Monticello, MN (/ˌmɒntɪˈsɛloʊ/MON-tih-SEL-oh) is a growing city next to the Mississippi River in Wright County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 12,759 at the 2010 census. Surrounded by the Mississippi River, Lakes and Maria State Park, there is plenty to do in this growing community. Easy access to Interstate 94 and State Highway 25 also make for easy commute to surrounding areas and the Twin Cities
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $45,384, and the median income for a family was $53,566. Males had a median income of $41,057 versus $25,854 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,229. About 4.2% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.
Boys’ basketball is a notable Monticello High School athletic program. The team made several trips to the state tournament in the 1990s, and from 2004 to 2006. The team’s highest tournament finish is 4th place, igniting humorous theories of a possible “4th place curse”. Two Minnesota high-school basketball Players of the Year have come out of Monticello, Nate Holmstadt and Joel Przybilla. The 7-foot Przybilla went on to play for the University of Minnesota, and was a center in the NBA. Varsity tennis has also gone to state each year from 2004 to 2010. The girls’ cross country team was Class AA state champions and rated 3rd in the nation in 2011. The Boys Golf Team won numerous Conference Championships from 1971 thru 1980 and had an individual runner up, Mark Frie, in the State Tournament in 1976.
The Moose Sherritt Ice Arena, attached to the Middle School, was completed in 2005 due to the efforts of the Monticello–Annandale–Maple Lake Youth Hockey Organization, community members, the mayor, the city council, the school board, businesses and the Sherritt family. “Moose” Sherritt played for the NHL‘s Detroit Red Wings and the USHL’s Minneapolis Millers among other teams in the 1940s.
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