Frazee is a city in Becker County, United States. It is the second most populous city in Becker County; the population was 1,350 at the 2010 census. It was named Detroit and Third Crossing before adopting its name of Frazee. With Becker County not formally organized until 1871, it was the earliest settlement in the area; the city was incorporated on January 6, 1891. It was named after owner of a sawmill. Today it is best known as the home of "Big Tom: the World's Largest Turkey." According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.11 square miles, of which, 1.06 square miles is land and 0.05 square miles is water. Frazee is located 46.8 degrees north of the 95.8 degrees west of the prime meridian. Altitude is 1,274 feet above sea level. U. S. Route 10 and Minnesota State Highway 87 are two of the main routes in the city; as of the census of 2010, there were 1,350 people, 540 households, 325 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,273.6 inhabitants per square mile.
There were 595 housing units at an average density of 561.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.1% White, 1.6% African American, 5.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% from other races, 4.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population. There were 540 households of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 39.8% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.00. The median age in the city was 36.7 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 45.4% male and 54.6% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,377 people, 504 households, 318 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,593.2 people per square mile.
There were 553 housing units at an average density of 639.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93.39% White, 0.65% African American, 2.98% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.36% from other races, 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population. There were 504 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.9% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living aloe, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.16. In the city, the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,150, the median income for a family was $31,576. Males had a median income of $27,153 versus $18,875 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,257. About 14.7% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 33.9% of those age 65 or over. The City of Frazee is governed by the Statutory City Plan A form of government. One of the features of this plan is that it removes the clerk from the council and replaces that position with a fourth elected council member. Another feature is that the council appoints the treasurer for indefinite terms of office. A mayor and four council members are elected to three-year terms. Current mayor Hank Ludke was elected to office in January 2007; the city council meets every Monday at 7:00 pm CDT in the Fire Hall. The three largest employers in Frazee are Frazee-Vergas Public Schools, Frazee Care Center, Daggett Truck Line. Daggett Truck Line has been operating for 80 years out of Frazee, carrying refrigerated and dry freight throughout the United States and southern Canada.
The company transports frozen foods, snack foods, pet food and manufactured goods from Minnesota to most major cities in the midwest and throughout the United States. These trucks return with raw materials for local manufacturers. Frazee has long been a part of the turkey industry. In 1984, turkey growers and committee members got together and decided to put up a giant turkey statue to honor the town. At the cost of $20,000 to build, the group commissioned artist Shell Scott to construct the statue, built on a metal frame and covered in cement, fiberglass and insulation; the statue, named "Big Tom", was finished in 1986 and stood 22 feet tall earning Frazee the title of "Home of the world's largest turkey." Due to Big Tom's physical makeup, the statue needed frequent repairs. There were complaints that Big Tom was not proportioned like a real turkey; the area committee decided that they needed a new Big commissioned artist Dave Oswald. On July 1, 1998, during the removing process for Big Tom, the statue caught fire from a cutting torch, being used to remove the wings.
On September 19, 1998, a new statue arrived in Frazee in three pieces on a flatbed trailer. The new "Big Tom" took eight hours to assemble, sta
Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U. S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes", its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord. Minnesota is the 12th largest in area and the 22nd most populous of the U. S. states. This area is the center of transportation, industry and government, while being home to an internationally known arts community; the remainder of the state consists of western prairies now given over to intensive agriculture. Minnesota was inhabited by various indigenous peoples for thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans. French explorers and fur traders began exploring the region in the 17th century, encountering the Dakota and Ojibwe/Anishinaabe tribes. Much of what is today Minnesota was part of the vast French holding of Louisiana, purchased by the United States in 1803.
Following several territorial reorganizations, Minnesota in its current form was admitted as the country's 32nd state on May 11, 1858. Like many Midwestern states, it remained centered on lumber and agriculture. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, a large number of European immigrants from Scandinavia and Germany, began to settle the state, which remains a center of Scandinavian American and German American culture. In recent decades, immigration from Asia, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, Latin America has broadened its demographic and cultural composition; the state's economy has diversified, shifting from traditional activities such as agriculture and resource extraction to services and finance. Minnesota's standard of living index is among the highest in the United States, the state is among the best-educated and wealthiest in the nation; the word Minnesota comes from the Dakota name for the Minnesota River: The river got its name from one of two words in the Dakota language,'Mní sóta' which means "clear blue water", or'Mnißota', which means cloudy water.
Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers by dropping milk into water and calling it mnisota. Many places in the state have similar names, such as Minnehaha Falls, Minneota, Minnetonka and Minneapolis, a combination of mni and polis, the Greek word for "city". Minnesota is the second northernmost U. S. state and northernmost contiguous state. Its isolated Northwest Angle in Lake of the Woods county is the only part of the 48 contiguous states lying north of the 49th parallel; the state is part of the U. S. region known as part of North America's Great Lakes Region. It shares a Lake Superior water border with Michigan and a land and water border with Wisconsin to the east. Iowa is to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota are to the west, the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba are to the north. With 86,943 square miles, or 2.25% of the United States, Minnesota is the 12th-largest state. Minnesota has gneisses that are about 3.6 billion years old. About 2.7 billion years ago, basaltic lava poured out of cracks in the floor of the primordial ocean.
The roots of these volcanic mountains and the action of Precambrian seas formed the Iron Range of northern Minnesota. Following a period of volcanism 1.1 billion years ago, Minnesota's geological activity has been more subdued, with no volcanism or mountain formation, but with repeated incursions of the sea, which left behind multiple strata of sedimentary rock. In more recent times, massive ice sheets at least one kilometer thick ravaged the state's landscape and sculpted its terrain; the Wisconsin glaciation left 12,000 years ago. These glaciers covered all of Minnesota except the far southeast, an area characterized by steep hills and streams that cut into the bedrock; this area is known as the Driftless Zone for its absence of glacial drift. Much of the remainder of the state outside the northeast has 50 feet or more of glacial till left behind as the last glaciers retreated. Gigantic Lake Agassiz formed in the northwest 13,000 years ago, its bed created the fertile Red River valley, its outflow, glacial River Warren, carved the valley of the Minnesota River and the Upper Mississippi downstream from Fort Snelling.
Minnesota is geologically quiet today. The state's high point is Eagle Mountain at 2,301 feet, only 13 miles away from the low of 601 feet at the shore of Lake Superior. Notwithstanding dramatic local differences in elevation, much of the state is a rolling peneplain. Two major drainage divides meet in Minnesota's northeast in rural Hibbing, forming a triple watershed. Precipitation can follow the Mississippi River south to the Gulf of Mexico, the Saint Lawrence Seaway east to the Atlantic Ocean, or the Hudson Bay watershed to the Arctic Ocean; the state's nickname, "Land of 10,000 Lakes", is apt, as there are 11,842 Minnesota lakes over 10 acres in size. Minnesota's portion of Lake Superior is the largest at 962,700 acres and deepest body of wate
Fridley is a city in Anoka County, United States. The population was 27,208 at the 2010 census. Fridley was incorporated in 1949 as a village and became a city in 1957, it is part of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Fridley is a "first ring" or "inner ring" suburb in the northern part of the Twin Cities. Fridley connects with the city of Minneapolis at its southern border. Neighboring first ring suburbs are Columbia Heights to the South and Brooklyn Center to the West across the Mississippi river. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.89 square miles, of which 10.17 square miles is land and 0.72 square miles is water. The city is within a narrow portion of the southernmost part of Anoka County, it is longer North/South along the path of the Mississippi River, the highways that follow the river. It is narrower East/West in the portion between the boundaries of the Mississippi River and the City of Spring Lake Park; the city of Fridley borders the cities of Coon Rapids and Blaine to the north.
Lakes in Fridley include East Moore Lake, West Moore Lake, Locke Lake. Rice Creek flows through the central part of the city, Springbrook Creek flows through the northwest section, the Mississippi River borders Fridley to the west. Portions of islands in the Mississippi River, including the Islands of Peace and Banfill Island are within the borders of the city. Fridley shares its climate with nearby Minneapolis, it has a hot-summer humid continental climate zone, typical of southern parts of the Upper Midwest, is situated in USDA plant hardiness zone 4b. As is typical in a continental climate, the difference between average temperatures in the coldest winter month and the warmest summer month is great: 60.1 °F. The post-European/American settlement history of Fridley begins with the construction of the Red River Ox Cart Trail in 1844; the trail traveled through Minnesota Territory from St. Paul to Pembina in present day North Dakota); the road was used to transport furs to the south and other various supplies to the Red River Valley settlers in the north.
