Parks: Do you have an Idea and/or Recommendation?

Northside Ball Field & Park

We’ve listed the Parks below along with the areas that are maintained.  When giving your idea or recommendation (or both on multiple parks!), please include which park you’d like to see the activity within.  We appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts!

The Park System has one Fulltime Employee, meet Dave Davis!
Dave manages all the mowing, restroom cleaning, and projects for the parks listed below.  He also mows all properties throughout town that are abandoned or do not mow according to the City Ordinance.  Dave also maintains various open spaces –  the water plant, city shop, substation area by Monarch Heights, water tower area, open space along First Street across from the flag park area, the open lot to the north of the hardware store across from the Fire Hall, the Welcome Sign area, the upper and lower parking lots (I’ve likely missed some of the open spaces!)

Lakeside Park

Foot of Lake Landing Area

Open Space behind Hartman’s

Old Water Plant Space

Pier Park

Pool Park

Peninsula Park

Peninsula Landing Area

Nielson Park

Central Park

Northside Ball Field Park

Riverside Camping

Dog Park (new 2021)

Flag Park Area

Skate Park (Rink)

Wells Park

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City-Wide Cleanup Day

Attention residents of the City of Ortonville!  On May 14 and May 15, the City will conduct the Annual Cleanup Ortonville Day!  The City will provide several large dumpsters in which you may bring many of those things you have been wanting to get rid of but just didn’t know where to take them.

The dumpsters will be located at the city shop on Highway75 located between Casey’s Diesel Pumps and Ortonville Independent building.

Proof of residency will be required at the time of drop-off.  A copy of a utility bill with an Ortonville address is an example of such proof.

Items that will be accepted will include mattresses, old furniture, other wood items, metal toys, bicycles, and other metal items as well as appliances such as stoves, water heaters, dryers, washing machines.  A maximum of 4 auto tires per household will also be accepted.

Items that will NOT be accepted will be refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, construction material, electronics, paint, solvents, garbage, and tree limbs, branches, and other vegetative waste.  Please note, tree branches and yard wastes can be disposed of at the city tree dump on scheduled days.  The City tree dump is open every Saturday during the Month of May.  Please call the City office for times (320-839-3428)

If you have items for the Ortonville Cleanup, you must provide the information on the PDF form (link below) to the City Offices at 315 Madison Avenue by Wednesday, May 12th, 2021.  ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Drop-off may be done Friday, May 14 between 9 AM and 3 PM and Saturday, May 15th between 10 AM and 1 PM.

Anyone willing to volunteer your time to help load/unload items at the dropoff site, please call 320-839-3862 no later than May 8th.  We want our city to be a place we can all be proud of and show our many visitors that come here for fishing, hunting, festivals, class reunions, etc. that our citizens take pride in the beautiful part of the world that we call home.  We hope to make this an annual event so please consider volunteering!!

2021 Cleanup FORM PDF (download, complete & turn in to the City office)

Southwest Power Pool Calls Emergency Alert Level 3

Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) was notified that the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) declared an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 3 starting this morning at 6:15 a.m. The emergency alert means that electric generation in the region is not sufficient to meet the extreme and widespread demand for electricity. SPP began temporarily shutting down power, otherwise known as rolling blackouts, which will reduce demand on the system. MRES had hoped to provide advance notice to its members but SPP was unable to notify us in time.

… SPP remains in an Emergency Alert Level 3 because they are still operating below required minimum reserves. Therefore, MRES asks that its member municipal utilities do whatever they can to reduce power usage in their communities, such as requesting that customers voluntarily reduce electric usage by delaying running the dishwasher and clothes washer, turning down the heat, and shutting off lights.

LINK to full Alert on the Power shortage

NEW! Business & Non-Profit Relief Grants

Big Stone County has approved Big Stone Area Growth (BSAG) to administer the $250,000 available for businesses & non-profits within the County.

Application Deadline is February 8, 2021
Funds will be awarded by March 15, 2021
for Application & Guidelines go to the website


Lingonberry’s Pastry and Coffee Shop

Take out only at this time.  Serving coffee, lattes, smoothies and frappes; breakfast pastries, desserts and a light lunch. Also shop our gift area. (Outside patio in summer.)
Wednesday-Sunday 7am-2pm. Closed Monday & TuesdayClosed for winter break January and February
124 2nd Street NW Main Street Ortonville

Facebook Page Link


Tree Dump Open Extra Hours!

Great weather – extra time for any yard clean-up!

Voting – How to Vote in Ortonville

There have been a few wondering where and how to vote in the City of Ortonville.

Ortonville Precinct 1 voters can vote in person at the armory building.  (or use the County website link below for other options)

Ortonville Precinct 2 voters are now in a mail ballot precinct and all registered voters were mailed their ballots.  They will NOT be voting at the armory.   If they want to vote in person, they can bring their ballot and vote at the Auditor’s Office.  P-2 voters that are not registered,  should contact the Auditor’s Office to make sure they have the correct proof of residence before coming in to vote.

Voting hours at the Auditor’s Office are 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Friday with extended hours as follows:

                Saturday, October 31                    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

                Monday, November 2                   until 5:00 PM

                Election Day, November 3rd         8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Any questions should be directed to the Auditor’s Office at 839-6366.

For additional information, the Big Stone County Website is a great source for election informatioLINK:

See this map to locate Precinct 1 and Precinct 2: 

Reminder to Residents!

You can pick up your free light bulbs at the City Office!

Filing for Elected Positions


For the November 3, 2020

Election for the City of Ortonville

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that candidates for the following elected offices must file between Tuesday, July 28, 2020  and  by 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at the City Office located at 315 Madison Avenue.  Any qualified voter of the City of Ortonville may file for candidacy by filing an affidavit of candidacy (available at City Hall) and paying a filing fee of $2.00 to the City of Ortonville.

1 Mayor – 4 Year Term

3 Council Members-4-Year Terms Each


Charleen Grossman, City Clerk-Administrator

Ortonville, Minnesota



Pool will Open July 1st

The Swimming Pool will open this Wednesday, July 1st, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The pool has a public Facebook Group where you can find all the latest information  LINK:

For information on all our parks, please check our Parks & Rec page, here on the website.  LINK: