Goodhue County

Goodhue County, Minnesota

454 W 6th St
Red Wing, MN 55066
Phone: (651) 267-4800
Fax: (651) 267-4986

In southeastern MN, southeast of Saint Paul; established Mar 5, 1853 (prior to statehood) from Wabasha County. Name Origin: For James Madison Goodhue (1810-52), lawyer and prominent editor of the first newspaper in the MN Territory

Area (sq mi):: 780.44 (land 758.27; water 22.17) Population per square mile: 60.10
Population 2005: 45,585 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 3.30%; 1990-2000 8.40% Population 2000: 44,127 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.60%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 38.10
Income 2000: per capita $21,934; median household $46,972; Population below poverty level: 5.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,648-$30,266
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 21.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Red Wing County seat (15,907)

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    Scholarships were awarded to Michele Green of Greenbush, representing Roseau County, Samantha Keller of Goodhue, representing Goodhue County, and Kyla Mauk.
    When news spread late last fall that a potential world-record 8-pointer had been poached in southeastern Minnesota, most hunters registered some level of disappointment, but for at least three rural Goodhue County hunters, the news was gut wrenching.
    A carbon monoxide detector should be standard equipment in every fishhouse with a heater, according to Goodhue County educator Chuck Schwartau of the University of Minnesota Extension Service.
    Most importantly the MPUC denied a request for contested case status from a group that opposes wind development in Goodhue County.
    Scott McNurlin is the sheriff of Goodhue County in southeastern Minnesota.
    Rachael Rostad of Wanamingo, representing Goodhue County, and Katie Schmitt of Rice, representing Benton County, were selected as runners-up.
    National Wind, the project's manager, helped capitalize Goodhue Wind alongside local Goodhue County investors.
    The decision paves the way for the development, construction and operation of a 78 megawatt wind farm in Goodhue County, Minnesota.
    Fairview Red Wing led the charge in developing the CARE Clinic, a free medical facility that provides health care access to low-income, medically uninsured citizens living in Goodhue County.
    Cloud and its surrounding communities ($145,000); Goodhue County Public Health Service, serving a four-county area in southern Minnesota ($150,000); and Nobles-Rock Community Health Services, serving two communities in southwestern Minnesota ($140,000).
    John Gorman, Goodhue County Cooperative Electric Association, Zumbrota