Brownsdale Community


Brownsdale is a quiet community of 700 souls in farm country located in southeastern Minnesota. We are 10 minutes from Austin, home of the Hormel company and 45 minutes from Rochester, home of the Mayo Clinic.

We are fortunate to have 2 large and unique companies that orignated in Brownsdale, make a positive impact on our local economy and are avid supporters of our town. Akkerman Mfg employees 80 people and builds underground tunneling machines used around the world. It is operated by Maynard Akkerman, son of the founder of the company, Don Akkerman. IBI Data employees 50 people. It provides a unique marketing service to the food service industry. Among it’s clients are such household names as Kellogg’s, Starbucks,and Hershey’s. The company is operated by it’s founder Katherine Harte and her husband Michael.

Brownsdale has a city park with tennis court, basketball hoops, a pavillion used for family picnics, as well as swings, slides, etc for the young and young at heart.
City office phone # 507-567-2177