Welcome to Bergen Township


Sept. Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 9th 2020 7:00 pm City Hall, Lester Prairie

2020 Newsletter

Township Recycling McLeod County Highway Department, has placed a large roll-off recycling container at the County Highway site located at the corner of State Hwy 7 and Falcon Avenue. This site is open 24/7 and accepts residential single-sort recycling. This site is not for business use.The County reserves the right to remove recycling locations due to the costs incurred handling contamination or responding to illegal dumping. Be aware and help us curb these unacceptable activities.

FIRE PERMITS: Burning permits are required. They may be obtained at any township meeting or by calling township supervisors. Do not come to Board’s residences unannounced. You must contact the Sheriff's Office at 320-864-3134 prior to burning.

The Board meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

Lester Prairie City Hall
37 Juniper St. N
Lester Prairie, MN  55354



Bergen Township has elected to vote by mail ballot procedure as authorized under Minnesota Statues 204B.45 for the 2020 election cycle. The polling place for the 2020 elections will be the office of McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer, 2391 Hennepin Ave. N, Glencoe, MN 55336.

Each voter registered by October 13, 2020 for the Primary Election will be automatically mailed a ballot. Important dates for all registered voters in mail ballot precincts include

  • General Election: November 3, 2020
  • Ballot Mailing Date: September 24, 2020

Eligible voters not registered and registered voters who will be absent from the precinct may apply to receive a ballot by appearing in person or by contacting the office of the Auditor-Treasurer at 320-864-1203.

Voted ballots may be delivered to the office of the McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer, 2391 Hennepin Avenue N, Glencoe, MN 55336. Normal business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extended mail ballot voting hours include:

  • Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 2, 2020 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Voted ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by mail or delivery service within the next seven days in order to be counted. All mail ballots will be counted at the office of the McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer. Additional ballot delivery considerations follow:
  • Ballots delivered by agent must be received by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • To deliver your voted mail ballot or register to vote on Election Day, polls will be open:
    Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Additional information is available by contacting:
  • Janet Betsinger, Elections Administrator 320-864-1203
  • Connie Kurtzweg, Auditor-Treasurer 320-864-1235
  • Tiffany Eggert, Township Clerk 320-204-2280

Bergen monthly meetings will be the 2nd Wednesday of every month. The meetings will be at 7:00pm at the Lester Prairie City Hall located at 37 Juniper St N, Lester Prairie, MN 55354.

Bergen Township is located in the North East corner of McLeod County and it is largely a farming community.

History:  Bergen Township was named by the Norwegian settlers that immigrated from Bergen Norway.  The township has rolling terrain with two major waterways, which are the south fork of the Crow River and Buffalo Creek.  Near the center of the township was a settlement called Brush Prairie.  This little village consisted of a general store, blacksmith, country school, church, town hall and post office.  This settlement existed until 1911, when a new town hall was built on the present site.  The village could not exist at its site, as business started growing where the railroad came through, which is now the town of Lester Prairie.  On April 5, 1859, the first voters meeting of Bergen Township was held with 33 voters present.  All the early township records shows that the most important business dealt with was road issues and as of today, there are approximately 34 miles of township roads.

Disclaimer Every attempt has been made to ensure that the information contained on this web site is valid at the time of publication. Bergen Township reserves the right to make any changes at any time without notice. Bergen Township disclaims any and all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies.

Bergen Township, Lester Prairie

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