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Nestled in the heart of Otter Tail County’s 1,048 lakes, Henning has much to offer the many tourists who frequent the area and keep returning year after year.  The community enjoys the small town rural life with the benefits of beautiful scenery, quality medical services, excellent retail stores, great schools and churches and wonderful neighbors. Live, Work, and Play here!

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Henning is the gateway to fishing, hunting and water recreation in the nearby lakes. Rolling farmland, modern dairies and hardwood forests cover the county. It is located 90 miles from Fargo-Moorhead and 175 miles from Minneapolis in Otter Tail County in the west central part of Minnesota. The 2010 Census lists the population at 802, while still relatively small, the city has many “big” things to offer.

NOTICE: The evening of September 21, 2022, the Fire Department will be flushing out the fire hydrants in the city. As a result, there maybe some discoloration or sediment in your water. Please run your tap water until the discoloration has cleared up in your water system.


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2020 Population Census: 854

The Henning Chamber of Commerce and the city’s EDA promote the business community. Henning takes pride in their K-12 school. There are three Lutheran churches as well as a Methodist, Baptist and Catholic Church. Medical needs of the community are covered by Tri-County Healthcare with a satellite clinic, as well as privately owned physical therapy clinic, dentist, eye clinic, and chiropractic offices.
The City of Henning provides Fire, Police and Ambulance services to the Henning community area.
Henning also employs and provides senior living opportunities at Willow Creek Senior Living Center with 16 assisted and 12 independent living units.

Major employers of the community are Tri County Clinic, Henning Public Elementary and Secondary School, Earl B Olson Feed Mill and Turkey Hatchery, First National Bank, Mid Central Equipment, Henning Pro Ag Service, Willow Creek Senior Housing and Master Composites.
The City of Henning is unique and fortunate to be one of a small number of MN cities that own and operate Water, Sewer, Electric Power and Natural Gas utilities. The city’s natural gas system extends outside of Henning to furnish natural gas to adjacent rural and lake customers.
The local telephone company, Arvig Communications, offers high speed internet and digital cable and a privately owned business provides garbage service.
Henning is also proud of a municipal grass strip airport with an active EAA Chapter.
Henning’s newspaper, the Citizen’s Advocate, publishes weekly news and happenings for Henning and the surrounding area.

Henning Welcomes You to Our Community!