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Watkins Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Welcome to Watkins Minnesota! Location of Watkins, Minnesota

Population: 
 Watkins (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 785 757 849 880 962 +82 +9.32
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.30 0.45 0.52 0.51 0.51 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,616 1,682 1,632 1,722 1,886 +164.27 +9.54
Housing Units 233 294 334 367 438 +71 +19.34
Households -- 283 317 336 398 +62 +18.45
Persons Per Household -- 2.61 2.45 2.41 2.42 +0.01 +0.41

Geography:

Watkins is a city in Meeker County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highway 55 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,158 ft (353 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 880 people, 336 households, and 206 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,722.7 people per square mile (666.2/km˛). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 718.4/sq mi (277.8/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 99.32% White, 0.34% African American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 336 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 25.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,188, and the median income for a family was $41,786. Males had a median income of $35,435 versus $19,318 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,950. About 6.7% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

WATKINS, a city in section 2 in Forest Prairie Township, was named by officers of the Minneapolis and Pacific Railroad for an official of the railroad. It was incorporated as a village on May 2, 1893, and separated from the township on March 23, 1917; the post office began in 1887. It developed when the Minneapolis and Pacific Railroad came in 1886, the site being on a farm then owned by Danville D. Spaulding.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Birds Eye View of Main Street, Watkins Minnesota, 1920's
Birds Eye View of Main Street, Watkins Minnesota, 1920's
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Government:
Watkins City Hall
111 Central Avenue S
PO Box 306
Watkins, MN
55389
Phone: (320) 764-6400
Fax: (320) 764-6401
Web: www.cityofwatkins.com

The City Council meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at City Hall

Watkins City Hall, Watkins Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2012 James Loch
131 Stearns Avenue N
Watkins, MN 55389
(320) 764-2642
City Administrator appointed Lynn Hokanson
PO Box 306
Watkins, MN 55389
(320) 764-6400
Clerk appointed Debra Kramer
PO Box 306
Watkins, MN 55389
(320) 764-6400
Council Member 12/31/2014 Dennis Loch
310 N Cedar Avenue
Watkins, MN 55389
n/a
Council Member 12/31/2014 Scott Piccarillo
250 western Avenue S
Watkins, MN 55389
n/a
Council Member 12/31/2012 Kathy Tschumperlin
PO Box 487
Watkins, MN 55389
(320) 764-2109
Council Member 12/31/2012 Jerry Hesse
271 Meeker Avenue S
Watkins, MN 55389
(320) 764-6622

Post Office:
US Post Office
161 Cedar Avenue N
Watkins, MN
55389-1117
Phone:
(320) 764-6565
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office, Watkins Minnesota
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
                        1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday           9:00 am - 10:00 am
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                10:00 am


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 892-0343
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (800) 269-1114
Wastewater Watkins Municipal (320) 764-6400
Water Watkins Municipal (320) 764-6400
Telephone Melrose Telephone Co (320) 764-7600
Cable TV Mark Twain Cable (800) 642-5509

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Hilltop Good Samaritan Ctr Nursing Care Facilities 70
Mies Equipment Inc Machinery, Equipment, & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 30
Terra International Inc Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 25
Randy Kramer Excavating Other Specialty Trade Contractors 22
Arnold Chevrolet Automobile Dealers 12
Farmers Street Bk of Watkins Depository Credit Intermediation 10
Barrier Technology Building Material & Supplies Dealers 9
Mies Motors Automobile Dealers 8
Stein's Thriftway Foods Grocery Stores 7
Faber Building & Supply Inc Building Material & Supplies Dealers 6


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Health Care:
Watkins Medical Clinic
150 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2630
Watkins Medical Clinic, Watkins Minnesota

Schools:
Watkins Elementary School
161 School Avenue S 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 453-2900
Watkins Elementary School, Watkins Minnesota
St. Anthony School
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-5722  
St. Anthony School, Watkins Minnesota

Churches:
Church of St. Anthony
171 Central Avenue S 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2755 

Pastor: 
Sunday Mass: 

Church of St. Anthony, Watkins Minnesota

Media:

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Businesses:
Ag Venture Feed & Seed Inc
139 Central Avenue
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-9835
Ag Venture Feed & Seed, Watkins Minnesota
Ag Venture Feed & Seed Inc
209 2nd Street N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-9910
Ag Venture Feed & Seed Inc, Watkins Minnesota
Alpaca Carrier Inc
135 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2221 
 
American Legion Post
Watkins, MN 55389 
American Legion Post, Watkins Minnesota

Barrier Technology Inc.
510 4th Street N
PO Box 379
Watkins, MN 55389-0379
Phone: (320) 764-5797
Toll Free: (800) 638-4570
Fax: (320) 764-5799
Web: www.intlbarrier.com

International Barrier Technology, Inc. (Barrier) develops, manufactures and markets proprietary fire retardant building materials designed to protect people and property from fire.

