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Northeast of Willmar on Highway 23 is the picturesque city of Spicer, nestled on the shores of beautiful Green Lake—one of the state’s most popular bodies of water. Spicer is a thriving tourist center with county parks, antique stores and unique gift shops to browse. On top of that, there are also restaurants with atmosphere and great food to experience. The area offers multiple lakes, woods, parks and resorts to enjoy almost any outdoor activity.

“Spicer really is nicer” regardless of what the weather brings. In the wintertime, there are plenty of trails to explore on cross country skis or by snowmobile and the famous Spicer Ice Castles are always a spectacular sight to see on Green Lake. During the warmer months, you’ll find the residents and locals enjoying boat cruises, casting out a line, browsing a flea market or taking a dip in one of the many lakeside shores. Spicer’s amenities combined with the friendly nature of the community make it a wonderful place to visit or call home.

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 Spicer (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 586 909 1,020 1,126 1,167 +41 +3.64
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.80 0.78 0.92 1.08 1.15 +0.07 +6.48
Density (persons per sq. mile) 732.5 1,165.4 1,108.7 1,038.4 1,023.7 +14.70 +1.42
Housing Units 271 423 483 605 621 +16 +2.64
Households -- 362 429 528 520 -8 +1.52
Persons Per Household -- 2.42 2.28 2.13 2.24 +0.11 +5.16


Spicer is a city in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highway 23 serves as a main route in the city, and U.S. Route 71 is nearby. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km²), of which, 1.14 square miles (2.95 km²) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2)  is water. The elevation is 1,171 ft (357 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 1,167 people, 520 households, and 312 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,023.7 inhabitants per square mile (395.3 /km2). There were 621 housing units at an average density of 544.7 per square mile (210.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.

There were 520 households of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 40.4 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

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SPICER, a city of Green Lake and New London Townships, was platted in 1886 on the deserted early townsite of Columbia and was named in honor of John M. Spicer, its founder and owner of the site, who was the president of the company building the railway line. Raymond village was named for his son, as before noted. It incorporated as a village on June 10, 1904; the post office was established in 1886 with Burton B. Swetland as postmaster in William Olson's general store, Olson being the first merchant and operator of a tourist passenger boat on Green Lake; it had a Great Northern Railway station in section 3 of Green Lake Township.

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Spicer City Hall
217 Hillcrest Avenue
PO Box 656
Spicer, MN 56288
Phone: (320) 796-5562
Fax: (320) 796-2044

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm

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City Hall, Spicer Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Denny (Dennis) Baker
165 Hillcrest Avenue - PO Box 355
Spicer, MN 56288
Email (320) 894-8949
(320) 796-5218
City Administrator appointed Leslie Valiant
217 Hillcrest Avenue - PO Box 656
Spicer, MN 56288
Email (320) 796-5562
(320) 282-3718
Council Member 12/31/2022 Troy Block
8 Woodcock Drive - PO Box 321
Spicer, MN 56288
(320) 796-5786
Council Member 12/31/2022 Shelly Munyon
188 Lake Avenue N - PO Box 292
Spicer, MN 56288
Email (320) 212-1143
Council Member 12/31/2024 Robin deCathelineau
101 Beach Street
Spicer, MN 56288
Email (320) 796-2641
Council Member 12/31/2024 Jesse Gislason
196 Lake Avenue N
Spicer,  MN  56288
(320) 295-6938

Post Office:
US Post Office
186 Progress Way
Spicer, MN
(320) 796-2530
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday           9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (612) 330-5834
Natural Gas Xcel Energy (612) 330-5834
Wastewater Green Lake Sanitary Sewer & Water (320) 796-4523
Water Green Lake Sanitary Sewer & Water (320) 796-4523
Telephone TDS Telecom (320) 354-7700
Cable TV Charter Communications (800) 581-0081

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Jennie-O Turkey Store Turkey Products 71
Marketing Concepts, Inc. Custom Computer Programming Svcs. 68
Zorbas on Green Lake Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 65
Teal's Market Supermarkets & Other Grocery (exc. Convenience) Stores 45
G. Michaels Bar & Grill Full-Service Restaurants 42
Green Lake Nursery Nursery & Tree Prod. 18
United Prairie Bank Comm. Banking 16

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New London-Spicer Schools
101 4th Ave SW
New London, MN 56273
Phone: (320) 354-2252
Fax: (320) 354-9001
New London-Spicer High School
101 4th Ave SW
New London, MN 56273
Phone: (320) 354-2252
Fax: (320) 354-9001
New London-Spicer Middle School
101 4th Ave SW
New London, MN 56273
Phone: (320) 354-2252
Fax: (320) 354-4244
Prairie Woods Elementary School
17435 County Road 9 NE
New London, MN 56273
Phone: (320) 345-2252
Fax: (320) 345-2093
Prairie Meadows Elementary School
650 Agnes Street
Spicer, MN 56288
Phone: (320) 796-2443


Crossroads Community United Methodist Church
3400 113th Avenue NE
Spicer MN 56288
Phone: (320) 796-2339

Pastor:  Rev. Torger Johnson
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am

Faith Lutheran Church
310 Medayto Drive
Spicer MN 56288
Phone: (320) 796-2522

Pastor: Mark Kopka
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries
9916 Lake Avenue S
Spicer, MN 56288
Phone: (320) 796-2181

Pastor: Mark Kopka
Sunday Worship: 8:30 am

Hope Presbyterian Church
7730 North Shore Drive
Spicer, MN 56288
Phone: (320) 796-2650

Pastor:  Rev. Dr. Candace Adams
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am


Living Word Lutheran Church - LCMS
16245 County Road 9 NE
PO Box 242
New London, MN 56273
Phone: (320) 354-4637

Pastor:  David Dauk
Sunday Worship: 10:00 am


Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church
6680 153rd Avenue NE
Spicer, MN 56288
Phone: (320) (320) 796-5664

Pastor: Father Steven Verhelst
Sunday Mass:  9:30 am


The Harbor Spicer Foursquare Church
5608 90th Avenue NE
Spicer MN 56288
Phone: (320) 796-0427

Pastor:  Rev. Mark Olson
Sunday Worship: 10:00 am


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Northern Inn Hotel and Suites
154 Lake Avenue S
PO Box 660
Spicer, MN 56288
Spicer Castle Inn & Restaurant
11600 Indian Beach Road
PO Box 307
Spicer, MN 56288
Phone: (800) 821-6675
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Dickerson's Lake Florida Resort
13194 Second Street NE
Spicer, MN 56288
Phone: (320) 354-4272
Dice's Island View Resort
5910 132nd Avenue NE
Spicer, MN 56288
Phone: (320) 796-2775
Toll Free: (800) 421-9708
North Breeze Resort
14800 49th Avenue NE
Atwater, MN 56209
Phone: (320) 974-8165
Park Lane Resort
355 Lake Avenue S
PO Box 245
Spicer, MN 56288
Phone: (320) 796-5100
Sunset Shores Resort
18986 County Road 5 NW
New London, MN 56273
Phone: (320) 354-4220
Toll Free: (877) 813-7317
Willow Bay Resort
5280 132nd Avenue NE
Spicer, MN 56288
Phone: (320) 905-4705
Fax: (320) 796-5517

Kandiyohi County Park 5
12381 North Shore Drive
Spicer, MN 56288
Phone: (320) 796-5564
Kandiyohi County Park 3
6920 County Road 4 NE
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 974-8520
WestRich RV Park
720 Agnes Street
Spicer MN 56288
Phone: (320) 796-0161


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