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Rush City

City of Rush City

Rush City is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,079 at the 2010 census. It is fifty-eight miles north of Minneapolis–Saint Paul.

History
Rush City was platted in 1870, and incorporated in 1874.

Geography
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.32 square miles (11.19 km2), of which 4.25 square miles (11.01 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.

Rush City is along Rush Creek.

Transportation
Interstate 35 serves as a main route for the community. Other main routes include Minnesota State Highway 361, 4th Street. Rush City is served by the Rush City Regional Airport.

Economy
Rush City is the location for a state prison that houses just under 1000 male inmates. The facility was opened in February 2000, is the newest state prison in Minnesota, and employs about 350 people.

Notable people

  • Ruth Duccini – (1918-2014), actress, munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. Born in Rush City.
  • Deona Knajdek – (1989-2021), social justice activist who was killed during a protest in Minneapolis.
  • Clayton Tonnemaker – (1928-1996), former American football player, who played center and linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1950 to 1954, also played center linebacker at the University of Minnesota. Tonnemaker lettered in football at Rush City High School as an eighth grader.

References:

“Rush City, Minnesota” │ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_City,_Minnesota

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