Welcome to Bergen Township


2020 Newsletter

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
All meetings are at townhall unless otherwise stated


NOTICE: Special Meeting on April 28th

Reason for Meeting: to vote on the Resolution to move to mail in ballets for 2020.
Tuesday April 28th
8:00 am
Call: (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 283 132 1495#

Upcoming Meetings:

Elections will be the following Dates at the Lester Prairie Sportsman's Club

August 11th - Primary Election

November 3rd - General Election

Starting in 2017, the 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.

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y as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies.

Bergen Township, Lester Prairie

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