Today: August 20, 2017

The Barnesville City Council will hold their regular 8-14-17 City Council Meeting on Monday, August 14 beginning at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers.

Midwest Bank has partnered with the City of Barnesville to create a Community Garden this year! Please take this 9 question survey to help the committee continue planning the future of Barnesville’s Community Garden! The survey will be open through Labor Day (September 4th).

Barnesville Public Works will be ground spraying for mosquitoes on Tuesday, August 8 beginning at 7 pm, weather permitting.  The spray is non-toxic and is done to minimize the number of mosquitoes and mosquito bites in town!!

The Barnesville City Council will hold a 8-10-17 Special City Council Meeting on Thursday, August 10 beginning at 6:30 pm in the City Coucil Chambers.

It is time for the annual Spark Your Startup Business Pitch Contest! First place wins $1,500, the chance to be eligible for a $10,000 forgivable loan to start your business, and more! The deadline for entries is Friday, September 8th. For more information or to submit your idea for the contest follow this link:

Barnesville is seeking a host family for Javier from Spain while he attends Barnesville High School. He is social, outgoing, enjoys being involved in school activities, and has a great sense of humor. Forte Exchange is looking for a year long or temporary host family for him. Single adults or couples can apply. Please contact Andrea at or by calling 507-581-0448. To learn more about this non-profit exchange program, check out the website at

An AERIAL mosquito control application is scheduled for: Wednesday, July 26, between 7-11 PM, weather permitting. These applications have been approved by the FAA and the appropriate state departments. Specially-trained and licensed pilots are assisting in the control of mosquitoes in this area. The mosquito control product is one specifically designed for use in residential areas. It is safe to use and will not harm people, pets, or gardens. However, as an added measure of safety, you may remain indoors while the application is taking place.

Check out our new Welcome Sign on Highway 9 coming into town from the north! After a strong wind storm destroyed the old sign, the City of Barnesville is pleased to have a new sign back up and welcoming folks to the community!

Missouri River Energy Services has provided the city of Barnesville and its residents a presentation of the benefits of having a municipal electric utility. Barnesville power and transmission rates are significantly lower at 5.87 cents per kWh than the average of other utilities at 7.07 cents per kWh. This will save Barnesville an estimated $300,022 in 2017 amounting to about $12 per resident per month!

Check out the full presentation here to learn more: MRES Power Point

The Barnesville City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 10 beginning at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers.   Residents may review the agenda for the meeting here –  7-10-17 City Council Meeting Agenda