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Milan Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Milan Minnesota Water Tower Location of Milan, Minnesota
Founded by Norwegian immigrants in 1879, Milan has retained the flavor of a small ethnic village that is proud of its heritage. The community is peaceful and values its progressive diversity. A flourishing arts and cultural community has established the Arv Hus Museum and the Milan Village Arts School. Milan is also home to many highly esteemed artists. Agriculture plays a large role in the community using the latest technology for large grain farming, small niche vegetable farming and everything in between. Come, visit our friendly community . You'll be glad you stopped!

Courtesy City of Milan


Population: 
 Milan (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 427 417 353 326 369 +43 +13.19
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.30 0.89 0.98 0.98 1.23 +0.25 +25.51
Density (persons per sq. mile) 328.5 468.5 360.2 333.0 302.5 +30.5 +9.16
Housing Units 190 205 192 176 178 +2 +1.14
Households -- 186 170 150 150 0 0.00
Persons Per Household -- 2.24 2.08 2.17 2.46 +0.29 +13.36

Geography:

Milan is a city in Chippewa County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 59 and Minnesota State Highway 7 (co-signed); and Minnesota State Highway 40 are two of the main routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.23 square miles (3.19 km˛),  of which 1.22 square miles (3.16 km˛) is land .and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km˛) is water. The elevation is 1,030 ft (314 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 369 people, 150 households, and 90 families residing in the city. The population density was 302.5 inhabitants per square mile (116.8/km2). There were 178 housing units at an average density of 145.9 per square mile (56.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 72.1% White, 1.1% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 20.6% Pacific Islander, 3.0% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.

There were 150 households of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.1% male and 46.9% female.

As of the census of 2000, there were 326 people, 150 households, and 88 families residing in the city. The population density was 333.0 people per square mile (128.4/km˛). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 179.8/sq mi (69.3/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 91.72% White, 0.92% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 7.06% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.36% of the population.

There were 150 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 111.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,000, and the median income for a family was $37,813. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,338. About 11.6% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

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History:  

MILAN, a city in Kragero Township, was settled in 1870, was laid out as a village in 1880 by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad, was platted December 1, 1880, and was incorporated February 23, 1893. This name of the great city in northern Italy is borne also by villages in twelve other states of our Union. Thorbjorn Anderson provided postal service beginning in 1879 at his Anderson Department Store, which was sold to A. Anderson, who enlarged it, claiming it to be the largest between Minneapolis and Aberdeen, S.Dak.; in 1891 Thorbjorn Anderson established the bank.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

General view, Milan Minnesota, 1900's
General view, Milan Minnesota, 1900's
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Government:
Milan City Hall
PO Box 162
Milan,  MN  56262
Phone: (320) 734-4411
Fax: (320) 734-4415
Web:  www.milan.govoffice.com

Office Hours are Monday - Friday,  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

City Hall, Milan Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2018 Ronald Anderson
201 2nd Street N
Milan,  MN  56262
(320) 734-4418
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Veronica Blommel
PO Box 162
Milan,  MN  56262
(320) 734-4411
Council Member 12/31/2020 Heidi Hanson
101 Milwaukee Avenue
Milan,  MN  56262
(320) 734-4808
Council Member 12/31/2020 Joshua Vetter
402 S 4th Street
Milan,  MN  56262
(320) 734-4441
Council Member 12/31/2018 James Anderson
122 Lac qui Parle Avenue
Milan,  MN  56262
(320) 734-4726
Council Member 12/31/2018 Merle Hilden
411 N 4th Street
Milan,  MN  56262
(320) 734-4712

Post Office:
US Post Office
222 N 2nd Street
Milan, MN
56262-2416
Phone:
(320) 734-4662
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        7:15 am - 11:15 am
Saturday           7:15 am - 9:15 am  

US Post Office

US Post Office, Milan Minnesota


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Otter Tail Power Company   (800) 862-9123
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater City of Milan   (320) 734-4411
Water City of Milan   (320) 734-4411
Telephone Federated Telephone Company (800) 374-7133
Cable TV Federated Telephone Cooperative (320) 324-7111

