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Population in 2012: 1,871 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.3%
 

Males: 877  (46.9%)
Females: 994  (53.1%)

Median resident age:  49.8 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56278.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,956 (it was $30,614 in 2000)
Ortonville:

$37,956
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,703

Ortonville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,545 (it was $45,600 in 2000)
Ortonville:

$73,545
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $90,655; Detached houses: $90,488; In 2-unit structures: $167,875; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $85,098; Mobile homes: $33,406

Median gross rent in 2012: $500.

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  • White alone - 1,849 (96.5%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.05%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ortonville: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (40.1%), Norwegian (17.4%), Irish (9.1%), French (4.8%), English (4.7%), Swedish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1020 feet

Land area: 3.39 square miles.

Population density: 551 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ortonville:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ortonville city:

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

24 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,090 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,149 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (109.7 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (156.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (499.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Big Stone City, SD (1.1 miles ), Odessa, MN (2.5 miles) , Clinton, MN (3.3 miles ), Milbank, SD (3.3 miles ), Bellingham, MN (3.8 miles ), Correll, MN (3.8 miles) , Corona, SD (4.0 miles) , Louisburg, MN (4.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $138,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $252,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.31 N, Longitude: 96.44 W

Area code: 320

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Crime rates in Ortonville by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00010N/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 0.00.00.047.30.0N/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 321230100
per 100,000 137.690.847.094.7144.80.052.30.00.0
Burglaries 14511943030
per 100,000 641.9227.1516.9425.9193.1149.80.0155.40.0
Thefts 152316571614111
per 100,000 687.81044.5751.9236.6337.8798.8732.6569.752.2
Auto thefts 041640120
per 100,000 0.0181.747.0284.0193.10.052.3103.60.0
Arson 101000000
per 100,000 45.90.047.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.8) 104.094.182.7123.674.3N/AN/AN/AN/A

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Minnesota average:

1.66

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.0%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -128 (-5.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Religious workers (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Ortonville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Ortonville city center caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/25/2000, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 47.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $20 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ortonville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 91% 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 31.8 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 26.5 miles away from Ortonville 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 39.1 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 73.5 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 Big Stone County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Dan Jurgens - Writer, Steve Street - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in Ortonville:

  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS - ORTONVILLE (Dialysis Facility, 814 ROY ST)
  • MONARCH HEIGHTS (Hospital, 501 BURDICK AVE)
  • ORTONVILLE AREA HEALTH SERVICES (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, 450 EASTVOLD AVE)
  • ORTONVILLE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, 750 EASTVOLD AVE)
  • NORTHRIDGE RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, 1075 ROY STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Ortonville, MN

Airports located in Ortonville:


Local government website: www.ortonville.net

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ortonville:

  • Ridgewater College (about 68 miles; Willmar, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,670)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 68 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 70 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • South Dakota State University (about 71 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 105 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 109 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 110 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)

Public high school in Ortonville:

Public elementary/middle school in Ortonville:

  • Knoll Elem (Location: 200 TROJAN DR.; Grades: KG-6)
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Notable locations in Ortonville: Ortonville Golf Course (A), Ortonville (B), Big Stone County Courthouse (C), Big Stone County Sheriffs Office (D), Ortonville City Public Library (E), Big Stone County Historical Society Museum (F), Ortonville City Hall (G), Ortonville Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ortonville include: United Methodist Church (A), Zion Lutheran Church (B), Congregational United Church (C), First English Lutheran Church (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (E), Trinity Lutheran Church (F), Church of Saint John (G), First Assembly of God Church (H), New Life Community Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

River: Whetstone River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Ortonville include: Sioux Historic Park (1), Northside Park (2), Nielson Park (3), Lakeside Park (4), Riverside Park (5), Central Park (6), Cliffs Park (7), Ortonville Region Historical Marker (8), State Line - Ortonville Wayside Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Big Stone County Historical Society (Museums; 985 USHighway 12).

