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Population in 2012: 3,601 (85% urban, 15% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.5%
 

Males: 1,743  (48.4%)
Females: 1,858  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  36.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56378.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,111 (it was $34,432 in 2000)
Melrose:

$42,111
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,124

Melrose city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $126,214 (it was $78,000 in 2000)
Melrose:

$126,214
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $133,050; Detached houses: $141,984; Townhouses or other attached units: $152,808; In 2-unit structures: $300,114; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $120,045; Mobile homes: $20,062

Median gross rent in 2012: $745.

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  • White alone - 2,731 (75.9%)
  • Hispanic - 796 (22.1%)
  • Black alone - 28 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 22 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Melrose: 100.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (45.7%), Irish (4.6%), United States (4.0%), Swedish (3.2%), Norwegian (2.9%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1213 feet

Land area: 2.83 square miles.

Population density: 1,272 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Melrose:

  • High school or higher: 73.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melrose city:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

615 residents are foreign born

This city:  17.1%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,693 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,424 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (32.1 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (89.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (444.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Meire Grove, MN (2.1 miles) , New Munich, MN (2.1 miles ), Greenwald, MN (2.3 miles ), Freeport, MN (2.5 miles ), St. Rosa, MN (2.5 miles) , Sauk Centre, MN (2.8 miles ), Elrosa, MN (3.2 miles) , Spring Hill, MN (3.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $217,200
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $162,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.67 N, Longitude: 94.81 W

Area code: 320

Melrose household income distribution Melrose home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Melrose by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 40001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 128.00.00.00.031.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 252000013001
per 100,000 64.0158.563.40.00.00.00.031.795.20.00.027.5
Burglaries 521624223591111
per 100,000 160.1665.8190.162.3124.863.263.695.1158.7276.0303.4302.4
Thefts 44583582131292324211730
per 100,000 1408.51838.91108.6249.1655.2979.2921.8728.8761.9644.0468.8824.9
Auto thefts 812000010020
per 100,000 256.131.763.40.00.00.00.031.70.00.055.20.0
Arson 000000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.031.70.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 211.6160.778.514.962.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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Crime rate in Melrose detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
Minnesota average:

1.66

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Melrose, Minnesota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +520 (+20.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Melrose-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the Melrose city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1964, a category F3 tornado 26.9 miles away from the city center injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Melrose-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 96% 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 59.3 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 71.5 miles away from Melrose 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 99.3 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 47.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stearns County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Bill Daley (American football) - College football player, Paul Ellering - Professional wrestler, Joe Schmiesing - Football player, Mark Olberding - Basketball player-coach, Paul Young (American football) - Football player, Matt Herkenhoff - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Melrose:

  • CENTRACARE HEALTH SYSTEM - MELROSE HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 525 WEST MAIN STREET)
  • CENTRACARE HEALTH SYSTEM - MELROSE PINE VILLA C C (Nursing Home, 525 WEST MAIN STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Melrose:

  • ST MICHAELS HOSPITAL AND NH (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SAUK CENTRE, MN)
  • MOTHER OF MERCY CAMPUS OF CARE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ALBANY, MN)

Political contributions by individuals in Melrose, MN

Local government website: www.cityofmelrose.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Melrose:

  • College of Saint Benedict (about 26 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,057)
  • Rasmussen College-St Cloud (about 31 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,762)
  • Saint Cloud Technical College (about 32 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 34 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,908)
  • Ridgewater College (about 40 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 55 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 75 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)

Public high school in Melrose:

Public elementary/middle schools in Melrose:

Private elementary/middle schools in Melrose:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 159; Location: 320 S 5TH AVE E; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST JOHN'S ST ANDREW'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 73; Location: 115 COUNTY ROAD 13 E; Grades: PK - 6)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF MELROSE (Students: 20; Location: 207 E 5TH ST N; Grades: PK - KG)
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Notable locations in Melrose: Meadowlark Country Club (A), Melrose Fire Department (B), Great River Regional Library (C), Melrose Police Department (D), Melrose Area Museum (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Melrose include: Saint Mary's Church (A), Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (B), Saint Michael's Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Saint Patrick Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Melrose Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Melrose Area Historical Society (Museums; 518 East 2nd Street South), Mayers Charter Service (Tours & Charters; 37264 County Road 13).

