Onstad, MN

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Onstad, MN

About Onstad, MN

Onstad, MN is a small town located in the Midwest region of the United States. It has a population of approximately 1,500 people and is known for its friendly atmosphere and strong sense of community. Residents enjoy spending time outdoors in the nearby parks, fishing in the lakes, and visiting local attractions. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation as well as small businesses that offer locally-sourced products and services. For those looking for a quieter place to live, Onstad provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of more urban areas. The people of Onstad are welcoming and kind, making it a great place to call home. Small town/College town - Extreme eastern North Dakota along Red River, 60 miles south of Canadian border.

State: Minnesota
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Grand Forks Metro Area
City: Onstad
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 840 ft above sea level

Grand Forks is located along the U.S. 2 east-west highway corridor at the Minnesota border. It is the home of the University of North Dakota, the state’s oldest and largest institute of higher learning. The downtown area is typically Midwestern with small shops and an assortment of mostly brick commercial buildings. Primary industries are related to the university or agriculture—the Red River Valley location contains some of the most fertile land in the world—and the Grand Forks Air Force Base adds to the economy.

There are some new high tech and research organizations mainly connected with the university. There are a few college-town amenities lying mostly west of town near the campus, but the closest big city is across the border in Winnipeg. Because of its northern Great Plains location and lack of moderating land features, Grand Forks has 50+ days below zero.

Grand Forks and its sister city East Grand Forks, Minnesota, straddle the northward-flowing Red River, which divides North Dakota and Minnesota. The Red River Valley is flat and shallow and subject to frequent spring flooding. The Red River Valley is windswept year-round, with frequent arctic outbreaks common in the winter months. Snow covers the ground from mid-December through late March, yet winters are highly variable. November through February is cloudy 75% of the time. Average winter snowfall is 40 inches.

Summer months are typically warm and humid with frequent thunderstorms. Most precipitation occurs in the late spring through mid-summer thunderstorm season. Annual temperature variations are dramatic, with record lows below –40 degrees and record highs of 110 degrees. First freeze is late September, last is early May

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Onstad Cost of Living

Small-town atmosphere, cool summers, and cost of living make Onstad a great place to live.

-10.0% lower than avg
+15.5% higher than avg
$886 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-29.6% lower than avg
Onstad Crime
21 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Cold winters
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