Barrier Technology Inc., Watkins Minnesota
Boeckmann Body Shop
16463 163rd Avenue
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-5845 
 
Broken Wheel Farms
65636 355th Street
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-7056
 
Bruce Walz Construction
14497 163rd Avenue
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2208 
 
Bud's Bar
125 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2837
Bud's Bar, Watkins Minnesota
C & C Business Solutions
164 Central Avenue N # 4 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2287
 
Candy's on Main
171 Central Avenue N # 1 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-7080
Candy's on Main, Watkins Minnesota
Centra-Sota Co-Op
530 3rd Street N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-9635
 
Central Minnesota Senior Care
131 Church Street S 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2055
 
Central Video & Tanning
200 Central Avenue S 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2662 
Central Video & Tanning, Watkins Minnesota
Christina's Hair Nail & Skin
110 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-4750 
 
Church of St. Anthony
171 Central Avenue S 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2755 
Church of St. Anthony, Watkins Minnesota
Construction by MJ Theis
17085 178th Avenue
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2626 
 
Creative Cabinetry
PO Box 492 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2535 
 
Curbs Are Us
63415 380th Street
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 453-2288
 
Dan's Painting
16663 150th Street
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-7361 
 
Dave's Body Shop
101 State Highway 55 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-5745
 
Dave's Paint & Frame
15603 County Road 165 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2236
 
Dockendorf Bus Service
39948 County Road 2 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-7355 
 
Eden Valley Early Childhood
161 School Avenue S 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-5575 
 
Ertl Funeral Home
221 Church Street S 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2800
 
Ertl Hardware Hank
101 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2890 
Ertl Hardware, Watkins Minnesota
Faber Building & Supplies
500 Central Avenue S 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2225 
Faber Building & Supplies, Watkins Minnesota
Farmers State Bank
170 Meeker Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2600 
Web: www.fsbwatkins.com

At the Farmers State Bank of Watkins, we aim to make banking easy for you. We provide all our customers a wide-range of financial products with the quality hometown service that you deserve.

Farmers State Bank, Watkins Minnesota
Fire Trak Corp-Watkins Plant
104 Cedar Avenue S 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-7800
 
Flash's Gas & Auto Inc
301 3rd Street N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2465
Flash's Gas & Auto, Watkins Minnesota
Fran's Repair
170 4th Street N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2666
 
Geislinger & Sons
36854 654th Avenue
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2006 
 
Hickman Gravel Inc
33162 County Road 34 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 693-3338
 
Hilltop Care Center
410 Luella Street
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2300
Web: www.pahcs.com

We are committed to giving home-like care to each resident. Our staff has had special training to meet the program and behavioral needs of people with dementia or Alzheimer's and the facility is equipped with alarms on the exit doors to prevent confused residents from wandering away.

Hilltop Care Center, Watkins Minnesota
Honker Express Products
66436 360th Street
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-5771
 
Host's Stainless Service
68081 State Highway 55 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2861
Host's Stainless Service, Watkins Minnesota
International Barrier Tech Inc
510 4th Street N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-5797
 
J Craft
164 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-6122
 
Jacks Standard
241 Service Road N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-5345
Jacks Standard, Watkins Minnesota
Kramer Electric of Watkins
560 Service Road S 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2879
 
Kue Contractors Inc
130 Central Avenue
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2525
Kue Contractors Inc, Watkins Minnesota
Landwehr Dairy
16591 County Road 2 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-9971
 
Larson Plumbing
13158 145th Street
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 398-8891 
 
Loch Trucking
310 Cedar Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2405 
 
Lutgen's Refrigeration Service
15969 County Road 21 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2048
 
Maine Prairie Township Office
12670 County Road 149 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 398-2905
 
Markwood Engines
33935 County Road 34 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 693-9120
 
Marshfields Custom Cabinets
12485 County Road 149 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2904 
 
Midland Electric
16985 County Road 21 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-9051
 
Mies Outland
720 State Highway 55
Watkins, MN 55389
(320) 764-5310
Web: www.miesoutland.com

Mies Equipment is the Minnesota's Premier motorcycle, ATV, scooter and tractor dealership. Mies Equipment carries John Deere, Polaris and Victory.

Mies Outland, Watkins Minnesota
Minnesota Community Guide Dog Breeding Center
68228 365th Street
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2505
 
MT Plates Restaurant
711 Minnesota Highway 55
Watkins, MN 55389
Phone: (320) 764-2012
MT Plates Restaurant, Watkins Minnesota
New Reflections
200 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-4247
 
Nohner Electric Inc
38248 627th Avenue
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 453-2725
 
Northern Natural Gas Co
Highway 55 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-6101
 
Orion Sleds & Trailers LLC
100 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-6175
Web: www.orionsleds.com

The   Orion Sleds & Trailers LLC   Model   2400   Ambulance   Sled   was   designed exclusively    for    the    purpose    of transporting victims from the location of their  accident  to  safety  in   a   smooth, comfortable and safe manner.