Hotels: Super 8 Melrose MN (231 East County Road 173), Super 8 Melrose (Computer Line) (231 East County Road 173).

 
Stearns 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 Melrose and their reported violations in the past:

STEARNS COUNTY NFO/MFU (Address: 37274 State Highway 237 , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-1998), St BCA signed (NOV-17-1998), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-17-1998), St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-1998), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-17-1998), St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-17-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-1998)

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

  • ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH (Population served: 160, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • QUALITY PLUS CONVENIENCE (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MELROSE IMPLEMENT COMPANY (Address: P.O. Box 181, Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LITTLE FALLS VETERINARY ASSOCIATES (Address: PO Box 219, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.6%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 91.1% for Black residents, 38.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.4% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Melrose, MN

People in group quarters in Melrose in 2010:

  • 68 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
75 people in nursing homes in 2000

Melrose compared to Minnesota state average:

Melrose, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Melrose (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Melrose Branch at 220 East Kraft Drive, branch established on 1907/08/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Freeport State Bank: Melrose Branch at 219 East Main Street, branch established on 1999/08/02. Info updated 2010/06/03: Bank assets: $88.4 mil, Deposits: $77.2 mil, headquarters in Freeport, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Freeport Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Melrose travel time to work - commute


Melrose mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Melrose city (based on Stearns County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.60%
Here71.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents69.8%15.5%5.1%2.5%1.7%
Congregations41.7%12.5%9.2%5.8%5.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA) Charismatic Churches IndependentBaptist General ConferenceEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents0.9%0.6%0.5%0.4%2.9%
Congregations1.7%0.8%1.7%1.7%19.2%
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: 29
This county:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Stearns County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Stearns County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 120
Stearns County:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.2%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.2%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Stearns County:

9.6%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$7,455$44,7300$0
Other Government Administration 6$27,447$54,8949$3,208
Police Protection - Officers 5$17,650$42,3601$672
Police - Other 0$0 6$351
Firefighters 0$0 30$1,460
Streets and Highways 4$14,754$44,2622$149
Health 0$0 20$7,535
Sewerage 5$19,226$46,1420$0
Water Supply 1$3,753$45,0361$27
Electric Power 4$18,801$56,4030$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$418
Totals for Government 27$109,086$48,48370$13,820

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $761,000 ($211.33)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,710,000 ($1030.27)
    Sewerage: $1,027,000 ($285.20)
    Water Utilities: $668,000 ($185.50)
    Police Protection: $340,000 ($94.42)
    Financial Administration: $306,000 ($84.98)
    Regular Highways: $274,000 ($76.09)
    General - Other: $214,000 ($59.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $96,000 ($26.66)
    Fire Protection: $74,000 ($20.55)
    Central Staff Services: $37,000 ($10.27)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $26,000 ($7.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($1.67)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $423,000 ($117.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $606,000 ($168.29)
    Electric Utilities: $425,000 ($118.02)
    General - Other: $232,000 ($64.43)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($10.83)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($8.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($6.94)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($6.66)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($2.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,348,000 ($374.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $110,000 ($30.55)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,465,000 ($406.83)
    All Other: $72,000 ($19.99)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($4.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($0.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $38,000 ($10.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($2.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $215,000 ($59.71)
    Interest Earnings: $158,000 ($43.88)
    General Revenue, NEC: $94,000 ($26.10)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,097,000 ($1137.74)
    Water Utilities: $643,000 ($178.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $690,000 ($191.61)
    All Other: $40,000 ($11.11)
    Electric Utilities: $2,000 ($0.56)
  • Tax - Property: $433,000 ($120.24)
    NEC: $40,000 ($11.11)
    Public Utilities: $18,000 ($5.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,835,000 ($509.58)
    Industrial Revenue: $600,000 ($166.62)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,650,000 ($1569.01)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $129,000 ($35.82)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $5,306,000 ($1473.48)
    Water Utilities: $1,780,000 ($494.31)
    Industrial Revenue: $450,000 ($124.97)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $150,000 ($41.66)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $473,000 ($131.35)
    Water Utilities: $55,000 ($15.27)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $18,545,000 ($5149.96)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $450,000 ($124.97)

7.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

0.22% of residents moved from foreign countries ($142 average AGI)
Stearns County:

0.22%
Minnesota average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Benton County, MN  1.64% ($30,037 average AGI)
from Sherburne County, MN  0.65% ($35,753)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.62% ($37,945)


7.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,089 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($132 average AGI)
Stearns County:

0.04%
Minnesota average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Benton County, MN  1.50% ($29,797 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  1.01% ($27,526)
to Sherburne County, MN  0.61% ($32,753)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melrose:

  • KASM (1150 AM; 2 kW; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WVAL (800 AM; 3 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KXSS (1390 AM; 3 kW; WAITE PARK, MN; Owner: REPCOM, INC.)
  • KEYL (1400 AM; 1 kW; LONG PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: PRAIRIE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melrose:

  • KULO (94.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KIKV-FM (100.7 FM; SAUK CENTRE, MN; Owner: BDI BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSJR-FM (90.1 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNSR (88.9 FM; COLLEGEVILLE, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KDDG (105.5 FM; ALBANY, MN; Owner: STARCOM, LLC)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKJM (92.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MN; Owner: GABRIEL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, ST. CLOUD)
  • WWJO (98.1 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KCLD-FM (104.7 FM; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KBHL (103.9 FM; OSAKIS, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXK (94.9 FM; COLD SPRING, MN; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF ST. CLOUD, INC.)
  • KZPK (98.9 FM; PAYNESVILLE, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WHMH-FM (101.7 FM; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KLFN (106.5 FM; SUNBURG, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Melrose:

  • KCCO-TV (Channel 7; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSAX (Channel 42; ALEXANDRIA, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K63DY (Channel 63; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Melrose, Minnesota:
  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Minnesota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 74
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 115
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 80
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 189
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

Melrose fatal accident list:

Nov 12, 2006 11:38 AM, M23, Central Ave., Lat: 45.671053, Lon: -94.814575, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 9, 1990 10:34 PM, Meadowlark, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 29, 1988 08:10 PM, 13, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 20, 1982 02:42 PM, 13, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 6, 1978 09:48 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 19, 1977 01:35 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 34 meters (112ft)
Total costs: $766,000
Total average daily traffic: 62,923
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,370

