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Murdock Minnesota Community Guide


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

Population: 
 Murdock (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 358 343 282 303 278 -25 -8.25
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.60 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 596.7 612.5 503.6 538.5 496.4 -41.9 -8.25
Housing Units 124 140 132 150 131 -19 -12.67
Households -- 128 118 126 117 -9 -7.14
Persons Per Household -- 2.68 2.39 2.40 2.38 -0.02 -0.83

Geography:

Murdock is a city in Swift County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 12 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km˛). The elevation is 1,089 ft (332 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 278 people, 117 households, and 74 families residing in the city. The population density was 496.4 inhabitants per square mile (191.7/km2). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 233.9 per square mile (90.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 4.0% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.2% of the population.

There were 117 households of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 37.4 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 10.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

As of the census of 2000, there were 303 people, 126 households, and 77 families residing in the city. The population density was 538.5 people per square mile (208.9/km˛). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 266.6/sq mi (103.4/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 95.05% White, 0.66% African American, 3.96% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.25% of the population.

There were 126 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 14.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $25,781 versus $16,477 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,011. About 8.3% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.5% of those sixty five or over.

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History:  

MURDOCK, a city in Dublin, was platted and named by Samuel Sabin Murdock in 1878, was incorporated on January 28, 1881, and was reincorporated on December 31, 1898. Murdock, former manager of St. Paul Harvester Works, owned 3,000 acres in the area; he was born in Vermont in 1830, was Minnesota railway commissioner in 1894, and retired to Phoenix, Ariz., where he died in 1900. The post office was established in 1878, with general store owner, George Botham, postmaster; it had a station of the Great Northern Railway in section 11.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Main Street, Murdock Minnesota, 1912
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Government:
Murdock City Hall
300 Frederick Street
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-2112
Web:  www.cityofmurdock.com

City Hall, Murdock Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone:
Mayor 12/31/2018 Craig Kavanagh
612 Grace Street
Murdock, MN 56271
(320) 905-3215
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Michelle Stallings
300 Frederick Street
Murdock, MN 56271
(320) 875-2112
Council Member 12/31/2020 Stephanie Hoff
630 Clara Avenue
Murdock, MN 56271
(320) 894-7620
Council Member 12/31/2020 James Diederich
505 Peck Street
Murdock, MN 56271
(320) 220-7219
Council Member 12/31/2018 Pat Thorson
611 Grace Street
Murdock, MN 56271
(320) 424-1920
Council Member 12/31/2018 n/a
n/a
Murdock, MN 56271
n/a

Post Office:
US Post Office
412 Main Avenue
Murdock, MN
56271-5000
Phone:
(320) 875-2901
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: 
www.usps.com


         
US Post Office
US Post Office, Murdock Minnesota
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 9:30 am  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:00 pm
Saturday                4:00 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Otter Tail Power Company (800) 493-3299
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater Murdock Municipal (320) 875-2112
Water Murdock Municipal (320) 875-2112
Telephone Mid-State Telephone (800) 434-2121
Cable TV Charter Communications (320) 235-1530

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Murdock Elementary School Elementary & Secondary Schools 40
Dooley's Petroleum Petroleum Bulk Stations & Terminals 14
Glacial Plains Cooperative Grain & Field Bean Merchandise Wholesale 11
Riley Bus Service Charter Bus Ind. 9
Citizens Alliance Bank Commercial Banking 6


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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
S
tudents:  394

KMS Elementary School, Murdock Minnesota

Churches:
Bethesda Lutheran Church
1185 30th Street SE
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-2774
Web:  www.actparish.com

Pastor:  Daniel Croonquist
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am
Bethesda Lutheran Church, Murdock Minnesota
Calvary Lutheran Church - ELCA
700 Main Avenue
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-2696
Web:  www.actparish.com/history.html

Closed October 19th, 2014
Calgary Lutheran Church, Murdock Minnesota
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
201 Orleans Street N
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-2451
Web:  www.stisidorethefarmerafc.org

Pastor:  Fr. Jeremy Kucera
Saturday Mass:  none
Sunday Mass:  8:30 am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Murdock Minnesota

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Businesses:
Ace Ag Service and Repair
434 Van Norman Avenue
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-2900
Web:  www.aceagincorporated.com

Ace Ag Inc. was established in 1999 by Alex Everson, working primarily on John Deere agricultural equipment out of Murdock, MN in a small service truck. Fast forward 15 years later, and we still focus on primarily John Deere agricultural equipment, as well as heavy duty commercial equipment and agricultural trucks and truck/trailers. In the 15 years of being in business we have seen many changes along the way in the farming industry. As an evolving company that wants to stay ahead of the technological era we are always accommodating changes to the ever growing need of the farmers that support us; such as onsite service support vehicles; adding more employees; to a new shop being built in Murdock, MN to inspect and service equipment. The shops projected date of completion is summer of 2013. Ace Ag guarantees that you will get the highest quality technicians with a combined 30 plus years of experience for any service repair that you may need.
Ace Ag Service and Repair, Murdock Minnesota
Benson's Upholstery
1540 State Highway 9 NE
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 366-3430
 
Carlson's Grinding
550 150th Avenue NE
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 366-3834
 
Caryl's Clip 'n Curl
206 150th Avenue NE
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 366-3860

