About Us

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Edgerton, a small town of approximately 1200 people, is located in  the southwest corner of Minnesota in Pipestone County. Edgerton is approximately 20 miles southeast from the City of Pipestone, and 20 miles north from  the City of Luverne (on Interstate 90).  It is home to the Dutch Festival, held annually in July.

The people of Edgerton embrace a strong sense of community. One way this is demonstrated is the value we place on education. In Edgerton, you will find a public elementary and high school, two private elementary schools and a private high school. We also have a strong early education program for children (and their parents) beginning as early as age three. There are typically over 50 children enrolled in these early education programs. In total, we have over 800 children attending schools in Edgerton.

Edgerton has a vibrant business community that takes great pride in drawing customers from throughout the county and beyond (see our Business Directory for detailed information on our businesses).  We are fortunate to have two medical clinics (both Avera and Sanford), a post office, bank, public library, weekly newspaper, eye care office, chiropractic clinic, several massage therapists, a tele-pharmacy, and  both a volunteer ambulance and fire department.

Edgerton's commercial base is primarily agricultural, but several employers play a significant role in broadening our economy. Our largest local employer (approximately 250 employees) is Fey Industries. Fey Industries is a third generation, family-owned and operated light manufacturer for promotional and packaging products. Within its climate-controlled facilities, the company leverages a variety of manufacturing processes such as RF heat sealing, injection molding and thermoforming, along with various decorating techniques.  Rooted in family values, the QCA-accredited company continues to stay relevant, and is a mainstay in the Edgerton community.

Edgebrook Care Center also adds to our local economy with annual salaries totaling approximately $2 million. The Edgebrook Care Center Campus includes the skilled Medicare and Medicaid Certified Nursing Home, the Senior Living Community, and the Assisted Living Community to offer a continuum of long term care services.

We do love our sports in Edgerton.  In recent history, our Dutchmen football team became the 9-Man State Champions in 2011, and in 2013 the Southwest MN Christian High School Eagles boys basketball team took home the Class A Championship. As recently as 2016, our high school softball team took home the State Championship.  As for sports accomplishments of the past, many people still remember what happened in 1960: the year Edgerton won the state basketball championship when there were no classes or divisions based on school size.