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Wadena County, Minnesota


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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Wadena is approximately 4,294 (2000), 4088 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,923 (1990), 1840 (2010).
The amount of land area in Wadena is 11.396 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wadena to Washington DC is 1089 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 139 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wadena is positioned 46.43 degrees north of the equator and 95.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Wadena average annual rainfall is 25 inches per year
Wadena average annual snowfall is 44 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 19 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 84 degrees F.


in central Minnesota at the juncture of U.S. Highways 10 and 71
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History & History Related Items

In 1872, the Northern Pacific Railroad crossed the country. A depot was built 15 miles west of the old post and a new town formed around the depot. The new settlement was named Wadena which was the name of the old town site. Wadena means "little round hill" in Ojibway.

A picture from Wadena, Minnesota in 1947
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June Jubilee held each June for four days, including a parade which is the highlight of the festival.
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Wadena City Government

The official site for the City of Wadena

City Hall
222 2nd St SE
Wadena, MN 56482-1508
Phone: 218-631-7707

Wadena is the County Seat of Wadena County.

Wadena Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
5 Aldrich Ave, S.E.
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218-632-7704
Toll-free: 877-631-7704

Wadena Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
5 Aldrich Ave, S.E.
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218-632-7704
Toll-free: 877-631-7704

Wadena Libraries

Wadena Library
304 1st St SW
Wadena, MN 56482-1460
Phone: 218-631-2476

Wadena Schools

Wadena-Deer Creek Public School District
520 Colfax Ave SW
Wadena, MN 56482-1769
Phone: 218-631-2155 Wadena


The population of Wadena was:
1980 - 4,699
1990 - 4,242
1994 - 4,240
2000 - 4,294

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