Community Information

Edinburg is centrally located in Walsh County, governed by home-rule charter, and has a population of 200-225 people with well-kept homes and attractive yards.

The city park was established in 1910 by the Civic League. It covers an entire block along the highway and is beautifully groomed with attractive trees, shrubs, and flowerbeds. A museum, bandstand, and ample playground equipment make for ideal family gatherings, picnics, and celebrations.

Edinburg Fire Department is one of the best in the area with equipment including one big pumper, a 4-wheel drive pick-up with pumper, a 2500 gallon tanker truck with a turrent and another tanker truck with 1500 gallon capacity. The department stems from the Edinburg Fire Company which was organized in 1909 and has grown in membership, territory and especially in up-to-date fire-fighting equipment.

In the mid 1800's ox carts laden with furs traveled along the west edge of Edinburg on their way from Winnipeg to St. Paul when it became necessary to avoid the muddy trails near the Red River. Today large semi-trucks and railroad cars transport potatoes, cattle, wheat, and other grains grown in abundance by the farmers in our mainly agricultural area.

Edinburg is a GREAT place to live.

Welcome Sign

Beautiful Welcome Sign coming into Edinburg on Highway 32 from the south


We would like to welcome you with new streetlights, banners, and well-kept business fronts when you "cruise" into Edinburg from north or south on ND Highway #32. Our hanging flower baskets were beautiful this past summer along with the planters on the Main Street sidewalks. Come visit us soon - we love to have people come to Edinburg!

goldfinches

The goldfinches are back in many yards throughout the area. They are so much fun to watch as they flit around finding their place at the feeder.

COMMUNITY THOUGHTS

With the month of May here, the constants are graduations and Memorial Day Programs throughout the area. Graduation for Valley-Edinburg is this coming Sunday, May 26th. There will be the ceremony at the school gym followed by many open houses to attend. It is a fun day for everyone.

It is not only a fun day, but a busy one also. Before graduation gets underway Edinburg's Legion Post 156 will go to 8 cemeteries to honor the fallen. A program followed by lunch will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church. It is a day of remembering all those who serve and have served our country.

Don't forget you can still order fresh bread to order down at the store. It is so good. Cindy does a great job as manager.

 

babershop falling

Lloyd Einerson at work demolishing the barbershop building.

 

QUICK RESPONSE

Edinburg Quick Response Unit was organized in 1980 and works hand-in-hand with the town's fire department. Its modern unit includes an automatic defibrillator, oxygen tanks, backboards, suction units, trauma kits, and other equipment to make it a very efficient life-saving unit.

quick response

Front row: Left to right Christine Ohma, Abbie Sondeland, Suzy Kartes, Jessica Ellingson. Back row: Randy Johansen, TJ Hall, Pete Thingelstad, Chuck Kartes. Not pictured: Penny Nygard, Kayla O'Toole, Jackalyn McCollum, Morgan Ellingson.