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 Aldrich (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 2010-2020 Change
Actual Percent
Population 85 88 70 53 48 35 -13 -27.08
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.50 0.49 0.48 0.47 0.47 0.47 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 170.0 179.6 145.8 111.6 102.13 74.5 -27.66 -27.08
Housing Units 37 35 39 31 31 28 -3 -9.68
Households -- 34 31 26 24 15 -9 -37.50
Persons Per Household -- 2.59 2.26 2.04 2.00 2.33 +0.33 +16.67


Aldrich is a city in Wadena County, Minnesota, United States, along the Partridge River. U.S. Route 10 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), all of it land. The elevation is 1,355 feet (413 m).

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As of the census of 2020, there were 35 people, 15 households, and 10 families residing in the city. The population density was 74.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 28 housing units at an average density of 59.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 15 households of which 13.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.7% were married couples living together, 40.0% had a male householder with no wife present, 33.3% had a female householder with no husband presents. 53.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.30..

The median age in the city was 48.5 years. 8.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 19.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 37.2% were from 25 to 44; 17.2% were from 45 to 64; and 34.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

The median household income was $48,250 The poverty rate was 0.00%. 14.29% of residents had a bachelors degree or higher. The median rent was n/a and 100.0% owned their homes. The average value of a housing unit was $212,500.

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ALDRICH Township received the name of the city in section 35, given by officers of the Northern Pacific Railroad company in honor of Cyrus Aldrich, who was born in Smithfield, R.I., June 18, 1808, and died in Minneapolis, October 5, 1871. He came to this state in 1855, settling in Minneapolis, and engaged in real estate business; was a representative in Congress, 1859-63; a member of the state legislature, 1865; and postmaster of Minneapolis, 1867-71. The city was incorporated as a village on March 4, 1938; the post office was established in 1877, with Michael W. Kelly as postmaster; it had a station of the Northern Pacific Railroad.

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Aldrich City Hall
PO Box 123
Aldrich, MN 56434
Phone: (218) 445-5209

Regular Business Hours:
not available

City Council Meetings:
2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2024 Vanessa Waldahl
156 Central Avenue S
Aldrich, MN 56434
  (218) 2851840
Clerk 12/31/2024 Jani Nundahl
275 Front Street SW
Aldrich, MN 56434
Email (218) 445-5209
(218) 445-5851
Treasurer 12/31/2026 Linda Huisenga
176 1st Avenue NE
Aldrich, MN 56434
  (218) 445-0412
Council Member 12/31/2022 Kay Baugh
149 Central Avenue N
Aldrich, MN 56434
  (218) 445-6014
Council Member 12/31/2024 Jeff Ludovissie
319 Central Avenue N
Aldrich, MN 56434
  (218) 296-1151
Council Member 12/31/2024 not available
Aldrich, MN 56434

Post Office:
US Post Office
175 Central Avenue N
Aldrich, MN 56434
Phone: (218) 445-5604
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS


Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday           10:30 am - 1:00 pm  

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Power   (218) 732-3319
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone West Central Telephone Assn (800) 945-2163
Cable TV West Central Telephone Assn (800) 945-2163

Broadband Internet Providers:
Provider Technology Max DL Speed Max UL Speed Installations
West Central Telephone Association Fiber 1000 mbps 1000 mbps 42
Verizon Wireless Mobile - 4G LTE n/a n/a n/a
AT&T Mobility Mobile - 5G-NR n/a n/a n/a
T-Mobile Mobile - 5G-NR n/a n/a n/a
HughesNet Satellite n/a n/a n/a
Starlink Satellite n/a n/a n/a
Viasat, Inc. Satellite n/a n/a n/a
Data from Minnesota Office of Broadband Development 10/31/2023

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Astera Health - Verndale Clinic
102 Farwell Street
Verndale, MN 56481
Phone: (218) 445-5990

Successfully serving patients from Otter Tail, Todd, and Wadena counties, Astera Health Ė Verndale Clinic is conveniently located in downtown Verndale and provides a wide range of specialties for your entire family. From newborns to the elderly, the professionals at the Verndale clinic provide first-class healthcare services, all within a rural healthcare setting. Feel confident knowing that our medical staff is committed to your good health.

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Astera Health - Verndale Clinic, Verndale, Minnesota

Lakewood Health System Hospital
49725 County Road 83
Staples, MN 56479
Phone: (218) 894-1515

Since 1936, ensuring you are well cared for has been Lakewood Health Systemís most important job. It all started with a hospital and has since grown to include an entire spectrum of care focused not just on helping you get well, but helping you stay well, at every stage of your life. You are our friends, our neighbors and our family members, and your health is our top priority.

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Lakewood Health System Hospital, Staples, Minnesota
Staples Motley Schools
Independent School District #2170

202 Pleasant Avenue
Staples, MN 56479
Phone: (218) 894-5400
Fax: (218) 894-2434

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  1,341

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Staples Motley Schools
Staples Motley High School
401 Centennial Lane
Staples, MN 56479
Phone: (218) 894-2431
Fax: (218) 894-2434

Grades:  8-12

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Staples Motley High School, Staples Minnesota

Motley Staples Middle School
132 1st Avenue S 
PO Box 268
Motley, MN 56466
Phone: (218) 352-6315 

Grades:  4-7
Students:  300

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Motley Elementary & Middle School, Motley Minnesota
Staples Motley Elementary School
Staples, MN 56479
Phone: (218) 894-2431
Fax: (218) 894-2434

Grades:  PK-3
Students:  311

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Staples Motley Elementary School, Staples Minnesota

Balsamlund Lutheran Church - ELCA
19550 490th Street 
Aldrich, MN 56434 
Phone: (218) 445-5698

Pastor:  not available
Sunday Worship:  not available

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Balsamlund Church, rural Aldrich, Minnesota
First Congregational Church
262 Central Avenue S
PO Box 101 
Aldrich, MN 56434 
Phone: (218) 445-5131 

Pastor:  Dave Seaton
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

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Aldrich Tractor, Inc.
19828 US Highway 10
Verndale, MN 56481
Phone: (218) 445-5430

Aldrich Tractor, Inc. is a full service dealership for Bobcat, Bush Hog, Gehl, Hesston by Massey Ferguson hay equipment, Massey Ferguson Tractors, McCormick and Vermeer. We also sell an array of used equipment from the best manufacturers. We take trade-ins and are willing to sell your equipment for you on Consignment. 

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Ryan's Taxidermy
144 Elm Lane NE
Aldrich, MN 56434
Phone: (218) 639-0369

Ryan's Taxidermy was established in 2023 in Aldrich, MN. Ryan spent 20 years working at Dewey's Taxidermy in Wadena, MN before the duo decided to make the transition for Ryan to take over a variety of the taxidermy duties. Ryan's Taxidermy mounts deer, bear, and life size. Stop by, give Ryan a call, or send an email today.

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The Crafters Show Room
111 1st Avenue NE
Aldrich, MN 56434
Phone: (218) 445-4349

The Crafters Show Room is a place for Crafters/Vendors to display their items and crafts for sale.. We have some very talented vendors with unique and beautiful items! Stop in and check out all of the items from these amazing minds!

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The Crafters Show Room, Aldrich, Minnesota
US Post Office
175 Central Avenue N
Aldrich, MN 56434
Phone: (218) 445-5604
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday           10:30 am - 1:00 pm  

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