WELCOME FROM THE MAYOR

Thank you for stopping by our web page. We welcome you to our community and look forward to meeting you and providing any information you may need to know more about the City of Stanton and possibly consider making it your home.

Stanton is a progressive small community rich in history, positive family values, and active community member involvement.  As the newly elected Mayor, I plan to build on these as we move forward.

Mayor Jeff Magneson

Stanton offers affordable housing, either already established, or developed lots on which to build your own home. We are a very progressive small town with FMTC as our local communications provider suppling high speed fiber optic Internet service for your business or personal needs.  Stanton strives to provide a high quality of life for all ages.  We have an accredited and well-respected K-12 school district with very successful athletic teams and fine arts programs. 5 Star Rated daycare services are available through both the Good Shepard Christian Preschool located in the Viking Center and the Stanton Child Resource Center.   The Accura Care Center provides skilled nursing care for your elderly or rehab needs.  We have two churches – the Evangelical Covenant Church and Mamrelund Lutheran Church.
Recreational options include our beautiful parks that have sand volleyball, playgrounds and softball fields, and our 3-mile long Greenbelt Trail going right through town for walking or biking. The Viking Center houses an indoor walking track, gym, exercise equipment and library with health and athletic events for all ages. Viking Lake State Park is only two miles away, and offers camping, boating, and fishing.
Stanton is very proud of our Swedish Heritage and Cultural Center, which offers many Swedish events, ancestry research, Swedish School in the summer, and a complete gift shop featuring Swedish foods, books, décor, and trinkets.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly, involved community with deep roots, and offer many opportunities to join clubs and volunteer in a variety of activities. We have a full calendar of family-oriented community events, such as our Varfest celebration (May), Baseball Days (June), and Santa Lucia Day (December).  The year 2020 marks Stanton’s 150th birthday, and we will celebrate with our three-day Homecoming Festival, Stanton 150, on July 9-12th, 2020.
I have a strong family history in Stanton.  My great-grandfather came here from Sweden, and he farmed just north of town.  My grandfather farmed there, as well, and my father graduated from Stanton High School.  My wife Tammy and I returned to Stanton in 1985 to raise our two children here.
As Mayor, I believe in open and honest communication, and I lead with a hands-on approach.   I value community input, and I look forward to hearing from you!
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