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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

New Police Chief, Liquor Store Groundbreaking Highlight Happenings in Barnesville

Barnesville, MN — Lot’s of “new” this month in the city of Barnesville: new police chief, new liquor store groundbreaking, new city administrator search, and lots of new visitors. The new City of Barnesville Police Chief, Joel Voxland, started his new gig last week. Barnesville Mayor Jason Rick says they’re excited to have Voxland, who…
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July 1, 2021 0

Barnesville City Council Approves Bids for New Liquor Store

Barnesville, MN — The city of Barnesville is moving forward with the building of an all new on/off sale municipal liquor store. The city council approved bids at their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, May 10th. As to be expected with the high price of construction materials, the bids came in high at around…
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May 13, 2021 0

Barnesville City Sells Out of Lots on 2nd Addition; Sets Date for Public Hearing on 2023 Hwy 9 Project

Barnesville, MN — The Barnesville City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, where lots of good news was shared regarding their housing and commercial development projects. The most exciting news, according to Barnesville Mayor Jason Rick, is that the 2nd phase of their housing development is now officially sold out, and lots…
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March 11, 2021 0

Barnesville City Council News & Note from December 14th Meeting

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/17/20) Barnesville, MN — It was a long agenda for the Barnesville City Council on Monday night, December 14th as they held their final regular monthly meeting of 2020 year. The council held their truth-in taxation hearing and approved their final 2021 budget. Approved was a levy increase of 4.9%, but…
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December 17, 2020 0