City Manager
 Crystal Hansonl  320-769-2154

City Clerk/Treasurer
 Evie Joyce  320-769-2154

Administrative Assistant
 Kristi Kvaal  320-769-2154

City Attorney
 Richard Stulz 320-769-2473

Police Chief
 Andy Stock  320-769-4700

Fire Chief
 Brian Hersom  320-769-2689

Pub. Utilities Superintendent
 Brent Powers  320-769-2111

Liquor Store Operations Supervisor
 Garney Jager  320-769-2755

Librarian
 Kathie Behrens  320-769-2069

Zoning Official
 Merlin Ellefson  320-769-2482

Daws the Gnome

Dawson - The small city with the bright future

Welcome from the City Office. We hope you find this page helpful as we try to provide some information to assist you in meeting your needs as you move to our City. Listed below are the utility companies you may need to contact to hook up services.

Great Plains Natural Gas Co.
Otter Tail Power Co.
Mediacom Cable TV
City of Dawson (water/sewer)
Frontier Telephone
Farmers Mutual Telephone Co.
888-577-5529
800-257-4044
800-332-0245
320-769-2154
800-435-1504
320-312-3682

There is a campground located on Hwy 212, reservations can be made by calling (320)769-2154. The fee is $20 per day in season, includes electrical hook-up and dump station available nearby. Off season the fee is $12 per day with no water available. The fee on season for one month is $350 and off season $200 for one month. This park area has playground equipment conveniently located within the facility.

The City has three parks, one is located off Hwy 212 by the outdoor swimming pool, another is located close to downtown right off 6th Street, and the third is the Veteran's Memorial Park south of the river. The Riverside Park has a shelterhouse, playground equipment and horseshoes. The swimming pool park offers playground equipment, volleyball court, tennis courts, basketball courts and shelterhouses.

The City has a nine-hole golf course located on the west side of the City.

The City is fortunate to have a remarkable hospital/clinic/nursing home complex and school system. Please check the hospital or school web sites for more information.

For more information you may need to know about the laws governing our community, please check the ordinance section of the government page.

If you have any questions not covered on this site please feel free to e-mail us at the address listed below and and we will be happy to answer your questions.


Click here to view the most current council agenda.

The City of Dawson is interested in the publicís opinion concerning sidewalks. This has been a topic of discussion for quite some time, and the City is looking to establish policies that are feasible for the City to enforce while benefiting the community as well. Topics of discussion include snow removal, safety, use of sidewalks, addressing sidewalk concerns, cost, removal, etc.

Therefore, the City of Dawson has made available an online survey to enlist the communityís help in this matter. To take the online survey, click here. A copy of the survey is available at City Hall, 675 Chestnut Street, between the hours of 8:00 - 4:30 Monday through Friday.

City of Dawson
Box 552
675 Chestnut
Dawson, MN  56232
Administrator: 320-769-2154
City Clerk: 320-769-2154
Fax: 320-769-2858

Office hours: Weekdays, 8 am to 4:30 pm


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