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Upsala Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Location of Upsala, Minnesota


Population: 
Upsala (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 312 400 371 424 427 +3 +0.71
Land Area (sq. mile) 3.40 3.16 3.24 3.25 3.25 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 91.8 126.6 114.5 130.6 131.8 +0.78 +0.60
Housing Units 142 194 180 196 211 +15 +7.65
Households -- 175 167 188 188 0 0.00
Persons Per Household -- 2.29 2.22 2.26 2.27 +0.01 +0.44

Geography:

Upsala is a city in Morrison County, Minnesota. Minnesota State Highway 238 serves as one of the main routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.24 square miles (8.39 km2), all of it land. The elevation is 1,198 ft (365 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 427 people, 188 households, and 115 families residing in the city. The population density was 131.8 inhabitants per square mile (50.9/km2). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 65.1 per square mile (25.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.9% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.

There were 188 households of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.8% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 40.6 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 22.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

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History:  

UPSALA, a city in Elmdale Township, was named from the ancient city of Uppsala in Sweden, renowned for its university founded in 1477. It was incorporated as a village on January 2, 1917, and was first called Swedback's Settlement for the site where Charles Swedback built his store; as more settlers from Sweden arrived, the name was changed. Its post office began in 1883, was discontinued in 1911, and was reestablished in 1917.

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Government:
Upsala City Hall
110 W Elm Avenue 
PO Box 159
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-4950
Fax: (320) 573-4954

Council meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the second Monday of the month in the city hall.

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Rollie Johnson
PO Box 177
Upsala, MN 56384 
Email (320) 267-0804
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Michelle M Stevens
PO Box 159
Upsala, MN 56384
Email (320) 573-4950
Council Member 12/31/2022 Crystal Benson
PO Box 152
Upsala, MN 56384
  (320) 733-0153
Council Member 12/31/2022 Brian Lange
PO Box 164
Upsala, MN 56384
Email (320) 232-3861
Council Member 12/31/2020 Lana Bartells
221 Highway 238
Swanville, MN 56382
Email (320) 249-3781
Council Member 12/31/2020 Dennis Westrich
PO Box 293
Upsala, MN 56384
  (320) 573-2216

Post Office:
US Post Office
109 S Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384-4400
Phone: (320) 573-2620 
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       7:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday           8:30 am - 10:00 am

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US Post Office, Upsala Minnesota


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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Power (800) 228-4966
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater City of Upsala (320) 573-4950
Water City of Upsala (320) 573-4950
Telephone Sytek Communications (800) 828-1390
Cable TV Surfsota (877) 486-1761

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Upsala School District Elementary & Secondary Schools 80
Lange Oil Inc and C-Store Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores 20
Sytek Communications Wired Telecommunications Carriers 19
Paul and Kathy's Supermarket Grocery Stores 10
Michel's Trucking Specialized Freight Trucking 8


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Events:
Upsala Heritage Festival

2nd weekend in August

Upsala Heritage Days started as an event held by the Upsala Area Historial Society. In the past few years the event has grown to now include a parade, children's activities, fireworks and much more.

Upsala Heritage Festival

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Schools:
Upsala School
415 S Main Street 
PO Box 190
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2176
Web:
www.upsala.k12.mn.us

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  394

Upsala School, Upsala Minnesota


Churches: 
Community Covenant Church
122 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2672 

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship: 
n/a

Community Covenant Church, Upsala Minnesota
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
418 S Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2002 
Web:
www.gethlutheran.org

Pastor:  Trish Jorgenson
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Upsala, MN
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
PO Box 322 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2630

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship: 
n/a

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Upsala Minnesota
St. Mary's Catholic Church
308 S Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2132
Web:
www.238catholic.org

Pastor:  Fr. Mike Kellogg
Sunday Mass:  10:00 am

St. Mary's Church, Upsala Minnesota
Word of Life Free Lutheran Church
3328 1st Avenue W 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-4450 

Pastor:  Rev. Jon Benson
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

Word Of Life Free Lutheran Church, Upsala Minnesota

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Motels:

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Resorts:

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Campgrounds:

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View of Downtown Upsala Minnesota, 2007
View of Downtown Upsala Minnesota, 2007
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Businesses:
Bullfrogs Bar & Grill
Highway 238 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-9249
Bullfrogs Bar & Grill, Usala Minnesota
C-Store
130 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2100 
 
Cedar Pine Electric Inc
PO Box 362 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-0544
 
Clear Construction
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-4414 
 
Community Covenant Church
122 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2672 
 
Craig Erickson Shop
514 S Highway 238 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2294
 
ESU LLC
112 Pine Avenue 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-4300 
 
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
418 S Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2002 
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Upsala, MN
J & E Heating & Air Conditioning
8585 85th Street
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2614 
 
