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The Community of Winger

The City of Winger is rich in history. HERE!!!! I wouldn't waste a main heading link space for something like that... People who want to move to Winger will be visiting this page... Put a link to the history page here....

The community of Winger has much to offer and some of our highlights include: Winger appreciation Day, Winger Memorial Park, Gosen School, Sid Anderson



Business Directory
We pride ourselves at our down home businesses and always welcome new businesses to start their venture in Winger. . Take a peak at our business directory!
Real Estate/Housing

The City of Winger is selling City Block 012, which is where the old school was located. This parcel is zoned residential and is 300' X 300'.  This block is south of Dakota Ave., north of Michigan Ave., west of First St. and east of Second St..    Click here for map of site. 

Education
The Win-E-Mac School which houses students in grades PreK-12 is located in a rural setting located just north of the junction of Highways 2 and 59 near Erskine, MN.  This school was completed in 1998 and an addition was added in 2001.
Medical
First Care, Fosston, Minnesota -- A highly skilled hospital staff, within 10 miles of Winger, is ready to serve you whether you’re having a new baby, in need of diagnostic services, a stay in the hospital, chemotherapy, rehab therapy, surgery, emergency care and more. 
Winger Fire Department

Scott Revier - Fire Chief
Steve Massmann - Ast. Fire Chief
Mike Thompson - Secretary

The Winger Fire Dept. was formed in May 1915 with twochemical engines of 50 and 60 gallon capacities as its first firefighting equipment.  This was housed in various locations including the basement of the present-day Winger Community Center.

Firefighters dealt with problems of engines freezing in the basement and the ramp from the basement to street level being filled with snow and ice.  These issues were dealt with until 1948 when construction of the fire hall was completed.  fire department

The first Fireman’s ball was held that year on December 30th.

In 1983 EMS services were added and equipment necessary for emergency services was purchased.  The First Responder services are extremely valuable to our community as our Winger Fire and Rescue Volunteers are called upon regularly to offer assistance in motor vehicle accidents, farm and home accidents, and various other medical calls.  The Jaws of Life, defibrillator and much other lifesaving equipment have become as much a part of Winger Fire and Rescue as the firefighting apparatus and the volunteer members take their training and the importance of their services very seriously.

(L-R) Mike Thompson, Steve Massmann, Vance Kaupang, Scott Revier, Matthew Massmann, John Hillstad, Gary Sonstelie, Andrew Hillstad, Dave Myhrum, Matt Balstad, Jerry Kaupang and Shelly Burcham.

Today there are 15 active volunteer members, 2 modern engines, a water tender, rescue truck and a 6 x 6 ATV.  Winger Fire and Rescue serves the City of Winger, Winger Township and 12 sections of Sletten Township. 2015 marks the 100th year for the Winger Fire Dept.

Sourrounding Communities
If your looking for lodging nearby, check out the Shooting Star Casino or the Inn at Maple Crossing on Maple Lake, both just 16 miles away! Fertile boasts a unique par 36 golf course on the banks of the Sand Hill River, just 14 miles away. Many enjoy the summers family fun on Maple Lake or Union Lake and take part in some northern Minnesota Fishing.