Hotels: Econo Lodge Ortonville (650 US Highway 75), Sunrise Motel (Highway 75 & Highway 12), Econo Lodge (650 USHighway 75).

 
Big Stone 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 Ortonville and their reported violations in the past:

RUSTLING ELMS RESORT (Address: 74637 Rustling Elms Road West , Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2001), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-07-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-07-2001), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-07-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2001), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2001)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.2%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.6%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ortonville, MN

66 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
19 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
71 people in nursing homes in 2000
12 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Ortonville compared to Minnesota state average:

Ortonville, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Ortonville (2011 data):

  • Minnwest Bank Central: Minnwest Bank Ortonville Branch at 21 Se 2nd Street, branch established on 1930/05/05. Info updated 2008/04/01: Bank assets: $319.8 mil, Deposits: $254.3 mil, headquarters in Montevideo, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Minnwest Corporation
  • CenBank: Ortonville Branch at 113 N.W. First Street, branch established on 1955/01/31. Info updated 2007/02/05: Bank assets: $53.1 mil, Deposits: $49.3 mil, headquarters in Buffalo Lake, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Central Trust Company

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ortonville travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ortonville city (based on Big Stone County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 110.33%
Here110.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran Congregations
Adherents30.5%29.2%16.8%6.7%4.4%
Congregations20.0%13.3%13.3%13.3%6.7%
NameWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodHutterian BrethrenUnited Church of ChristBaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents3.4%3.1%2.3%1.8%1.9%
Congregations6.7%6.7%6.7%3.3%10.0%
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: 2
This county:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Big Stone County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Big Stone County:

14.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.8%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Big Stone County:

13.0%
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
Other Government Administration 2$8,391$50,3469$6,582
Police Protection - Officers 4$15,713$47,1391$317
Police - Other 0$0 1$755
Firefighters 0$0 30$7,579
Streets and Highways 3$11,511$46,0440$0
Welfare 43$93,154$25,99652$58,569
Hospitals 43$155,325$43,34751$89,744
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$2,163
Water Supply 2$7,065$42,3900$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,226$38,7123$5,258
Totals for Government 98$294,385$36,047149$170,967

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,088,000 ($1115.98)
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $7,680,000 ($4104.76)
    Electric Utilities: $1,357,000 ($725.28)
    Water Utilities: $451,000 ($241.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $415,000 ($221.81)
    Police Protection: $350,000 ($187.07)
    Regular Highways: $319,000 ($170.50)
    Sewerage: $316,000 ($168.89)
    General - Other: $230,000 ($122.93)
    Central Staff Services: $100,000 ($53.45)
    Health Services - Other: $89,000 ($47.57)
    Air Transportation: $49,000 ($26.19)
    Libraries: $43,000 ($22.98)
    Financial Administration: $41,000 ($21.91)
    Fire Protection: $29,000 ($15.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $20,000 ($10.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($3.21)
    Transit Utilities: $5,000 ($2.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $203,000 ($108.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Own Hospitals: $1,111,000 ($593.80)
    Water Utilities: $956,000 ($510.96)
    Sewerage: $453,000 ($242.12)
    Electric Utilities: $340,000 ($181.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $224,000 ($119.72)
    Regular Highways: $66,000 ($35.28)
    Transit Utilities: $24,000 ($12.83)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($4.28)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($3.74)
    Health - Other: $4,000 ($2.14)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.53)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,405,000 ($2888.83)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $101,000 ($53.98)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $22,000 ($11.76)
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $8,314,000 ($4443.61)
    Sewerage: $384,000 ($205.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $262,000 ($140.03)
    All Other: $70,000 ($37.41)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $41,000 ($21.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $113,000 ($60.40)
    General Revenue, NEC: $93,000 ($49.71)
    Interest Earnings: $69,000 ($36.88)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,493,000 ($797.97)
    Water Utilities: $458,000 ($244.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $993,000 ($530.73)
    All Other: $64,000 ($34.21)
  • Tax - Property: $432,000 ($230.89)
    NEC: $25,000 ($13.36)
    Public Utilities: $22,000 ($11.76)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($2.14)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,240,000 ($1197.22)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,515,000 ($2413.15)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,365,000 ($1798.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $7,565,000 ($4043.29)
    Water Utilities: $2,193,000 ($1172.10)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $315,000 ($168.36)
    Water Utilities: $47,000 ($25.12)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,735,000 ($1996.26)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $945,000 ($505.08)

