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The Minnesota Department of Transportation released a statement saying that motorists on Highway 9 in Barnesville will encounter a detour when a railroad crossing project begins Thursday, Sept. 29, weather permitting. During the work, Highway 9 will close and signs will direct motorists onto County Road 52 and County Road 32.Otter Tail Valley Railroad expects the work will take up to two days.This is in the area of McGrath Park.

PeopleService will be flushing the water mains in Barnesville beginning on Monday, September 26.  This procedure will continue through October 14.  The flushing will occur generally between 6 am and 8 pm.  This may cause some temporary discoloration of your water.  To remove the discoloration, just turn on several faucets in or outside your home or business, and leave the water run until it clears.

Flushing is required by the state to clean out any sediment from the mains prior to winter.  If you have any questions about this procedure, contact Mike Kurkowski at PeopleService at 701.893.8825

Barnesville Public Works plans to ground spray for mosquitoes on Thursday, September 22 beginning around 9 pm, weather permitting.

Due to the rain earlier in the week, Public Works crews were unable to complete the needed maintenance work at the Willow Creek Municipal Golf Course.  Therefore, the Golf Course will be closed on Thursday, September 22 until 2:30 pm to complete this work.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Fall Areawide Rummage Sales sponsored by the Barnesville Main Street Program are THIS Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24.  To start planning your shopping, click on the sale-ad for a complete listing of all the sales, hour and handy map!

Willow Creek Golf Course will be closed for maintenance all day on Monday, September 19 and the morning of Tuesday, September 20.  Plans are to reopen the course at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, September 20.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Barnesville Public Works plans to ground spray for mosquitoes on Monday, September 19 around 9 pm, weather permitting.

As part of the paving in the Del Acres Gilbertson 2nd Addition, a 140 foot stretch of 13th Street SE from 2nd Avenue to the south will be paved.  Contractors have told us that paving will take place on Wednesday, September 14.  Watch for “Road Closed” signs.  To avoid delays, for the next couple of days you may want to select a different travel route.  The closure should only last a short period of time.

BARNESVILLE CABLE TV CUSTOMERS are reminded that at midnight on Monday, September 12 some of your cable channels will be moving to different locations.  If you aren’t using our cable boxes, don’t forget that you will need to reprogram your television.  Any concerns or questions, contact City Hall at 354.2292.


The Barnesville City Council will hold their regular 9-12-16-City-Council Meeting on Monday, September 12 beginning at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers.