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 public water systems (PWSs) that adjust the fluoride concentration in drinking water and achieve a monthly average fluoride level that is in the optimal range for 12 consecutive months in a calendar year, as documented in the CDC Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS).

CDC initiated the Water Fluoridation Quality Awards program to recognize outstanding performance in fluoridation management by public water systems.  In Minnesota, 233 of 605 possible fluoridating community PWSs are receiving an award for 2017.

We give an extra shout out to Sam Berger on this outstanding effort and thank you for your work providing safe, dependable drinking water for Ortonville!

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 your utilities, please call the City Office at 320-839-3428

Thank you.

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.

Senior Housing

Fairway View Communities


The City of Ortonville and Ortonville Area Health Services (Municipal Hospital and Clinic) completed the expansion of Fairway View in 2017 which is located along our 18-hole municipal golf course and just a couple of blocks from our hospital (new in 2011) and clinic (new in 2003) with a helicopter pad. Ortonville has an airport that accommodates the fixed-wing emergency needs.

The original complex (12 independent, 16 assisted living and 6 memory care units) was built by the Ortonville EDA and opened in 2004. The expansion which opened in 2017 consists of 34 catered living units with an additional 51-bed skilled (nursing home) complex consisting of 3 pods or home-style sections. Donnie’s Diner and a general store within this facility just held their grand opening and ribbon
cutting the week between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The facility was filled to capacity even before the grand opening ceremony and open house. Ortonville Area Health Services is now managing the complete facility with a long-term lease with the Ortonville EDA on the original complex.

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 beautiful drone footage of the course!)
Golf Course Facebook Page
Off the Green Restaurant & Bar


Off the Green Restaurant and Bar serves great lunches & dinners (Owner Adam Ellard)





Health Care

Ortonville Area Health Services
“11 providers For you, For your family, For life”

Link:  www.oahs.us

2003 New Clinic Opened
2011 New Hospital Opened – $20 million dollar project with $2.2 Million raised locally through the Big Stone Health Care Foundation.

  • 25-bed Critical Access Hospital
  • 49,218 sq ft Hospital
  • 30,643 sq ft Clinic (with a helicopter pad on site with an airport that accommodates the fixed-wing emergency needs)
  • Satellite Clinic  – Clinton Clinic


Ortonville Public School

Facebook PageOrtonville School District #2903
Event Calendar (when is the game, practice, concert, etc.)

Video… created by some of our very own talented students.  Enjoy! 


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.   This blog will provide news and projects from the Ortonville EDA and also updates from community functions that I attend throughout the year.  Attending community, school, art – you name it – activities in Ortonville is the time I enjoy most.  And, I’ve now been given the freedom to blog about the activities and events (with fun videos & photos) from a more personal view.  How is that for #LoveWhereYouLive #LoveYourJob hashtag string!  – Hope you enjoy this blog!

Link:  ortonvilleonbigstonelake.com