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 21 West Main (Lat: 45.670806 Lon: -94.825583), Call Sign: KDR756, Licensee ID: L00086014
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.145 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2001, Expiration Date: 04/11/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2011
    Registrant: City Of Melrose, 225 E 1st St, Melrose, MN 56352, Phone: (612) 256-4278
  • 546 N Fifth Ave E (Lat: 45.679694 Lon: -94.806417), Call Sign: KWO262
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.235 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/2005, Expiration Date: 05/08/2015
    Registrant: Granite Electronics, Inc., 535 N 31 Ave, St Cloud, MN 56303, Phone: (320) 252-1887, Fax: (320) 259-5997, Email:
  • .5 Mi E (Lat: 45.665806 Lon: -94.798917), Call Sign: KAR693, Licensee ID: L00007936
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.695 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/27/1996, Expiration Date: 08/07/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/31/2001
    Registrant: Cooperative Power Association, 17845 Us Highway 10, Elk River, MN 55330, Phone: (763) 241-2353
  • 123 South 5th Ave (Lat: 45.674222 Lon: -94.807694), Call Sign: WPYK827
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.517 MHz, 159.607 MHz, 160.020 MHz, 160.132 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/28/2003, Expiration Date: 08/28/2013, Certifier: Dale Muellner
    Registrant: Pete\'s Communications, Inc., 1350 Nw 7 Th St., Willmar, MN 56201, Phone: (320) 235-0630, Fax: (320) 235-7858, Email:
  • Lat: 45.676667 Lon: -94.822778, Call Sign: WQLK372
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.262 MHz, 467.262 MHz, 462.312 MHz, 467.312 MHz, 462.387 MHz, 467.387 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.437 MHz, 462.212 MHz, 467.212 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/22/2010, Expiration Date: 02/22/2020, Certifier: Liz Sauer
    Registrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-8353, Phone: (952) 469-0224, Fax: (952) 469-0170, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • STATION, At The Edge Of (Lat: 45.667167 Lon: -94.804167), Overall height: 95.7 m, Call Sign: WNTN328
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.493 MHz, 928.493 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/13/2002, Expiration Date: 07/07/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/08/2012, Certifier: James L Goodin
    Registrant: Bv Larson Inc., 1082 West Bone Lake Ln, Milltown, WI 54858, Phone: (715) 857-5557, Fax: (715) 857-5557, Email:
  • STATION, At The Edge Of (Lat: 45.667167 Lon: -94.804167), Overall height: 95.7 m, Call Sign: WNTV966
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/16/2009, Expiration Date: 09/09/2019, Certifier: James L Goodin
    Registrant: Bv Larson Inc., 1082 West Bone Lake Ln, Milltown, WI 54858, Phone: (715) 857-5557, Fax: (715) 857-5557, Email:
  • MELROSE OFFICE, Lat: 45.674861 Lon: -94.811167, Type: Building, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 12.1 m, Call Sign: WQHX578
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/28/2007, Expiration Date: 11/28/2017, Certifier: Scott Arvig
    Registrant: Rini Coran, Pc, 1140 19th Street, Nw Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 463-4310, Fax: (202) 296-2014, Email:
  • MS03NP439, 18 N 1st Ave W (Lat: 45.675556 Lon: -94.815556), Type: Tank, Structure height: 53.3 m, Call Sign: WQQB456
    Assigned Frequencies: 19375.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/15/2012, Expiration Date: 10/15/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • MS03NP703, 30322 County Road 17, Melrose, Mn 56 (Lat: 45.748306 Lon: -94.745028), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WQQS466
    Assigned Frequencies: 17815.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/22/2013, Expiration Date: 02/22/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • MELROSE, 224 East 1st Street So (Lat: 45.654139 Lon: -94.804944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93.2 m, Call Sign: WQQV550
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2013, Expiration Date: 03/11/2023, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave., 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • STATION, At The Se Edge Of (Lat: 45.667167 Lon: -94.804167), Overall height: 95.7 m, Call Sign: WEE877
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/18/2009, Expiration Date: 05/05/2019, Certifier: James L Goodin
    Registrant: B V Larson Inc., 1082 West Bone Lake Ln, Milltown, WI 54858, Phone: (715) 857-5557, Fax: (715) 857-5557, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Melrose)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5041Z , Serial Number: 18-585, Year manufactured: 1951, Airworthiness Date: 06/19/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Chris Ellering, 33578 County Road 30, Melrose, MN 56352
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6313W , Serial Number: 28-20359, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 09/16/1964
    Registrant (Corporation): Sauk Air LLC, 31184 Birch Valley Rd, Melrose, MN 56352


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Melrose, MN

Most common first names in Melrose, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5387.7 years
Henry4383.9 years
Joseph4278.6 years
John4078.6 years
Elizabeth2787.1 years
Rose2685.5 years
Alphonse1975.3 years
Norbert1975.2 years
Anna1988.0 years
Leo1777.2 years
Most common last names in Melrose, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hinnenkamp2878.4 years
Meyer2284.6 years
Welle1878.8 years
Imdieke1781.2 years
Moening1681.7 years
Tiemann1382.2 years
Schneider1382.8 years
Petermeier1279.2 years
Athmann1285.0 years
Schwieters1170.5 years
Businesses in Melrose, MN
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Subway1
Curves1Super 81
Dairy Queen1True Value1
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