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 100, the community still makes a big impact. They’ve even become famous for Syttende Mai, an annual celebration honoring their Norwegian heritage. 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.

The community is home to Hope Lutheran Church and Sunburg Community Bible Church. There are also several smaller Lutheran congregations within a few miles of the city. Despite its small size, Sunburg offers several businesses, including Skindelien Hardware, a gas station, N & J’s grocery store, Lake Region Bank and Dan’s Diesel Service & Repair. Another great community asset is the town’s baseball team, the Norway Lake-Sunburg Lakers. Games are typically played on Sundays at various locations, but home games for the Lakers are played at the ball park in town.

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.


City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.

City Office:

211 Isola Street
P.O. Box 84
Sunburg, MN 56289

Photo by Dennis Benson

Photo by Dennis Benson

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2010 Population: 100
2008 Population: 92
Number of Households: 47
Persons per Household: 1.95
Labor Force: 49
Median Household Income: $22,500

Distance from Airports

Minneapolis/St. Paul: 118 miles
St. Cloud Regional: 87 miles
Willmar Municipal: 22 miles

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