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Location of Glenwood, Minnesota

Glenwood lies on the east edge of Lake Minnewaska, the 13th largest lake in MN. Glenwood was featured on A Prairie Home Companion, & offers: Year round recreational activities, including biking, camping, hunting, fishing, XC skiing & ice fishing; 9 resorts, campgrounds, & a motel; two challenging 18 hole golf courses; Waterama, held the last full weekend in July; a good, safe place to raise a family with quality schools. Nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Minnewaska, Glenwood Minnesota is a town for every season. The area is filled with many attractions such as biking, hiking, & snowmobile trails, lakes, parks, resorts & campgrounds, lodging, three challenging golf courses, dining & dancing, and a community that is a great place to vacation, work, shop, live, and play! Glenwood is located approximately 2 hours west of the Twin Cities; 2 hours southeast of Fargo, North Dakota; 4 hours northeast of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and minutes from I-94. Offering year-round fun for all ages, plan to relax and unwind while enjoying the many activities to partake in.

Glenwood (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 2,584 2,523 2,573 2,594 2,564 -30 -1.16
Land Area (sq. mile) 3.00 3.27 3.42 5.57 5.57 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 861.33 771.56 752.34 466.03 460.32 -5.71 -1.23
Housing Units 933 1,097 1,237 1,202 1,339 +137 +11.40
Households -- 1,033 1,093 1,131 1,185 +54 +4.77
Persons Per Household -- 2.30 2.20 2.11 2.16 +0.05 +2.37


Glenwood is a city in and the county seat of Pope County, Minnesota. Glenwood is located at the north end of Lake Minnewaska at the junction of State Highways 28, 29, 55, and 104. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.86 square miles (15.18 km2), all of it land. The elevation is 1,161 ft (354 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 2,564 people, 1,185 households, and 656 families residing in the city. The population density was 437.5 inhabitants per square mile (168.9/km2). There were 1,339 housing units at an average density of 228.5 per square mile (88.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 1,185 households of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.6% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 44.1 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 25.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.7% male and 54.3% female.

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GLENWOOD Township, on the southeast side of Lake Minnewaska, was named for the great glen or valley occupied by this lake and for the woods around its shores, contrasted with the prairies that form the far greater part of this county. The city of Glenwood, the county seat at the northeast end of the lake, in Glenwood and Minnewaska Townships, was first settled in 1856 and was first platted in part on September 26, 1866, by Kirk J. Kinney and Alfred W. Lathrop on land owned by Kinney, who named it for his home in New York; it was incorporated as a village on February 23, 1881, and as a city in 1912. The first building was the Kinney and Lathrop store, where Lathrop served as first postmaster when the post office was established in 1867; the Little Falls branch of the Northern Pacific Railroad came in 1882 and the Soo Line in 1886.

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Minnesota Avenue, Glenwood Minnesota, 1910
Minnesota Avenue, Glenwood Minnesota, 1910
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Glenwood City Offices
100 17th Avenue NW
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-5433
Fax: (320) 634-5592

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

City Council Meetings:
2nd and last Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Sherri (Olson) Kazda
421 4th Avenue SE
Glenwood, MN 56334
Email (320) 491-8337
City Administrator appointed David Iverson
137 E Minnesota Avenue
Glenwood, MN 56334
Email (320) 634-0187
Council Member 12/31/2022 Neil W. Haynes
302 S Franklin
Glenwood, MN 56334
Email (320) 808-3752
Council Member 12/31/2022 Donna Martin
706 2nd Avenue NE
Glenwood, MN 56334
Email (320) 424-2469
Council Member 12/31/2024 Todd Gylsen
303 1st Avenue SE
Glenwood, MN 56334
Email (320) 334-4125
(320) 634-1995
Council Member 12/31/2024 Mavis Pattee
402 Eide Circle Drive
Glenwood, MN 56334
Email (320) 815-9812

Post Office:
US Post Office
590 Franklin Street N
Glenwood, MN
(320) 634-3156
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        8:45 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday           8:45 am - 10:45 am

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999
Natural Gas Centerpoint Energy (800) 245-2377
Wastewater City of Glenwood (320) 634-5433
Water City of Glenwood (320) 634-5433
Telephone CenturyLink (800) 603-6000
Cable TV Charter Communications (800) 581-0081

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Minnewaska Area School District Elementary & Secondary Schools 220
Fast Global Solutions Machine Shops; Turned Products;& Screw, Nut & Bolt Mfg. 220
American Business Forms Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers 180
Glacial Ridge Health System General Medical & Surgical Hospitals 173
Healthland Computer Systems Design & Related Services 170
Glenwood Retirement Village Nursing Care Facilities 145
Pope County Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 115
Lakeside Ballroom Full-Service Restaurants 80
MHC Inc Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 70
CP Rail Systems Rail Transportation 51
Tom's Market Grocery Stores 50
Clyde Machines Inc Machinery, Equipment, & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 40
Marthaler Chevrolet Automobile Dealers 33

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Glenwood Waterama

Last weekend of July

The multiple day festival is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Minnewaska. The weekend has a lot of excitement with 100-unit parade, kiddie parade, lighted pontoon parade, water shows, pageants, dances, sporting events, and running races. When you need a break from the activities, there is plenty of food to take care of your appetite. Other activities include Crazy Day sales, Art and Craft Show, Car Show, state of the art fireworks, and a community worship service. You will see why this is the largest community celebration of its kind in West Central Minnesota. Plan now to come to Glenwood and enjoy Waterama the last full weekend in July.

