Today: May 26, 2016

The Barnesville City Council will hold their regular 5-9-16 City Council Meeting on Monday, May 9 beginning at at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers.

Starting on Thursday, May 5, PeopleService will beginning work to inspect and clean the water tower.  These activities occur every 5 years as part of our regular maintenance schedule.  This work is done to insure good quality water for Barnesville residents.  As part of the inspection process, the water tower will be drained starting tomorrow.  It is expected to be back online on Monday, May 9.  During this time we will be running water through the system continuously to maintain pressure.  You may also see water flowing through several fire hydrants – this is part of the process.  Residents may experience discolored water in their homes; just continue to run the water and it will clear.  If you have any questions, contact Mike from PeopleService at 701.893.8825.

It’s time to start planning your weekend shopping trip!  The long awaited Barnesville Areawide Rummage Sale Map is now available.  Just click on the Sale Ad link and check it out!

In honor of National Small Business Week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is co-hosting a Small Business Resource Fair tomorrow; Tuesday, May 3 from 9-3 at Concordia College in Moorhead.  If you own a small business or if you’ve been thinking about starting a business, this is a great opportunity to gather lots of really good information!  The FM Resource Fair Flyer has lots of details of who will be exhibiting and the various presentations which we take place throughout the day – Check it out!

Tomorrow, April 30, is the 11th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. While not a celebration, this annual event does serve a useful purpose, protecting kids, the elderly and pets from accidental poisonings, and helping to protect our water supplies. It’s a good chance to get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, so they can be properly disposed of. Barnesville residents may drop off any unwanted prescription drugs TOMORROW at the Barnesville Police Station from 8 am to 6 pm.


The Barnesville Economic Development Authority has an opening for a paid Summer Internship position. Preferred candidates will have completed their junior year of college with classes in communication, marketing and/or business. The intern will be exposed to a wide variety of activities including working with realtors, business owners and other City staff members. Many of the projects are marketing focused. Past interns have said the position was, “a lot of fun!” For more information, contact the EDA office at 354.2145.

Due to the weather, Willow Creek Golf Course will be closed on monday, April 25.

Due to the wet conditions, Willow Creek Golf Course will be closed on Tuesday, April 19.

Barnesville’s 2016 Marketing Campaign to attract more young families to Barnesville is up and running!  There are both radio and TV commercials running that encourage people to “Choose Barnesville”.  The TV commercial has been running on the 9 pm news on KVRR (FOX) and the 10 pm news on KVLY (Channel 11).  The ad features the Eric and Melissa Olson family, who last year built a new home in the Stoneridge Addition.  If you haven’t caught the ad live, take a look!!