Fosston, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 1,506 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.4%
 
Males: 726  (48.3%)
Females: 780  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56542.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,255 (it was $27,634 in 2000)
Fosston:

$32,255
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,594 (it was $17,064 in 2000)

Fosston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,270 (it was $52,200 in 2000)
Fosston:

$73,270
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $99,180; Detached houses: $98,790; Mobile homes: $105,029

Median gross rent in 2012: $534.

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Fosston races chart
  • White alone - 1,699 (95.1%)
  • Hispanic - 43 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 15 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.2%)

Races in Fosston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fosston: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (35.6%), German (19.9%), Swedish (8.1%), French (4.8%), Irish (4.4%), English (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1889

Elevation: 1298 feet

Land area: 1.63 square miles.

Population density: 927 people per square mile   (low).

Fosston,MN real estate house value index trend

Fosston, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Fosston:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fosston city:

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 14.1%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

18 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,230 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,138 (1.5%)

Fosston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (69.8 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (216.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (560.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lengby, MN (2.6 miles) , McIntosh, MN (2.8 miles ), Winger, MN (3.4 miles ), Ebro, MN (3.4 miles) , Erskine, MN (3.7 miles ), Bejou, MN (3.8 miles) , Trail, MN (3.8 miles) , Gully, MN (3.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $43,500
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $43,500
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $43,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $43,500
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $68,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $68,500
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $68,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $68,500
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $138,100
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.58 N, Longitude: 95.75 W

Area code: 218

Fosston household income distribution Fosston home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.5%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+1.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

Work and jobs in Fosston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fosston, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fosston-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 53.9 miles away from the Fosston city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/25/1960, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 17.5 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fosston-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 132.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 134.2 miles away from Fosston center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 291.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 134.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 743.7 miles away from Fosston center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 292.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fosston topographic map

Birthplace of: Joe Hanson - Writer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Fosston:

  • ESSENTIA HEALTH FOSSTON (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 900 HILLIGOSS BOULEVARD SE)
  • PINE TO PRAIRIE HOSPICE INC (201 HILLSTAD AVENUE NORTH)
  • ESSENTIA HEALTH FOSSTON HOME HEALTH (900 HILLGROSS BOULEVARD SE)
  • FIRST CARE LIVING CENTER (900 HILLIGOSS BOULEVARD SOUTHEAST)
  • JOHNSON REST HOME (516 2ND ST NE, BOX 507)
  • MIDWAY CARE CENTER (114 SECOND STREET NE)

Airports located in Fosston:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fosston:

  • Bemidji State University (about 42 miles; Bemidji, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,316)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 43 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • University of North Dakota (about 66 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 69 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 69 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 69 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 91 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Public high school in Fosston:

Public elementary/middle school in Fosston:

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Notable locations in Fosston: Fosston (A), City of Fosston Campground (B), Fosston Library (C), Fosston Police Department (D), Fosston Volunteer Fire Department (E), East Polk Heritage Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fosston include: Calvary Free Lutheran Church (A), First English Lutheran Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Saint Mary's Church (D), Fosston United Methodist Church (E), Hope Lutheran Church (F), Kingo Lutheran Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Kingo Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Second Lake (A), Melland Lake (B), First Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Fosston: Melland Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Super 8 Fosston MN (108 South Amber).

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fosston that have no violations reported:

  • FOSSTON (Population served: 1,527, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.4%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
66 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
25 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Fosston in 2000:

  • 75 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fosston, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Fosston compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Fosston (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Bagley: Fosston Branch at 124 West First Street, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $79.9 mil, Deposits: $71.9 mil, headquarters in Bagley, MN, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First National Agency Of Bagley, Inc.
  • Ultima Bank Minnesota: Fosston Branch at 603 Hilligoss Boulevard, branch established on 1994/08/04. Info updated 2011/04/11: Bank assets: $123.8 mil, Deposits: $111.8 mil, headquarters in Winger, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Financial Services Of Winger, Inc.
  • American Federal Bank: Fosston Branch at 209 Johnson Avenue North, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $439.6 mil, Deposits: $363.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Fosston travel time to work - commute Fosston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (45%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fosston city (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.32%
Here: 73.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents43.0%36.5%6.9%4.3%3.5%
Congregations42.7%10.7%9.3%12.0%4.0%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist General ConferenceEvangelical Free Church of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.0%0.5%0.5%1.9%
Congregations5.3%2.7%1.3%1.3%10.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Polk County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Polk County:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Polk County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

