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The City of Mora, Kanabec County, Minnesota, is located 72 miles north of Minneapolis and St. Paul at the intersection of Minnesota Trunk Highways 65 and 23. It is also 52 miles northeast of St. Cloud and 91 miles southwest of Duluth. Mora is the crossroads of East Central Minnesota.
The County Seat of Kanabec County, Mora is nestled on the edge of the northern forests, alongside the Snake River in East Central Minnesota. It was incorporated as a village on May 19, 1882 and was designated a city by state statute in 1973. Mora currently operates as an Optional Plan A Statutory City which is a strong council/weak mayor form of government. The citizens of Mora elect a mayor and four council members to four year staggered terms.
The Council is assisted by a number of citizen boards. These include: the Public Utility Commission who governs the city’s electric, water, and wastewater utilities; the Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the Economic Development Authority who carry out the city’s housing and economic activities; the Planning Commission who advise the council on planning and land use matters; the Airport Advisory Board who advise the council on airport matters, and the Park Board who advise the council on park related activities.
A City Administrator is appointed by the Council and the Public Utilities Commission to handle the day-to-day affairs of the city.
The 2010 census showed a population of 3,571 in 1,616 households. The city encompasses over four square miles and contains within its boundaries Lake Mora, Spring Lake, and a portion of the Snake River.
Mora is a sister city to Mora, Sweden where the Dala Horse originated.