Today: January 26, 2015

Due to the unseasonably warm weather, the Ice Skating Rink will be closed on Friday, January 23.

The City of Barnesville apologizes for the recent internet service interruptions which have occurred. When trying to use the internet you may have received error messages such as “Page won’t load” or “Can”t find server”. The problems stem from issues with the 702 Communications server located in Moorhead, which provides the internet service to Barnesville. A new server has been ordered and should be installed within 4-6 weeks. Should you experience problems during this time, be sure to call the Internet Help Desk at 354-2222. Your prompt reporting of the problem will allow it to be corrected as soon as possible. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience – be assured we are working closely with 702 to make sure a permanent solution is in place quickly.

The new year is a great time to change some of those important passwords. A recent news report said that most people’s computer passwords are not very secure. How secure is your password and how long would it take someone to hack into your account? Check it out by testing a SIMILAR type password at or

Check out the special deals at Firehall Liquors starting today and running through Thursday, January 22!

Coors Light 24pk 12oz cans $19.99
Coors Banquet 6pk $6.49
Leinenkugel’s 12pk Winter Variety and Winter Seasonal $12.99
6pk Winter and Shandy $6.99
Shiner Cheer 6pk $7.49
Fat Tire Accumulation 6pk $4.99

We will be sampling Leinenkugel’s Cranberry Ginger Shandy TODAY from 5-7 pm. Plan to stop by on your way home from work!

City of Barnesville offices will be closed on Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King’s Birthday.

Due to the cold and windy weather, the Barnesville Ice Skating Rink will be closed on Thursday, January 8.  Stay inside and stay warm!

The Barnesville City Council will hold their regular January 12, 2015 Council Meeting on Monday, January 12 beginning at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers located at 102 Front Street North.

With little to no snow cover and really cold temperatures, we are beginning to receive reports of freezing water lines to homes as occurred last year. This can be a very expensive problem to fix. The easy prevention for this problem is to check the water temperature regularly in your home. If the temperature drops below 40 degrees, leave one faucet open to run a trickle of water about the size of a pencil. Remember that frozen lines are the responsibility of the property owner, not the City!

Fuchs Sanitation will have a special Christmas Tree pickup this Friday, January 9. Residents should leave their trees in the same area as their garbage containers. No extra stickers or tags are needed. A second pick-up will be held on Friday, January 23.

Clay County Residential Electronics Collection will be Tuesday, January 6th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at 1300 15th Ave North in Moorhead. Items accepted at these collections are TVs, computer monitors, computer towers, and computer accessories from homes in Clay County. Please contact Steph Reynolds, Clay County Solid Waste, at 218 299-7331 with any questions.