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Welcome to Odessa Minnesota! Location of Odessa, Minnesota

 Odessa (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 194 177 155 113 135 +22 +19.47
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.00 0.99 0.76 0.76 0.76 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 194.0 178.8 203.9 149.4 177.6 +28.23 +19.47
Housing Units 81 68 67 66 68 +2 +3.03
Households -- 61 59 55 58 +3 +5.45
Persons Per Household -- 2.90 2.63 2.05 2.34 +0.29 +14.15


Odessa is a city in Big Stone County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 75 and Minnesota State Highway 7 (co-signed) serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 961 ft (293 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 135 people, 58 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density was 180.0 inhabitants per square mile (69.5/km2). There were 68 housing units at an average density of 90.7 per square mile (35.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 58 households of which 20.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.8% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 48.1 years. 18.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 31.1% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% 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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ODESSA Township, first settled in June 1870, was named for the city of Odessa in southern Russia, whence seed wheat used in this vicinity was brought. The railway village of Odessa was platted in 1879 in section 29 when the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad was being built and incorporated as a village in 1895. The village had grain elevators and flour mills; the post office began in 1879; the postmaster and first settler, A. D. Beardsley, was also an express and railroad agent at the depot, lumber dealer, and general store owner; the flour mill burned down shortly after World War I. The popularly accepted story of the origin of the village's name is that it was named for Beardsley's daughter, Dessa, who died of diphtheria at age three.

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Main Street, Odessa Minnesota, 1908
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Odessa City Hall
112 County Road 28 W
PO Box 67
Odessa, MN  56276
Phone: (320) 273-2375

Regular Business Hours:
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City Council Meetings:
1st Monday of the month at 6:00 pm

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City Hall, Odessa Minnesota
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Mayor 12/31/2022

Catherine Teske
214 Bloomington Avenue S
Odessa, MN  56276

  (320) 273-2349
City Clerk appointed name not available
PO Box 67
Odessa, MN  56276
Email (320) 273-2375
Council Member 12/31/2022 Brian Julson
118 School House Hill
Odessa, MN  56276
  (320) 522-2555
Council Member 12/31/2022 Chris Teske
109 Main Avenue S
Odessa, MN  56276
  (320) 815-3240
Council Member 12/31/2024 Michael Paul Andreasen
307 West Road S
Odessa, MN  56276
  (320) 305-2887
Council Member 12/31/2024 Debra Teske
216 E 2nd Street
Odessa, MN  56276
  (320) 273-2349

Post Office:
US Post Office
106 County Road 28 E
Odessa, MN
(320) 273-2256
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday           10:15 am - 12:15 pm

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US Post Office, Odessa Minnesota, 2014


Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Otter Tail Power (800) 257-4044
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone Federated Telephone (320) 324-7111
Cable TV n/a n/a

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Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge
44843 687th Avenue
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 273-2191

Straddling the headwaters of the Minnesota River in extreme west-central Minnesota, Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge is within the heart of the tallgrass prairie's historic range. Today, less than one-percent of tallgrass prairie remains. The Refuge serves as the "keeper of the prairie" by working to maintain and restore native prairie habitat while providing optimum nesting cover for waterfowl and other grassland nesting birds. The refuge contains 11,521 acres: 1,028 acres in Big Stone County and 10,493 acres in Lac Qui Parle County. The refuge is located in Minnesota's second Congressional District. The primary refuge purposes stated in authorizing documents are flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife conservation. The refuge's principal objective is to provide optimum nesting cover for ground-nesting waterfowl production. Approximately 30,000 people visit the refuge annually.
Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, Odessa Minnesota

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Ortonville Public School
Independent School District #2903

200 Trojan Drive
Ortonville, MN 56278
Phone: (320) 839-6181
Fax: (320) 839-3708

Grades:  K-12
Students:  487
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Trinity Lutheran Church - LCMS
204 Cedar Avenue
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 273-2127

Pastor:  Thaine Kister
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am
Trinity Lutheran Church, Odessa Minnesota


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Agassiz and Odessa Mutual Insurance Company
105 1st Street E
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 273-2170

Welcome to the website for Agassiz & Odessa Mutual Insurance Company, a rural insurance company located in Odessa, Minnesota serving the farm and home insurance needs of residents in west central Minnesota for over 100 years. We hope you will find our website helpful if you are looking for property insurance, liability insurance, inland marine coverage or equipment breakdown coverage for your farm or home in west central Minnesota. Be sure to click on the “Services” tab for a list of the coverage and services we offer, our operating territory and a directory of the agents that represent Agassiz & Odessa Mutual Insurance Company.
Agassiz and Odessa Mutual Insurance Company, Odessa Minnesota
Big Stone Western Art
206 Bloomington Avenue S
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 273-2212
Big Stone Western Art, Odessa Minnesota
Club 7-75
66844 State Highway 7
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 273-2339
Club 7-75, Odessa Minnesota
Ellingson's Honey
113 1st Street W
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 273-2300
Ellingson's Honey, Odessa Minnesota
Nassau Farmers Elevator Company
113 County Road 28 E
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 668-2323

Nassau Farmers Elevator Company, Odessa Minnesota
Odessa City Offices
112 County Road 28 E
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 273-2375
City Hall, Odessa Minnesota
Odessa Fire Department
111 1st Street E
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 273-2475
Odessa Fire Department, Odessa Minnesota
Refuge Bar
106 Main Avenue
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 273-2205

John has made the Refuge Bar into a fun place to come sit and relax or to party down depending on the day or occasion!!
Refuge Bar, Odessa Minnesota
Stoney Run Lodge
69284 Highway 75
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 273-2308

Stoney Run Lodge, Odessa Minnesota
Tom's Repair and Service
117 1st Street E
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 273-2115
Tom's Repair and Service, Odessa Minnesota
Tri States Ag Solutions
116 Main Avenue
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 273-2456
Tri State Ag Solutions, Odessa Minnesota, 2014
US Post Office
106 County Road 28 E
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 273-2256
US Post Office, Odessa Minnesota, 2014
White Pony
110 N Main Avenue
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone: (320) 273-2424
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