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Barrett Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Barrett Minnesota water tower

Location of Barrett Minnesota

The City of Barrett lies along the Pomme De Terre river which flows through beautiful Barrett Lake and is located in Grant County in west central Minnesota. Barrett is famous for its community atmosphere. It has a variety of recreational areas, vibrant organizations, and dedicated businesses which make Barrett what it is: The little town with big dreams!

One of our great recreational areas is Barrett Lake. Barrett Lake features two public accesses, a public beach, a fishing pier, and the Barrett Lake Resort & Campground. A new bridge and dam were recently installed with a fish ladder leading to the lake. Barrett Lake has excellent fishing year around and the recreational possibilities on Barrett Lake are endless.

Barrett is famous for its historic buildings. Have an event you want held at a one of a kind location? Why not try the Historic Barrett Lakeside Pavilion. The community of Barrett has been working hard to restore and renovate this treasure. The Lakeside Pavilion is owned by the City of Barrett and is available for rent. Or maybe you just want some entertainment. Pay a visit to the Historic Roosevelt Hall, home of Prairie Wind Players, who offer a full season of plays, concerts, including dinner theaters.

Courtesy City of Barrett


Population: 
 Barrett (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 342 388 350 355 415 +60 +16.90
Land Area (sq. mile) 2.00 2.16 2.05 2.06 2.09 +0.03 +1.46
Density (persons per sq. mile) 171.00 179.63 170.73 172.22 198.57 +26.34 +15.30
Housing Units 140 164 161 163 195 +32 +19.63
Households -- 140 139 142 161 +19 +13.38
Persons Per Household -- 2.36 2.09 2.05 2.32 +0.27 +13.17

Geography:

Barrett is a city in Grant County, Minnesota. US Highway 59 and Minnesota State Highway 55 are major routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.11 square miles (5.46 km2), of which 2.09 square miles (5.41 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water. The town of Barrett wraps around the southwest side of Barrett Lake, which is formed by the Pomme de Terre River.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 415 people, 161 households, and 89 families residing in the city. The population density was 198.6 inhabitants per square mile (76.7/km2). There were 195 housing units at an average density of 93.3 per square mile (36.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 161 households of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.7% were non-families. 39.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 23% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 18.6% were from 45 to 64; and 29.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.



History:  

BARRETT, a city of Lien and Elk Lake Townships, platted in May 1887 and incorporated on December 11, 1889, and the adjoining Barrett Lake, commemorate Gen. Theodore Harvey Barrett, who after the Civil War owned and conducted an extensive farm in Grant and Stevens Counties, residing near Moose Island station in Stevens County. He was born in Orangeville, Wyoming County, N.Y., August 27, 1834, and died in this county at Herman, July 20, 1900. He settled in St. Cloud, Minn., 1856, was a captain in the Ninth Minnesota Regiment, 1862-63; was colonel of the 62d U.S. Colored Infantry, 1864-65, and was brevetted brigadier general, March 13, 1865. The post office was established as Fridhem, 1877-87, a Swedish term meaning "home of peace," changing to Barrett in 1887; the village had a station on the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (Soo Line).

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Bird's-eye view of Barrett and Lake Barrett, Barrett Minnesota, 1912
Bird's-eye view of Barrett and Lake Barrett, Barrett Minnesota, 1912
Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society - click image to enlarge or purchase

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Government:
Barrett City Hall
310 2nd Street
PO Box 155
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2440

Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed Fridays

City Council Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the Month at 5:00 pm


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Barrett City Hall, Barrett Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Todd Lang
504 3rd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Email (320) 528-2290
Clerk appointed Marita Rhude
310 2nd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Email (320) 528-2440
Council Member 12/31/2022 Jodi Moss
409 Fairview
Barrett, MN 56311
Email (320) 528-2323
Council Member 12/31/2022 Michelle Jenson
106 2nd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Email (218) 770-1801
Council Member 12/31/2020 Jason Clow
PO Box 101
Barrett, MN 56311
Email (320) 528-2228
Council Member 12/31/2020 Jason Wendt
216 2nd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Email (320) 528-2228

Post Office:
US Post Office
103 Hawkins Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2209
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        8:15 am - 12:15 pm
Saturday           9:00 am - 10:00 am

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US Post Office

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Otter Tail Power Company (218) 739-8200
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater City of Barrett (320) 528-2440
Water City of Barrett (320) 528-2440
Telephone Runestone Telecom Association (218) 685-5300
Cable TV Runestone Telecom Association (218) 685-5300

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

n/a



News:
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Weather:

BARRETT WEATHER


Map:
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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Barrett Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Barrett Minnesota area


Events:

none



Attractions:

none


Recreation:

Barrett Sandy Beach

Barrett Sandy Beach is a public beach located on the east side of Barrett Lake on the outer edge of the City of Barrett. It is open for swimming, picnics, and family get togethers. It has bathrooms/changing rooms and a covered picnic shelter with picnic tables. Take a break and relax at the Barrett Sandy Beach!