The East River Road follows this route today within Fridley, from the border with Minneapolis to the border with Coon Rapids. In 1847, John Banfill became the first settler in the area, known at the time as Manomin. Manomin is the Ojibwe word for wild rice, a staple of their diet, it comprised the modern-day municipalities of Columbia Heights, Fridley and Spring Lake Park. The area soon grew in size. In 1851, Banfill platted the actual town of Manomin. There, a general store and sawmill were built next to Rice Creek, named after Henry Mower Rice, a settler who just two years earlier had acquired a lot of land in the area. In 1853, the first town post office was in operation, a year a ferry crossing the Mississippi River was established. In 1855, Abram M. Fridley, for whom the city is named, was elected as the first territorial representative for the area. In 1857, the area separated from Ramsey County; this distinction was short-lived, after it was annexed by Anoka County in 1870 and became a township with the same name.
The Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad, which joined St. Paul to St. Anthony across from Minneapolis in 1862, began extending rail to Anoka, reaching it through Fridley in 1864. In 1879, the Minnesota State Legislature, of which Abram M. Fridley was still a member, changed the township's name to bear his last name. In 1949, the Fridley Township was incorporated as the Village of Fridley; the Fridley Free Press was established. A lawsuit that challenged the incorporation of the village caused the funds to be frozen. Minnesota state law allowed cities to operate municipal liquor stores following the end of Prohibition; the Fridley Liquor store proceeds were the primary funding for the daily city operations until the lawsuit was resolved in 1950. In Minnesota there are city-owned municipal liquor stores. Fridley is the location of the headquarters of the Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association, a lobbying coalition for municipalities with city-owned liquor stores. In conjunction with the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association, they lobbied against Sunday liquor store sales in Minnesota until it was permitted in 2017.
In 1957, the village became as the City of Fridley, a "home rule charter city". The City Hall at 6431 University Avenue is dedicated with fire station, city services and council meetings. A newer fire station is built in 1964. Two of the worst disasters to hit the city happened within weeks of each other. In April 1965, all of Minnesota was affected by a "500 year flood"; the spring 1965 flood on the Upper Mississippi is still the flood of record for from about 100 miles north of Minneapolis, Minnesota to Hannibal, Missouri. The crests of that April exceeded previous records by several feet at many river gauge sites; those record crests still exceed the second highest crest by a foot or more at many of those same sites. An ice jam rising 24 feet over the river broke up when it rammed a series of ice breakers above the Sartell Dam; the Riverview Heights area where Springbrook creek enters the river was flooded. On May 6, 1965, Fridley was hit by two F4 tornadoes. One out of every four homes in the city was damaged.
The second twister that hit was the deadliest storm in Twin Cities history (see
New Ulm, Minnesota
New Ulm is a city in Brown County, United States. The population was 13,522 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Brown County. Located in the triangle of land formed by the confluence of the Minnesota River and the Cottonwood River, the city is home to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, the Hermann Heights Monument, Martin Luther College, Flandrau State Park, the August Schell Brewing Company. New Ulm is the episcopal. U. S. Highway 14 and Minnesota State Highways 15 and 68 are three of the main routes in the city; the city was founded in 1854 by the German Land Company of Chicago. The city was named after the city of Neu-Ulm in the state of Bavaria in southern Germany. Ulm and Neu-Ulm are sister cities, with Ulm being situated on the Baden-Württemberg side and Neu-Ulm on the Bavarian side of the Danube river. In part due to the city's German heritage, it is a center for brewing in the Upper Midwest, home to the August Schell Brewing Company. In 1856, the Settlement Association of the Socialist Turner Society helped to secure the city's future.
The Turners originated in Germany in the first half of the nineteenth century, promoted with the slogan, “Sound Mind, Sound Body.” Their clubs combined gymnastics with debates about the issues of the day. Following the Revolutions of 1848, substantial numbers of Germans emigrated to the United States. In their new land, Turners formed associations throughout the eastern and western states, making it the largest secular German American organization in the country in the nineteenth century. Following a series of attacks by nativist mobs in major cities such as Chicago and Louisville, a national convention of Turners authorized the formation of a colony on the frontier. Intending to begin a community that expressed Turner ideals, the Settlement Association joined the Chicago Germans who had struggled here due to a lack of capital; the Turners supplied that, as well as hundreds of colonizers from the east who arrived in 1856. As a representation of Turner ideals, the city plan reflected; the German Land Company hired Christian Prignitz to complete a new plan for New Ulm, filed in April 1858.
