South Bend Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota

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South Bend Township is a township in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,491 as of the 2000 census.[3]

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Geography

US Geologic Survey Description: Township 108 North, Range 27 West. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.9 square miles (43.8 km²), all of it land. The Minnesota River forms the township's northern border and one of its tributaries, the Blue Earth River, forms the eastern boundary. South Bend is bordered by Judson Township on the west side, Rapidan Township on the south side and Mankato Township on the east side (separated by the Blue Earth River). In the late 1800s the portion of South Bend Township east of the Blue Earth River was designated as part of Mankato Township.

Local government

South Bend Township has a governing Board of Supervisors. There are five (5) Supervisors, elected at-large by the electorate of the township, each serving a three (3) year term. The Board appoints a Township Clerk who also serves as Township Treasurer. The township is the only township of the 23 Blue Earth County townships to support its own volunteer Fire Department. A portion of the township is served by township sanitary sewer and potable water.

The west half of the city of Skyline is within this township geographically but is a separate entity.

Unincorporated towns

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Major highways

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