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Kerkhoven Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Welcome to Kerkhoven Minnesota! Location of Kerkhoven, Minnesota

Population: 
 Kerkhoven (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 641 761 732 759 759 0 0.00
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.30 0.75 0.74 0.74 0.82 +0.08 -10.81
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,136.67 1,014.67   989.19 1,023.47    925.61 -97.86 -9.56
Housing Units 220 310 315 338 352 +14 +4.14
Households -- 294 299 313 329 +16 +5.11
Persons Per Household -- 2.53 2.39 2.42 2.31 -0.11 -4.55

Geography:

Kerkhoven is a city in Swift County, Minnesota, located roughly 100 miles (160 km) west of the Twin Cities region of Minneapolis/St. Paul along U.S. Route 12. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,099 ft (335 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 759 people, 329 households, and 206 families residing in the city. The population density was 925.6 inhabitants per square mile (357.4/km2). There were 352 housing units at an average density of 429.3 per square mile (165.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.3% Native American, 2.5% from other races, and 0.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.3% of the population.

There were 329 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.4% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 40.1 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

As of the census of 2000, there were 759 people, 313 households, and 210 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,023.5 people per square mile (396.0/km˛). There were 338 housing units at an average density of 455.8/sq mi (176.4/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 94.99% White, 0.13% African American, 0.40% Native American, 4.22% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.74% of the population.

There were 313 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,375, and the median income for a family was $40,179. Males had a median income of $27,262 versus $22,656 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,435. About 8.4% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

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History:  

KERKHOVEN Township, first settled in 1865, and the city of this name in section 21 of Pillsbury Township, platted in 1870 and incorporated on March 3, 1881, as Pillsbury, received this Scottish name on February 17, 1883, in honor of Johannes Kerkhoven, who with his brother, Theodores, was given the contract to build rail lines west from St. Paul to Willmar to Kerkhoven; their company was the Kerkhoven Brokerage Company of Amsterdam, Holland. The post office was established in 1871 in Chippewa County, with Matts Rasmussen, postmaster, and was transferred to Swift County, with J. B. Jacobson as postmaster; it had a station of the Great Northern Railway. Monson Lake State Park, established in 1937 in the southeast corner of the township, originated as a memorial to two white families killed in the Dakota Conflict of 1862.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Front Street, Kerkhoven Minnesota, 1915
Front Street, Kerkhoven Minnesota, 1915
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Government:
Kerkhoven City Hall
208 9th Street N
PO Box 116
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-2581
Web: www.cityofkerk.com

Office Hours 9 am to 5 pm Monday -Thursday and 8 am to 12 pm Friday

City Hall, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone:
Mayor 12/31/2018

Kordell VanHeuveln
1408 Pacific Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN 56252

(320) 894-8519
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Kim Harkema
208 9th Street N
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
(320) 264-2581
Council Member 12/31/2020 Scott Lamecker
401 N 6th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
(320) 264-2060
Council Member 12/31/2020 Naomi Baker
404 N 9th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
(320) 905-6576
Council Member 12/31/2018 Jerry Goblirsch
405 S 9th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
(320) 264-0301
Council Member 12/31/2018 Andy Thorson
310 N 6yh Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
(320) 264-5694

Post Office:
US Post Office
903 Atlantic Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN
56252-5000
Phone:
(320) 264-8421
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
 www.usps.com


        
US Post Office
US Post Office, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday           9:00 am - 9:45 am
 


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Ottertail Power (320) 264-8056
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater City of Kerkhoven (320) 264-2581
Water City of Kerkhoven (320) 264-2581
Telephone TDS Telecom (800) 434-2121
Cable TV Charter Communications (800) 493-7824

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
KMS School Dist. #775 Elementary & Secondary Schools 79
Carlson Manufacturing All Other Misc. Fabricated Metal Prod. Mfg. 32
Crop Production Service Soil Prep., Planting, & Cultivating 25
Rustad Bus Service Charter Bus Ind. 20
Glacial Plains Cooperative Grain & Field Bean Merch. Whole. 5


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Health Care:
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Schools:
KMS Public Schools
Independent School District #775

302 N 15th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-1411
Fax: (320) 264-1410

Web:  www.kms.k12.mn.us

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  631

KMS Schools
KMS High School
302 N 15th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-1411
Fax: (320) 264-1410

Grades:  7-12
Students:  237

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KMS Elementary School
408 Hollis Street
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 264-1411
Fax: (320) 875-2226

Grades:  PK-6
Students:  394

KMS Elementary School, Murdock Minnesota

Churches:
Bethel Baptist Church
405 S 9th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-2857
Web:  www.bethelbaptistkerkhoven.org

