewer and electricity) and 30 sites with water and electricity only.

Sinclair Lewis Campground, Sauk Centre Minnesota

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