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Population in 2013: 2,271 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.9%
 
Males: 1,090  (48.0%)
Females: 1,181  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  44.5 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56097.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,886 (it was $26,463 in 2000)
Wells:

$41,886
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,814 (it was $15,614 in 2000)

Wells city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,229 (it was $47,800 in 2000)
Wells:

$73,229
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $488.

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  • Races in Wells, MN (2010)

    Wells races chart
    • 2,12790.8%White alone
    • 1727.3%Hispanic
    • 180.8%Asian alone
    • 180.8%Two or more races
    • 40.2%Black alone
    • 40.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wells: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.2%), Norwegian (11.4%), Irish (7.5%), French (4.9%), Polish (4.7%), Swedish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.35 square miles.

Population density: 1,681 people per square mile   (low).

Wells,MN real estate house value index trend

Wells, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Wells:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wells city:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

106 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 0.9% North America, 0.8% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

4.3%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $797 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $874 (1.2%)

Wells satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (65.5 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (87.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (333.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Freeborn, MN (2.9 miles ), Minnesota Lake, MN (2.9 miles ), Easton, MN (3.0 miles ), Alden, MN (3.0 miles ), Walters, MN (3.1 miles) , Hartland, MN (3.6 miles ), Bricelyn, MN (3.6 miles ), Conger, MN (3.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $109,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.74 N, Longitude: 93.73 W

Area code: 507

Wells household income distribution Wells home values distribution

Crime rates in Wells by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
per 100,000 0.00.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.0
Robberies 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.043.10.00.00.0
Burglaries 4842411327
per 100,000 163.0329.2159.981.9169.0474.3130.585.1307.7
Thefts 2917132072721517
per 100,000 1,181.7699.6519.6819.0295.71,164.387.0638.0747.3
Auto thefts 411031000
per 100,000 163.041.240.00.0126.743.10.00.00.0
Arson 101010000
per 100,000 40.70.040.00.042.20.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.8) 74.756.536.640.135.295.613.132.853.5

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Crime rate in Wells detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Minnesota average:

1.64
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Wells, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wells-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Wells city center killed 6 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 19.1 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wells-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 83% 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 175.2 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 183.7 miles away from Wells center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 284.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 268.9 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 475.8 miles away from Wells center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 237.0 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 Faribault County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wells topographic map

Birthplace of: Al Juhnke - Politician, Carl W. Riddick - Politician, Frederic Warde - Typographer, Harrison J. Kaiser - Basketball coache.

Hospitals and medical centers in Wells:

  • WELLS HOSPITAL (400 FOURTH AVENUE SOUTHWEST)
  • PARKVIEW CARE CENTER WELLS INC (55 TENTH STREET SOUTHEAST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Wells:

  • NEW RICHLAND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; NEW RICHLAND, MN)

Airports located in Wells:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wells:

  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 32 miles; Mankato, MN; Full-time enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 34 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Riverland Community College (about 37 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 43 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 51 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • St Olaf College (about 57 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 61 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

Public high school in Wells:

Private high school in Wells:

  • COVENANT LIFE SCHOOL (Students: 16; Location: 10 1ST AVE SW; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wells:

Private elementary/middle school in Wells:

  • ST CASIMIR SCHOOL (Students: 93; Location: 330 2ND AVE SW; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Wells

Library in Wells:

  • WELLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $83,415; Location: 54 1ST STREET SW; 21,952 books; 15,187 e-books; 446 audio materials; 1,383 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 29 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wells: Wells (A), Wells Golf Club (B), Wells Volunteer Fire Department (C), Wells City Hall (D), Wells City Police Department (E), Wells Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wells include: United Lutheran Church (A), Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Saint Casimir's Catholic Parish (D), United Methodist Church (E), Covenant Life Church (F), Assembly of God Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Wells: Thompson Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 46.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.7%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.7%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
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: 0.1% of all households
49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
71 people in nursing homes in 2000
23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Wells, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Wells compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Wells (2011 data):

  • Wells Federal Bank, FSB: Wells Federal Bank, Fsb at 53 First Streeet, S.W., branch established on 1934/09/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $239.5 mil, Deposits: $213.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Peoples State Bank of Wells: Peoples State Bank Of Wells at 98 3rd Street Se, branch established on 1924/02/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $27.2 mil, Deposits: $23.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Equity Corporation
  • Paragon Bank: at 190 South Broadway, branch established on 1925/08/31. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $31.0 mil, Deposits: $28.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Minnesota Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wells city (based on Faribault County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,44123
Catholic3,5835
Evangelical Protestant2,10115
Other-1
None2,428-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Faribault County:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

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

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Faribault County:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

8.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Faribault County:

26.7%
Minnesota:

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

12.5%
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
Financial Administration 1$2,680$32,1600$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,628$45,7680$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$11,757$35,27110$7,567
Firefighters 0$0 49$1,509
Streets and Highways 4$13,165$39,4950$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 10$4,241
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,199$38,3881$218
Water Supply 2$6,691$40,1460$0
Electric Power 3$15,126$60,5041$1,169
Local Libraries 0$0 5$7,045
Other and Unallocable 3$15,567$62,26835$8,699
Totals for Government 20$75,813$45,488111$30,448

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $659,000 ($290.18)
    Liquor Stores: $617,000 ($271.69)
    Regular Highways: $405,000 ($178.34)
    Sewerage: $280,000 ($123.29)
    General - Other: $272,000 ($119.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $263,000 ($115.81)
    Housing & Community Development: $255,000 ($112.29)
    Police Protection: $251,000 ($110.52)
    Water Utilities: $212,000 ($93.35)
    Financial Administration: $126,000 ($55.48)
    Libraries: $70,000 ($30.82)
    Fire Protection: $50,000 ($22.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($18.05)
    Air Transportation: $13,000 ($5.72)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($4.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $7,000 ($3.08)
    Health Services - Other: $6,000 ($2.64)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($11.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000 ($85.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $189,000 ($83.22)
    Regular Highways: $171,000 ($75.30)
    Electric Utilities: $132,000 ($58.12)
    Sewerage: $111,000 ($48.88)
    Water Utilities: $60,000 ($26.42)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($9.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($9.25)
    Fire Protection: $16,000 ($7.05)
    Liquor Stores: $8,000 ($3.52)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($2.20)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.44)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.44)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.44)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $859,000 ($378.25)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $277,000 ($121.97)
    Housing & Community Development: $234,000 ($103.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $121,000 ($53.28)
    Regular Highways: $100,000 ($44.03)
    All Other: $65,000 ($28.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($9.25)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $155,000 ($68.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $25,000 ($11.01)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $720,000 ($317.04)
    Interest Earnings: $97,000 ($42.71)
    Special Assessments: $41,000 ($18.05)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $890,000 ($391.90)
    Liquor Stores: $646,000 ($284.46)
    Water Utilities: $248,000 ($109.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $819,000 ($360.63)
    All Other: $45,000 ($19.82)
  • Tax - Property: $353,000 ($155.44)
    NEC: $13,000 ($5.72)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $445,000 ($195.95)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,224,000 ($1419.64)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $71,000 ($31.26)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $770,000 ($339.06)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,380,000 ($1048.00)
    Electric Utilities: $420,000 ($184.94)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $145,000 ($63.85)
    Electric Utilities: $25,000 ($11.01)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,820,000 ($2122.41)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $306,000 ($134.74)

4.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,152 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
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 Blue Earth County, MN  0.95% ($21,526 average AGI)
from Freeborn County, MN  0.43% ($27,462)
from Martin County, MN  0.43% ($26,385)


5.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,838 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
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 Blue Earth County, MN  0.99% ($30,900 average AGI)
to Martin County, MN  0.66% ($23,125)
to Freeborn County, MN  0.38% ($31,652)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wells:

  • 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)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOWZ (1170 AM; 3 kW; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KATE (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KBEW (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BLUE EARTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wells:

  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KJLY (104.5 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • KRUE (92.1 FM; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBEW-FM (98.1 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: KBEW, INC.)
  • KXLP (93.1 FM; NEW ULM, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K299AL (107.7 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: FREEBORN COUNTY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • KQPR (96.1 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wells:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • K60FY (Channel 60; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K14KD (Channel 14; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K27FI (Channel 27; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K31EF (Channel 31; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K36FI (Channel 36; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K58FC (Channel 58; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K62FH (Channel 62; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K65FW (Channel 65; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
Wells fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)


Wells fatal accident list:

May 7, 1983 04:10 AM, 109, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 22, 1982 02:30 PM, 109, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • City Hall (Lat: 43.745222 Lon: -93.728000), Type: Upole, Structure height: 17 m, Overall height: 23 m, Call Sign: KNDE704
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 05/14/2022, Certifier: Dolly Schultz
    Registrant: City Of Wells, 125 South Broadway, Wells, MN 56097, Phone: (507) 553-5824, Fax: (507) 553-5858, Email:
  • 190 Franklin Ne (Lat: 43.745028 Lon: -93.719667), Type: Bant, Structure height: 7.6 m, Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WNRW988
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/2005, Expiration Date: 04/20/2015
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co, 1115 Cross St, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Email:
  • 54 First St Sw (Lat: 43.747167 Lon: -93.732167), Call Sign: KAR727, 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, 14615 Lone Oak Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, Phone: (612) 937-8599
  • Lat: 43.747444 Lon: -93.720222, Call Sign: WPDK773
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.390 MHz, 157.650 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/05/2003, Expiration Date: 10/13/2013
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 706 N Grand Ave, Spencer, IA 51301, Phone: (712) 262-4001, Fax: (712) 262-4039
  • 54357 140th St. (Lat: 43.745556 Lon: -93.747222), Call Sign: WQCS850
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.065 MHz, 160.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/17/2005, Expiration Date: 05/17/2015, Certifier: Mark Fendrich
    Registrant: National License Corp., 9050 Briarclift Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256, Phone: (317) 849-5866, Fax: (317) 841-3328, Email:
  • LIFT STATION 2, 10th Ave Sw & 6th St Sw (Lat: 43.740278 Lon: -93.738611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: KD38835
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.562 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/25/2004, Expiration Date: 02/07/2014
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co, 1115 Cross St, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720
  • 15280 520th Avenue (Lat: 43.706500 Lon: -93.827222), Call Sign: WQMK986
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.775 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/09/2010, Expiration Date: 09/09/2020, Certifier: Donna Warren
    Registrant: 2-Way Radio Of Minnesota, Inc., 604 East First Street, Janesville, MN 56048, Phone: (507) 234-5279, Fax: (507) 234-5302, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • WELLS DT, 555 3rd Street Nw (Lat: 43.753306 Lon: -93.731722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WQPP485
    Assigned Frequencies: 6785.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/12/2012, Expiration Date: 07/12/2022, 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:
  • WELLS 2, Highway 90, South Of (Lat: 43.652500 Lon: -93.679444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQPQ366
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/2012, Expiration Date: 07/18/2022, 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:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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  • 2nd Ave & 2nd Street (Lat: 43.749111 Lon: -93.731333), Overall height: 457 m, Call Sign: KNKM587
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.487 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/27/1999, Expiration Date: 06/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/02/2004, Certifier: William Buxbaum
    Registrant: Network Services, LLC Debtor-In-Possession, 525 South Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245, Phone: (310) 615-6523, Fax: (310) 615-6581, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K9UGG
    Grant Date: 09/24/1998, Expiration Date: 09/24/2008, Cancellation Date: 09/25/2010
    Registrant: Leonard F Knutson, 16995 State Hwy 22, Wells, MN 56097-6767
  • Call Sign: N0BHX
    Grant Date: 08/08/1989, Expiration Date: 08/08/1999, Cancellation Date: 08/09/2001
    Registrant: James L Dalton, 798 1st Ave Sw, Wells, MN 56079
  • Call Sign: N0NWG, Previous Call Sign: KB0CJF, Licensee ID: L00404249
    Grant Date: 11/07/2011, Expiration Date: 11/19/2021, Certifier: Gerald A Groskreutz
    Registrant: Gerald A Groskreutz, 24614 600th Ave, Wells, MN 56097-6000
  • Call Sign: WB0RUD
    Grant Date: 01/07/1997, Expiration Date: 01/07/2007, Cancellation Date: 01/08/2009
    Registrant: Loren O Myli, 701 1st Ave Sw, Wells, MN 56097
  • Call Sign: WD0BBY, Licensee ID: L00209166
    Grant Date: 05/07/2009, Expiration Date: 07/13/2019, Certifier: Mark S Dundas
    Registrant: Mark S Dundas, 164 10th St Se, Wells, MN 56097
  • Call Sign: KD0KLT, Licensee ID: L01549756
    Grant Date: 02/24/2010, Expiration Date: 02/24/2020, Certifier: Brady A Flatness
    Registrant: Brady A Flatness, 61593 State Hwy 109, Wells, MN 56097

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA A188B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 70350 , Serial Number: 18801895T, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 11/07/1974
    Registrant (Corporation): Air Organic LLP, 59129 180th St, Wells, MN 56097
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 79159 , Serial Number: 17257924, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 03/19/1969
    Registrant (Corporation): Harrys Hawks Inc, 54720 St Hwy 109, Wells, MN 56097
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-301 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 71 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8541S , Serial Number: 301-0140, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 06/15/1978
    Registrant (Individual): John E Thisius, 15665 590th Ave, Wells, MN 56097
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-301 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 71 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8550S , Serial Number: 301-0143, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 06/28/1978
    Registrant (Partnership): Aviation LLP Headline, 15665 590th Ave, Wells, MN 56097
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8741U , Serial Number: 17252645, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 02/18/1965
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert H Zimny, 80 10th St Se, Wells, MN 56097, Other Owners: Barbara A Zimny

Most common first names in Wells, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3577.7 years
William3179.3 years
Henry3081.5 years
Edward2577.1 years
Frank2181.4 years
Emma2186.6 years
Joseph2180.7 years
George1978.0 years
Marie1883.9 years
Anna1786.7 years
Most common last names in Wells, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schultz3279.6 years
Miller3181.7 years
Schroeder2072.6 years
Stenzel1877.1 years
Staloch1883.0 years
Johnson1882.4 years
Meyer1783.0 years
Brandt1678.3 years
Neubauer1680.7 years
Rollenhagen1584.3 years

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