Licensed cosmetologist, Caryl Henry, welcomes people of all ages to her salon located in rural Murdock. It's worth the drive. Services include waxing, hair cuts, perms, colors, and highlites. Products are also for sale.
Caryl's Cut 'n Curl, Murdock Minnesota
Citizens Alliance Bank
520 Main Avenue
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-2431
Web:  www.citizensalliancebank.com

Over the past 115 years, Citizens Alliance Bank has grown substantially. This can be evidenced by its asset growth that started at $10,000 in 1902 and now exceeds $700 million. Forstrom Bancorporation Inc, and its wholly-owned subsidiary of Citizens Alliance Bank, currently employ approximately 140 people and has consolidated assets of $715 million.
Citizens Alliance Bank, Murdock Minnesota
Collins Family Farms
875 100th Avenue SE
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-3901
Web:  www.collinsfamilyfarms.com

Collins Family Farms is involved in growing cash crops, custom farming operations, livestock, and transporting agricultural products. We also co-manage CY Harvesting, our locally owned forage harvesting business. Through these businesses we are able to provide a living for our families, job opportunities in the local area, and food products to global consumers.
Dooley's Petroleum
304 Main Avenue
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-2641
Web:  www.dooleypetro.com

Dooley's Petroleum, Inc. has been distributing fuels, propane and lubricants to residential, commercial and agricultural sites across the Upper Midwest for more than 50 years.
Dooley's Petroleum, Murdock Minnesota
Falk's Seed Farm, Inc.
1170 Highwa 9 NE
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-4341
Web:  www.falkseed.com

Falk’s Seed Farm, Inc. is a family owned seed company located in west-central Minnesota, ten miles east of Benson on State Highway 9. We have been providing quality seed to Minnesota farmers for over 30 years. Falk's Seed Farm is a Minnesota Crop Improvement Association approved conditioning facility. We are also approved to condition organic crops and seeds. We have strong community and stewardship values and support sustainable agricultural systems, including small grain rotations.
Falk's Seed Farm, Murdock Minnesota
First Murdock Agency
522 Main Avenue
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-2331
Web:  www.firstmurdockagency.com

First Murdock Agency was established in 1912 as an independent agency providing insurance products from many of the top reliable insurance companies. We service the Murdock and surrounding area. Insurance - Murdock, MN - First Murdock Agency Inc Our Services Include: Farm and crop insurance Auto insurance Home insurance Life insurance Health insurance Business insurance Our insurance agency is headed by our agents, Philip Yost and Donna Christenson.
First Murdock Agency, Murdock Minnesota
Gabriel House
116 Schaaf Street
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-4515
Web:  www.gabrielhousellc.com

Gabriel House is an assisted living facility located in the charming town of Murdock, Minnesota. Gabriel House is situated on a spacious lot bordered by trees and an agriculture field, giving it the feel of living in the country. The fresh air, the sounds of the school band playing at the football games and listening to the church bells and chimes add to the charm of Gabriel House. The large yard lends itself to bird watching or just relaxing on the patio and enjoying the flower garden. From time to time deer can even be seen browsing in the treeline.
Gabriel House, Murdock Minnesota
Glacial Plains Cooperative
543 Van Norman Avenue
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-2811
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 Cooperative, Murdock Minnesota
Handi Stop
304 Main Avenue
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-2641
Web:  www.dooleypetro.com

Dooley's Petroleum, Inc. has been distributing fuels, propane and lubricants to residential, commercial and agricultural sites across the Upper Midwest for more than 50 years.
Handi Stop, Murdock Minnesota
Lundberg Farms
7048 70th Street NE
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-4676
Web:  www.lundbergfarmsinc.com

Lundberg Farms is a 5 generation family owned farming operation from Murdock Minnesota. We employ 12 full time employees year round and 30 part time employees from Planting season thru Harvest. Lundberg farms consists of a fleet of 18 semi trucks and 14 John Deere tractors, that haul local products such as turkey litter, chicken litter and ash, as well as farm crops such as corn, sweet corn, sugar beets, green peas, kidney beans, alfalfa and soybeans.
Lundberg Farms, Murdock Minnesota
Murdock City Offices
300 Frederick Street
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-2112
Web:  www.cityofmurdock.com
City Offices, Murdock Minnesota
Riley's Bus Service
302 Main Avenue
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-2491
Web:  www.rileytours.com

Riley's offer a variety of tours throughout the United States and Canada, as well as the occasional International tour. We own 4 motorcoaches ranging from 29 to 56 passengers. The motorcoaches are the newest on the market, offereing panoramic views with comfortable seating. We are a family owned business that gives you quality at an affordable price. We have more than 75 years of experience and we put it to work for you! Whether you are interested in taking a vacation with Riley's or renting a motocoach, please contact us at 1-800-288-8246!
Riley Bus Service, Murdock Minnesota
US Post Office
412 Main Avenue
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-2901
Web:  www.usps.com
US Post Office, Murdock Minnesota
Yost Farm
825 100th Avenue SE
Murdock, MN 56271
Phone: (320) 875-2832
Web:  www.yostfarm.com

Our Goal To play a role in bridging the information gap between the general public (consumers) and farmers. To promote the sustainable and environmentally-friendly farming practices used by farmers as they confront the challenges of feeding a hungry world while providing consumers with the products that they need, want and desire.
Yost Farm Combining Soybeans, Murdock Minnesota

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