This master plan for New Ulm expressed a grand vision of the city’s future. At the heart of the community stood blocks reserved for Turner Hall, the county courthouse, a public school, representing the political and educational center of the community; the westernmost avenues were named after American heroes George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine—the latter three noted for their freethinking philosophies. Members obtained the means to support themselves — in harmony with nature — through the distribution of four-acre garden lots located outside of the residential area. Historian Dennis Gimmestad wrote, “The founders’ goals created a community persona that sets New Ulm apart from the Minnesota towns founded by land speculators or railroad companies.... The New Ulm founders aspired to establish a town with a defined philosophical and social character.” In the Dakota War of 1862, the city was attacked twice by Dakota warriors from a nearby reservation on the Minnesota River to the west.
Retreating behind barricades that protected the city center, local citizens fought back, supported by volunteer militia who arrived from other towns to support the city's defense. Much of the town outside the barricades was burned. On July 15, 1881, New Ulm was struck by a large tornado that killed 6 and injured 53. Between the outbreak of World War I in 1914 and U. S. entry into the conflict, the citizens of New Ulm followed events in Europe, with the local newspapers sometimes printing news from relatives and friends in Germany. In an unofficial referendum in early April 1917, local voters opposed war by a margin of 466 to 19; as President Woodrow Wilson prepared his Declaration of War, a Brown County delegation arrived in Washington, D. C. to voice its opposition to that action. On the national level, the Wilson administration organized an active campaign to suppress antiwar fervor, joined on the state level by Minnesota Governor James Burnquist; the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety was granted broad powers to protect the state and assist in the war effort.
Specific actions taken by the commission included surveillance of alleged subversive activities, mobilization of opposition to labor unions and strikes, pursuit of draft evaders, registration and monitoring of aliens. Given the German heritage of New Ulm and state agents began to visit the city soon after America’s entry into the conflict, filing reports to offices in Washington and St. Paul. Locally, several business and civic leaders joined in efforts to root out antiwar fervor. On July 25, 1917, when a massive rally, attended by 10,000 people, was held on the grounds of Turner Hall to, as a flier stated, “enter a protest against sending American soldiers to a foreign country.” Speakers included Louis Fritsche, Albert Pfaender, city attorney and former minority leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives, Adolph Ackermann, director of Dr. Martin Luther College, F. H. Retzlaff, a prominent businessman. Federal and state agents mingled through the crowd. A month Governor Burnquist removed Fritsche and Pfaender from their positions, while the Commission of Public Safety pressured the college to fire Ackermann.
These blows divided the community — on one side, many residents took the removals as an attack on the city’s heritage and traditions. Albert Pfaender was the son, Fritsche, the son-in-law, of the city’s principal founder, Wilhelm Pfaender. On the other side, prominent local businessmen, including flour mill managers, feared economic repercussi
Carlton is a city in Carlton County, United States. The population was 862 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Carlton County. Minnesota State Highways 45 and 210; the city of Carlton is located five miles south of the city of Cloquet. In 1870, the Northern Pacific Railroad decided to finish a stretch of track that would link Duluth to St. Paul. Temporary shacks were erected for the workmen at the place, soon known as "Northern Pacific Junction". In 1881, this settlement was incorporated as "Carlton", it takes its name from former State Senator Reuben Carlton. Thomson merged with Carlton in 2015. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.27 square miles, of which, 2.06 square miles is land and 0.21 square miles is water. The Saint Louis River is nearby. Carlton is the home of Black Bear Casino Resort. Thomson Dam, Thomson Reservoir, Jay Cooke State Park are nearby; as of the census of 2010, there were 862 people, 337 households, 175 families residing in the city.
The population density was 418.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 355 housing units at an average density of 172.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 92.0% White, 0.5% African American, 4.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population. There were 337 households of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, 48.1% were non-families. 43.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.82. The median age in the city was 44.2 years. 18% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 44.8% male and 55.2% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 810 people, 306 households, 179 families residing in the city.
