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Walnut Grove Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Location of Walnut Grove, Minnesota
Walnut Grove, MN is located in the Southwest corner of Redwood County, Minnesota. We are situated in a thriving agriculture area with plenty of recreational opportunities with many lakes, parks, golf courses, bike trails, camping, and museums. Walnut Grove is known nationwide today as the childhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder and visitors can learn all about this famous author and her history here in Walnut Grove.

Population: 
 Walnut Grove (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 756 753 625 599 871 +272 +45.41
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.90 0.92 1.04 1.04 1.04 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 840.0 818.5 601.0 577.7 837.5 +259.80 +44.97
Housing Units 321 369 361 341 367 +26 +7.62
Households -- 342 316 291 313 +22 +7.56
Persons Per Household -- 2.20 1.98 2.06 2.78 +0.72 +34.95

Geography:

Walnut Grove is a city in Redwood County, Minnesota lying along U.S. Route 14, which connects it with Tracy to the west and Revere to the east. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.06 square miles (2.75 km2), all of it land. The elevation is 1,217 ft (371 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 871 people, 313 households, and 210 families residing in the city. The population density was 821.7 inhabitants per square mile (317.3/km2). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 346.2 per square mile (133.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 63.4% White, 0.5% Native American, 35.0% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 0.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 313 households of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.9% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.53.

The median age in the city was 36.8 years. 31.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

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History:  

WALNUT GROVE, a city in North Hero and Springdale Townships, platted in April 1874, incorporated March 3, 1879, and separated from the townships on March 30, 1891, was named for a grove of about 100 acres, including many black walnut trees, on Plum Creek in the southeast corner of Springdale, from one to two miles southwest of this village. It is at the northern limit of the geographic range of this tree. The first postmaster, Lafayette Bedal, a native of Canada, built a shanty near the Chicago and North Western Railway right-of-way called Walnut Station in 1872 in what became North Hero Township, across the line from Springdale Township; Bedal's brother, Elias, transferred his grain-buying business from Eyota to the new settlement and filed the plat on September 10, 1874, naming it Walnut Grove. With Gustave Sunwall, Lafayette Bedal built a store, and when the village was incorporated in 1879, Bedal was the first president of its council; Charles Ingalls, father of Laura Ingalls Wilder, was elected the first justice. The post office was first called Walnut Station, 1873-81, and then became Walnut Grove.

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South side of Main Street, Walnut Grove Minnesota, 1918
South side of Main Street, Walnut Grove Minnesota, 1918

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Government:
Walnut Grove City Hall
311 6th Street
PO Box 335
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2135
Fax: (507) 859-2202

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
2nd Monday of the month


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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Greg Hansen
711 Bedal Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Email (507) 301-1806
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Paula McGarvey
311 6th Street - PO Box 335
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Email (507) 859-2135
Council Member 12/31/2022 Dillon Robinson
661 7th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
  (507) 616-6064
Council Member 12/31/2022 Leonard McLaughlin
100 Bedal Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
  (507) 859-2479
Council Member 12/31/2020 Xiong Yang
651 Clark Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
  (507) 859-2396
Council Member 12/31/2020 Todd Harrington
441 Wiggins Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Email (507) 829-2002

Post Office:
US Post Office
610 Main Street
Walnut Grove, MN
56180-1136
Phone:
(507) 859-2463
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (507) 859-3032

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       7:45 am - 12:30 pm
                        1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Saturday           9:00 am - 9:30 am

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US Post Office


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Redwood Electric Coop (507) 692-2214
Natural Gas Minnesota Energy Resources Corp (800) 889-9508
Wastewater City of Walnut Grove (507) 859-2135
Water City of Walnut Grove    (507) 859-2135
Telephone Arvig (888) 992-7844
Cable TV Arvig (888) 992-7844

