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This is a guide to the city of Zimmerman, Minnesota. Situated in Sherburne County, the city is surrounded by Livonia Township.

The chief arterial route through the city is US Highway 169, which runs north-south through the eastern portion of the city. Lesser arteries include County Road 45 (128th Street NW), which runs to the west of and roughly parallel to the state highway, and County Road 4 (Fremont Avenue NW), which intersects them. Zimmerman is forty-two miles north-northwest of Minneapolis and thirty-three miles east-southeast of Saint Cloud. Nearby cities include Princeton (11.4 miles north), Elk River (11.6 miles south), and Big Lake (14.1 miles southwest).

Lake Fremont is a 486-acre spring-fed lake on the city's northeastern border, with the city limits wrapping around the southern portion of the lake. There are other smaller bodies of water within the city limits, and several sizable lakes nearby, particularly north of the city. Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and Sand Dunes State Forest are just west of Zimmerman, and a small portion of Grams Regional Park extends into the city limits just below Lake Fremont.

The city also includes ball fields, a privately operated golf course, two ice rinks, and other recreational or sporting opportunities.

When the town was incorporated as a village in 1910, it was known as Lake Fremont, for the lake, which was itself named for John C. Fremont, and explorer, soldier, and politician, who was the first Republican candidate for president in 1856. Its name was changed to Zimmerman in 1967, for Moses Zimmerman, a local farmer who had been influential in promoting the extension of the Great Northern Railroad to the region.

The public school district serving Zimmerman is Independent School District #728, which includes the communities of Elk River, Otsego, Rogers, and Zimmerman. There are three campuses in Zimmerman. The oldest is Zimmerman Elementary School. Built in 1957, it currently serves K-2nd-grade students. Westwood Elementary School enrolls 2-5th-grade students. The third is Zimmerman Middle/High School, bringing students from grades 6-12.

Additionally, Prairie Hill Montessori School offers programs for children from thirty-three months to kindergarten, and Cornerstone Christian School prepares 3-5-year-old children for kindergarten.

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