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 Dovray (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 104 87 60 67 57 -10 -14.93
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.00 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) -- 348.00 240.00 267.97 228.00 -39.67 -14.80
Housing Units 43 43 41 36 38 +2 +5.56
Households -- 40 31 33 31 -2 -6.06
Persons Per Household -- 2.17 1.94 2.03 1.84 -0.19 -9.36


Dovray is a city in section 20 of Dovray Township, Murray County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km˛), all of it land.  Minnesota State Highway 30 and Murray County Road 42 are the main routes in the community. The elevation is 1,535 ft (468 m).

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As of the census of 2010, there were 57 people, 31 households, and 16 families residing in the city. The population density was 228.0 inhabitants per square mile (88.0/km2). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 152.0 per square mile (58.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 31 households of which 9.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.4% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.84 and the average family size was 2.31.

The median age in the city was 59.5 years. 5.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 36.9% were from 45 to 64; and 31.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.9% male and 56.1% female.

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Dovray received its name from Dovray Township, which was originally named Dovre, in honor of Dovre, a village in Norway, and for the Dovrefjield, a mountainous plateau, which is also in Norway. The spelling was altered when it was learned that another township in Kandiyohi County had received the same name in 1869, but the identical pronunciation was retained. The town originally began in 1895 with the establishment of a cooperative creamery one mile north and one mile east of the present townsite. When the Chicago St Paul Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad laid tracks in 1899 and bypassed the town, the townspeople moved themselves and their city to a favorable spot on the railroad line. The new townsite was platted in 1904, but not incorporated until January 2, 1924. The town received a post office in 1895, transferred from nearby Holly Township.

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Dovray City Hall
310 Woodman Avenue
Dovray, MN
Phone: (507) 360-7184

Regular Business Hours:

City Council Meetings:
1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Herb Hansen
530 Hoffman Avenue - PO Box 94
Dovray, MN 56125
  (507) 829-4438
Clerk appointed

Janel Swenhaugen
310 Woodman Avenue
Windom, MN 56101

Email (507) 360-7184
Council Member 12/31/2022

JoAnn Shaw
443 Railroad Street - PO Box 3
Dovray, MN 56125

  (507) 274-6226
Council Member 12/31/2022

Tanlee Noomen
240 Trenholm Avenue
Dovray, MN 56125

  (507) 822-6338
Council Member 12/31/2024

Garrett J Hubin
414 Scandanavia Street
Dovray, MN 56125

  (507) 227-2442
Council Member 12/31/2024

Keith Weinzetl
520 Hoffman Avenue
Dovray, MN 56125

  (612) 859-1101

Post OfficeThe Dovray Post Office was established in 1895 and closed on November 5th, 2011. Dovray is currently served by the Westbrook Post Office.
US Post Office
734 6th Street
Westbrook, MN
(507) 274-6711
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       7:30 am - 12:15 pm
                        1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 9:30 am

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Nobles Cooperative Electric (800) 776-0517
Natural Gas Northwest Gas (800) 367-6964
Wastewater n/a --
Water Red Rock Rural Water (507) 628-4201
Telephone CenturyLink (800) 872-4016
Cable TV n/a --

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Rolling Hills Golf Club
1360 280th Avenue
Dovray, MN 56125
Phone: (507) 274-5166

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Westbrook Walnut Grove Public Schools
Independent School District #2898

334 8th Street
Westbrook, MN 56183
Phone: (507) 274-5375

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  402
Westbrook High School
334 8th Street
Westbrook, MN 56183
Phone: (507) 274-6111
Fax: (507( 274-6113

Grades:  7-12
Students:  200
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Walnut Grove Elementary School
5th and Washington
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
Phone: (507) 859-2141
Fax: (507) 859-2329

Grades:  PK-6
Students: 202

Our Saviors Lutheran Church
PO Box 39
246 Haynes Street
Dovray, MN 56125
Phone: (507) 274-5604

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Service:  8:30 am
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American Legion Post 632
Woodman Avenue
Dovray, MN 56125
Phone: n/a
American Legion Post 632, Dovray Minnesota
Dovray Cafe
Woodman Avenue
Dovray, MN 56125
Phone: (507) 274-5602
Dovray Cafe, Dovray Minnesota
Log Cabin Bar and Grill
251 Woodman Avenue
Dovray, MN 56125
Phone: (507) 274-5477
Log Cabin Bar and Grill, Dovray Minnesota
Prairie Grain Partners
211 Hanes Street
Dovray, MN 56125
Phone: (507) 274-6177

Prairie Grain Partners, LLC is a 50/50 partnership between ADM/Benson-Quinn and Tri-Line Farmers Cooperative that was formed in 1997. Starting September 1, 2000, producers that patronize Prairie Grain Partners, LLC are eligible for patronage refunds that may be paid from Tri-Line Farmers Cooperative. Prairie Grain Partners, LLC has Agronomy facilities in Clarkfield and Dovray, MN and Grain facilities in Clarkfield and Boyd, MN.
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