Located 13 miles south of Willmar on Highway 71 is the town of Blomkest. A city founded on small-town values that is able to offer a quiet lifestyle while still having all of the essentials. Businesses such as the local bank, beauty shop, church, cafe, gas station and car wash, as well as the plumbing and hardware store, serve the immediate needs with larger city access only 13 miles away. Blomkest also has a strong connection to the farming community which shines through in its hometown values and hardworking community.

Come to Blomkest during Blomkest Appreciation Day, the second Thursday in July, and you will find the entire town population, as well as the county folks, celebrating with a parade and a Firemen’s Relief Supper. Small town events like the parade, fish fry and turkey Bingo are some of the pleasures of living in a small town—nobody is a stranger for long!

Children in Blomkest attend either Central Minnesota Christian School (a private school) located in Prinsburg or one of the schools in the Willmar Public Schools District 347. Both options are within close proximity.


City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Community Center.

City Office:

8 Blomquist Street NW
P.O. Box 154
Blomkest, MN 56216


Photo by Dennis Benson

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2010 Population: 157
Number of Households: 62
Persons per Household: 2.77
Labor Force: 87
Median Household Income: $34,583

Distance from Airports

Minneapolis/St. Paul: 81 miles
St. Cloud Regional: 81 miles
Willmar Municipal: 15 miles

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