Today: February 9, 2016

Due to a water main break that occurred over the weekend, 4th Avenue NW at the railroad crossing is closed. Equipment is being brought in to make the necessary repairs. Watch for further updates on when the street will reopen.

The Barnesville City Council will hold their regular 2-8-16 City Council Meeting on Monday, February 8 beginning at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers.

Did you know that people are already calling City Hall to find out the dates for this year’s Barnesville Areawide Rummage Sales so they can ask for vacation time to come here??? NOW is the time for you to start sorting through all those boxes in the basement and get ready for YOUR sale. The dates are Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7. They will be here before you know it!!!

Unwanted things ready for a garage sale, isolated on white


Arvig has started to remove the old aerial lines which provided phone and internet to homes throughout Barnesville. The crews started in the NW part of town and are working to the south. After they complete the west side of town, they will start again in the NE part of town and work their way to the South. Watch for crews working in neighborhoods with a bucket truck, pick-up and trailer. They will be removing the line drops from the exterior of homes, but will not need to enter your home.

Here is your opportunity to get involved!!

Relay for Life of Clay County
Kickoff/Informational meeting
TONIGHT – January 19, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Building, 2nd Floor
202 Front Street Barnesville, MN
Our Relay event will be held June 10th at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Barnesville.
Questions? Call 218-329-6567 or 320-808-7013

Now that the City has converted its telephone and cable to fiber, the old aerial wires will be removed. Arvig is the company the City has hired to do this work. As part of this work, workers will be removing the drop to the house in areas of town where there are aerial lines. Workers will not need access into your home. The work will start on February 1 and it is expected to take 6 weeks.

City of Barnesville offices will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King’s Birthday.

Due to the extreme cold expected this weekend, the warming house at the Ice Skating Rink will be closed on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17.

Winter is definitely here with very cold temperatures. Barnesville Municipal Power reminds all customers who are on a reduced rate Dual Fuel system, that this is the time of the year that the City will be controlling to lower our electric peak. While we try to control as little as possible, when it is really cold we may control more hours a day, every day of the week. With extremely cold temperatures forecast for this weekend, NOW is the time to make sure your back-up heat system is in good working order by making a call to your heating contractor.

Really cold temperatures are expected over the weekend… temperatures fall below zero, electric usage increases dramatically. When everyone’s usage increases, the community’s demand for power reaches a point where the City’s cost for electricity increases significantly. YOU can help us maintain our load by reducing your electrical consumption between 7-10 am and 4-9 pm on really cold days. A friendly reminder from Barnesville Municipal Power – your hometown electric provider.