About This Place
Loretto is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 650 at the 2010 census.
Loretto was founded in 1886 and settled by German and Dutch immigrants. Loretto was named for a Roman Catholic mission for refugees of the Huron Indians near Quebec, Canada, called Lorette. The original source of the name is Loreto, a small town in Italy, which has a noted shrine of pilgrimage.
The City was incorporated in 1940. The first mayor was Albert Van Beusekom.