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

Dawson is a progressive community in the heart of the farm land. We are known for our gnomes located throughout the community. The Library houses many gnomes that have been hand carved by a local artist, the gnomes are carved out to replicate a selected person from the community. The City Park also is home to many gnomes made out of cement, it is a fun place to visit and spend the day. There is an outdoor swimming pool, volleyball court, tennis courts, basketball court, softball complex and playground equipment.

If you're planning on staying, the City of Dawson has a campground with ten camp areas that have electrical hook-ups and water service. There is a dump station within two blocks of the campground. There are three shelterhouses and playground equipment. The Picket Fence Motel is located next to Highway 212 and the Swimming Pool Park. Call for reservations 320-769-4787. Pets are welcome. Two other locations to stay at are The Guest House, 448 6th Street, reservations call 320-769-2005 or 320-226-4646 and Ashling Bed & Breakfast, 1122 Pine Street, reservations call 320-769-2723.

Dawson has a nine hole golf course located on the west side of Dawson, if you are a golfer you won't want to miss golfing Dawson's course.

Also located within a radius of Dawson is a State Park, County Park, Churchhill Dam, Lac qui Parle Refuge, Lac qui Parle Hunting Camp, Lac qui Parle Lake, Marsh Lake Wildlife Management, Pioneer Village and The Ox Cart Trail.

A Community Fine Arts Center is now open.  Click here for more information.


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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