Pastor:   Mark Wanhoff
Sunday Worship:   10:00 am
Bethel Baptist Church, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Evangelical Free Church
301 N 7th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-3346
Web:  www.kerkefc.org

Pastor:   David Wick
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am 
Evangelical Free Church, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Kerkhoven Lutheran Church - ELCA
402 N 12th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-2823
Web:  www.kerkhovenlutheran.com

Pastor:   Rev. Bill Miller
Sunday Worship:   8:30 am
Lutheran Church, Kerkhoven Minnesota
United Presbyterian Church
302 N 8th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-2319

Closed April 19th, 2015
United Presbyterian Church, Kerkhoven Minnesota

Media:
Kerkhoven Banner
1001 Atlantic Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-3071
Web:  www.kerkhovenbanner.com

Weekly newspaper published on Wednesdays with a circulation of 1,270
Kerkhoven Banner, Kerkhoven Minnesota
 
Motels:
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Businesses:
American Legion Post 223
PO Box 314
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: n/a
American Legion Post, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Art's Repair and Sales LLC
401 S 14th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-3561
 
Benson Gravel
202 S 12th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-5326
Web:  www.bensongravel.com

For all your gravel needs, contact Benson Gravel of Kerkhoven, MN. Our family owned and operated company has been serving the area since 1956. We have a friendly and knowledgeable staff to serve you. We accommodate residential and commercial customers.  Benson Gravel Offers: Black dirt / clay Crushed rock C5 gravel Site work Crushed granite River rock.  Call Benson Gravel today at 320-264-5326 to schedule a delivery, or you can come in and pick up  your gravel.
Benson Gravel, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Bob's Garage
202 S 10th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-3163
 
Carlson Manufacturing Inc.
1495 90th Street SE
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-8101
Web:  www.carlsonmfg.com

Custom Laser Cutting and Sheet Metal Fabricators.  In just the past few years, the landscape of the manufacturing industry has changed dramatically. Do your suppliers have the cutting-edge technologies and superior service levels to keep up with your needs? It has become more difficult than ever to find that supplier who has strong capabilities and experience, yet still manages to keep your costs low. How do we do it? Simply stated, we know manufacturing. We get the job done. We have the experience and resources to overcome the challenges you are facing. Let us show you how.
Image result for kerkhoven mn Carlson Manufacturing Inc.
Collins Construction Company LLC
209 N 12th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-8601
Web:  www.collinsconstructionco.com

Collins Construction is extremely proud of being in business for more than 30 years. Chuck Collins and Keith Collins bring a level of professionalism and detailed craftsmanship that is easily seen in every home they build. Chuck, Keith and their entire staff of skilled craftsmen take great pride in every project and stand behind the work they do. Whether building a new home, remodeling or adding on to an existing home, you can expect personal attention, honesty and service in every detail.
Collins Construction Company, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Doggy Day Spa
202 N 10th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-0202
Doggie Day Spa, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Don's Building Center
1109 Atlantic Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-3011
Web:  www.donsbuildingcenter.com

Don’s Building Center offers a full line of building products, materials, and services. Donovan and his knowledgeable staff are committed to providing customers with quality products at competitive prices while providing the best in customer service. Don’s Building Center is proud to be an integral part of helping Kerkhoven and the surrounding area grow and develop.
Don's Building Center, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Dwayne J. Riley, CPA
108 N 10th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-0070
Duane Riley CPA, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Financial Security Bank
1011 Atlantic Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-2161
Web:  www.financialsecuritybank.com

When it comes to choosing a banking partner we know you have a lot of choices. Most people assume all banks are the same. But, at Financial Security Bank, we work hard to be a different kind of bank. We believe it’s all about relationships…not just accounts.
Financial Security Bank, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Freetly Electric
303 N 3rd Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-3121
Web:  www.freetlyelectric.com

Professionally well-run jobs are a Freetly Electric trademark. Make sure your commercial and residential electrical projects are done right. From new wiring to electrical maintenance, and troubleshooting, our highly qualified technicians are ready to help you. Tom Freetly personally over sees each project in residential, commercial and industrial designing and installations.
Freetly Electric, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Glacial Plains Cooperative
1008 Atlantic Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-3831
Web:  www.glacialplains.com

Glacial Plains business philosophy is to concentrate on our local trade area. We will strive to become more competitive and offer the highest levels of service all the while maintaining profitability so that we can continue to return cash to our owners. It's your cooperative that looks to return the money from profits that result from you entrusting us with your business and it's the one thing that you won't get back from many of our competitors. Thank you for your business.
Glacial Plains Co-op, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Hair Connection
1003 Atlantic Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-1543
The Hair Connection, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Harvey Anderson and Johnson Funeral Home
307 N 14th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-3261
Web:  www.hafh.org

