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Nelson Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Location of Nelson Minnesota

Population: 
 Nelson (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 175 209 177 172 187 +17 +9.88
Land Area (sq. mile) 5.20 0.89 0.72 0.73 0.66 -0.07 -9.59
Density (persons per sq. mile) 33.65 234.83 245.83 235.83 283.33 +47.50 +20.14
Housing Units 57 82 76 76 92 +16 +21.05
Households -- 68 69 73 84 +9 +12.33
Persons Per Household -- 3.07 2.57 2.36 2.23 -0.13 -5.51

Geography:

Nelson is a city in Douglas County, Minnesota. Minnesota Highway 27 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2), all of it land.  The elevation is 1,362 ft (415 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 187 people, 84 households, and 45 families residing in the city. The population density was 283.3 inhabitants per square mile (109.4/km2). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 139.4 per square mile (53.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White and 1.1% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 84 households of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.4% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 38.8 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.0% male and 46.0% female.

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History:  

NELSON, a city of Alexandria Township, section 24, founded about the year 1875, was incorporated August 31, 1905. It had a station of the Great Northern Railway and a post office from 1881. The post office and village were at first named Dent in honor of Richard Dent, who settled at Alexandria in 1868 and died in Spokane, Wash., May 19, 1915. The name was changed to Nelson after 1881 in honor of Sen. Knute Nelson, the most eminent citizen of this county. He was born in Vossvangen, Norway, February 2, 1842; came to the United States when seven years old with his mother; served in the Fourth Wisconsin Regiment, 1861-64; was admitted to the bar in 1867; came to Minnesota in 1871 and settled on a farm near Alexandria; practiced law in Alexandria after 1872; was a state senator, 1875-78; representative in Congress, 1883-89; governor of Minnesota, 1893-95; and resigned to accept the office of U.S. senator, which position he filled with very distinguished ability and grand loyalty to this state and the nation. His biography is in Lives of the Governors of Minnesota, by Gen. James H. Baker (MHS Collections 13: 327-55 [1908], with portrait).

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Street scene, Nelson Minnesota, 1907
Street scene, Nelson Minnesota, 1907
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Government:
Nelson City Hall
106 S Nelson Street
PO Box 68
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 763-6347

City Council meets the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 pm at City Hall

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Nelson City Hall, Nelson Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Gerald Gay Sr.
109 Olson Street N
PO Box 34
Nelson, MN 56355
  (320) 808-5432
Clerk appointed Shari Jerome
309 6th Street W
Carlos, MN 56355
Email (320) 808-9650
Council Member 12/31/2022 Sean Gay
420 Hope Avenue W
Nelson, MN 56355
  (320) 766-7070
Council Member 12/31/2022 Corina Weinhandl
107 N Olsen Street
Nelson, MN 56355
  (320) 491-8181
Council Member 12/31/2020 Beverly Hansen
207 S Nelson Street
PO Box 5
Nelson, MN 56355
  (320) 762-0481
Council Member 12/31/2020 Michael Erickson
421 N Olsen Street
PO Box 17
Nelson, MN 56355
  (320) 304-0007

Post Office:
US Post Office
261 N Nelson Street
Nelson, MN 56355-4400
Phone: (320) 762-0123
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       7:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday           8:00 am - 9:00 am

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Alexandria Light & Power (320) 763-6501
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (800) 269-1114
Wastewater Alexandria Lakes Area Sanitary District (320) 762-1135
Water n/a --
Telephone Centurylink (888) 723-8010
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Nelson Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Nelson Minnesota area


Events:

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Attractions:
none - see Alexandria

Recreation:
none - see Alexandria


Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Bird n/a n/a n/a
Jessie 110
Smith 666

Health Care:
none - see Alexandria

Schools:
none - see Alexandria

Churches:
Fahlun Lutheran Church
3550 County Road 74 NE
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 762-0140
 
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
PO Box 75 
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 762-0140 
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Nelson Minnesota

Media:
none - see Alexandria

Motels:
none - see Alexandria
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Resorts:
none - see Alexandria

Campgrounds:
none - see Alexandria

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Businesses:
American General Contractors
1919 Homestead Road NE
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 763-4491
 
Automated Machine Technology
8650 Newman Road NE
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 763-5171
 
Classic Auto Body & Detailing
490 S Nelson Street
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 759-2147
Classic Auto Body & Detailing, Nelson Minnesota
Collins Cabinets
7202 39th Avenue NE 
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 852-7726
 
Corral Supper Club & Saloon
117 N Nelson Street
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 762-2416
Corral Supper Club & Saloon, Nelson Minnesota
Country Pleasure
8344 County Road 30 NE
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 852-7597
 
Diamond Jim's On & Off Sales
221 N Nelson Street
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 762-8012
Diamond Jim's, Nelson Minnesota
Fahlun Lutheran Church
3550 County Road 74 NE
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 762-0140
 
Harvey Hiebel Repair
322 Homestead Road NE
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 762-1939
 
Hoeper Auction Company
125 Hope Avenue E
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 763-6080
 
Jack's Recycling
110 S Nelson Street
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 763-7571 
 
Janet's Humpty Dumpty Daycare
811 Homestead Road NE
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 759-5339
 
Jill's Gas & Grocery
2 S Main Street
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 763-6029
Jill's Gas & Grocery, Nelson Minnesota
Kleen Steam Company
2014 Homestead Road NE
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 763-3009
 
M C Drywall
2316 Homestead Road NE
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 759-2366
 
Muffler Shop
125 Hope Avenue E
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 762-8802
 
Nelson City Office
106 S Nelson Street
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 763-6347
Nelson City Hall, Nelson Minnesota
Nelson Creamery Association
300 Nelson Road NE
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 762-0115
Nelson Creamery Association, Nelson Minnesota
Nelson Garage
220 Main Street
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 763-4921
Nelson Garage, Nelson Minnesota
Nelson Off Sale
115 S Nelson Street
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 762-0113
Nelson Off Sale, Nelson Minnesota
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
PO Box 75 
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 762-0140 
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Nelson Minnesota
Rosenow Technologies
8650 Newman Road NE 
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 763-8111 
 
Scotts Aluminum Works
125 Hope Avenue E
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 762-8802
 
Transport Sales Inc
550 S Nelson Street
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 762-1160
 
Trophy's
350 Highway 27 W
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 763-4666
Trophy's, Nelson Minnesota
US Post Office
261 N Nelson Street
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 762-0123
US Post Office, Nelson Minnesota
Villa Calla Stained Glass
231 Olsen Street S
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 762-0105
 
Waldorf Excavating
7383 39th Avenue NE
Nelson, MN 56355
Phone: (320) 852-9055
 


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