Piece of Mind Home Inspections
171 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2045 
 
Pines End Dorsets
38248 627th Avenue
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 453-2755
 
Pizza Works & Deli II
171 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-3354
Pizza Works & Deli II, Watkins Minnesota
Ponies & Pals Child Care Center
121 Central Avenue N # 1 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-7055 
 
Quality Irrigation
66640 362nd Street
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 249-4920
 
R J Construction
61899 340th Street
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 693-4242
 
Riverwood Realty
164 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-7653 
Web: www.riverwoodrealty.com

Riverwood Realty offers complete personal and professional real estate services. Whether you are looking for a starter home, a second home, a building lot, a place to move up to, or a place to retire, Riverwood Realty will find the property that's right for you.

Riverwood Realty, Watkins Minnesota
Riverwood Storage
Highway 55
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-7653
Riverwood Storage, Watkins Minnesota
Roeser's Butcher Shop
64305 Meeker Stearns Street
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-6063 
 
Ron's Custom Paint
65765 340th Street
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 693-8842
 
Ron's Excavating Service
65309 365th Street
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2811
 
Ruhland Law Office
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-4000 
 
Salzl Welding & Machine Shop
38975 County Road 17 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-7533
 
Schmitz Pallet Service
100 Energy Park Drive
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2037 
 
Shorty's Laborers Lounge
140 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-9442
Shorty's Laborers Lounge, Watkins Minnesota
Silver Stone Masonry
66354 362nd Street
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2728
 
St. Anthony Manor
131 Church Street S # 250 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-5600 
 
St. Anthony School
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-5722  
St. Anthony School, Watkins Minnesota
Stearns Aggregate
67962 State Highway 55
Watkins, MN 55389
Phone: (320) 764-6881
Stearns Aggregate, Watkins Minnesota
Steins Thriftway Foods
135 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2980
Steins Thriftway Foods, Watkins Minnesota
Stommes Drywall
15898 133rd Avenue
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2075
 
US Post Office
161 Cedar Avenue N
Watkins, MN
55389-1117
Phone:
(320) 764-6565
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office, Watkins Minnesota
Vern Brutger's Repair & Towing
14979 Kramer Road
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-9072 
 
Vinar's Cabinet & Woodworking
33175 State Highway 24 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 398-5890
 
Virgil Hesse Construction Inc
15422 County Road 21 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 685-7007
 
Vossen Brothers Construction
37002 County Road 2 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-5317
 
Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Post
Watkins, MN 55389
Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Post, Watkins Minnesota
Watkins Baseball Association
161 School Avenue W 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2010
 
Watkins Chiropractic Clinic
165 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-3000
Watkins Chiropractic Clinic, Watkins Minnesota
Watkins City Hall
111 Central Avenue S
PO Box 306
Watkins, MN
55389
Phone: (320) 764-6400
Fax: (320) 764-6401
Web: www.cityofwatkins.com
Watkins City Hall, Watkins Minnesota
Watkins City Swimming Pool
171 School Avenue S 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-7946

The City of Watkins owns and operates a Junior Olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool.  The pool opens for the season the day after EV-W schools are over for the summer and is open daily through Labor Day. 

Watkins City Swimming Pool, Watkins Minnesota
Watkins Elementary School
161 School Avenue S 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 453-2900
Watkins Elementary School, Watkins Minnesota
Watkins Fire Department
140 Cedar Avenue S 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-6404 
Watkins Fire Department, Watkins Minnesota
Watkins Floral & Gifts
185 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2888 
Watkins Floral & Gifts, Watkins Minnesota
Watkins Medical Clinic
150 Central Avenue N 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2630
Web: www.pahcs.com

Paynesville Area Health Care System is a district-owned health care organization that serves the central Minnesota communities of Paynesville, Belgrade, Cold Spring, Eden Valley, Richmond, Spicer and Watkins.

Watkins Medical Clinic, Watkins Minnesota
Watkins Softball Park
11264 140th Street
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-2130

The Watkins Civic Park Board operates the Watkins Softball Park.  Softball leagues, tournaments, are run during the summer.  During league games, a concession stand is open for treats and beverages.   Located at the park is a playground, which is open all year long for children's enjoyment.  The playground is handicapped accessible.

Watkins Softball Park, Watkins Minnesota
Watkins Veterinary Clinic
701 State Highway 55 
Watkins, MN 55389 
Phone: (320) 764-7400
Watkins Veterinary Clinic, Watkins Minnesota

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