The City of Barnesville is very unique in that it owns and operates the telephone, electric, cable tv, and internet (TEC) services for the community. A portion of the revenues generated from these utilities are transferred back to the City of Barnesville general fund. One manager oversees the operation of all of these utilities. Three staff members provide in the field service to customers with regard to telephone, cable tv and internet services. For the maintenance of the electric system the City contracts with Otter Tail Power, who provides staff to the community several days a week.