Bruno, Minnesota

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Bruno is a city in Pine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 102 at the 2000 census.

Minnesota State Highway 23 serves as a main arterial route in the community.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


Named after Bruno Township, after an early hotel owner there, the city was incorporated on August 29, 1903. Before, the Eastern Railway Company of Minnesota operated a station in 1887 known as Mansfield Station, a village owned and platted by Fitzhugh Burns. Post office began in 1896. Because many of the early settlers were from Czechoslovakia, the city may also have been named for Brno, a village in the Czech Republic.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 102 people, 44 households, and 28 families residing in the city. The population density was 102.0 people per square mile (39.4/km²). There were 56 housing units at an average density of 56.0/sq mi (21.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.08% White, 0.98% African American and 2.94% Native American.

There were 44 households out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 78.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,439. There were 18.5% of families and 19.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 100.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Information about Bruno, MN 55712

Bruno is a very small town, intersected by MN State HWY 23. The town has three churches, a US Post Office (55712), a gas station, volunteer fire department and a tavern. The Tavern offers limited food and drinks, but has recently added free Wifi, which is one isn't likely to find for free north of North Branch until you hit Duluth. There is also a small park for travelers to park and rest with restrooms and a well for fresh water. Bruno is also home to Nemadji Research Corporation.

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