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Welcome Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Welcome sign, Welcome Minnesota Location of Welcome, Minnesota

Population: 
Welcome (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 694 855 790 721 686 -35 -4.85
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.90 0.93 0.91 0.91 0.91 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 771.1 919.4 868.1 792.3 753.9 -38.45 -4.85
Housing Units 264 337 327 347 341 -6 -1.73
Households -- 319 306 310 310 0 0.00
Persons Per Household -- 2.68 2.58 2.33 2.21 -0.12 -5.15

Geography:

Welcome is a city in Martin County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,243 ft (379 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 686 people, 310 households, and 193 families residing in the city. The population density was 466.7 inhabitants per square mile (180.2 /km2). There were 341 housing units at an average density of 232.0 per square mile (89.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.9% White and 0.1% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 310 households of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.7% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the city was 44.3 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 31% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

WELCOME, a city at the intersection of Manyaska, Fox Lake, and Rolling Green Townships, eight miles west of Fairmont, was named in honor of Alfred M. Welcome, whose farm lay at its southwest side. It was incorporated as a village on May 7, 1890, and separated from the townships on April 24, 1907. It was established in 1880 by the Southern Minnesota Extension Company on land owned by S. L. Campbell at a point called Campbell's Switch; the post office was established in July of 1881 as Lily Creek, but as that name was already in existence, the name was changed in September to Welcome.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society
West side of Main Street, Welcome Minnesota, 1908
West side of Main Street, Welcome Minnesota, 1908
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Government:
Welcome City Hall
102 Dugan Street S
PO Box 72
Welcome, MN
56181
Phone: (507) 728-8740
City Hall, Welcome Minnesota
Mayor H. Bocky Borchardt (507) 728-8404
City Clerk Deb Hansen (507) 728-8740
Council Member Kim Holm (507) 728-8940
Council Member Scot Scheff (507) 236-8794
Council Member Scott Morrow (507) 728-8473
Council Member John Newville (507) 728-7248

Post Office:
US Post Office
113 Dugan Street N
Welcome, MN
56181-9707
Phone:
(507) 728-8661
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com

US Post Office
Post Office, Welcome Minnesota
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 11:00 am
                        12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 9:30 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            3:45 pm
Saturday                3:45 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Federated Rural Electric Assn (800) 321-3520
Natural Gas Peoples Natural Gas (800) 891-0890
Wastewater Welcome Municipal (507) 728-8740
Water Welcome Municipal (507) 728-8740
Telephone Frontier Communications of MN (800) 953-9335
Cable TV Terril Cable Systems (800) 831-5471

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Martin County West Schools-District #459 Elementary & Secondary Schools 82
Easy Automation Feed Mill Equipment and Supplies Manufacturers 78
Valero Renewables Ethanol Refinery 75
Cenex Gasoline Stations 10
WFS Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 8
Welcome Legion Club Civic & Social Organizations 8
Welcome State Bank Depository Credit Intermediation 6
Crop Builders Inc Pesticide, Fertilizer & Other Ag. Chem. Mfg. 5
Les Ringnell Insurance Insurance Carriers 5
Northern Natural Gas Company Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 4
NuWay Cooperative Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 4
Federated Rural Electric Assn Electric Power Generation, Transmission & Dist. 3
Kramer Funeral Chapel Death Care Services 3
Weiss Milling Inc Warehousing & Storage 3


News:
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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Welcome Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Welcome 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:
Martin County West Schools
105 East 5th Street
Sherburn, MN 56171
Phone: (507) 764-2330
Fax (507) 764-2335
Web: www.martin.k12.mn.us

 
Martin County West High School
16 West 5th Street
Sherburn MN 56171
Phone: (507) 764-4661
Fax: (507) 764-4681
 
Trimont Elementary School
77 West Beech Street
PO Box 408
Trimont MN 56176
Phone: (507) 639-2071
Fax: (507) 639-2091
 
Sherburn Elementary
105 E 5th Street
Sherburn MN 56171
Phone Number: (507) 764-4461
Fax Number: (507) 764-3652
 

Churches:
St. Paul United Church of Christ
214 Dugan Street N
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8248

Pastor:  Rev. Wayne Fritzinger
Sunday Service:  9:30 am
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Welcome Minnesota
Trinity Lutheran Church - ELCA
204 2nd Street
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8259
Web: www.circleoffaithparish.org/trinity-lutheran

Pastor: Rev. Anthony Christoffels
Sunday Service: 10:30 am
Trinity Lutheran Church, Welcome Minnesota

Media:
none
 
Motels:
none
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Resorts:
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Campgrounds:
Checkers Welcome Campground
601 Guide Street N
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8811

Conveniently located just 1/4 mi off I-90. Full hookups or tent camping. quiet, easy access. Camp store and a small game room, propane filled. WiFi. Within a few miles of museums, 17 lakes, water park, shopping, museums, and Walmart superstore.
Checkers Welcome Campground, Welcome Minnesota

Businesses:
American Legion Club
112 Dugan Street N
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8588
American Legion Post, Welcome Minnesota
Casey's General Store
112 2nd Street
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8424
Web: www.caseys.com 
Casey's General Store, Welcome Minnesota
Checkers Welcome Campground
601 Guide Street N
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8811

Conveniently located just 1/4 mi off I-90. Full hookups or tent camping. quiet, easy access. Camp store and a small game room, propane filled. WiFi. Within a few miles of museums, 17 lakes, water park, shopping, museums, and Walmart superstore.
Checkers Welcome Campground, Welcome Minnesota
Custom Air Distributing
409 Guide Street N
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8236
 
