Preston, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 1,305 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.5%
 
Males: 663  (50.8%)
Females: 642  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  43.8 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55965.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,978 (it was $37,016 in 2000)
Preston:

$40,978
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,219 (it was $18,578 in 2000)

Preston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $96,499 (it was $73,300 in 2000)
Preston:

$96,499
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $126,291; Detached houses: $131,064; Townhouses or other attached units: $99,567; In 2-unit structures: $100,264; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $124,733; Mobile homes: $17,360

Median gross rent in 2012: $449.

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Preston races chart
  • White alone - 1,298 (98.0%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)

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

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

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Ancestries: German (32.7%), Norwegian (30.2%), United States (6.6%), Irish (5.2%), Polish (2.9%), English (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 2.35 square miles.

Population density: 555 people per square mile   (low).

Preston,MN real estate house value index trend

Preston, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Preston:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Preston city:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

38 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 1.0% North America).

This city:  2.8%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,236 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,172 (1.0%)

Preston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (31.3 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (102.3 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (257.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fountain, MN (2.3 miles ), Lanesboro, MN (2.5 miles ), Whalan, MN (3.0 miles) , Harmony, MN (3.0 miles ), Wykoff, MN (3.1 miles ), Canton, MN (3.5 miles ), Chatfield, MN (3.6 miles ), Peterson, MN (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $185,500
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $227,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $50,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.67 N, Longitude: 92.08 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): America's Trout Capital

Area code: 507

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

4.2%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -130 (-8.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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

Average climate in Preston, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Preston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 39% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Preston city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center injured 11 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Preston-area historical earthquake activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 86% 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 238.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 422.1 miles away from Preston center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 222.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 400.2 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 249.1 miles away from Preston center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 366.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fillmore County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers in Preston:

  • FILLMORE PLACE ("110 FILLMORE PLACE SE, BOX 15A")
  • FILLMORE COUNTY PHNS (902 HOUSTON STREET NORTHWEST SUITE 2)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY HOME CARE (200 ST PAUL STREET)
  • PRESTON GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER ("608 WINONA ST, PO BOX 607")

Airports located in Preston:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Preston:

  • Luther College (about 29 miles; Decorah, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,700)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 33 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Winona State University (about 34 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 37 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Viterbo University (about 43 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 43 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)

Public elementary/middle school in Preston:

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Library in Preston:

  • PRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $97,239; Location: 101 ST PAUL ST NW; 34,367 books; 15,187 e-books; 1,486 audio materials; 3,487 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 11 other licensed databases; 57 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Preston: Peddlers Roast Campground (A), Fillmore County Fairgrounds (B), Pine Tree Apple Orchards (C), Fillmore County Courthouse (D), Fillmore County Sheriffs Office (E), Preston Public Library (F), Preston Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Preston include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Christ Lutheran Church (B), Saint Columban Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Divine Word Evangelical Lutheran Church (E), Preston United Methodist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Crown Hill Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Camp Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Preston: Preston Overlook (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Country Trails Inn & Suites (809 Highway 52).

Fillmore County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.9%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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:  59.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.1%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
17 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Preston in 2000:

  • 63 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Preston, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Preston compared to Minnesota state average:

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

Banks with branches in Preston (2011 data):

  • F & M Community Bank, National Association: at 100 St. Anthony Street North, branch established on 1911/03/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $93.1 mil, Deposits: $78.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: F & M Financial Services, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Preston, Minnesota:

  • The Old Barn Resort, Rt 3, Preston, MN 55965 , Phone: (507) 467-2512
  • The Historic Jailhouse Inn, 109 Houston 3 NW, Preston, MN 55965 , Phone: (507) 765-2181
  • Country Hearth Inn, 809 Hwy 52 N, Preston, MN 55956 , Phone: (507) 765-2533, Fax: (507) 765-4450
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Preston, Minnesota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Preston city (based on Fillmore County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.93%
Here: 91.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchOld Order Amish
Adherents56.3%14.9%11.6%7.7%1.9%
Congregations36.6%12.7%16.9%5.6%8.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Reformed Church in AmericaNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.7%0.7%0.6%2.5%
Congregations4.2%1.4%2.8%2.8%8.5%
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: 8
Fillmore County:

3.81 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

13.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Fillmore County:

26.6%
Minnesota:

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

9.6%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 5$22,244$53,3860$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$15,483$61,9321$465
Streets and Highways 1$4,596$55,1520$0
Health 1$3,684$44,20815$2,432
Sewerage 1$4,629$55,5480$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$847
Water Supply 1$4,957$59,4840$0
Electric Power 2$9,839$59,0340$0
Local Libraries 1$2,947$35,3642$1,709
Other and Unallocable 1$3,405$40,8602$3,563
Totals for Government 16$71,784$53,83821$9,016

