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West Union Minnesota Community Guide


Location:


Population: 
 West Union (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 71 74 54 87 111 +24 +27.59
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.30 0.33 0.34 0.34 0.34 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 236.67 224.24 158.82 252.80 326.47 +73.67 +29.14
Housing Units 32 36 25 32 43 +11 +34.38
Households -- 34 22 31 42 +11 +35.48
Persons Per Household -- 2.18 2.45 2.81 2.64 -0.17 -6.05

Geography:

West Union is a city in Todd County, Minnesota. Interstate 94 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.09 km2), all of it land. The elevation is 1,339 ft (408 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 111 people, 42 households, and 31 families residing in the city. The population density was 264.3 inhabitants per square mile (102.0/km2). There were 43 housing units at an average density of 102.4 per square mile (39.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.1% White and 0.9% from two or more races.

There were 42 households of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.2% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the city was 35.8 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 33.3% were from 45 to 64; and 9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

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History:  

WEST UNION Township was organized March 12, 1867; its city, platted in June 1881, was incorporated in 1900; the townsite was platted on land first owned by Joel Myers; the post office operated 1860-61 and since 1872; it had a station of the Great Northern Railway in section 21.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Street scene, West Union Minnesota, 2008
Street scene, West Union Minnesota, 2008
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Government:
City of West Union
PO Box 307
West Union, MN 56389
Phone: (320) 352-5450

City Council Meetings:
1st Monday of each month at 6:30 pm

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West Union City Hall, West Union Minnesota

Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone:
Mayor 12/31/2020 Roger Engle
31 Main Street - PO Box 106
West Union, MN 56389
Email (320) 352-6146
Clerk 12/31/2020 Janet Macey
131 Main Street - PO Box 207
West Union, MN 56389
Email (320) 352-5450
Treasurer 12/31/2020 Julie Bottelberghe
101 Oak Street NW - PO Box 103
West Union, MN 56389
Email (320) 352-6781
(320) 491-6016
Council Member 12/31/2022 Kelly Marthaler
310 William Street - PO Box 210
West Union, MN 56389
Email (320) 291-5845
Council Member 12/31/2020 Jim Bottelberghe
101 Oak Street NW - PO Box 103
West Union, MN 56389
Email (320) 352-6781
(320) 491-6016
Council Member 12/31/2020 Mark Macey
131 Main Street - PO Box 207
West Union, MN 56389
Email (320) 352-5450

Post OfficeThe West Union Post Office closed on February 28th, 1986. Today, West Union is served by the Osakis Post Office.
US Post Office
60 W Main Street
Osakis, MN 56360-4400
Phone: (320) 859-2147
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       8:30 am - 11:30 am
                        12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 10:00 am  

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US Post Office, Osakis Minnesota

 
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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (612) 330-5500
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone Arvig Communication Systems (320) 859-2700
Cable TV n/a n/a

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Weather:

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the West Union Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the West Union Minnesota area


Events:

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Attractions:

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Recreation:

Lake Wobegon Trail

The Lake Wobegon Trail is a 46 mile long, 10 foot wide, bituminous surfaced hike-and-bike pathway. The trail, which opened on September 30, 1998, extends from the city of St. Joseph to the city of Osakis. The trail runs on the MN/DOT rail corridor formerly owned by Burlington Northern Railroad Company. The trail has grown substantially since it was first opened and further additions to the trail are continuing to be planned. The trail has already seen a lot of use by bicyclists, snowmobilers, roller-skiers, roller bladers, and of course, walkers.

Lake Wobegon Trail, West Union Minnesota


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Health Care:

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Churches: 
St. Alexius Catholic Church
11 Oak Street 
West Union, MN 56389 
Phone: (320) 352-2563

Pastor:  Rev James Statz
Sunday Mass:  8:45 am

St. Alexius Catholic Church, West Union Minnesota


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Businesses:
City of West Union
PO Box 310
West Union, MN 56389
Phone: (320) 352-3769
West Union City Hall, West Union Minnesota
Sidewalks Bar & Grill
51 Main Street
West Union, MN 56389 
Phone: (320) 352-0123
Sidewalks Bar & Grill, West Union Minnesota
St. Alexius Catholic Church
11 Oak Street 
West Union, MN 56389 
Phone: (320) 352-2563
St. Alexius Catholic Church, West Union Minnesota
St. Alexius Rectory
11 Oak Street 
West Union, MN 56389 
Phone: (320) 859-4171
 
West Union City Hall
PO Box 310
West Union, MN 56389
Phone: (320) 352-3769

West Union City Hall, West Union Minnesota

West Union General Store
101 Main Street 
West Union, MN 56389 
Phone: (320) 859-2893 
West Union General Store, West Union Minnesota
West Union Post Office
241 1st Street
West Union, MN 56389-4503
Phone:(320) 352-2110
Toll-free: (800) ASK-USPS
 
West Union Service
141 1st Street SW 
West Union, MN 56389 
Phone: (320) 352-2110 
West Union Service, West Union Minnesota


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