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Update on Highway 52 Project! We were just notified by the Clay County Engineer’s office that the closing of Highway 52 west out of Barnesville that was to have started this coming Monday, May 4 has been delayed. The road will be open to traffic next week. The construction project will begin on Monday, May 11.

GREAT SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY!! There are only 16 days left in the school year! Parents, tell your kids about his fun summer job in the sun! We’re still looking for a few lifeguards. We provide training. Wage is $9 an hour – deadline to apply is this coming TUESDAY, May 5. Stop by City Hall for an application or get the job application online.

HEADS-UP: Commuters and those traveling to the FM area!! Beginning on Monday, May 4, Highway 52 will be closed so that crews can complete the last leg of the reconstruction project. The Clay County Highway Department expects that the project should be completed by the end of July.

The long awaited Barnesville Areawide Spring Rummage Sales are just around the corner – this Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2.  To see the complete listing of all the sales, just click here for the Sale Ad!

The City of Barnesville is celebrating Earth Day, which is today – Wednesday, April 29! Register at the Barnesville Recycling Center between now and Saturday, May 2 is win an Earth Day t-shirt. The recycling center is open Tuesdays and Thursday from Noon to 8 pm and Saturdays from 8 am – Noon. You can help save our earth by recycling. See you soon!


The Highway 34 mill and overlay project is now underway. This project affects us all in one way or the other. You can keep up to the minute on the status and progress of the project by checking out the special website that MN DOT has put together:

It’s Clean-up Week! If you’ve driven around town you will see that folks are already starting to haul stuff to the curb and there are already folks driving around looking for treasures. While reuse of stuff saves our landfill, please don’t make a mess when you go after the stuff you want! We’re receiving complaints from homeowners who are finding stuff thrown all over their boulevards. We need to be respectful and remember that Fuchs Sanitation would prefer stuff in piles, not spread all over. If you know “treasure hunters” who may not be on Facebook, please share this info with them!

Looking for something to do this weekend? What about making plans to have a Rummage Sale as part of the Main Street Program sponsored Areawide Rummage Sales on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2. The deadline to participate is THIS WEDNESDAY, April 22. Cost is only $16. Don’t wait, stop down at the Record-Review office or give them a call at 354-2259. Thousands of people from across the region are planning to come to your house for good deals!!

In recent days, customers of both Moorhead Municipal Power and Lake Region electric have reported receiving phone calls demanding that they pay $700 or their power will be shut off. This is a scam. The City of Barnesville does not use threatening phone calls to collect utility bill payments. Stay alert!

The National Weather Service, in cooperation with the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and other state, county and local agencies have come together to host Severe Weather Awareness Week activities. On Thursday April 16, 2015 simulated tornado warnings will be issued to test the statewide warning and communications systems. Clay County will be participating in the first drill at 1:45 p.m. unless actual severe weather is expected. A second drill will occur at 6:55 pm. Emergency sirens in Barnesville will sound at these times. We would encourage residents to take advantage of this opportunity to practice with your family the steps to take in the event of an actual tornado warning this summer.