Lester Prairie, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 1,690 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +22.7%
Males: 826  (48.9%)
Females: 864  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  36.5 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 55354.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,052 (it was $44,271 in 2000)
Lester Prairie:

$50,052
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,297 (it was $18,223 in 2000)

Lester Prairie city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $127,767 (it was $92,400 in 2000)
Lester Prairie:

$127,767
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $125,446; Detached houses: $131,824; Townhouses or other attached units: $121,764; Mobile homes: $10,348

Median gross rent in 2013: $521.

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  • Races in Lester Prairie, MN (2010)

    Lester Prairie races chart
    • 1,52788.3%White alone
    • 1619.3%Hispanic
    • 191.1%Asian alone
    • 130.8%Two or more races
    • 40.2%Black alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lester Prairie: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (45.5%), Norwegian (11.1%), Irish (6.0%), Swedish (5.0%), Polish (4.7%), United States (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1004 feet

Land area: 0.72 square miles.

Population density: 2,345 people per square mile   (low).

Lester Prairie, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Lester Prairie:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lester Prairie city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

129 residents are foreign born (6.8% Latin America, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

7.6%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,571 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,403 (1.3%)

Lester Prairie satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eden Prairie, MN (28.6 miles , pop. 54,901).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (38.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (382.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: New Germany, MN (1.9 miles ), Winsted, MN (2.4 miles ), Mayer, MN (2.7 miles ), Plato, MN (2.8 miles ), Silver Lake, MN (2.8 miles ), Glencoe, MN (3.1 miles ), Norwood Young America, MN (3.1 miles ), Watertown, MN (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2004: 61 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2005: 37 buildings, average cost: $269,500
  • 2006: 29 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $158,600
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $256,400
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $165,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.88 N, Longitude: 94.04 W

Area code: 320

Lester Prairie household income distribution Lester Prairie home values distribution

Crime rates in Lester Prairie by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1
per 100,000 0.00.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A59.4
Robberies 0100000000
per 100,000 0.067.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 3112042242
per 100,000 207.967.862.0115.10.0222.8113.1114.7230.9118.8
Burglaries 34461354433
per 100,000 207.9271.4248.1345.4723.8278.6226.1229.5173.2178.3
Thefts 3432233628225241124
per 100,000 2,356.22,171.01,426.82,072.51,559.01,225.6282.61,376.9635.11,426.0
Auto thefts 2032110010
per 100,000 138.60.0186.1115.155.755.70.00.057.70.0
Arson 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.0) 168.1145.5105.9145.0122.3122.451.897.991.9146.6

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Crime rate in Lester Prairie detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Minnesota average:

1.64
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +194 (+16.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Lester Prairie, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lester Prairie-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/19/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the Lester Prairie city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 tornado 16.1 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 175 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lester Prairie-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 90% 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 111.4 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 122.4 miles away from Lester Prairie center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 268.5 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 150.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.6 miles away from Lester Prairie center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 282.9 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 McLeod County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lester Prairie topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lester Prairie:

  • OUTREACH TRILLIUM WEST (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WINSTED, MN)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WINSTED, MN)
  • GLENCOE REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GLENCOE, MN)
  • GLENCOE AREA HEALTH CENTER LTC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GLENCOE, MN)
  • ELIM HOME - WATERTOWN (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WATERTOWN, MN)
  • AUBURN HOME IN WACONIA (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WACONIA, MN)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - HOWARD LAKE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HOWARD LAKE, MN)

Airports located in Lester Prairie:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lester Prairie:

  • Hennepin Technical College (about 35 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,515)
  • Normandale Community College (about 36 miles; Bloomington, MN; FT enrollment: 7,048)
  • North Hennepin Community College (about 37 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,943)
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College (about 38 miles; Minneapolis, MN; FT enrollment: 6,726)
  • Capella University (about 39 miles; Minneapolis, MN; FT enrollment: 21,718)
  • Walden University (about 39 miles; Minneapolis, MN; FT enrollment: 62,473)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 39 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)

Public high school in Lester Prairie:

Public elementary/middle school in Lester Prairie:

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Notable locations in Lester Prairie: Lester Prairie (A), Lester Prairie Fire Department and First Responders (B), Lester Prairie City Hall (C), Lester Prairie Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lester Prairie include: Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (A), Bethel Lutheran Church (B), Saint Peter Lutheran Church (C), Evangelical United Church of Christ (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Lester Prairie that have no violations reported:

  • LESTER PRAIRIE (Population served: 1,779, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.5%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Lester Prairie compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Lester Prairie (2011 data):

  • First Community Bank Lester Prairie: at 500 Central Avenue, branch established on 1913/09/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $28.6 mil, Deposits: $25.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Prairie Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Minnesota average:

10.7

Lester Prairie travel time to work - commute Lester Prairie mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lester Prairie city (based on McLeod County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,83134
Catholic8,0205
Mainline Protestant3,76813
Other3043
None6,728-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
McLeod County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
McLeod County:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
McLeod County:

26.8%
Minnesota:

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

13.7%
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
Other Government Administration 1$5,590$67,0801$1,528
Police Protection - Officers 3$13,552$54,2081$261
Other and Unallocable 2$8,838$53,0282$277
Totals for Government 6$27,980$55,9604$2,066

