Location of Windom, Minnesota
|• Type||Mayor – Council|
|• Mayor||Kirby Kruse|
|• Total||3.7 sq mi (9.7 km2)|
|• Land||3.6 sq mi (9.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)|
|Elevation||1,362 ft (415 m)|
|• Density||1,263.6/sq mi (487.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||56101, 56118|
|GNIS feature ID||0654245|
History[change | change source]
The city was named for William Windom, who was a United States Senator from Minnesota from 1881–1883, and was United States Secretary of the Treasury under presidents James Garfield, Chester Arthur and Benjamin Harrison.
Geography[change | change source]
Windom is located at  It is 1,362 feet (415 m) above sea level. The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.7 km²). 3.5 square miles (9.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (5.08%) is water.(43.866346, -95.116937).
Politics[change | change source]
Windom is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Windom is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22B, represented by Republican Rod Hamilton.
Transportation[change | change source]
Industry[change | change source]
Communications[change | change source]
Education[change | change source]
Windom is home to three schools: Windom Area Middle/High School, Winfair Elementary School, and Red Rock Ridge ALC. It is also home to two preschools: Busy Bees and Sunshine School.
Windom Area Middle/High School[change | change source]
Windom Area Middle/High School is home to students grade 4-12 due to renovations in 2003. There are roughly 300 students attending the high school (grades 9-12) and 350 attending the middle school (grades 4-10). The school is led by Principal Eric Hanson and Superintendent Wayne Wormstadt.
Extracurriculars[change | change source]
Sports[change | change source]
- Football home of Top Minnesota recruits Michael Rivera and Tent Bever
- Volleyball - State Champions in 2008, State Runner up in 2007 2013 section 2A champs
- Cross Country - Boys and Girls- John Curley and Emily Turner, State Participants, 2010 (800 meter dash winner 7th grade John Turner)
- Basketball- Boys and Girls Hoops that Like to throw Alley-oops. Stepping stone to Intermural glory.
- Gymnastics-voted all state academics 12 years running
- Wrestling-Jared Peterson and Drake Borsgard-State Participants
- Golf - State Runner-up in 2008 Led by newcomer Nathan Luhchains.
- Lacrosse established in 2008 coached by Johnathan Smith who has a 21-46 career record star players have been Sean Mcgire, Phillip Symens, and Nolan Jones.
- Tennis only all state player in school history Brendon Chester
Arts[change | change source]
Academics[change | change source]
- Knowledge Bowl State Participants in 3 successive years 2009, 2010, and 2011
- YES! Team
- Speech-Many state participants, including Morgan Potter, State Champion in Prose
- Student Senate
Entertainment[change | change source]
Riverfest[change | change source]
Windom holds an annual summer festival called Riverfest during the second weekend of June. A pageant corresponds to this celebration which crowns a Miss Riverfest, a First Runner-Up, Miss Photogenic, Miss Congeniality and a Little Miss Riverfest. Other activities in this weekend celebration include: fireworks, Vickie Schendel 5K Walk/Run, tennis tourney, fishing tourney, turtle races, kiddie tractor pull, street dance, grand parade, and many more.
Winter-River-Fest[change | change source]
Notable natives[change | change source]
- Maria Schneider - Composer
- Johnny Olson - Gameshow announcer
- Larry Buhler - Professional football player
References[change | change source]
- Brown, John A. History of Cottonwood and Watonwan Counties, Minnesota: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen & Co.: Indianapolis, 1916.
- "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST13&prodType=table. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Profile for Windom, Minnesota". ePodunk. http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=21559. Retrieved 2010-05-29.
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