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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Farmers Market

Come to the Dawson Veteran's Memorial Park every Thursday for the Farmers Market! Come and purchase fresh fruit, veggies and even crafts from 4-6pm. Also join us for the Madison Farmers Market every Tuesday from 8:30am-Noon at the Water Treatment Plant She...

Dawson City Council Meeting The next council meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM in the Dawson City Hall.  Meeting is open to the public. 

Recent News

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City Building Painting

(8/17/2017) Your City Building is getting a facelift. As many of you already noticed, the city building is get a facelift.  Careful thought was put into the new color to give the building a uniform look.  The cedar wood will be stained green to enhance the c...

Lending Libraries

(7/6/2017)     Three new Lending Libraries have made their debut in Dawson! The libraries are available at the City Park, Veterans Park and the Stevens Elementary School Playground. If you take a book, put another one in its place. Enjoy and happy r...

Small Cities Development Program

(7/6/2017) New Page Added under Residents.