5.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Grant County, SD  0.63% ($25,692 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.48% ($29,600)


6.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Grant County, SD  0.53% ($37,818 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ortonville:

  • KDIO (1350 AM; 1 kW; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ortonville:

  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KLQP (92.1 FM; MADISON, MN; Owner: LAC QUI PARLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ortonville:

  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K49ED (Channel 49; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K15DC (Channel 15; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K19CW (Channel 19; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K25EI (Channel 25; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K31BT (Channel 31; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K17CS (Channel 17; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K23DF (Channel 23; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K29CC (Channel 29; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K33CR (Channel 33; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K52AH (Channel 52; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K54AK (Channel 54; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K56BZ (Channel 56; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K58EO (Channel 58; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K60AB (Channel 60; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K27EN (Channel 27; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K39DZ (Channel 39; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K45DP (Channel 45; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K51EJ (Channel 51; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)

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

Ortonville, Minnesota:
  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • 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

Ortonville fatal accident list:

Jul 25, 1993 04:24 PM, 7, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 16, 1978 11:33 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 7, 1975 00:44 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total costs: $217,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,801
Total average daily truck traffic: 747

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 20 2nd St. Se (Lat: 45.304778 Lon: -96.444472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WNLG684, Licensee ID: L00035666
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.770 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/16/2013, Expiration Date: 03/25/2023
    Registrant: County Of Big Stone, 20 Se 2nd St, Ortonville, MN 56278, Phone: (320) 839-3558
  • Big Stone Lake State Pk (Lat: 45.387194 Lon: -96.534222), Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WRY431, Licensee ID: L00001503
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz, 151.370 MHz, 151.415 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/25/2003, Expiration Date: 08/09/2013
    Registrant: State Of Minnesota, 395 John Ireland Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (612) 839-3663
  • Ortonville City Water Tower (Lat: 45.316083 Lon: -96.446722), Call Sign: KNEC932
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, 155.400 MHz, 163.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/14/2012, Expiration Date: 11/05/2022
    Registrant: Milbank Communications Inc, 901 S. Dakota St., Milbank, SD 57252, Phone: (605) 432-6798, Fax: (605) 432-4014, Email:
  • Near Hwy 75 1 Mi S (Lat: 45.299694 Lon: -96.436722), Call Sign: KWZ293, Licensee ID: L00112399
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.5200 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/18/2003, Expiration Date: 01/05/2014
    Registrant: L G Everist Inc, 300 S Phillips Ave Ste 200, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5829, Phone: (605) 334-5000, Fax: (605) 334-3656, Email:
  • 25 Nw 2nd. Street (Lat: 45.304750 Lon: -96.444833), Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPWH457
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/18/2002, Expiration Date: 11/18/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/19/2013, Certifier: Bernard Hasten
    Registrant: Utc Spectrum Services, 200 North Glebe Rd. #1000, Arlington, VA 22203, Phone: (703) 558-2214, Fax: (703) 558-0823, Email:
  • N Edge Of City Limits (Lat: 45.316667 Lon: -96.443611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 84.4 m, Overall height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: WQAJ459
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/14/2004, Expiration Date: 06/14/2014, Certifier: James L Goodin
    Registrant: B V Larson Inc, 1082 West Bone Lake Ln, Milltown, WI 54858, Phone: (715) 857-5557, Email:
  • N Edge Of City Limits (Lat: 45.316667 Lon: -96.443611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 84.4 m, Overall height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: WQJV887
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.695 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/16/2009, Expiration Date: 01/16/2019, Certifier: James L Goodin
    Registrant: Great River Energy, 12300 Elm Creek Blvd, Maple Grove, MN 55369, Phone: (763) 445-5560, Fax: (763) 445-6360, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Schumacher, Intersection Of Us Hwy 75 And Big Stone Co. Hwy 10 (Lat: 45.370083 Lon: -96.430028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQJF971
    Assigned Frequencies: 6605.00 MHz, 6635.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/25/2008, Expiration Date: 08/25/2018, Certifier: Thomas E Walsh
    Registrant: Minnesota Department Of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd Ms730, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Phone: (651) 234-7973, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • 9 Mi Ne (Lat: 45.249944 Lon: -96.443667), Call Sign: KDT954
    Assigned Frequencies: 7000.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/27/1980, Expiration Date: 04/01/1984, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000
    Registrant: Selective Tv Inc