Easy Automation
102 Mill Street
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8214
Web: www.easy-automation.com

Easy Automation is North America’s leading provider of feed mill software and automation, with over 3,000 customer sites worldwide. Our experienced staff has been automating feed mills and industrial processes since 1986, and we have extensive experience with retrofit projects as well as new ones. The success of our customers is our top priority, and our service after the sale is what sets us apart from the rest.
Easy Automation, Welcome Minnesota
Fab Shop
206 Sewell Street S
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8550
Web: www.powdercoatovens.com

The Fab Shop, located in the small town of Welcome, Minnesota, manufactures powder coat ovens and is operated by a father/son team. Powder coat ovens are now commonplace in backyard garages and around-the-corner shops because they are economical and easy to use.
The Fab Shop, Welcome Minnesota
Federated Rural Electric Association
102 Guide Street N
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8366
Web: www.federatedrea.coop

Federated Rural Electric is a distribution electric utility serving member-owners in Jackson and Martin Counties with some along the bordering counties and in Huntington, Iowa. Federated is headquartered in Jackson with a warehouse in Welcome. Federated serves more than 5,000 members and owns 598 miles of underground lines and 1,588 miles of overhead lines.
Federated Rural Electric Association, Welcome Minnesota
Garbers Brothers Construction
510 Hopp Street
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8898
 
Kathie's Bottle Shop
118 Dugan Street N
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8429
Kathie's Bottle Shop, Welcome Minnesota
Kiman Repairs
120 Dugan Street N
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8830
Kiman Repairs, Welcome Minnesota
Northern Natural Gas Company
1186 State Highway 263
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8281
 
NuWay Cooperative
402 Guide Street N
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 639-2311
Web: www.nuwaycoop.com

NuWay Cooperative is a DIVERSIFIED partner to you and your community, delivering EXCEPTIONAL VALUE through knowledge and INNOVATION. This customer-owned company was formed through the 1980 merger of four farmer-owned businesses whose histories date back to the early 1900s. Today, however, NuWay Cooperative plays a big role in the lives of rural farm and non-farm people alike.
NuWay Cooperative, Welcome Minnesota
Odegaard Service Center
1192 State Highway 263
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8881
 
S & S Oil Company
408 Mill Street
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8865
 
Truck Writers
605 N Guide Street
PO Box 208
Welcome, MN 56181
Web: www.truckwriters.com

Truck Insurance is our business. Our expert agents will help you choose the correct coverage and get the best rates on trucking insurance.
Truck Writers, Welcome Minnesota
US Post Office
113 Dugan Street N
Welcome, MN
56181-9707
Phone:
(507) 728-8661
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office, Welcome Minnesota
Valero Renewables
144 120th Street
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-4000
Web: www.valero.com

Valero Renewables-Welcome is located near Welcome, Minn., about four miles west of Fairmont and 100 miles southwest of Minneapolis. The bio-refinery sits on approximately 300 acres and started ethanol production in June 2009. The facility uses a dry-grind production method and state-of-the-art technology to maintain industry-leading standards in production, safety, product quality and environmental stewardship. The Welcome plant annually processes nearly 43 million bushels of corn into 120 million gallons of denatured ethanol and 400,000 tons of distillers grains co-products. The bio-refinery has a nameplate capacity of 110 million gallons of ethanol per year and employs approximately 75 full-time personnel.
Valero, Welcome Minnesota
Village Salon
108 Dugan Street N
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8536
Village Salon, Welcome Minnesota
Weiss Milling Inc.
104 Dugan Street S
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8745
Weiss Milling, Welcome Minnesota
Welcome Hardware
109 Dugan Street N
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8330
Welcome Hardware, Welcome Minnesota
Welcome Insurance
111 Guide Street N
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8888
 
Welcome Library
304 1st Street
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8376
Web: www.martincountylibrary.org
Library, Welcome Minnesota
Welcome Meats
515 Bidwell Street
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8670
Web: www.welcomemeats.com

Keith & Sandy Winter opened Welcome Meats in December of 2002 with the idea of processing beef, hogs and sheep for the local farmers. We started making smoked meats, just to try it out, and it went over so well, we blossomed into a full service meat market.
Welcome Meats, Welcome Minnesota
Welcome Oil Company
408 Mill Street
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8865
 
Welcome Police Department
406 1st Street W
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8463
 
Welcome State Bank
111 Guide Street N
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8251
Web: www.welcomestatebank.com

Welcome State Bank has proudly served the area with innovative banking products since 1913 and is positioned to continue to do so well into the future.
Welcome State Bank, Welcome Minnesota
Welcome TV Sales and Service
104 Dugan Street N
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8767
Welcome TV Sales and Service, Welcome Minnesota
WFS
East Highway 263
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8253
Web: www.wfsag.com 

WFS is a large local farmer-owned cooperative in Minnesota, serving more than 4,000 producers in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. WFS offers broad marketing opportunities while providing farmers with fertilizer, crop chemicals, seed, livestock feed, petroleum products, and production financing.
WFS
Whole Grain Milling Company
1579 120th Avenue
Welcome, MN 56181
Phone: (507) 728-8429
Web: www.wholegrainmilling.net

At Whole Grain Milling we grow and process certified organic grains and provide you with fresh, quality whole grain products direct from the farm.
Whole Grain Milling Company, Welcome Minnesota

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