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Welcome to the City of LeRoy! Le Roy Minnesota is a community that has seen its ups and downs. First located on Lake Louise through which the Upper Iowa river flows in what is now referred to as "Old Town," it began to grow and prosper. Henry Edmonds was the first to open a store in the original village. He is also attributed with opening his home to the first religious services.
Later, after the arrival of the railroads the McGregor & Western railway company laid out a new town site in the midst of one of the finest farms in the state. The town picked up and moved. Education was important to the original settlers. The original school building was a house belonging to Charles McNeil and it operated in 1870 as School District No. 79. Later the 79 district closed and became consolidated with the Le Roy School district and a new school building was erected in the new town.
The new town grew, structures such as schools, hotels, bakeries and all the businesses that make a town come to life began to appear. The railroad brought prosperity and eternal hope.
Today, LeRoy is a viable community of just under 1,000 population located north of the Minnesota-Iowa border 40 miles south of Rochester and 30 miles southeast of Austin. State Route 56 goes through downtown LeRoy and the other Prairie Visions towns of Taopi, Adams, and Rose Creek to Interstate 90 northwest 26 miles. It is seven miles west to U.S. 63, a widely-traveled route connecting northeast Iowa with southeast Minnesota.
The city has an active business section, including two Banks, Bowling Alley, Restaurants, a lively weekly newspaper, the Mower County Independent, and more!
LeRoy has a modern, up-to-date Library in a historic Carnegie-type building. It is one of two buildings in the community on the National Historic Register. The other is the First State Bank in the downtown area. There is also a modern post office and excellent K-12 schools.
The city is served by an elected Mayor, four elected council members and a full-time City Clerk. The city also has an active Economic Development Authority and two full-time city maintenance guys.
LeRoy has full-time police protection furnished by the Mower County Sheriff's Department. There is a Volunteer Fire Department, and Ambulance Service complete with trained Emergency Medical Technicians. To learn more about the LeRoy Emergency Services, visit their webpage.