• Sunburg

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    Sunburg, MN 56289

Just inside the northwest corner of the county where County Road 104 and Highway 9 intersect and the prairie hills deposited by the last glacier begin, you’ll find the village of Sunburg. With a population of just under 100, the community still makes a big impact.

The Village of Sunburg was platted by local residents in 1916. This is rather unique in that most towns were platted by the railroad. Sunburg is located in the northwest corner of Kandiyohi County, within walking distance of Swift and Pope Counties on MN Hwy 9 and Kandiyohi County 7 in the heart of the Glacial Ridge Trail. Sunburg is called home by people from 20 mile radius.

Founded by Norwegian immigrants, Sunburg continues to celebrate and reflect its ethnic heritage. They’ve even become famous for Syttende Mai, an annual celebration honoring their Norwegian heritage. Celebrated every year on the Sunday closest to May 17, they host a full day of activities, including a large parade. The Kultur Hus promotes the Nordic heritage by teaching folk arts, music, language, needlework and dancing. Do a little shopping while at the Kultur Hus and find some unique imports from Norway.

Sunburg sponsors the Norway Lake-Sunburg Lakers, a community baseball team in the County Line League. Home games are held Sunday afternoons at the Willie Reigstad baseball diamond in Sunburg. The Sunburg area is also home to a variety of churches, seven of which stem from the Norwegian Lutheran tradition. The Trolls Car Club sponsors a large collectible car show every Labor Day.

Sunburg is a part of Independent School District No. 775, otherwise known as KMS (Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg) Schools — Home of the Fighting Saints! Both the elementary and high school are located in Kerkhoven, which is just a 15 minute commute south of Sunburg.

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