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!

bernice-poster

Bernice Flanagan once again held her customer appreciation day on the 29th of April. Unfortunately, I was not in town to take pictures, but knowing Bernice, I am sure it was a fun time. Bernice always has a band playing polka music for everyone's dancing pleasure along with great food. I heard everyone had a wonderful time.

COMMUNITY THOUGHTS

The New Year of 2017 is here. Thinking about it being 2017 makes me think of how fast the time has flown by. Life is always at its best when one is in this community. It is a great place to live.

 

prom after-party

A table is set up at the grocery store with items that can be purchased to support the "After Prom Party" hosted by parents of the Junior Class.

odalen overhead

A very pretty picture of Odalen Lutheran Church taken from an airplane.

 

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.