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Ruthton Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Ruthton Minnesota population sign Location of Ruthton, Minnesota

Population: 
 Ruthton (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 405 328 328 284 241 -43 -15.14
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.70 0.70 0.68 0.68 0.68 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 578.57 468.57 482.35 419.81 354.41 -65.40 -15.14
Housing Units 166 156 143 145 128 -17 -11.72
Households -- 149 134 129 110 -19 -14.73
Persons Per Household -- 2.20 2.45 2.20 2.19 -0.01 -0.45

Geography:

Ruthton is a city in Pipestone County, Minnesota. The Redwood River flows through the city as an intermittent stream near its headwaters. Minnesota State Highway 23 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2), of which 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. The elevation is 1,732 ft (528 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 241 people, 110 households, and 67 families residing in the city. The population density was 365.2 inhabitants per square mile (141.0/km2). There were 128 housing units at an average density of 193.9 per square mile (74.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.2% White and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 110 households of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the city was 43.3 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 34.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

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History:  

RUTHTON, a city in sections 10 and 11 of Aetna Township, platted in June 1888 and incorporated November 2, 1897, was established by the Willmar and Sioux Falls Railroad and named in honor of the wife of W. H. Sherman, one of the townsite proprietors. Its post office began in 1888.

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Main Street, Ruthton Minnesota, 1909
Main Street, Ruthton Minnesota, 1909

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Government:
Ruthton City Hall
PO Box 5
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3902
Fax: (507) 658-3403

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
1st Monday of each month at 7:30 pm

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Title Term Ends Name  and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Stan Townsend
300 Leo Avenue
Ruthton, MN 56170
  (507) 215-8153
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Rochelle VanderWoude
PO Box 5
Ruthton, MN 56170
Email (507) 658-3902
(507) 920-6537
Council Member 12/31/2022 Darwin Sietsema
340 Evans Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
  (507) 828-5266
Council Member 12/31/2022 unknown   --
Council Member 12/31/2020 Jim Haroldson
530 Main Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
  (507) 828-8762
Council Member 12/31/2020 Kathy Rupp
851 Smith Avenue - PO Box 192
Ruthton, MN 56170
  (507) 820-0518

Post Office:
US Post Office
420 Aetna Street
Ruthton, MN
56170-2000
Phone:
(507) 658-3374
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

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

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 843-9928
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone Woodstock Communications (800) 752-9397
Cable TV n/a n/a

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Churches:
Country Church
621 Aetna Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3917
 
Peace Lutheran Church
900 Smith Avenue
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3329
 

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Businesses:
Barron Farms Inc.
1887 241st Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3891
 
Barronbuilt
7 221st Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3391
 
Bart's Bar
316 Aetna Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3676
 
Buffalo Ridge Backhoe
520 Duluth Avenue
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3514
 
Buffalo Ridge Express
698 Aetna Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3501
 
Buffalo Ridge Lockers
329 Aetna Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3399
Buffalo Ridge Tire and Auto
1050 Smith Avenue
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3333
 
CHS Inc.
1780 221st Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3450
 
Community Center
501 Smith Avenue
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3902
 
D & J Auto Parts
1020 Smith Avenue
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3624
 
De Ruyter Pallets
1804 221st Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3946
 
Dean Sanderson Farms
154 231st Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3879
 
Denny's Repair
1020 Smith Avenue
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3624
 
Earl Edmundson Farms
1012 County Road 115
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 247-3859
 
Efficient Electric
1272 State Highway 23
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3634
 
First Independent Bank
339 Aetna Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3311
 
Holland Hair Shack
230 Main Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 347-3350
 
Jerry Minett and Sons
1865 201st Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3966
 
K W De Groot Construction LLC
321 Main Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3657
 
K-Communications Inc.
337 Aetna Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3830
 
Lake Benton Power Partners LLC
150 Evans Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3627
 
Madsen Farms
2141 170th Avenue
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3564
 
Measure by Design
2077 170th Avenue
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3545
 
Minett Well Repair
2061 190th Avenue
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3559
 
Nelson Dairy
2339 20th Avenue
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3861
 
Nick Spoelstra Construction
1953 221st Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3808
 
Rainbow Bait
121 Cleveland Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3959
 
Robert Rupp Construction
251 Aetna Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3632
 
Ruthton City Office
501 Smith Avenue
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3902
 
Ruthton Fire Department
1855 231st Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3848
 
Senior Citizens Center
316 Aetna Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3676
 
Sunset Bar and Grill
235 State Highway 23
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-9922
 
Terry's Aerial Service
431 Harrison Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3874
 
US Post Office
420 Aetna Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3374
 
Woodstock Communications
337 Aetna Street
Ruthton, MN 56170
Phone: (507) 658-3380
 


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