Wanamingo, MN

Town in Goodhue County, MN

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Sponsors of Wanamingo, MN

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About Wanamingo, MN

Wanamingo is located in Goodhue County in southeastern Minnesota along the north fork of the Zumbro River. The river flows west to east through the community and provided waterpower for a mill until the early 1900s.

The early ecosystem of the area provided habitat to bison, elk, deer, bear and prehistoric hunter/gatherer peoples, evidenced by their stone tools and projectile points that have been found on nearby farm fields. Sioux and Dakota Indian tribes populated this area when the first of many Norwegian immigrants began arriving in 1854, four years before Minnesota became a state. The original village of Wanamingo dates back to 1857, and was located one mile west of the present-day Wanamingo. That original site is now a ghost town and is referred to locally as “Old Wanamingo.”

With a population of about 1,000, this lovely little town about an hour’s drive south of Minneapolis is well known for its annual Syttende Mai (May 17) festival that celebrates Norway’s Constitution Day. Included in the festivities are an “Uff Da” parade, a coronation of King Ole and Queen Lena, pancake and waffle breakfasts, live music, dancing, cultural exhibits, a log-house tour and other events.

Businesses of Wanamingo, MN

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Community Organizations of Wanamingo, 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 Wanamingo, 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 Wanamingo, 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 Wanamingo, 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!

Goodhue 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 Goodhue County, MN page.

Veterans of Goodhue 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!