At Harvey Anderson & Johnson Funeral Homes we can assist in helping you personalize services for your loved one. Whether you are planning ahead or have experienced a loss, our Funeral Directors and Staff are prepared to help you with any questions you may have. From the moment you first call upon Harvey Anderson & Johnson Funeral Home until well after services are completed we pay attention to every detail. When you need us, Harvey Anderson & Johnson Funeral Home is there, 24 hours a day, every day.
Image result for kerkhoven mn Harvey Anderson and Johnson Funeral Home
Jon's Body Shop
1350 US Highway 12 SE
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-5667
 
Kerkhoven & Hayes Mutual Insurance Company
909 Atlantic Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-0201
Web:  www.kerkhovenhayesmutual.com

Starting over 125 years ago, Kerkhoven & Hayes Mutual Fire Insurance Company was formed, issuing insurance policies in the townships of Kerkhoven and Hayes, in Swift county MN.  Since then the name has been changed to Kerkhoven & Hayes Mutual Insurance Company, and has expanded operations to nine counties in central and western Minnesota. The company mission is provide prompt, fair claims service at a reasonable price.  STRAIGHTFORWARD, TRUSTWORTHY AND REASONABLE best describes the goal and mission of the company, and how we wish to be perceived.
Kerkhoven and Hayes Insurance Company, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Kerkhoven Banner
1001 Atlantic Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-3071
Web:  www.kerkhovenbanner.com

The Kerkhoven Banner is your hometown newspaper, covering local events, sports and interests since 1896. We believe that no news is NOT good news!
Kerkhoven Banner, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Kerkhoven City Offices
208 9th Street N
PO Box 116
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-2581
Web: www.cityofkerk.com

Office Hours 9 am to 5 pm Monday -Thursday and 8 am to 12 pm Friday

City Hall, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Kerkhoven Fire Department
202 9th Street N
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-5547
Kerkhoven Fire Department
Kerkhoven BP
608 Atlantic Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-1246
Kerkhoven BP, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Kerkhoven Public Library
208 N 10th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-2141
Web:  www.kerkhoven.lib.mn.us
 
Lamecker's General Store
907 Atlantic Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-3711

Locally owned and operated General Store,Groceries and Hardware all in one Store in Kerkhoven, MN.
Lameckers General Store, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Miller and Miller
307 N 15th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-3911
 
Nolan Baker Ford
901 Atlantic Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-2871
Web:  www.nolanbakerford.com

Nolan Baker Ford Sales Inc., a Ford dealer in Kerkhoven, Minnesota offers new Ford Cars, Crossovers, SUVs and Trucks online at http://www.nolanbakerford.com. Search for all new 2016, 2017 and 2018 Ford, including C-MAX, Edge, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, F-150, Fiesta, Flex, Focus, Fusion, Mustang, SuperDuty, Taurus, Transit Connect, Transit Connect Wagon and Transit VanWagon.
Nolan Baker Ford, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Pacific Body Works
206 S 12th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-5402
 
Pastures A Plenty Farm
4075 110th Avenue NE
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 367-2061
Web:  www.pasturesaplenty.com

Pastures A Plenty Farm is home to a hog farrow to finish operation as well as free range chickens and a seasonal cattle grazing business. Our pork is available at several Twin Cities food co-ops and also at local restaurants. Order today!
Pastures A Plenty Farm, Kerkhoven Minnesota
RDJ Auto Sales
1350 US Highway 12 NE
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-2211
Web:  www.rdjauto.com
 
Rugs N Such
309 N 8th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-1307
 
Rustad Tours
208 N 12th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-2987
Web:  www.rustadtours.com

A family owned bus company traveling the roads since 1947. Rustad Tours offers premium motorcoach tours throughout the United States and Canada.
Rustad's Inc., Kerkhoven Minnesota
Sherrie's Cafe
1005 Atlantic Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 264-1060
Sherrie's Cafe, Kerkhoven Minnesota
Sophie's Ice Cream Station
102 N 10th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: n/a

Sophie's Ice Cream Station is located on Highway 12, right next to the Kerkhoven Banner. Stop by and try some of our delicious hard serve ice cream!
Sophie's Ice Cream Station, Kerkhoven Minnesota
US Post Office
903 Atlantic Avenue
Kerkhoven, MN
56252-5000
Phone:
(320) 264-8421
Web:
 www.usps.com
US Post Office, Kerkhoven Minnesota
West Central Crane
202 N 14th Street
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Phone: (320) 413-0311
 

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