Today: May 3, 2016

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!!


The Barnesville City Council will hold a special meeting this coming Tuesday, April 19 beginning at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers.  The agenda for the 4-19-16 Special Council Meeting is available here.

Have you heard about the exciting Splash Pad Project being planned for McGrath Park?  Due to a large financial gift from a former Barnesville resident and other generous donations from Barnesville organizations, businesses and families over $80,000 of the $100,000 needed to make the Splash Pad a reality has been raised.  Read all about this exciting project in our Splash Pad Brochure, then make your tax-deductible gift today.  Kids love Splash Pads!  If we all give a little, together we can make it happen!

Splash Pad Poster - MINI

Barnesville Clean-up Week is just around the corner – Wednesday, April 20 – Friday, April 22, plus some special opportunities on Saturday, April 23.   Check out the Clean-up Week Flyer 2016 to get all the facts on how to get rid of all the stuff you’ve collected over the winter!!