Barrett Sandy Beach, Barrett Minnesota



Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
   

Health Care:

none - see Elbow Lake


Schools:
West Central Area Schools District
301 County Road 2
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2650
Web: www.westcentralareaschools.net
 
West Central Area Secondary
301 County Road 2
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2520
 

Churches:
Lincoln Lutheran Church
18259 County Road 5
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 986-2023
Lincoln Lutheran Church, Barrett Minnesota
Peace Lutheran Church
218 Church Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2536
Peace Lutheran Church, Barrett Minnesota

Media:

none - see Elbow Lake


Motels:

none - see Elbow Lake

Check for motel rates and availability on:
Expedia.com

Resorts:
Barrett Lake Resort and Campground
427 County Road 2
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2598
Toll Free: (888) 227-8059
Web: www.barrettlakeresort.com

Level Sandy Beach & Swimming Area
Great Game Fishing
Cabins - Seasonal Campsites
Bait and Tackle - Boat Rental
LP Tank Exchange - General Store
Game Room

Barrett Lake Resort and Campground, Barrett Minnesota

Campgrounds:
Barrett Lake Resort and Campground
427 County Road 2
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2598
Toll Free: (888) 227-8059
Web: www.barrettlakeresort.com

Level Sandy Beach & Swimming Area
Great Game Fishing
Cabins - Seasonal Campsites
Bait and Tackle - Boat Rental
LP Tank Exchange - General Store
Game Room

Barrett Lake Resort and Campground, Barrett Minnesota

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Businesses:
Alvstad & Associates
420 County Road 2
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2482
 
Barrett Automatic Products
811 US Highway 55
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2512
 
Barrett Care Center
800 Spruce Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2527
 
Barrett City Maintenance Office
106 Hawkins Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2441
 
Barrett City Offices
310 2nd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2440
 
Barrett Community Center
109 Barrett Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2429
 
Barrett Farm Supply Inc
501 Soo Lane
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2526
 
Barrett Fire Hall
500 2nd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-6660

The Barrett Fire Department is an all volunteer fire department with 20 active members. The Department provides fire protection for the City of Barrett and also for Lien, Elk Lake and Erdahl Townships.

Barrett Fire Hall, Barrett Minnesota
Barrett Inn
504 County Road 2
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2401
 
Barrett Inn II
501 2nd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2410
 
Barrett Lake Resort and Campground
427 County Road 2
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2598
Toll Free: (888) 227-8059
Web: www.barrettlakeresort.com

Level Sandy Beach & Swimming Area
Great Game Fishing
Cabins - Seasonal Campsites
Bait and Tackle - Boat Rental
LP Tank Exchange - General Store
Game Room

Barrett Lake Resort and Campground, Barrett Minnesota
Barrett Locker
303 2nd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2517
 
Crosswood Group Home
107 Minnesota Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2533
 
D & T Country Stay Boarding
14696 205th Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2505
 
Dean Sternhagen Shop
18796 190th Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2488
 
Doug's Heating & Repair Service
10561 197th Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 986-2525
 
Erickson Trucking
502 County Road 2
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2542
 
Grant County Highway Garage
106 Barrett Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2499
 
J S Furnishings
401 2nd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2434
 
Johnson Bros
PO Box 250
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-6629
 
Johnson's Adult Care Home
18111 140th Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 986-2018
 
Kruize Plumbing & Heating
21529 180th Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (218) 685-6264
 
Lakes Country Realty
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-5177
 
Lang's Plumbing & Heating
814 US Highway 59
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2399
 
Leegaard Repair
21836 County Road 21
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2470
 
Lincoln Lutheran Church
18259 County Road 5
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 986-2023
 
Marshall Law Office
106 Hawkins Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2564
 
Mike's Hobby Tools
606 3rd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2473
 
Palmer Bus Service Inc
302 Hawkins Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2670
 
Peace Lutheran Church
218 Church Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2536
 
Pearl's Place Guest House
204 County Road 10
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2590
 
Pearson's Farm
21240 190th Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (218) 685-4010
 
Pomme De Terre Nursery
15493 185th Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2349
 
Prairie Fire Theatre
110 Hawkins Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2596
Web:
www.prairiefirechildrenstheatre.com

Prairie Fire Children's Theatre (or PFCT) is a professional touring theatre company based in Barrett, Minnesota and has been bringing a theatrical experience to communities across the upper Midwest since 1987. Prairie Fire tours a variety of original musical adaptations of classic tales.

Prairie Fire Theatre, Barrett Minnesota
Prairie Wind Players
202 Hawkins Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2343
 
Quilting Etc
308 2nd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2620
 
Randy Reuss Shop
16395 160th Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 986-2999
 
Red Oak Ranch
19107 110th Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 986-2331
 
Renleaf Enterprises Inc
20344 190th Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2632
 
Rolling Hills Residence
800 Spruce Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2371
 
Rudell Agronomic Consulting
415 2nd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-6266
 
S & S Dairy
21738 180th Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (218) 685-6898
 
Sarah's Daycare
115 Rich Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2427
 
Siemens Trucking
19320 State Highway 27
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 986-2715
 
Soberg's Standard Service
217 2nd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2519
 
Star Bank
400 2nd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2531
 
Steve Johnson Tool & Machine
418 2nd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2490
 
Stevens' Homes Plus
10561 197th Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 986-2953
 
TWF Industries
415 2nd Street
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2287
 
US Post Office
103 Hawkins Avenue
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2209
 
West Central Area Schools Dist
301 County Road 2
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2650
 
West Central Area Secondary
301 County Road 2
Barrett, MN 56311
Phone: (320) 528-2520
 


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