Looking for Volunteers – Home Water Testing

The City of Ortonville water department is looking for volunteers to have their home water tested for lead and copper.  We need about 10-15 homes.  The criteria are that it has to be from a hard water faucet that gets used regularly/daily.  It has to have copper pipes and cannot be PVC or plastic.  Please contact the city office at 320-839-3428 if you would be willing to do this.

Road Construction by City Office

Sorry for the inconvenience this may be causing!

Utility Bills

Road Construction. Utility bill payments can be dropped off at the City Office (there is two-way traffic on Third Street in front of the Police Department now) or you can drop them at Cenbank or Minnwest Bank.

Notice: Water will be turned off on Monday, May 13th

Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you.

Reminder: Water Pipes

A reminder to those that have had issues with water pipes freezing in the past – running water through the pipe – even at a trickle – helps to prevent pipes from freezing.

The New Fire Truck has Arrived

January – the new fire truck has arrived!

A very nice quote on the City’s Facebook page (Thank you, Diane!):
Diane Sherod Dwyer We have the BEST fire departments in Ortonville & Big Stone City! We can’t even begin to convey enough thanks & appreciation to these great crews. They are awesome people & I hope they know what their dedication means to us. It’s truly overwhelming to watch them work! ♥️👏
And not to leave out our ambulance, police & sheriffs dept, you all are so appreciated!

UPDATE 2/4/2019, Ice Skating Park CLOSED

The hockey rink and the free-style rink are now CLOSED due to temperatures (which looks to be through out this week)

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The current hours are:
Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Weekends 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

There are skates available in the warming house that are free to use!

And, speaking of the warming house – THANK YOU to the awesome volunteers that help make this available!

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 Facebook Page, here is a link to this release)
Dec. 31, 2018 (7:15 a.m.)
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has enacted a no travel advisory on state and federal highways in the following counties due to dangerous driving conditions:
· Clay
· Big Stone
· Stevens
· Traverse
· Wilkin
High winds and blowing snow are causing whiteout conditions. Snowplows will continue to operate, but motorists are advised not to travel until conditions improve. For tips on safe winter driving, go to www.mndot.gov/workzone/winter.html. For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.orgor get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.

Please have patience as the City crew works to keep our roads open during yet another storm. The video below (and post photo above) was taken during clean up from last week’s blizzard.