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $329,000 ($252.11)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,144,000 ($876.63)
    Water Utilities: $270,000 ($206.90)
    General - Other: $255,000 ($195.40)
    Sewerage: $249,000 ($190.80)
    Financial Administration: $170,000 ($130.27)
    Regular Highways: $135,000 ($103.45)
    Health Services - Other: $100,000 ($76.63)
    Police Protection: $100,000 ($76.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $86,000 ($65.90)
    Libraries: $62,000 ($47.51)
    Fire Protection: $41,000 ($31.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($4.60)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($3.83)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($11.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $127,000 ($97.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $137,000 ($104.98)
    Electric Utilities: $64,000 ($49.04)
    Sewerage: $48,000 ($36.78)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($26.05)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($22.99)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($17.62)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($7.66)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($6.90)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($3.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $479,000 ($367.05)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $54,000 ($41.38)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $254,000 ($194.64)
    All Other: $126,000 ($96.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($16.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,000 ($13.79)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $171,000 ($131.03)
    Interest Earnings: $47,000 ($36.02)
    Special Assessments: $27,000 ($20.69)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,253,000 ($960.15)
    Water Utilities: $346,000 ($265.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $480,000 ($367.82)
    Highways: $88,000 ($67.43)
    All Other: $17,000 ($13.03)
  • Tax - Property: $556,000 ($426.05)
    Other Selective Sales: $19,000 ($14.56)
    NEC: $6,000 ($4.60)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($1.53)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,197,000 ($917.24)
    Electric Utilities: $350,000 ($268.20)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,136,000 ($1636.78)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $140,000 ($107.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,048,000 ($803.07)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,108,000 ($849.04)
    Other, NEC: $1,017,000 ($779.31)
    Electric Utilities: $305,000 ($233.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $211,000 ($161.69)
    Water Utilities: $89,000 ($68.20)
    Electric Utilities: $45,000 ($34.48)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($2.30)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,532,000 ($2706.51)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $242,000 ($185.44)

4.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,676 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
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 Olmsted County, MN  1.32% ($36,435 average AGI)
from Winona County, MN  0.46% ($29,184)
from Mower County, MN  0.28% ($31,174)


5.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
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 Olmsted County, MN  1.65% ($36,875 average AGI)
to Winona County, MN  0.35% ($31,276)
to Mower County, MN  0.28% ($26,174)

Strongest AM radio stations in Preston:

  • KFIL (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PRESTON, MN; Owner: KFIL, INC.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KWEB (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • KAGE (1380 AM; 4 kW; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Preston:

  • KFIL-FM (103.1 FM; PRESTON, MN; Owner: KFIL, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KQYB (98.3 FM; SPRING GROVE, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KNXR (97.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: UNITED AUDIO CORPORATION)
  • KLSE-FM (91.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KZSE (90.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KWNO-FM (99.3 FM; RUSHFORD, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC)
  • K223AH (92.5 FM; PETERSON, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KCZQ (102.3 FM; CRESCO, IA; Owner: MEGA MEDIA, LTD.)
  • KLCX (107.7 FM; ST. CHARLES, MN; Owner: ST. CHARLES BROADCASTING CO. LLC)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KCLH (94.7 FM; CALEDONIA, MN; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • KRCH (101.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMSE (88.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SAINT OLAF COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Preston:

  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K56HW (Channel 56; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K58GC (Channel 58; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K52HH (Channel 52; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Preston fatal accident list:

May 21, 2004 09:30 AM, Us-52, Sr-16, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Oct 18, 1979 10:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 12, 1976 87:99 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 36 meters (118ft)
Total costs: $526,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,789
Total average daily truck traffic: 488
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 9,630

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Preston)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Cr 17 At City Limits (Lat: 43.658861 Lon: -92.080167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: KLO412
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.265 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 02/07/2021, Certifier: Joseph G Dobesh Iii
    Registrant: Minnesota Dept Of Transportation, 1500 W Cr B2, Roseville, MN 55113, Phone: (651) 234-7970, Fax: (651) 234-7960, Email:
  • Sheriffs Bldg St Paul St (Lat: 43.678861 Lon: -92.088500), Call Sign: KZO302, Licensee ID: L00098058
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.007 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/06/2005, Expiration Date: 09/25/2015
    Registrant: City Of Preston, Preston City Hall, Preston, MN 55965, Phone: (507) 765-2153
  • PRESTON REPEATER, Nw 1/4 Sec 31 Twp 103n R10w Fillmore County (Lat: 43.681944 Lon: -92.086389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 67.1 m, Call Sign: WPDU427, Licensee ID: L00098058
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.182 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/04/2003, Expiration Date: 11/12/2013
    Registrant: Preston Emergency Service, 217 Fillmore St W, Preston, MN 55965, Phone: (507) 765-2153
  • Forestville State Park Ofc (Lat: 43.633306 Lon: -92.226000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: WSV971
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz, 151.370 MHz, 151.415 MHz, 159.240 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/25/2003, Expiration Date: 08/31/2013, Certifier: Michael D Hogan
    Registrant: State Of Minnesota, 161 St Anthony Ste 900, Saint Paul, MN 55103, Fax: (612) 297-5735
  • Int Hwy 16 & 52 Se Corner (Lat: 43.674139 Lon: -92.084056), Call Sign: KNFG682
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/22/1997, Expiration Date: 04/01/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2002
    Registrant: Preston Agri Service Inc, Mill & St Anthony Box 85, Preston, MN 55965, Phone: (507) 765-2113
  • Ne Cor Blk 11 Town Site (Lat: 43.670250 Lon: -92.083222), Call Sign: KYL562, Licensee ID: L00038961
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.410 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/1996, Expiration Date: 05/07/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/08/2001
    Registrant: City Of Preston, 109 St Paul 2 Sw, Preston, MN 55965, Phone: (507) 765-2153
  • Lat: 43.644722 Lon: -92.084611, Call Sign: WQAX962
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.450 MHz, 451.875 MHz, 456.450 MHz, 456.875 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/2004, Expiration Date: 08/24/2014, Certifier: Steve H Halverson
    Registrant: Spectrum & Licensing Services, 395 Buford Ave., Ste C, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 339-0816, Fax: (717) 339-0817