27.6%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.9%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$15,961$47,8830$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,882$46,5840$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,968$35,6160$0
Water Supply 1$6,216$74,5920$0
Electric Power 6$34,398$68,79632$2,080
Gas Supply 1$5,061$60,7320$0
Transit 1$2,899$34,7881$766
Local Libraries 0$0 1$328
Other and Unallocable 2$6,858$41,14884$8,131
Totals for Government 17$78,243$55,230118$11,305

Fosston government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,478,000 ($981.41)
    Gas Utilities: $886,000 ($588.31)
    Parks & Recreation: $420,000 ($278.88)
    General - Other: $335,000 ($222.44)
    Water Utilities: $317,000 ($210.49)
    Regular Highways: $115,000 ($76.36)
    Police Protection: $111,000 ($73.71)
    Fire Protection: $99,000 ($65.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000 ($42.50)
    Financial Administration: $63,000 ($41.83)
    Transit Utilities: $48,000 ($31.87)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($9.30)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($5.31)
    Air Transportation: $7,000 ($4.65)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($1.33)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $119,000 ($79.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $148,000 ($98.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $594,000 ($394.42)
    Water Utilities: $68,000 ($45.15)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($5.98)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $457,000 ($303.45)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $94,000 ($62.42)

Fosston government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $277,000 ($183.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $205,000 ($136.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $68,000 ($45.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $625,000 ($415.01)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($3.98)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $108,000 ($71.71)
    Interest Earnings: $39,000 ($25.90)
    Special Assessments: $37,000 ($24.57)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,740,000 ($1155.38)
    Gas Utilities: $910,000 ($604.25)
    Water Utilities: $341,000 ($226.43)
    Transit Utilities: $13,000 ($8.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $455,000 ($302.12)
    All Other: $17,000 ($11.29)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($5.31)
  • Tax - Property: $263,000 ($174.63)
    NEC: $5,000 ($3.32)

Fosston government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Gas Utilities: $2,245,000 ($1490.70)
    Water Utilities: $1,575,000 ($1045.82)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,845,000 ($1889.11)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $185,000 ($122.84)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,695,000 ($1125.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Gas Utilities: $2,215,000 ($1470.78)
    Water Utilities: $1,370,000 ($909.69)
    Other, NEC: $1,029,000 ($683.27)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $306,000 ($203.19)
    Water Utilities: $205,000 ($136.12)
    Gas Utilities: $30,000 ($19.92)

Fosston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $203,000 ($134.79)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,968,000 ($1306.77)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $226,000 ($150.07)

6.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Grand Forks County, ND  1.84% ($34,149 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.27% ($26,156)
from Pennington County, MN  0.25% ($31,100)


6.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grand Forks County, ND  1.91% ($30,517 average AGI)
to Clay County, MN  0.37% ($33,800)
to Cass County, ND  0.34% ($24,732)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fosston:

  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KKAQ (1460 AM; 3 kW; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fosston:

  • KKEQ (107.1 FM; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKCQ-FM (96.7 FM; BAGLEY, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNTN (102.7 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRJM (101.5 FM; MAHNOMEN, MN; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)

Fosston fatal accident list:

