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Vergas Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Loon Statue in Vergas Minnesota

Location of Vergas Minnesota


Population: 
Vergas (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 281 287 287 311 331 +20 +6.43
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.40 1.30 1.45 1.45 1.45 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 200.71 220.77 197.93 213.88 228.28 +14.40 +6.73
Housing Units 121 133 172 165 202 +37 +22.42
Households -- 122 137 143 176 +33 +23.08
Persons Per Household -- 2.35 2.09 2.17 1.88 -0.29 -13.36

Geography:

Vergas is a city in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, located at the junction of State Highways 4 and 17 at the west end of Long Lake. Loon Lake is southwest of the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.50 square miles (3.88 km2), of which 1.46 square miles (3.78 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water. The elevation is 1,414 feet (431 m).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 331 people, 176 households, and 88 families residing in the city. The population density was 226.7 inhabitants per square mile (87.5/km2). There were 202 housing units at an average density of 138.4 per square mile (53.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.1% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 176 households of which 14.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 42.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.88 and the average family size was 2.55.

The median age in the city was 52.5 years. 13.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 27.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

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History:  

VERGAS, a city in sections 24 and 25 of Candor Township, was platted under the name of Altona in the fall of 1903 and was so incorporated February 23, 1905. Its present name is for one of four in the "V" series used to designate Soo Line sleeping cars that traveled between Minneapolis and Winnipeg, the others being Viking, Venlo, and Venus. The post office began as Candor in 1904, the railroad station was Vergas, and the townsite was Altona, all names changing to Vergas in 1903. A major tourist attraction is the Vergas Loon, a 20-foot-tall replica overlooking Loon Lake, dedicated in 1963 to the memory of the community's third postmaster Edward (Ewald G.) Krueger, who served from 1933 until his death in 1962, a major advocate of a community park opened in 1958.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Street scene, Vergas Minnesota, 1930's
Street scene, Vergas Minnesota, 1930's

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Government:
Vergas City Hall
117 E Main Street
PO Box 32
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2091

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm


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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Dean Haarstick
131 E Linden Street
Vergas, MN 56587
  (218) 342-2651
Clerk appointed Julie Lammers
PO Box 32
Vergas, MN 56587
Email (218) 342-2091
Council Member 12/31/2022 Julie Bruhn
602 E Sharf Avenue
Vergas, MN 56587
  (701) 371-7671
Council Member 12/31/2022 Logan Dahlgren
260 W Linden Street
Vergas, MN 56587
  (218) 841-3126
Council Member 12/31/2020 Sandra Stall
146 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
  (218) 342-4247
Council Member 12/31/2020 Terri L Smith
306 1st Avenue N
Vergas, MN 56587
  (218) 731-7143

Post Office:
US Post Office
123 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2911

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday           11:45 am - 12:15 pm

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Otter Tail Power Company (218) 739-8200
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone Arvig Communications (888) 992-7844
Cable TV n/a --

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Events:

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Attractions:

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Recreation:

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Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Alice 164    
Club 27    
Dora 27    
East Loon 1,044  
East Spirit 561  
Hoffman 157    
Hook 130  
Ida 80  
Jim 100  
Lawrence 124  
Leek (Trowbridge) 621  
Little Pelican 366  
Long 1,289    
McCollum 46    
Otter 77  
Rose 1,200  
Shallow 72  
Sunfish 50  
Sybil 682  
West McDonald 597  
West Spirit 254  

Health Care:

none


Schools:

none


Churches:
St. John's Lutheran Church
410 E Scharf Avenue
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2791
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
31385 County Highway 4
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2379
Vergas United Methodist Church
200 W Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 334-6901
 

Media:

none


Motels:

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Resorts:
Bylander Resort
33603 Sybil Shores Drive
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2578
 
Haven Hill Resort
45671 Sunnybrook Trail
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2574
Lillibridge Maple Beach Resort
31026 County Highway 4
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2581
Long Lake Resort
802 E Scharf Avenue
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2171
Loon Lake Resort
32053 Loon Drive
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2509
Lost Valley Resort
49337 Lost Valley Road
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2954
Skillings' Lakeside Resort
35041 Sybil Lake Road
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2710
Spirit Lake Resort
30274 County Highway 4
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2511

Campgrounds:

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Businesses:
Al's Stop 'n Shop
219 E Frazee Avenue
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2259
American Beauty Salon of Hair
140 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2755
Attic Shoppe
117 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2270
Auto Touch
250 1st Avenue N
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3200
Backhoe Services
34753 County Highway 4
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3478
Beautiful Leaf Gardens by Mona
48893 County Highway 17
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-5323
Billy's Corner Bar
158 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2451
Bruhn Turkey Farm
34611 County Highway 36
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2853
Burt's Handy Service
51430 County Highway 17
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3433
Bylander Resort
33603 Sybil Shores Drive
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2578
Bylander Transportation
33505 Sybil Shores Drive
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2563
Camp Fire Girls
50261 County Highway 17
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2811
Campground Pub
32021 County Highway 4
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2789
CAS Technologies
30698 County Highway 130
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2200
Co Co's
130 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-4665
Coldwell Banker
140 Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-7275
Conservation Specialists Inc
43693 County Highway 41
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3078
Crossroads Landscape Center
121 W Linden Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3918
Elm Street Boutique
159 E Elm Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3301
Enchanting Events by Melissa
202 S Townline Road
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3900
Foam Solutions LLP
48834 275th Avenue
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3154
Franklin Fence Co Inc
109 1st Avenue S
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2084
Furey Funeral Home
131 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2500
G S Construction
46775 Big Owl Loop
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3474
Goodman's Super Market
105 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2401
H D Electric
27553 415th Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2119
Hanson's Plumbing & Heating
99 Railway Avenue S
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2422
Haven Hill Resort
45671 Sunnybrook Trail
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2574
Heisler Country Store
32021 County Highway 4
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2233
Home Watch Service
51430 County Highway 17
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3433
Humana Market Point
46673 County Highway 35
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3211
Hvac Installation & Maintenance ompany
29000 County Highway 4
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3930
IBA Sales & Service
29492 460th Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3537
J & K Marine
1149 E Frazee Avenue
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2148
J M Bruhn Plumbing Co
48801 County Highway 17
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2475
Jake's Syrups & Natural Products
48983 County Highway 31
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 863-2508
Jesus Little Lambs
301 Altona Avenue
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3402
Jody's Auto Body
125 1st Avenue N
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2250
John Peasley Lakes Logging
27127 415th Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2840
Kadings Farm & Home Center
215 E Frazee Avenue
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2251
King Home Improvements
45187 Heart Lake Road
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2000
Lakes Area Word Fellowship
151 1st Avenue N
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2620
Larry Schrupp Construction
375 S Railway Avenue
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2390
Lillibridge Maple Beach Resort
31026 County Highway 4
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2581
Log House & Homestead
44854 Fredholm Road
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2318
Long Lake Resort
802 E Scharf Avenue
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2171
Loon Lake Resort
32053 Loon Drive
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2509
Loons Nest Restaurant
110 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3093
Lost Highway Pottery
27015 470th Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 863-1997
Lost Valley Resort
49337 Lost Valley Road
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2954
Moe's Garage
401 S Railway Avenue
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2281
Night Hawk Kennels
44305 County Highway 41
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2411
North Country Port-A-Weld
30358 470th Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2359
Northwest Pipe & Tank
29213 415th Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 758-2730
Olson Gravel Inc
28788 425th Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3080
Otterbeck Realty LLC
118 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2825
Ouse & Ouse
42169 San Dee Cove Trail
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2575
Paul's Insulation Inc
110 S Railway Avenue
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2800
Phillips 66
121 W Linden Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3663
Quiet Cricket
124 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2700
Rau & Rau
45671 Sunnybrook Trail
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2079
Rimfire Brand
42322 County Highway 41
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2748
Senior Citizen Center
140 W Linden Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2810
Skillings' Lakeside Resort
35041 Sybil Lake Road
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2710
Sonnenberg Excavating Inc
131 E Mill Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 850-7046
Sonnenberg Plumbing & Heating
35501 County Highway 36
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2135
Spicer & Spicer
34818 County Highway 36
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3047
Spirit Lake Resort
30274 County Highway 4
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2511
St. John's Lutheran Church
410 E Scharf Avenue
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2791
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
31385 County Highway 4
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2379
Studio 146
146 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3801
Svingen Hagstrom Karkela Cline
106 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2481
Tom's Backhoe Service
Highway 35 S
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2843
Tweten & Tweten
44780 Fredholm Road
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3107
US Post Office
131 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2911
Vergas Ace Hardware
137 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2421
Vergas Assisted Living
405 E Frazee Avenue
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2741
Vergas Auto Repair
160 1st Avenue S
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2106
Vergas City Office
117 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2091
Vergas City Shop
320 W Glenn Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2701
Vergas Country Store
101 1st Avenue N
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2441
Vergas Fire Barn
121 W Linden Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2444
Vergas Ford Equipment Co
160 1st Avenue S
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2651
Vergas Insurance
106 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2481
Vergas Off Sale Liquors
117 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2091
Vergas State Bank
106 E Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2481
Vergas United Methodist Church
200 W Main Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 334-6901
Wallace Mobile Home Service
51466 County Highway 17
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2202
Ward & Ward
46783 Big Owl Loop
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2399
Watkins Excavating
29867 440th Street
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2516
Yokom & Yokom
49467 Trowbridge Circle
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2809
Zitzow Electric
49605 County Highway 17
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-2871


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