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Milan Children's Preschool Child Day Care Services 5
Prairie State Bank Monetary Authorities - Central Bank 5
Glacial Plains Elevator Support Activities for Crop Production 4
John's Machine Shop Comm. & Indus. Mach.& Equip. (exc. Auto & Elec) Rep. & Maint. 4


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Events:
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Attractions:
Arv Hus Museum
Main Street
PO Box 18
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4868

Heritage House features the work of world famous Norwegian rosemalers, a mural by Augsburg artist Phillip Thompson and other local history and culture displays. Group tours available.
Milan Arv Hus Museum

Recreation:
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Lakes:
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Health Care:
Milan Clinic
237 N 2nd Street
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4632
Web:  www.montevideomedical.com


The Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital is a unified medical services provider located in Montevideo, Minnesota. Our contemporary facilities are well equipped and staffed by dedicated professionals who focus on our mission to provide a lifetime of quality personalized care. We are a growing medical center providing a broad range of Surgical and Medical services including: Primary Care, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Allergy, Audiology, Ophthalmology, Urology, ENT, Dermatology, Oncology, Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurological care, and Behavioral Health.
Milan Clinic, Milan Minnesota
 
Schools:
Lac qui Parle Valley Public Schools
Independent School District #2853

2860 291st Street
Madison, MN 56256
Phone: (320) 752-4200
Fax:  (320) 752-4409
Web:  www.lqpv.org

Grades:  PK-12
Students: 
Lac qui Parle Valley Public Schools
Lac qui Parle Valley High and Middle School
2860 291st Avenue
Madison, MN 56256
Phone: (320) 752-4200
Fax:  (320) 752-4409


Grades:  5-12
Students:  460
Lac qui Parle Valley High and Middle School, Madison Minnesota
MMN Elementary School
316 4th Street W
Madison, MN 56256
Phone: (320) 598-7528
Fax: (320) 598-3001

Grades:  PK-4
Students:  146
MMN Elementary School, Madison Minnesota
Appleton Milan Elementary School
349 Edquist Street
Appleton, MN 56208
Phone: (320 -289-1114
Fax: (320) 289-1334


Grades:  PK-4
Students:  185
Appleton Milan Elementary School, Appleton Minnesota

Churches:
Big Bend Lutheran Church
8070 90th Avenue NW
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4455
Web:  www.bigbendlutheranchurch.org

Pastor:  Jay Grave
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am  (9:00 am Summer)

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Big Bend Lutheran Church, Milan Minnesota
Kviteseid Lutheran Church - ELCA
308 N 3rd Street
PO Box 31
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4455
Web:  www.milanslutheranchurch.com

Pastor:  Cathie Rhodes
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

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Kviteseid Lutheran Church, Milan Minnesota

Media:
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Motels:
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Resorts:
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Campgrounds:
Milan Beach Resort
18095 State Highway 40 NW
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4400

Milan Beach Resort is a family-owned restaurant and campground on the shores of Lac qui Parle. A Milan area tradition, specializing in fishing supplies and bait shop and great conversation. Camping, RV, boat rental available. Milan Beach Resort interior.jpg Hunting and fishing licenses are available for sale.

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Milan Beach Resort

Businesses:
American Legion Post 359
101 Lincoln Avenue
PO Box 166
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4600

Serving alcoholic drinks, pizza, and sandwiches. Complete with pool table, darts, jute box and Pull Tabs. The "south" side of the building is availble for rent and often has events such as the popular steak frys and fish frys during hunting season. Call 734-4600 for information on renting the space.

