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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!

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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.

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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 the clinic, physical therapy clinic, skilled nursing care facility, dentist, eye clinic, chiropractic office and superb ambulance service. The Henning Fire Department of 25 volunteer members is dedicated to provide service to the Henning area. Willow Creek Senior Housing opened in 2004. There are 16 assisted living units and 12 independent living units.

Major employers of the community are Tri County Clinic, Golden Living Center, which is a skilled care and memory care facility, 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. Utilities for the city residents are provided by the City of Henning. Electric power, natural gas as well as water & sewer are city owned. The city’s natural gas system extends outside of Henning to furnish natural gas to adjacent rural and lake customers. The local telephone company offers high speed internet and digital cable and a privately owned business provides garbage service. The city is proud of the small airport with an active EAA Chapter. There is a recently built terminal building and a newly installed fuel credit card system. Henning’s newspaper, the “Citizen’s Advocate” publishes weekly news and happenings for Henning and the surrounding areas.