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Sunburg

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Sunburg is a city in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 100 at the 2010 census. The community is famous for its celebration of its Norwegian-American heritage. The local Sunburg Creamery Cafe serves Norwegian dishes including Klub and Lutefisk. Hope Lutheran Church and Sunburg Community Bible Church are in the city, as well as several smaller Lutheran congregations within a few miles. Despite its small size, Sunburg has several businesses including Skindelien hardware, a gas station, N & J's grocery store, Lake Region bank, Jorgenson's auto dealership, and the aforementioned Sunburg Creamery cafe. Sunburg also has a baseball team.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.50sqmi, of which 0.47sqmi is land and 0.03sqmi is water.Minnesota State Highways 9 and 104 are two of the main routes in the community.Monson Lake State Park is just west of the town.HistoryOriginally, Sunburg was established in hopes that a planned railroad line would travel through the community. However, the plans for the railroad never materialized. Nevertheless, Sunburg became an important part of the local farming economy. An elementary school existed from 1955 to 1989, as part of the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg School District. The school closed due to shrinking enrollment. The school building was later sold to the community of Sunburg for $1, which uses it as a community center and fire hall. The community center, fire hall was expanded, an assisted living center, called Marian's manor with proceeds from a $1.3 million estate bequest from Marian Peterson.
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