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Location of La Prairie, Minnesota

LaPrairie (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population n/a 536 438 605 665 +60 +9.92
Land Area (sq. mile) -- -- -- 1.10 1.64 +0.54 +49.09
Density (persons per sq. mile) -- -- -- 532.0 405.5 -126.5 -23.78
Housing Units -- -- -- 249 287 +37 +14.9
Households -- -- -- 239 270 +31 +13.0
Persons Per Household -- -- -- 2.59 2.46 -0.13 -5.02


La Prairie is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota adjacent to the city of Grand Rapids. U.S. Routes 2 and 169 are two of the main arterial routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.69 square miles (4.38 km2), of which 1.64 square miles (4.25 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water. The elevation is 1,283 feet above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 665 people, 270 households, and 184 families residing in the city. The population density was 405.5 inhabitants per square mile (156.6/km2). There were 287 housing units at an average density of 175.0 per square mile (67.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.6% White, 0.6% African American, 2.9% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 4.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 270 households of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.2% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

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La Prairie, a city of Grand Rapids Township, is near the mouth of Prairie River, which flows through Prairie Lake. It was incorporated as a village December 29, 1890, and developed as a logging community. Its steamboat landing on the Mississippi River was first known as Neal's Landing, named for owner Neal Carr, the name changing to Nealsville, then Saginaw, then La Prairie. It had a Duluth and Winnipeg Railroad station and a post office, 1890-1917. There are many stories about the origin of the name.

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City of La Prairie
15 Park Drive
LaPrairie, MN 55744
Phone: (218) 326-8898

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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City of LaPrairie
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Jonathan Bolen
1812 Spruce Street
LaPrairie, MN 55744
  (218) 259-8956
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Lisa Mrnak
15 Park Drive
LaPrairie, MN 55744
Email (218) 326-8898
Council Member 12/31/2022 Ken Larson
3 Steinhart Circle
LaPrairie, MN 55744
  (218) 999-4746
Council Member 12/31/2022 Joe Abeyta
2317 Glenwood Drive
LaPrairie, MN 55744
  (218) 301-4230
Council Member 12/31/2024 Tony Donahue
2997 Fraser Street
LaPrairie, MN 55744
  (218) 327-8256
Council Member 12/31/2024 Mike Nelson
2740 Fraser Street
LaPrairie, MN 55744
  (218) 820-0636

Post Office: A post office was in operation at La Prairie from 1890 until 1917. Since then La Prairie has been served by the Grand Rapids Post Office.
US Post Office
505 NW 1st Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: (218) 326-3956
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
(218) 326-0618

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days         
8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday           10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission (218) 327-2805
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater City of La Prairie (218) 326-8898
Water City of La Prairie (218) 326-8898
Telephone CenturyLink (800) 244-1111
Cable TV Mediacom (800) 332-0245

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Provides a variety of facilities aimed at meeting the general recreation needs of the community. The site has a baseball field, hockey rink, tennis courts, basketball court, playground, and picnic area. Soon to come will be a pavilion. Recreational programming, mainly in the form of youth and adult sports, is provided through the Greenway Area Community Association.

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