Johnson Construction
PO Box 333 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-7771
 
Johnson Insurance
107 State Highway 238 # 1 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2529
 
Landmark Realty
110 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2468
Landmark Realty, Upsala Minnesota
Lange Oil Inc
Highway 238 & Main Street 
PO Box 384
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2100 
Web: www.langeoil.com
Lange Oil Inc, Upsala Minnesota
Marliano's Deli
130 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2100
 
Michels Trucking
119 W 1st Avenue 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2541 
 
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
PO Box 322 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2630
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Upsala Minnesota
Nelson Insurance & Financial
105 N Main Street # 2 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2151
Nelson Insurance & Financial, Upsala Minnesota
Paul & Kathy's Supermarket
129 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-5050
Paul & Kathy's Supermarket, Upsala Minnesota
R L Larson Excavating Inc
110 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-3061
 
Recreation Building
320 Walnut Avenue 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-9282
 
RJS Specialties
118 Oak Avenue 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2158 
 
Royal Alliance Assoc Inc
107 Museum Blvd 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2529 
 
Savage Electronics
201 S Main Street
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-3001
 
Schultz Auctioneers
110 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2468
Web: www.schultzauctioneerslandmarkrealty.com

Schultz Auctioneers Landmark Realty, Inc. is your online home to auctions and real estate listings in Minnesota. We specialize in real estate auctions, traditional listings and specialty auctions!

Schultz Auctioneers, Upsala Minnesota
Senior Citizens Kitchen
121 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-4435 
 
Shady Tree Transport
PO Box 142 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 266-0728 
 
St. Lucia Travel
110 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-5501 
 
St. Mary's Church
308 S Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2132
St. Mary's Church, Upsala Minnesota
Stearns Bank
105 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2111
Web: www.stearns-bank.com

At Stearns Bank, we offer a wide variety of banking products and services to meet all your financial needs.

Stearns Financial Services, Inc. is an independently owned bank holding company based in the Midwest. We have banks located in St. Cloud, Albany, Holdingford and Upsala, MN; as well as Scottsdale, AZ. We have more than $1 billion in assets, a nationwide Equipment Finance Division, and an Accounts Receivable Finance Division.

Stearns Bank, Upsala Minnesota
Stevens Tree Service
PO Box 171 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2888
 
Sytek Communications
119 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2122
Web: www.sytekcom.com

Sytek is a company with over 100 years of experience in communications services; from telephone and directory services to internet and marketing services, we handle it all.

Sytek Communications, Upsala Minnesota
Toning Plus
320 Walnut Avenue 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-7373 
 
Upsala Chiropractic Center
106 S Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2071
 
Upsala City Hall
110 W Elm Avenue 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-4950
 
Upsala Co-Op Feed Store
119 W Elm Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2188
Upsala Co-Op Feed Store, Upsala Minnesota
Upsala Community Center
121 S Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2335
Upsala Community Center, Upsala Minnesota
Upsala Community Recreation
320 Walnut Avenue 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-9282
 
Upsala Coop Telephone
117 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2122 
Upsala Coop Telephone Company, Upsala Minnesota
Upsala Elementary
415 S Main Street
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2175 
Upsala School, Upsala Minnesota
Upsala Farm Store Inc
211 S Main Street
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2216
 
Upsala High School
415 S Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2176
Upsala School, Upsala Minnesota
Upsala Motors Inc
109 1st Avenue W 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2576 
Web: www.upsalamotors.com

Upsala Motors is a family owned business that specializes in no-hassle auto sales and service.

Upsala Motors, Upsala Minnesota
Upsala Public Library
117 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-4282 
Web: www.griver.org/locations-and-hours/upsala-public-library

Hours:
Mon   10:00 - 3:00
Tue    Closed
Wed   2:00 - 8:00
Thu    Closed
Fri      2:00 - 8:00
Sat    10:00 - 1:00
Sun    Closed

Upsala Public Library, Upsala Minnesota
Upsala Superintendent-Schools
415 S Main Street # 190 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2174 
 
Upsala Water Plant
400 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-4955 
 
Uptown Cafe
111 S Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2322 
Uptown Cafe, Upsala Minnesota
Uptown Hair Care
110 N Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-4444 
Uptown Hair Care, Upsala Minnesota
US Post Office
109 S Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2620 
US Post Office, Upsala Minnesota
Vangness Financial Services
Main Street
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: n/a
Vangness Financial Services, Upsala Minnesota
Westrich Excavating
211 S Main Street 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-2216 
 
Word Of Life Free Lutheran Church
3328 1st Avenue W 
Upsala, MN 56384 
Phone: (320) 573-4450 
Word Of Life Free Lutheran Church, Upsala Minnesota

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