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American Legion Post 359, Milan Minnesota
Apple Valley Pork
13070 Chip Swift Street NW
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-7675
 
Bergen's Prairie Market
234 N 2nd Street
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4429

Bergen's Prairie Market Open Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Full line of groceries, fresh meat & produce, organic foods, snacks, pop, Nordic foods. Local foods available including eggs, meat and produce. Friendly customer service!
Bergen's Prairie Market, Milan Minnesota
Easy Bean Farm
5075 100th Avenue NW
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-
Web:  www.easybeanfarm.com

Easy Bean Farm is owned and managed by me, Michael Jacobs, my wife Malena Arner Handeen, our daughter Hazel, and our son Arlo. I began managing this farm in the fall of 1996 after working as a furniture maker in St. Paul. Our first two seasons we sold our produce mainly through farmers’ markets and then moved on to selling our produce to restaurants, food co-ops, and through our C.S.A.
Easy Bean Farm, Milan Minnesota
Fragodt Auction and Real Estate
94 Washington Avenue
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4408
Web:  www.fragodtauctions.com

Fragodt Auction & Real Estate specializes in auction marketing of all types of farmland and real estate. We employ the most advanced marketing methods in the industry. Selling land or property is one of the largest financial transactions most people will ever make. Our mission is to provide unparalleled service, uncompromising ethics, and the utmost integrity and professionalism.
Glacial Plains Co-op
105 Elevator Road
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4435
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.
Glacial Plains Co-op
Hilden Digging
411 N 4th Street
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 760-4172
 
John's Machine and Diesel Repair
226 N 2nd Street
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4441
Web:  www.vetterengines.com

Founded in 1974 by John Vetter, John’s Machine & Diesel Repair specializes in automotive and agricultural/industrial engine machine work, custom engine building, custom machining and automotive parts. We are a full “in-house” machine shop that can handle anything from a 1 cylinder Kohler to a V12 Caterpillar engine.
John's Machine and Diesel Repair, Milan Minnesota
Kranz Construction
11070 Cip Swift Street NW
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4658
 
Milan Beach Resort
18095 State Highway 40 NW
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4400

Milan Beach Resort is a family-owned restaurant and campground on the shores of Lac qui Parle. A Milan area tradition, specializing in fishing supplies and bait shop and great conversation. Camping, RV, boat rental available. Milan Beach Resort interior.jpg Hunting and fishing licenses are available for sale.

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Milan Beach Resort
Milan Blacksmith Shop
220 N 2nd Street
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4951
 
Milan City Hall
PO Box 162
Milan,  MN  56262
Phone: (320) 734-4411
Fax: (320) 734-4415
Web:  www.milan.govoffice.com
Milan City Offices and Fire Hall, Milan Minnesota
Milan Clinic
237 N 2nd Street
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4632
Web:  www.montevideomedical.com


The Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital is a unified medical services provider located in Montevideo, Minnesota. Our contemporary facilities are well equipped and staffed by dedicated professionals who focus on our mission to provide a lifetime of quality personalized care. We are a growing medical center providing a broad range of Surgical and Medical services including: Primary Care, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Allergy, Audiology, Ophthalmology, Urology, ENT, Dermatology, Oncology, Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurological care, and Behavioral Health.
Milan Clinic, Milan Minnesota
Milan Fire Hall
PO Box 162
Milan,  MN  56262
Phone: (320) 734-4411
Fax: (320) 734-4415
Web:  www.milan.govoffice.com
Milan City Offices and Fire Hall, Milan Minnesota
Milan Public Library
235 N 2nd Street
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-44792
Web:  www.milan.lib.mn.us
Milan Public Library, Milan Minnesota
Milan Village Arts School
97 Washington Avenue
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4807
Web:  www.milanvillageartsschool.org

The Mission of the Milan Village Arts School is to engage people in the practice of traditional, contemporary and folk arts, fostering prosperity, community and culture in our region.
Milan Village Arts School, Milan Minnesota
Prairie Sun Bank
240 N 2nd Street
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4444
Web:  www.bankwithpsb.com
 
Twin River Technology
242 N 2nd Street
Milan, MN 56262
Phone: (320) 734-4490
Twin River Technology, Milan Minnesota
US Post Office
222 N 2nd Street
Milan, MN
56262-2416
Phone:
(320) 734-4662
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com

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