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 0.8 Kms East Of Highway 7 (Lat: 45.317722 Lon: -96.445333), Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: KNKK647
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/22/2008, Certifier: Elizabeth L Kohler
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Chtd., 1650 Tysons Blvd., Suite 1500, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • Ortonville Municipal Airport (Lat: 45.301667 Lon: -96.421111), Call Sign: WRLB2640, Licensee ID: L00001503
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.33200 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/14/2008, Expiration Date: 09/08/2017
    Registrant: State Of Minnesota, 222 E Plato Blvd Aeron Office, Saint Paul, MN 55107
  • Ortonville Municipal Airport (Lat: 45.299694 Lon: -96.424750), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 342.4 m, Call Sign: WAS2
    Assigned Frequencies: 121.725 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/06/2007, Expiration Date: 10/10/2017
    Registrant: Office Of Aeronautics, 222 E. Plato Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55107, Phone: (612) 297-4835, Fax: (612) 298-5643, Email:
  • Ortonville Municipal Airport, On Airport (Lat: 45.299278 Lon: -96.424500), Type: Building, Structure height: 7.3 m, Overall height: 10.3 m, Call Sign: WQNT905
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/24/2011, Expiration Date: 05/24/2021, Certifier: Jay M Zimmerman
    Registrant: Mndot Aeronautics, 222 East Plato Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55107-1618, Phone: (651) 234-7252, Fax: (651) 296-9089, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ortonville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2001R , Serial Number: 18255201, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 12/27/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Todd Verheul, 550 Orchard St, Ortonville, MN 56278
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 310 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 167 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 222R , Serial Number: 35267, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Rt 1 Box 181, Ortonville, MN 56278
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 336 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 49Z , Serial Number: 336-0049, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 08/16/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Larry A Larson, Rr 1 Po Box 181, Ortonville, MN 56278
  • 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: 6043R , Serial Number: 17253712, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 10/12/1965
    Registrant (Corporation): Delage Enterprises, 252 Minnesota St S, Ortonville, MN 56278
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7731U , Serial Number: 17251731, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 07/31/1964
    Registrant (Corporation): Md Aviation, 533 Dusty Ln, Ortonville, MN 56278



Most common first names in Ortonville, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3577.3 years
Robert2773.2 years
Anna2385.4 years
Henry2081.6 years
William2075.1 years
Clara1985.8 years
Carl1979.2 years
Donald1972.0 years
Arthur1880.5 years
Helen1682.6 years
Most common last names in Ortonville, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3876.6 years
Anderson2978.9 years
Nelson1780.9 years
Hanson1484.3 years
Peterson1484.7 years
Larson1278.5 years
Carlson1182.1 years
Olson1185.1 years
Voneschen1182.9 years
Karels1077.1 years
Businesses in Ortonville, MN
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1H&R Block1
Econo Lodge1RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway1
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