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We are in the middle of everything ...except hustle & bustle!
Enjoy small town living every day and "go to town" when you want to!
In a sentence, Gary is 20 minutes from the county seat of Ada;
20 minutes from the Mahnomen Hotel & Casino (Shooting Star); 40 minutes from Crookston; 
55 minutes from Detroit Lakes;  and 1 hour + a few minutes from Moorhead/Fargo, E. Grand Forks/Grand Forks and Thief River Falls
Gary is located on the east side of Norman County in Northwest Minnesota on State Highway 32 between Twin Valley and Fertile at the County Highway 19 crossing.
Most things are available at local shops, but if not, Amazon delivers! But in general, take a short drive to get to wherever, or purchase whatever you need.
Link here for directions and location
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Surrounding Cities • Jobs • Education • Universities • Healthcare • Airports • More
For many residents we are a bedroom community. Carpools leave each morning and arrive home to smiling neighbors and happy kids in the evening.
County Seat, Ada on Hwy 9 & 200
• Gary is 17 miles (19 minutes) east of the county seat of Ada  For Norman County Government information Link Here
Located in Ada is the hospital, extended care, shops, radio station, movie theater, restaurants, events center, eye care, dental care, office supplies, Norman County Historical Genealogical Society, Norman County Fair Grounds and Raceway, Heart of the Valley Golf Course, auto and implement dealers, an extensive recreational/workout/pool center - the Dekko Center and more. Many retail jobs are available here and a small craft airport is available for those who need it.
     • For more about Norman County Economic Development and to Discover Norman County opportunities and cities Link Here
Crookston on Hwy 2
• Gary is located 36 miles (40 minutes)  southeast of Crookston
Located in this area are the dynamic U of M Crookston and the U of M Extension working with rural areas to build a stronger Minnesota. A major employer in the city is Newflyer of America bus building division and Crystal Sugar. Overall, Crookston is a fun college town with shops, medical centers, restaurants and entertainment.
Detroit Lakes on Hwy 94
• Gary is located 55 miles from Detroit Lakes - it is lake country for those who love to swim, fish, enjoy a day on the water or snow ski. If you are looking for a "beach day" - this is it with beachside bars, cafe's, hotels and more! It is also the home of the annual WeFest Country Music Festival, golf and Detroit Mountain Recreation Area.
Fargo/Moorhead on Hwy 94 & 29
• Gary is 57 miles (1 hour, 5 minutes) from Moorhead, MN / Fargo, ND area. Home of Hector International Airport (FAR).
Located in this area are major medical centers and facilities for all types of healthcare needs. It is a hub of affordabel higher education including NDSU Bison football team, Moorhead State University, Concordia College and more. It is a center of activity for entertainment, arts, sporting events and concerts.
E. Grand Forks/Grand Forks on Hwy 29 & 2
• Gary is located 60 Miles (1 hour, 7 minutes) from E. Grand Forks, MN/Grand Forks, ND  - Home of Grand Forks International Airport (GFK)
Located in this area are major medical centers and facilities for all types of healthcare needs. It is a center for of affordabel higher education including UND Fighting Hawks hockey.  It is a hub of activity for college students, entertainment, arts, sporting events, concerts and home of the Grand Forks Air Force Base.
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