City of Dawson...the small city with the bright future!

The City of Dawson is a progressive community located on the prairies of west central Minnesota maintaining a quality of life surpassed by none. The city excels with excellent school and health care systems, promotion of new industry and the support of existing businesses.

This community is blessed with many active and caring people which have supported the parks, golf course, and the new aquatic center providing recreation to both young and old alike. The Dawson/Boyd Arts Center satisfies our appetite for the arts and theater.

Walking Trail The Lac qui Parle River flows through the community providing an environment of quiet and stress free living. Dawson’s walking trail is located adjacent to the river encompassed by trees, flowers, and native vegetation providing a sanctuary for everything and everyone.

Beautifully renovated homes, well kept lawns and gardens are a common sight in Dawson. From the renovation of older homes, the building of new homes, apartments and townhouses, Dawson offers a variety of fine living.

We invite you to visit. You won’t want to leave!

Upcoming Events

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6/20/2018

Riverfest 2018

Join in Riverfest 2018! June 20-June 24.  Check out the Chamber of Commerce site for all the details! http://www.dawsonmn.com/riverfest  

7/25/2018

WILD ABOUT READING

Please come and learn about the new Born Learning Path coming to Dawson at Veteran's Park.

Recent News

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Legend of the Gnomes

(5/21/2018) Want to know all the history about the famous Dawson Gnomes? Check out their website, http://www.gnomedaws.com/. 

Dawson Bikes!

(5/11/2018) This is a fantastic way to get around Dawson.  Borrow one of the turquoise bikes from the turquoise bike racks around town and return it to a turquoise rack when finsihed.  Bike rack and fix-it station located next to the City Hall with an additio...

Picture Please!

(4/4/2018) The City of Dawson is looking for someone to volunteer to take a picture of our freshly painted City Building for use on our website.  If you would like to volunteer your time and talent to the City for this project, please contact Jill.  **Dawso...