Category: News

Plowing & Sanding Roads in Ortonville

We are now in the “Before New Year’s Day Blizzard” just after we finished clean-up from the “After Christmas Blizzard” – please, if you have to travel, do so with caution! News Release from Big Stone County Emergency Management this morning(if you have a…

Winter Alerts, Notifications & Good to Know Announcements

A list of resource links as we make it through this winter season. Big Stone County Emergency ManagementTheir Facebook pages keeps us current on in-coming weather related notices and alerts. 1350 AM KDIO RadioListen in on KDIO for all weather-related announcements and they also…

EDA Office is Moving

The Ortonville EDA office will be moving to the lower level (2nd Street a.k.a. Main Street) of the Community Center in January. Currently, the EDA sub-rents space from KDIO.  Although the KDIO space has been a great office location, the new location will not…

The City of Ortonville has been designated as an Opportunity Zone

Of the 509 eligible low-income census tracts in Minnesota, Governor Dayton could designate 128 census tracts as Opportunity Zones.  The Ortonville EDA completed the application and sought support from the City and the County to submit Ortonville’s census tract for consideration as an appointment –…

Water Quality Award!

We received notice from the Minnesota Department of Health (Oral Health Program and Drinking Water Protection) this month that the City of Ortonville received the 2017 Water Fluoridation Quality Award! This award, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recognizes those…

Cold Weather Rule – and your Utilities

There is a cold weather rule in Minnesota that tries to help people avoid being disconnected.  However, if a person doesn’t follow the guidelines, they could still have their electricity turned off for nonpayment. Please read the Cold Weather Rule – Link:  https://mn.gov/puc/consumers/help/shut-off-protection/ Further questions regarding…

Reminder! Parking Restrictions and Snow Removal

It is coming up on that time of year again!  Snow. REMINDER TO THE RESIDENTS OF ORTONVILLE PARKING RESTRICTIONS ON CITY STREETS BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1st AND APRIL 1st In accordance with City Ordinances, no person, except physicians on emergency calls or other such emergency…

Our New Website is Under Construction

Our new website is under construction – but LIVE!  We welcome any suggestions for improvement as we go. The Site should be complete by October 15th.

18-Hole Golf Course

Ortonville has a beautiful 18-hole golf course (one we are truly proud of!) with a historic Clubhouse which overlooks Big Stone Lake.  Views of the lake can also be seen from the #16, #17 & #18 greens also. Golf Course Website Link (& see…

Ortonville Live-Work-Play

For a more relaxed, unofficial-ish view of Ortonville, check out our new community blog which is written by me (Vicki Oakes)!  I take care of the City website and the Ortonville Golf Course website along with staffing the Ortonville Economic Development Authority.   Attending community,…