Bird Island is a city located on U.S. Highway 212 in Renville County, Minnesota about an hour and a half drive west of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
The city is named for a nearby sixty-acre island. At one time, the island was surrounded by sloughs and covered with many huge, beautiful trees, which were a refuge for thousands of birds. After the installation of ditches and tile, the island became farmland and is no longer an island.
Web Sites and Links
Bird Island Fire DepartmentOfficers and a group photo.
Bird Island Public LibraryLocation and hours.
City of Bird IslandOfficial web site of city government, with mission statement, directory of municipal departments, annual events, lists of businesses and organizations, and information on housing.
Rural Computer Consultants, Inc.Software company specializes in computerized systems in fuel distribution and mutual insurance processing.
St. John Lutheran ChurchELCA congregation, with Sunday school and vacation Bible school. Northeast of town.
State Bank of Bird IslandIndependent local bank offers personal, commercial, and agricultural financial services. Types of accounts and loans, card services, interest rates, contact information, online banking.