Lester Prairie government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($3.55)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $160,000 ($94.67)
    General - Other: $124,000 ($73.37)
    Regular Highways: $122,000 ($72.19)
    Sewerage: $94,000 ($55.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $80,000 ($47.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $68,000 ($40.24)
    Financial Administration: $51,000 ($30.18)
    Water Utilities: $49,000 ($28.99)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($23.08)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($5.33)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($0.59)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $268,000 ($158.58)
    Benefit Payments: $25,000 ($14.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($24.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $107,000 ($63.31)
    General - Other: $39,000 ($23.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $27,000 ($15.98)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($8.28)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($1.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $375,000 ($221.89)

Lester Prairie government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $124,000 ($73.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000 ($39.64)
    All Other: $47,000 ($27.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($11.24)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $21,000 ($12.43)
    From Other Government: $8,000 ($4.73)
    From Local Government: $7,000 ($4.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($11.83)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,000 ($8.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $105,000 ($62.13)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($10.06)
    Special Assessments: $10,000 ($5.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $127,000 ($75.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $281,000 ($166.27)
    All Other: $20,000 ($11.83)
  • Tax - Property: $315,000 ($186.39)
    NEC: $36,000 ($21.30)

Lester Prairie government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $685,000 ($405.33)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $155,000 ($91.72)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $455,000 ($269.23)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $75,000 ($44.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $93,000 ($55.03)

4.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,876 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
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 Carver County, MN  0.47% ($32,514 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.46% ($27,739)
from Wright County, MN  0.44% ($28,354)


6.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
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 Hennepin County, MN  0.81% ($47,154 average AGI)
to Carver County, MN  0.52% ($48,538)
to Meeker County, MN  0.48% ($37,819)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lester Prairie:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KWOM (1600 AM; 5 kW; WATERTOWN, MN; Owner: WATERTOWN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • WWTC (1280 AM; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KDUZ (1260 AM; 1 kW; HUTCHINSON, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lester Prairie:

  • KTTB (96.3 FM; GLENCOE, MN; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES II, LTD.)
  • KARP-FM (106.9 FM; DASSEL, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Lester Prairie:

  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K67HG (Channel 67; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

Lester Prairie fatal accident list:

Jun 17, 2009 12:43 AM, Babcock 0443000001, Near Kennedy Ave S, Lat: 44.88109, Lon: -94.05088, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 1,743Total average daily traffic
  • 1,450Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lester Prairie)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lester Prairie Water Tank (Lat: 44.886472 Lon: -94.035917), Type: Tank, Structure height: 45 m, Overall height: 51 m, Call Sign: WNSF580
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.415 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/16/2005, Expiration Date: 05/16/2015
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6720, Email:
  • Ne 1/4 Of Se 1/4 Sect 25 T-117-N R-27-W (Lat: 44.911361 Lon: -94.014694), Call Sign: KNCA293
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.035 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/14/1996, Expiration Date: 10/15/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2002
    Registrant: Daniel Hausladen, 21017 Zebra Ave, New Germany, MN 55367, Phone: (612) 395-2315

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • LESTER PRAIRIE, 1021 2nd Avenue South (Lat: 44.880222 Lon: -94.035139), Type: Mast, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.5 m, Call Sign: WQQP528
    Assigned Frequencies: 6152.75 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6152.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/07/2013, Expiration Date: 02/07/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • MS03NP728, 4425 180th Street (Lat: 44.873000 Lon: -94.084861), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 116.1 m, Overall height: 117.3 m, Call Sign: WQRB200
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/08/2013, Expiration Date: 04/08/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KA0RIM
    Grant Date: 01/31/1989, Expiration Date: 01/31/1999, Cancellation Date: 02/01/2001
    Registrant: Jerome J Strunic, 109 Juniper St S, Lester Prairie, MN 55354
  • Call Sign: WB0PWT, Licensee ID: L01006923
    Grant Date: 04/22/2005, Expiration Date: 04/22/2015
    Registrant: Thomas F Gillespie, 2694 165th Street, Lester Prairie, MN 55354
  • Call Sign: KC0NOL, Licensee ID: L00534171
    Grant Date: 03/23/2012, Expiration Date: 06/18/2022, Certifier: Chad D Schmandt
    Registrant: Chad D Schmandt, 2206 Hope Ave, Lester Prairie, MN 55354
  • Call Sign: KD0DFB, Licensee ID: L01377319
    Grant Date: 03/07/2008, Expiration Date: 03/07/2018, Certifier: Joey M Cano
    Registrant: Joey M Cano, 2208 Blake Ave, Lester Prairie, MN 55354
  • Call Sign: KD0IHS, Licensee ID: L01505548
    Grant Date: 07/14/2009, Expiration Date: 07/14/2019, Certifier: Peter M Moore
    Registrant: Peter M Moore, 19381 Babcock Ave, Lester Prairie, MN 55354

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4265L , Serial Number: 17254334, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/1966
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Keith J Weise, Po Box 818, Lester Prairie, MN 55354, Other Owners: Sherry M Weise
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 120 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 76634 , Serial Number: 11074, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 11/26/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Loren E Hirman, Po Box 722, Lester Prairie, MN 55354

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Lester Prairie

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Most common first names in Lester Prairie, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Albert1579.8 years
William1378.1 years
Herman1078.4 years
Walter1079.7 years
Fred1080.6 years
John977.6 years
Emma983.7 years
Henry983.7 years
Anna982.3 years
Arthur877.0 years
Most common last names in Lester Prairie, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Birkholz2180.1 years
Klaustermeie1275.4 years
Anderson978.4 years
Thiel781.2 years
Schmidt782.7 years
Kruschke783.1 years
Tonn779.2 years
Rolf685.7 years
Schmalz682.7 years
Schultz677.6 years
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