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 Donaldson (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 69 84 57 41 42 +1 +2.44
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.00 0.95 0.83 0.83 0.83 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 69.00 88.42 68.67 49.61 50.60 +0.99 +2.00
Housing Units 35 37 31 22 21 -1 -4.55
Households -- 30 25 18 17 -1 -5.88
Persons Per Household -- 2.80 2.28 2.28 2.47 +0.19 +8.33


Donaldson is a city in Kittson County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 75 and Minnesota State Highway 11 are two of the main arterial routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all of it land. The elevation is 827 ft (252 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 42 people, 17 households, and 12 families residing in the city. The population density was 50.6 inhabitants per square mile (19.5/km2). There were 21 housing units at an average density of 25.3 per square mile (9.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 17 households of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.4% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 39 years. 28.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 21.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.8% male and 45.2% female.

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DONALDSON, a city in Davis Township, sections 18-20 and 30, was named for Capt. Hugh W. Donaldson, a veteran of the Civil War, manager of an adjoining farm of several thousand acres, owned by the Kennedy Land Company. It was incorporated as a village on November 21, 1902; its post office was called Davis, 1883-84, when William Couth was postmaster, changing to Donaldson in 1884 at which time Edward Davis became postmaster; Davis, who came in 1879, built the first store, and the post office and township were named for him.

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City of Donaldson
PO Box 195
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: (218)

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

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone:
Mayor 12/31/2022 Lonnie G. Thompson
510 Minnesota Street
Donaldson MN 56720
  (218) 466-2321
Clerk appointed Lisa Kraulik
2380 State Highway 11
Kennedy MN 56733
Email (218) 466-2681
Treasurer appointed Karyl Grochowski
212 1st Street - PO Box 205
Donaldson MN 56720
  (218) 466-2741
Council Member 12/31/2022 Ethan Thompson
PO Box 162
Donaldson MN 56720
  not available
Council Member 12/31/2022 Katie Coltom
PO Box 150
Donaldson MN 56720
  not available
Council Member 12/31/2022 Lisa Rolfes
PO Box 144
Donaldson MN 56720
  not available
Council Member 12/31/2024 Stanley Utesch
609 North Street - PO Box 144
Donaldson MN 56720
  (218) 689-6359

Post Office:
US Post Office
410 Commercial Street
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: (218) 466-2431 
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday           10:00 am - 12:00 pm  

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Otter Tail Power Company (218) 739-8200
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water Kittson-Marshall Rural Water (218) 466-2835
Telephone Wikstrom Telephone Company (218) 466-2922
Cable TV Wikstrom Telephone Company (218) 466-2922

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King of Trails Scenic Byway


Trails - Drive U.S. Highway 75 the King of Trails from Canada to Mexico

Information - This trail was previously utilized by Native Americans/settlers and was designated by the State of Minnesota as "The Historic King of Trails" in 2001.  Efforts include an annual marketplace day where communities along Hwy. 75 invite vendors to openly market their goods at select locations.

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Waters of the Dancing Sky Scenic Byway

This route tracks the Minnesota-Canada border for nearly half of it's length. As the routes name suggests, this far northern byway offers nighttime visitors an excellent chance of seeing the magnificent Aurora Borealis, better known as Northern Lights. The route touches the shore of the vast Lake of the Woods, and ends at Rainy Lake, another huge border lake, one of many that make up Minnesota's water-based Voyageurs National Park. All these lakes offer extraordinary fishing, and Voyageurs is especially popular as a destination for houseboat vacations, where visitors can rent a floating home to moor in a secluded bay of their choice within the park. State parks along the route include Lake Bronson on the western end, Hayes Lake, Zippel Bay and Franz Jevne.


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Bronson 289

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Kittson Central Schools
Independent School District #2171
444 N Ash Street
Hallock, MN 56728 
Phone: (218) 843-3682 
Fax: (218) 843-2856

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  312

St. Olaf Lutheran Church
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: n/a

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  8:30 am

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Enbridge Energy Partners
2392 State Highway 11 
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: (218) 466-2345 

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., (EEP), an Enbridge company, is a leader in the safe and reliable delivery of energy in North America. We transport, generate and distribute energy, operating the world’s longest, most sophisticated crude oil transportation system.
Kittson-Marshall Rural Water
410 Commercial Street
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: (218) 466-2835 
Kittson-Marshall Rural Water, Donaldson Minnesota
Minn-Dak Growers Ltd
300 Front Street
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: (218) 466-2155 

Minn-Dak Growers Ltd. has accomplished proven records of excellence as a processor and supplier of specialty crop food ingredients since the year of its establishment in 1967. Employees headed by Mr. Harris Peterson run Minn-Dak Growers Ltd. Our integrated research efforts compel us to find new and better ways of exceeding the expectation of our customers. Minn-Dak specialty food ingredients will continue to be the standard against which the industry is measured.

Minn-Dak Growers Ltd, Donaldson Minnesota
US Post Office
410 Commercial Street
Donaldson, MN 56720 
Phone: (218) 466-2431 
Toll Free:
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