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Various Locations (Lat: 43.683278 Lon: -92.083472), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPJF822
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.256 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/01/2011, Expiration Date: 07/19/2021
    Registrant: Preston Public Utilities, 210 Fillmore Street West, Preston, MN 55965, Phone: (507) 765-2491, Fax: (507) 765-2794, Email:
  • On Hwy 16 W 3 Mi W Of (Lat: 43.680222 Lon: -92.141806), Overall height: 68.6 m, Call Sign: WPOT906
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/24/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021
    Registrant: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20038-1122, Phone: (202) 663-8203, Fax: (202) 513-8899, Email:
  • PRESTON, 1100 Circle Heights Drive (Lat: 43.680917 Lon: -92.093194), Type: Mast, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.5 m, Call Sign: WQPS550
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/03/2012, Expiration Date: 08/03/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • F.C.S.O. Preston Tow, On Hill Outside Of 901 Houston St (Lat: 43.681500 Lon: -92.089056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 54.3 m, Call Sign: WQQH293
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/2012, Expiration Date: 12/11/2022, Certifier: Daryl Jensen
    Registrant: Whitewater Wireless, Inc., 1929 2nd Street Sw, Rochester, MN 55902, Phone: (507) 281-1917, Fax: (507) 281-3341, Email:
  • Fillmore Sheriff Off, 901 Houston Street (Lat: 43.677944 Lon: -92.084806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 29.9 m, Call Sign: WQQH295
    Assigned Frequencies: 21925.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/2012, Expiration Date: 12/11/2022, Certifier: Daryl Jensen
    Registrant: Whitewater Wireless, Inc., 1929 2nd Street Sw, Rochester, MN 55902, Phone: (507) 281-1917, Fax: (507) 281-3341, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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  • Preston-Fillmore County Airport (Lat: 43.678333 Lon: -92.174167), Type: Pole, Structure height: 395.4 m, Call Sign: KNX3
    Assigned Frequencies: 118.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/22/2007, Expiration Date: 10/18/2017
    Registrant: Mndot Aeronautics, 222 East Plato Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55107-1618, Phone: (651) 234-7252, Fax: (651) 234-7261, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB0DVV
    Grant Date: 01/24/1989, Expiration Date: 01/24/1999, Cancellation Date: 01/25/2001
    Registrant: Tilman P Larson, Rt 1 Box 252, Preston, MN 55965
  • Call Sign: KB0TEE, Licensee ID: L00318868
    Grant Date: 06/27/1995, Expiration Date: 06/27/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2002
    Registrant: Samuel A Blackburn, Rt 2 Box 120-1, Preston, MN 55965
  • Call Sign: KB9GOS
    Grant Date: 11/13/1996, Expiration Date: 06/04/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/05/2003
    Registrant: Frances R Townsend, Rr 2 Box 207, Preston, MN 55965
  • Call Sign: KF0FJ, Previous Call Sign: N0JIX
    Grant Date: 09/19/1989, Expiration Date: 09/19/1999, Cancellation Date: 09/20/2001
    Registrant: David S Larson, Rr 4 Box 28, Preston, MN 55965
  • Call Sign: K0LTA, Previous Call Sign: KB0TEE, Licensee ID: L00318868
    Grant Date: 05/03/2002, Expiration Date: 05/03/2012, Certifier: Samuel A Blackburn
    Registrant: Samuel A Blackburn, Rt 2 Box 120 1, Preston, MN 55965


FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Preston)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
Most common first names in Preston, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2281.0 years
Anna1487.8 years
William1279.7 years
James1182.6 years
Helen1176.0 years
Evelyn1080.1 years
Clarence1083.5 years
George986.3 years
Margaret979.9 years
Elmer982.9 years
Most common last names in Preston, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson1381.5 years
Anderson1276.7 years
Sikkink1284.9 years
Scheevel1281.2 years
Gartner1280.2 years
Olson1180.3 years
Johnson1173.2 years
Hahn1180.4 years
Miller1080.2 years
Marzolf979.4 years
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