The population density was 393.8 people per square mile. There were 325 housing units at an average density of 158.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.19% White, 3.46% Native American, 0.12% from other races, 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population. 25.1% were of German, 15.3% Norwegian, 12.4% Finnish, 9.8% Swedish, 6.0% Polish and 5.5% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. There were 306 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.5% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.93. In the city, the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, 28.1% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,477, the median income for a family was $44,792. Males had a median income of $32,614 versus $21,167 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,586. About 6.3% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over. Carlton Daze is the name of the city of Carlton's celebration, held annually in late July. City of Carlton, MN website
Cloquet is a city in Carlton County, United States, located at the junction of Interstate 35 and Minnesota State Highway 33. A portion of the city lies within the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation and serves as one of three administrative centers for the Indian Reservation; the population was 12,124 at the 2010 census. Cloquet began as a group of small settlements around three sawmills: Shaw Town, Nelson Town, Johnson Town; these became known as Knife Falls after a local waterfall over sharp slate rocks, as Cloquet. The area was platted in 1883 and the village of Cloquet was incorporated from the three settlements in 1884, it became a city with a mayor and city council in 1904. The word "Cloquet" first appeared on a map of the area by Joseph N. Nicollet in 1843 which named the Cloquet River, a tributary of the Saint Louis River, the Cloquet Rapids to the north. "Cloquet" is a French surname but historians researching the name of the river and city have found no definitive answer, are reduced to speculations.
One of these is that the river might have been named after 19th century French scientists, the Cloquet brothers Hipployte and Jules, with the settlement being named after the river. The area was the site of the 1918 Cloquet Fire, which destroyed much of the town and killed 500 people. Cloquet is famed in American economic history because before and after WWII it was home of the strongest consumers cooperative of the country; the Cloquet Coöperative Society operated two cooperative stores which handled food, shoes, dry goods, furniture. Other cooperative services included a building supply store, a coal yard, a mortuary, an auto repair shop and a gas service station. In 1939, the co-op did 35% of the business in the town, 18% in Carlton County. By the mid-1950s, the consumer society had a membership of 4,262 out of a population of 8,500; this was a national record, given the fact that the total business of all American co-ops combined represented only 0.5% of the economy. The Finnish cooperative groups of the area had an influence on the American cooperative movement in general.
Cloquet is home to the R. W. Lindholm Service Station, the only gas station designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and a structure now on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.97 square miles, of which, 35.20 square miles is land and 0.77 square miles is water. Cloquet is located along 20 miles southwest of the city of Duluth. Cloquet has a Humid continental climate typical of its location in northern Minnesota, with warm summers and long, cold winters; as of the census of 2010, there were 12,124 people, 4,959 households, 3,126 families residing in the city. The population density was 344.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 5,235 housing units at an average density of 148.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 84.4% White, 0.4% African American, 10.8% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% from other races, 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population. There were 4,959 households of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 37.0% were non-families.
30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.96. The median age in the city was 37 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 11,201 people, 4,636 households, 2,967 families residing in the city; the population density was 317.9 people per square mile. There were 4,805 housing units at an average density of 136.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.21% White, 0.16% African American, 9.35% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population. 16.0 % were of 15.4 % Finnish, 12.4 % Norwegian, 9.8 % Swedish and 6.1 % Polish ancestry. There were 4,636 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.0% were non-families.
31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.96. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $35,675, the median income for a family was $47,799. Males had a median income of $40,140 versus $26,144 for females; the per capita income for the city was $17,812. About 7.7% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over. Interstate 35 Minnesota State Highway 33 U. W. "Judge" Hella, Director of Minnesota State Parks Jessica Lange, actress Jamie Langenbrunner, former
Cathedral High School (New Ulm, Minnesota)
Cathedral High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in New Ulm, Minnesota. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of New Ulm. Cathedral High School is part of New Ulm Area Catholic Schools and traces its roots back to 1872; the National Merit Scholarship Corporation program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. NMSC is a not-for-profit organization. Scholarships awarded through the program are underwritten by NMSC’s own funds and 500 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence. Less than 1% of each state's high school seniors qualify as semifinalists. Only 350 students from Minnesota representing 25% of the high schools in the state have been named National Merit Semifinalists. There are 16,000 semifinalists nationwide annually. Eighteen Cathedral High School seniors in the past sixteen years have been honored by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Cathedral High School students surpassed state of Minnesota students and students in the USA in all four areas of the ACT test - English, Math and Science. The national ACT average composite score was 21.1. This is 1.3 points above the state scores. Cathedral High School is a member of the Southern Minnesota Conference for football with all other sports competing in the Tomahawk Conference; the Greyhounds softball program have won a state record seven state championships. The Greyhounds biggest rivals are crosstown private school Minnesota Valley Lutheran and nearby Sleepy Eye St. Mary's. CHS Website