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Coffee & Questions


Join City staff at City Hall on Tuesday, August 23rd and/or Tuesday, August 30th from 9-9:30 am for all of your questions regarding the street project. Coffee will be provided.

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Tree Reimbursement Program Phase 1


If you live in Phase 1 of the City infrastructure project and are wanting to replace your tree, please call the city office about a reimbursement program offered through a grant that the City received.  Maximum of 2 per household.  Must be planted on homeowners lot.  Call for more details. 320-769-2154

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ITO & MTO Drivers Needed


Quad Dump Truck Driver
Class A or B License; Clean Driving Record
Side Dump Truck Driver
Class A License; Clean Driving Record
• Prevailing Wages
• Work in Dawson MN
• Monday-Friday (very limited Saturday work)
• Call Ryan Contracting at 952-894-3200 with questions

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Pink Ribbon on Your Tree?


Phase 2 of the street and utility project is gaining speed.  If you have a pink ribbon around your tree on your property, this means that it is slated for removal.  If you have any questions regarding your tree removal on your property, please contact the city office.  320-769-2154.  Thank you. 

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Phase 2 Infrastructure Project


At the Dawson City Council meeting on March 15, 2022,  the council approved awarding Phase 2 of the infrastructure project to the low bid of Ryan Contracting, Co. from Elko, MN.  This award is contingent on the grant and bond financing Dawson will be receiving.  While we recognize what a huge impact this will be for our home owners, residents, and business owners in Dawson, we are grateful to have the upgrades that our City needs.  

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Dawson Utility Rate Increases


The first reading of the utility rate increases was held on December 21 at 5:30 in the council chambers.  The second reading of the utility rate increases was held on January 4, 2022 at 5:30 in the council chambers.  The rates go into effect on January 20, 2022.

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Legend of the Gnomes


Want to know all the history about the famous Dawson Gnomes?

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