Montevideo, MN

Town in Chippewa County, MN

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Sponsors of Montevideo, MN

Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

About Montevideo, MN

All America City of 2004

Serving as the county seat of Chippewa County, Montevideo, Minnesota has a population of 5,400 and is located at the convergence of the Minnesota and Chippewa rivers about 140 miles west of Minneapolis. Native Americans and fur traders shared this area of the prairie through the first half of the 19th Century. After the Dakota Conflict in 1862, the government opened the area to homesteaders. Railroads were built, and Norwegian, German, Swedish, Dutch and Irish settlers soon followed. Finally incorporated in 1879, Montevideo had already played an integral part in the Dakota Conflict of 1862 when the tribes surrendered and released 269 captives to Colonel Henry Sibley. A monument commemorating this event was dedicated in 1894.

Today, Montevideo remains a wonderful, comfortable place to live. The city is green and beautiful, with rivers, parks and bike trails winding through it. Montevideo’s medical campus includes a new $40 million hospital and clinic, a nursing home, assisted-living facility and one of the best small V.A. clinics in the nation. The economy has diversified to include growing retail trade areas, service and light manufacturing industries, including food processing, a modular home builder, and a niche of firms building high-tech parts for medical, commercial and military uses. The city is also home to a burgeoning artists’ community, and serves as a hub to the annual Meander—Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl. In 2004, Montevideo was named an All America City by the National Civic League—an honor awarded to only ten cities a year for achieving uncommon results in community-building activities by its citizens.

Businesses of Montevideo, MN

The businesses of our towns are truly the lifeblood of each community, click on any businesses below to learn about them, to learn how to add your business to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Community Organizations of Montevideo, MN

Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Events of Montevideo, MN

The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Faith Organizations of Montevideo, MN

Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Montevideo, MN

The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

Chippewa County, MN

Visit our county page and you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Chippewa County, MN page.

Veterans of Chippewa County, MN

Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!