Montevideo is a town of 5,383 people with a total outlying population of about 8,000. Montevideo is located where the Minnesota and Chippewa Rivers meet. It is also on Minnesota state highways 7 and 29, and US highways 212 and 59.
The town has been a farming community throughout its history and continues cherish its history while advancing to the future. Lately, the Montevideo area has diversified and become a location for many events and a place to enjoy the great outdoors. From deer and goose hunting, to snowmobiling and ice fishing, to baseball tournaments and Fiesta Days, to golfing and biking, Montevideo is a place to reconnect with nature and ourselves. The area has hosted numerous events, such as The Ride Across Minnesota, being featured in the film Sweetland, the annual Arts Meander – Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl, and many expos. Montevideo received the honor of being 1 of 10 nationally selected cities to hold the title “All America City” for 2004.
There are many non-profit and grassroots level community organizations for the betterment of life in Western Minnesota. Montevideo is home to a superb public school system, and public library. There are many community arts and music groups with regular gatherings and events in the area. The Lac Qui Parle State Park. is only a short distance away, and there are many bike and walking trails throughout the area. Montevideo has a rich historical past kept alive through various organizations, Annual Heritage Hill Threashing Show, Historic Chippewa City, Milwaukee Road Heritage Center, and many more events.
Montevideo is located 120 miles west of the Twin Cities and is an ideal place for remote workers wishing to escape the urban landscape. Connect with yourself and with nature in Montevideo.
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