Name Changes, Consolidations, & Incorporations

Over time, cities and townships have merged, consolidated, or split into separate entities. New cities have formed when residents chose to incorporate. Cities have also changed their names. The information below summarizes changes to cities since 1990. The current city name is in bold type.

Changes By Year

1990 – Kimball Prairie changed name to Kimball
1990 – Otsego incorporated
1992 – Island View dissolved; unorganized
1993 – Oak Grove incorporated
1994 – Branch and North Branch consolidated
1994 – Bass Brook changed name to Cohasset
1996 – Grant incorporated
1997 – Norwood and Young America consolidated to Norwood Young America
1997 – North Redwood and Redwood Falls consolidated
1997 – Franklin and Virginia consolidated
2000 – Forest Lake Township and Forest Lake consolidated
2000 – St. Augusta incorporated (briefly called City of Ventura)
2002 – Rockville, Pleasant Lake and Rockville Township consolidated
2006 – Columbus incorporated
2007 – Scandia incorporated
2007 – Elko and New Market merged (Elko-New Market)
2008 – Nowthen incorporated
2009 - Ronneby dissolved, became part of Maywood Township
2011 - Tenney dissolved

Changes in Alphabetical Order by Current Name

1994 – Bass Brook changed name to Cohasset
2006 – Columbus incorporated
2007 – Elko and New Market merged (Elko-New Market)
2000 – Forest Lake Township and Forest Lake consolidated
1996 – Grant incorporated
1992 – Island View dissolved; unorganized
1990 – Kimball Prairie changed name to Kimball
1994 – Branch and North Branch consolidated
1997 – Norwood and Young America consolidated to Norwood Young America
2008 – Nowthen incorporated
1993 – Oak Grove incorporated
1990 – Otsego incorporated
1997 – North Redwood and Redwood Falls consolidated
2002 – Rockville, Pleasant Lake and Rockville Township consolidated
2009 - Ronneby dissolved, became part of Maywood Township
2007 – Scandia incorporated
2000 – St. Augusta incorporated (briefly called City of Ventura)
2011 - Tenney dissolved
1997 – Franklin and Virginia consolidated