Roseau, Minnesota

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Roseau is a city in Roseau County, Minnesota, USA. The population was 2,756 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Roseau County[3].

Minnesota State Highways 11, 89, and 310 are three of the main arterial routes in the community.

Hayes Lake State Park is nearby.

Roseau has a strong high school hockey tradition and has competed in and won the Minnesota state hockey tournament more than any other team in the state (most recently in 2007). The town is also home to a manufacturing and plastic molding injection facility of snowmobile and ATV manufacturer Polaris and the home of retired NHL and Olympic hockey players Neal Broten, Aaron Broten, Paul Broten, Earl Anderson, Dale Smedsmo, Blaine Comstock, Rube Bjorkman, Don Ross, and Bryan "Butsy" Erickson. Roseau is also the home of Dustin Byfuglien who plays for the Atlanta Thrashers in the NHL. When he was part of the Chicago Blackhawks, he helped the team win the Stanley Cup in 2010. Roseau is also the hometown of John Harris, who currently competes on the Champions Tour, and politician Robert Bergland.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²).

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,756 people, 1,157 households, and 713 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,153.6 people per square mile (445.2/km²). There were 1,229 housing units at an average density of 514.4/sq mi (198.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.48% White, 0.04% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

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