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Pope County Museum
809 South Lakeshore Drive
Glenwood, MN 56334-9406
Phone: (320) 634-3293

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit our campus of six historical buildings tracing Pope County History. We have on-going displays, pioneer history, Indian arts and crafts, Trapper`s Cabin & Hunting Trophies and children`s displays.

Pope County Museum, Glenwood Minnesota

Minnewaska Golf Club
23518 Dero Drive
PO Box 160
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-3680

We are a semi-private golf course that welcomes members and non-members alike to come and enjoy one of the most challenging 18-hole courses in Minnesota.  Our beautiful 18 hole golf course designed by Joel Goldstrand is filled with challenges at every turn.  A varied terrain makes every hole interesting and the views are spectacular. 

Minnewaska Golf Club, Glenwood Minnesota
Minnewaska Golf Club, Glenwood Minnesota
Pezhekee Golf Course
20000 S Lake Shore Drive
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-4502 

Pezhekee National Golf Course is one of the best resort golf courses in Minnesota and is open to resort guests and to the public. Pezhekee features fairways through maple, basswood and oak woods, suspension bridges, deck bridges, wildflower areas, prairie ponds, varied natural terrain, and views of Lake Minnewaska.

Pezhekee Golf Course, Glenwood Minnesota
Rodina Golf Course
997 S Maple Lake Road SE 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 554-3385

The 9-hole "Rodina" course at the Rodina Golf Course facility in Alexandria, Minnesota features 3,299 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. Designed by Bryan Holtberg, the Rodina golf course opened in 1998. Toni Tvrdik manages the course as the Co-Owner.

Rodina Golf Course, Glenwood Minnesota

Lake Name Size
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Minnewaska 8,050
Pelican 519
Reno 3,794
State  143         
Steenerson  47         

Health Care:
Glacial Ridge Hospital
10 4th Avenue SE 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-4521
Toll Free: (866) 667-4747

Glacial Ridge Hospital is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), 19-bed Critical Access hospital located in the city of Glenwood, Minnesota within Pope County.

Glacial Ridge Hospital, Glenwood Minnesota


Minnewaska School District
Independent School District #2149

25122 State Highway 28 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 239-4820
Fax: (320) 239-1360

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  1,071

Minnewaska School District, Glenwood Minnesota
Minnewaska Area High School
25122 State Highway 28 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-5544 
Fax: (320) 239-1362

Grades:  5-12
Students:  500

Minnewaska Area High School, Glenwood Minnesota
Minnewaska Area Elementary School
409 4th Street SE 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-4567 
Fax: (320) 239-1380

Grades:  K-4
Students:  376

Minnewaska Area Elementary School, Glenwood Minnesota

Barsness Lutheran Church - ELCA
23208 225th Avenue
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-4682 

Pastor: Eileen Mehl
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am (1st and 3rd Sundays)
                             9:00 am (2nd and 4th Sundays)

Barsness Lutheran Church, Glenwood Minnesota
Calvary Lutheran Church - WELS
501 2nd Street SE 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-3510 

Pastor: Rev. Brian Koschnitzke
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am

Calvary Lutheran Church, Glenwood Minnesota
First Baptist Church
515 2nd Avenue NW 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-4344

Pastor: Tom Parker
Sunday Worship: 10:30am

First Baptist Church, Glenwood Minnesota
Glenwood Lutheran Church
206 Minnesota Avenue E 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-4514
Fax: (320) 634-4442

Pastor: Randy Chrissis
Sunday Service: 8:30am (Traditional)
Sunday Service: 11:00am (Contemporary)

Glenwood Lutheran Church, Glenwood Minnesota
Glenwood United Church
10 NW 17th Avenue
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-3712

Pastor: Jeff Ozanne
Sunday Worship:  10:30am

Glenwood United Church, Glenwood Minnesota
Hope Community Church
PO Box 193 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-3001 

Pastor Kelly Mahoney
Sunday Worship:  10:30am
[meets at Central Square in Glenwood (105 2nd Ave. NE).

