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!

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Dawson City Offices and Buildings Closed

3/24/2020

Mayor Randy Tensen has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Dawson.  The Dawson City buidlings are closed, with the exception of the Liquor store, to the public effective immediatley and until further notice.  The decision was made by Mayor Tensen...

Council Meeting and Public Hearing Rescheduled

3/20/2020

The City of Dawson will be canceling the March 24th council meeting and public hearing on the Phase 1 street, utility and elevated storage tank project. This public hearing will be rescheduled for a future date that will be determined based on the Centers...

Dawson Public Library is Currently Closed

3/18/2020

Dawson Public Library is closed now through the end of March to follow social distancing guidance from the CDC and MN Dept. of Health.  Due dates for all materials are extended to April 8th.  Please do not return materials to drop boxes until we are open...