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Barnesville Potato Days

Barnesville is gearing up for its 31st annual Potato Days festival Friday and Saturday.  Potato Days will have a new executive director this year, with Jeff Swenson succeeding Theresa Olson.  Swenson says he has a few new ideas for this year’s Potato Days. There will also be traditional favorites, like the potato peeling contest, a…
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August 25, 2022 0

Barnesville City Council News & Notes from February 14th Meeting

Barnesville, MN — The Barnesville City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, February 14th. At the meeting the council approved setting a public hearing as they look to redistrict their wards as their population grows and expands into their new developments, according to Barnesville Mayor Jason Rick. The council also continues to…
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February 18, 2022 0

Barnesville Housing Boom Continued in 2021

Barnesville, MN — There was no slowing down of the housing boom in Barnesville this past year. This past spring the 2nd phase of their housing development project officially sold out and lots in the latest phase, the Del Acres Gilbertson 3rd Addition, quickly began filling up shortly after. During our Year in Review series,…
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January 5, 2022 0

Barnesville City Council Hires New City Administrator

Barnesville, MN — The Barnesville City Council approved the hire of a new City Administrator at their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, October 11th.  Brenda Andrews, a native of Moorhead, was selected as their next city manager. Barnesville Mayor Jason Rick says while she doesn’t have any government experience, her other experience, education, and…
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October 14, 2021 0

Barnesville City Council Welcomes New Police Officer

Barnesville, MN — The Barnesville City Council held their regular monthly meeting last Monday, September 13th. At the meeting, the council welcomed their newest police officer to the force. Barnesville Mayor Jason Rick says they swore in Peter Svare to the force, who will now begin his training. While they welcomed a new officer, the…
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September 20, 2021 0

Barnesville City Council Honors Officer for Saving Drowning Man at Monthly Meeting

Barnesville, MN — The Barnesville City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, August 9th.  One of the first items of business for the evening was to recognize Ryan Beattie, a Barnesville resident and Fire Department member and Wilkin County Sheriff Deputy, who on the 4th of July saved a man’s life from…
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August 12, 2021 0

Fire Hall Liquors to Continue Theme at New Location

Barnesville, MN — The new municipal Liquor Store in Barnesville will continue with the Fire Hall Liquors moniker in its new location and will have more of a Fire Hall theme than ever before. The current Fire Hall Liquor building is located in a former Fire Hall in downtown Barnesville, but when they move to…
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July 28, 2021 0

Water Tower Project and Drought Concerns Lead to Water Restrictions in Barnesville

Barnesville, MN — The City of Barnesville held a special meeting on Tuesday to enact their stage 3 water restrictions, which would more strictly limit lawn watering practices. According to Barnesville Mayor Jason Rick, not only are they dealing with a drought like everyone else, but to complicate matters further the city is also in…
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July 26, 2021 0

Clay County Fair Offers Four Days of Music, Grandstand Acts, and Family Fun

Barnesville, MN — The Clay County Fair returns this week, July 15th through the 18th in Barnesville. It’ll offer four days of grandstand acts, music, youth activities, food, rides, and more. The good news is despite taking last year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the same fun activities and vendors have returned…
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July 13, 2021 0

Barnesville & Hawley Mayors Speak Out Over Metro vs Rural Dispatch Concerns

Hawley, MN — A pair of rural Clay County Mayors are teaming up to voice their displeasure with Red River Regional Dispatch, stating that they aren’t getting the services they deserve and pay for because the metro communities are receiving priority. Red River Regional Dispatch provides dispatch services for all the communities in both Clay…
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July 12, 2021 0