Hope Community Church, Glenwood Minnesota
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
850 Franklin Street N 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-3443 

Pastor: n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a

Minnewaska Assembly Of God
18151 County Road 21 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-5443 

Pastor: Mark Geselle
Sunday Worship: 10:30am

Minnewaska Assembly Of God, Glenwood Minnesota
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
105 Franklin Street N
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-3813

Pastor: Father Peter K. Kirchner, Jr.
Saturday Mass:   5:00pm
Sunday Mass:  10:30am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Glenwood Minnesota
Scandia Lutheran Church - AFLC
20192 County Road 8 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 278-3254

Pastor: Ronald Knutson
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

Scandia Lutheran Church, Glenwood Minnesota

KMGK - Magic 107
12 1st Street SE 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-5358

The area's 'Smooth Jazz' alternative. Minnesota Twins Baseball can be heard all season at 107.1 FM, KMGK!

KMGK - Magic 107, Glenwood Minnesota
Pope County Tribune
14 1st Avenue SE 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-4571 
Fax: (320) 634-5522

Weekly newspaper published on Mondays with a circulation of 3800.

Pope County Tribune, Glenwood Minnesota

Scotwood Inn
340 County Road 21 S 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-5105 

57 room motel at the junction of Highway 55 and Highway 28 featuring Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Continental Breakfast, Whirlpool Suite, Free Local Calls, and Free High Speed Internet Access, Free HBO. Two restaurants within walking distance. Newly remodeled.

Scotwood Motel, Glenwood Minnesota

Green Valley Resort
17632 N Pelican Lake Rd 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-4010
Toll Free: (800) 834-4010

Green Valley Resort is a family owned and family oriented resort. We take a personal interest in our guests' comfort and total experience. Our well-kept, shaded grounds feature a nice, sandy beach on a good fishing lake. Beautiful sunsets are a specialty.

Green Valley Resort, Glenwood Minnesota
Hunt's Resort
23306 N Lake Shore Drive
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-3323
Toll Free: (866) 450-3323

Hunt's Resort is a small, quiet family resort located just a few feet from the shore of Lake Minnewaska. You will find that our resort promotes a friendly atmosphere in which you can meet and make new friends with the other guests. You will feel right at home

Hunt's Resort, Glenwood Minnesota
Lake Reno Resort
10583 State Highway 29 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 283-5667

LAKE RENO RESORT is the place for you to be when you need to break away from the demands of every day life. We are located on the eastern shore of Lake Reno, midway between Alexandria and Glenwood in Central Minnesota.

Lake Reno Resort, Glenwood Minnesota
Little Norway Resort
18790 North Ridge Drive
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone (320) 634-3453
Toll Free: (800) 290-3453

We are a small resort with only 7 cabins and 4 seasonal campsites. Because we are small, we are able to offer you and your family a quiet surrounding that is open to friendship and well-being. The decks on the cabins, which are equipped with picnic tables and gas grills, enable you to view the lake or visit with your family our your neighbors.

Little Norway Resort, Glenwood Minnesota
Maple Island Resort
133030 Maple Island Drive SE 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 763-7292 

Lake level face and sand beach, clear water. Fully equipped, including electric coffee pot, toaster, clock-radio, TV, microwave, electric fans. Each cabin has picnic table and lawn chairs.
Cabin rate includes one aluminum boat.

Maple Island Resort, Glenwood Minnesota
Peters' Sunset Beach Resort
20000 S Lake Shore Drive
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-4501 
Toll Free: (800) 356-8654

At Peters Sunset Beach on beautiful Lake Minnewaska, fine accommodations are all just a few steps away from the first tee of our challenging and beautiful 18 hole golf course.

Peters' Sunset Beach Resort, Glenwood Minnesota
Woodlawn Resort & Campground
24050 N Lake Shore Drive
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-3619
Toll Free: (800) 892-3619

Our family-oriented resort with beautiful grounds provides ample space for recreation. Swings, teeter-totters, jungle gym, merry-go-round, glider, digger-in-a-sandbox and tot toys can be found in large, shaded playgrounds.

Woodlawn Resort & Campground, Glenwood Minnesota

Pelican RV Resort
17486 N Pelican Lake Road 
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-3890

Pelican RV Resort offers a wide variety of options for your family vacation this summer. Stay as long as you like in one of our cabins, camper or bring your RV.

Pelican RV Resort, Glenwood Minnesota
South Pointe RV Park and Campground
21405 S Lakeshore Drive
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-4818

Only 30 large sites on 3 levels on more than 50 acres of land. You will have a larger lot suitable for any size RV, more privacy and EVERY site has a view of beautiful Lake Minnewaska, the 13th largest lake in Minnesota. Walk or ride a golf cart down a trail to over 400' of private lake access with sandy beach and boat slips available!

South Pointe RV Park and Campground, Glenwood Minnesota
Woodlawn Resort & Campground
24050 N Lake Shore Drive
Glenwood, MN 56334
Phone: (320) 634-3619
Toll Free: (800) 892-3619

Our campground features 30 spacious campsites in a cozy, wooded area. Each site is furnished with a picnic table and fire ring. Cold drinking water, electric hookups, shower building with flush toilets, mirrors, plug ins and sanitary dump are available for the campers convenience. The primitive camping area is perfect for tenters wanting privacy and nature at it's best.

Woodlawn Resort & Campground, Glenwood Minnesota


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