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Walnut Grove School Elementary & Secondary Schools 28
Hoyt's Oil & Convenience Store Convenience Stores 10
M&K Bridge Construction Site Prep. Contractors 7
Bubai Foods Supermarkets & Other Grocery (exc. Convenience) Stores 5
Country View Senior Living Community Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 5
Fond Memories Gift, Novelty, & Souvenir Stores 5
Integrity Bank Plus Comm. Banking 5
Walnut Grove Bar & Grill Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5


News:
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Weather:

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Walnut Grove Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Walnut Grove Minnesota area


Events:
none
 

Attractions:
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
330 8th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2358
 

Recreation:
Plum Creek County Park
County Road 20 and Crown Avenue
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2005
 


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
none in the immediate area

Health Care:
Sanford Tracy Walnut Grove
810 8th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2157
 

Schools:
Westbrook Walnut Grove Schools
344 8th Street
Westbrook, MN 56183
Phone: (507) 274-6111
Fax: (507) 274-6113
 
Westbrook Walnut Grove High School
344 8th Street
Westbrook, MN 56183
Phone: (507) 274-6111
Fax: (507) 274-6113
 
Westbrook Walnut Grove Elementary School
601 Washington Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2141
Fax: (507) 859-2329
 

Churches:
English Lutheran Church
450 Wiggins Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2159

Pastor: 
Sunday Service: 
 
St. Olaf's Lutheran Church
21953 County Road 7
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2597

Pastor: 
Sunday Service: 
 
St. Paul Church
221 Washington Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2166

Pastor: 
Sunday Service: 
 
Trinity Lutheran Church
601 7th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2168

Pastor: 
Sunday Service: 
 

Media:
none
 
Motels:
none
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Resorts:
none

Campgrounds:
none

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Businesses:
Albertson Alignment Service
660 Main Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-5000
 
American Legion Post 267
700 Main Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2116
 
Blackhawk Studios
16315 140th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 401-7907
 
Boerboom Farms
13940 Crown Avenue
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2230
 
Bubai Food Store
601 Main Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2160
 
Country View Senior Living
810 8th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2133
 
Craig Carter Farms
2139 290th Avenue
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2315
 
D & M Repair
210 US Highway 14
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-3000
 
Dennis Rasmussen Farms
17698 County Road 4
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2724
 
Fond Memories
521 Main Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2929
 
Hansen Agri-Commodities LLC
620 Main Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 338-6433
 
Hoyt Oil and Convenience
241 6th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2552
 
Integrity Bank Plus
631 Main Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2151
 
Jossie's Photography
900 US Highway 14
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-3333
 
Julie's Studio 10
341 6th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2000
 
Junk With Purpose
900 US Highway 14
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-3333
 
Knakmuhs Agency
690 Main Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2154
 
Landuyt Trucking Inc.
14523 140th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2330
 
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
330 8th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2358
 
M & K Bridge Construction
300 US Highway 14
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2172
 
Meadowland Farmers Co-op
11834 Duncan Avenue
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2101
 
Nellie's
550 US Highway 14
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2384
 
Plum Creek County Park
County Road 20 and Crown Avenue
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2005
 
Plum Creek Embroidery
18229 US Highway 14
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2468
 
Plum Creek Endeavors LLC
211 8th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2300
 
Prairie Support Service
811 Bedal Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-3203
 
Sanford Tracy Walnut Grove
810 8th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2157
 
Schmiesing Flower Farm
18384 County Road 10
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 747-2902
 
Southwest Insurance Service
100 US Highway 14
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-4408
 
Steffen Electric Inc.
770 Main Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2114
 
Swanson Seed Center
14535 Duncan Avenue
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2473
 
Town and Country HVAC
341 4th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 626-4346
 
US Post Office
610 Main Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2463
 
Wahl Spray Foam Insulation
20698 310th Avenue
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2865
 
Walnut Grove Bar and Grill
561 Main Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2399
 
Walnut Grove City Office
311 6th Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2135
 
Walnut Grove Granite Works
730 Main Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2374
 
Wendorff Welding and Fabrication
780 Main Street
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2113
 


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