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Finlayson Contract For Deed Properties

Finlayson is a city in Pine County, Minnesota. The population was 315 at the 2010 census. The city’s area was incorporated from Finlayson Township, the remainder of which is still adjacent to it. It is located in East Central Minnesota.

Interstate 35 and Minnesota State Highways 18 and 23 are three of the main routes in the area.


Currently there is one education building: Finlayson Elementary School. The School is located right off of Highway 18 and is referred to as “the School Growing in the Pines”, given its surrounded by many pine trees. The Elementary School is dedicated to John W. Osborn, a former Superintendent at the school. The school hosts grades K-6 and provides preschool a few days a week. The class sizes are relatively small with all classes under 20 students enrolled making the whole school size around 80 for 7 grades.

Due to budget cuts, the teacher to student ratio is approximately 1/14. In 2006, the classes were combined providing one teacher to teach two grades. First and Second, Third and Fourth, and Fifth and Sixth were placed together in one room to be taught by one teacher.

The former Finlayson High School was torn down in 2004 due to instability. The last class to graduate was the class of 1987. Students who attend high school in Finlayson were moved to Hinckley High School to finish their education. The Finlayson high school’s colors were maroon and gold and the mascot was a Falcon. Later, the high school in Hinckley changed its name to Hinckley-Finlayson High School. Hinckley changed its mascot from the Vulcans (Red and Silver), to the Jaguars (Red, Black and Silver) during this switch. To this day, the students of Finlayson make the 30 minute commute to Hinckley for high school. The average class grade is between 50-80 students with around 400 students total. Finlayson students only make up around 18% of the school.



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