Dec 14, 2006 09:50 AM, M41, Lat: 47.57725, Lon: -95.75623, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 13, 1987 03:15 PM, 2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 20, 1985 04:56 PM, 6, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fosston)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • N Granum Ave & E First St (Lat: 47.577444 Lon: -95.239167), Call Sign: WZQ683, Licensee ID: L00118841
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.235 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/26/2004, Expiration Date: 07/20/2014
    Registrant: Independent School District 601, District Office, Fosston, MN 56542, Phone: (218) 435-6335
  • Burlington Northern Depot (Lat: 47.574139 Lon: -95.747528), Type: Pole, Structure height: 33 m, Overall height: 38 m, Call Sign: KEX398
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.590 MHz, 160.650 MHz, 161.100 MHz, 161.160 MHz, 161.385 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/23/2005, Expiration Date: 08/22/2015, Certifier: S C Muhr
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Bn Tracks 3.6 Mi Se (Lat: 47.543306 Lon: -95.690028), Type: Building, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WNLW724
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.100 MHz, 161.160 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2013, Expiration Date: 06/16/2023
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • 301 1st St E (Lat: 47.575000 Lon: -95.748611), Call Sign: WQLA814
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.412 MHz, 467.412 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2009, Expiration Date: 11/16/2019, Certifier: Gene Paulson
    Registrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-8353, Phone: (800) 475-5852, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 47.562194 Lon: -95.725306, Call Sign: KLC638
    Assigned Frequencies: 26.3700 MHz, 26.3700 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/04/2000, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021
    Registrant: De La Hunt Broadcasting Corp., P.O. Box 49 Highway 34 East, Park Rapids, MN 56470

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Hwy 2 East (Lat: 47.563556 Lon: -95.725000), Overall height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WPNM371
    Assigned Frequencies: 944.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/16/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021
    Registrant: Phone: (218) 435-1919
  • KKEQ Studio, Us Highway 2 East (Lat: 47.563889 Lon: -95.724722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WPYF725, Licensee ID: L00679267
    Assigned Frequencies: 949.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/04/2003, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021, Certifier: James R Offerdahl
    Registrant: Pine To Prairie Broadcasting, Inc.

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Fosston Municipal Airport (Lat: 47.589722 Lon: -95.769722), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB2617, Licensee ID: L00001503
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.22400 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/27/2005, Expiration Date: 10/11/2014
    Registrant: State Of Minnesota, 222 E Plato Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55107, Phone: (651) 297-4835
  • Fosston Municipal Airport (Lat: 47.586750 Lon: -95.773861), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 390.3 m, Call Sign: WAW2
    Assigned Frequencies: 121.725 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/22/2007, Expiration Date: 10/30/2017
    Registrant: Office Of Aeronautics, 222 E. Plato Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55107, Phone: (612) 297-4835, Fax: (612) 298-5643, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fosston)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • SAETER TIMOTHY J DBA, 109 Lohn Ave S, Fosston, MN 56542
    Certificate: D000352 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 12/19/2005, Expiration Date: 12/18/2006

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 321PA , Serial Number: 17260202, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 05/04/1989
    Registrant (Corporation): Fosston Flying Club Inc, 920 Mary Ave N, Fosston, MN 56542
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4515Y , Serial Number: 25-4148, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 12/01/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy J Saeter, 36176 420th St Se, Fosston, MN 56542
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7CCM (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4610E , Serial Number: 7CCM-176, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/1952
    Registrant (Individual): David P Illies, 411 North Johnson Avenue, Fosston, MN 56542
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 735QM , Serial Number: 18265601, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 05/03/1977
    Registrant (Corporation): Lal Inc, Po Box 527, Fosston, MN 56542

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Fosston

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fosston, MN
Most common first names in Fosston, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Carl3079.7 years
John2678.0 years
Anna2584.3 years
Oscar2479.8 years
Clara2285.6 years
Arthur2279.5 years
Mabel2083.7 years
George1978.2 years
Melvin1777.7 years
Henry1679.2 years
Most common last names in Fosston, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson5077.6 years
Anderson3778.1 years
Johnson3178.9 years
Nelson2782.0 years
Erickson1882.8 years
Hanson1881.8 years
Peterson1678.9 years
Larson1481.3 years
Lee1379.6 years
Matson1284.9 years
Businesses in Fosston, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Dairy Queen1Lane Furniture1
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1UPS1
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