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14 Dec 2018
2019 Recycling Schedule
26 Nov 2018
Frosty Fest December 7, 2018 4:30 - 7
14 Nov 2018
Winnebago Public Safety K9 Jack to get donation of body armor
Winnebago Public Safety K9 Jack to get donation of body armor

  Winnebago Public Safety K9 Jack to get donation of body armor Winnebago Public Safety K9 Jack will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Jack’s vest is sponsored by Winnebago American Legion Post 82 of Winnebago, MN and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Winnebago American Legion Post 82”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

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09 Nov 2018
Thanksgiving Recycling Change
09 Nov 2018
Community Thanksgiving
11 Sep 2018
NW Area Public Hearing and Open House Sept 12
21 Aug 2018
Highway 169 construction

This page will be updated frequently:   8/21/18 -  Attention residents - Water service will be interrupted tomorrow 8/22 at 8:30am for necessary water valve repairs. The area affected will be on the West side of 169 and 2nd Ave SW and south. Water will be disconnected starting at 8:30 and continue for 5 or 6 hours. We will notify when service is restored. Please spread the word. We are sorry for the inconvenience 8/15/18 Winnebago Construction update - US 169 - *Construction will begin Monday August 20th. *According to MN DOT, US 169 will never be closed - lane restrictions and diversions will be in-place. *Beginning Aug 20 and lasting approximately 7 days, 1 block(from 169/Main to 1st St West) of each 5th Ave SW, 4th Ave SW, 1st Ave SW and 1st Ave NW will be closed. This is to repair water valves and perform ADA sidewalk improvements. Closures are currently marked by signage and detours will be similarly marked. 1st St West to Cleveland Ave W is the main detour route. Please observe the signage. Please be patient and observe signage and postings. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.     News Release August 13, 2018 Contact: Anne Wolff, Public Affairs Coordinator Office: (507)304-6106 Cell: (507)514-7175 Highway 169 construction from Winnebago to north of Blue Earth begins August 20 MANKATO, Minn. – Construction on a resurfacing project of Highway 169 from the north side of Winnebago to south of Faribault County Road 6 will begin Monday, August 20. Construction will be done under traffic and no detour is anticipated. There will be lane restrictions controlled with flaggers and pilot cars. Motorists should use extra caution in the work zone. The project is scheduled through October on the 7.6 miles of Highway 169 between Blue Earth and Winnebago, which includes resurfacing the roadway to provide a smoother ride, as well as sidewalk upgrades in Winnebago. Lighting is also being installed at the intersections of Highway 169 with County Road 6 and County Road 10. Ulland Brothers, Inc., of Albert Lea, MN, was awarded the contract with a bid of $3,567,060. For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit

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08 Aug 2018
Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and Televising
19 Jul 2018
Open House 169 Construction

Public open house for Highway 169 construction set for July 24 in Winnebago MnDOT will address the 2018 construction project from Blue Earth to Winnebago MANKATO, Minn. – The public is invited to learn about upcoming construction planned for Highway 169 from Blue Earth to Winnebago. The open house is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the Winnebago Municipal Center, located at 140 South Main Street in Winnebago. The Minnesota Department of Transportation will provide information about the project and staff will be available on-site to answer questions. Construction is scheduled to begin August 13 and continue through early October on the 7.6 miles of Highway 169 between Blue Earth and Winnebago, which includes resurfacing the roadway to provide a smoother ride, as well as sidewalk upgrades in Winnebago. Lighting is also being installed at the intersections of Highway 169 with County Road 6 and County Road 10. During construction, motorists will experience lane restrictions and flagging operations as work is done under traffic. To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to

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10 Jul 2018
July 18 Chamber Meeting Update

Winnebago Chamber of Commerce Meeting July 18, 2018 at 6:30 At Municipal Center     The Chamber meeting last night consisted of trying to revitalizing the Chamber. Just a reminder that the Chamber is not just for Businesses - We encourage Individuals / Couples, Home Based Businesses, Churches, Farmers, Truck drivers, etc. to join as well. The fees for joining the Chamber are as follows: $25 Individuals (Per Person) ... Businesses $25 (1 Employee / Owner) $100 (2 - 9 Employees) $150 (10 + Employees) New committee members are: Scott Robertson - President Bert Howard - Vice President Don Selvig - Treasurer Secretary - Jessi Sturtz  

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09 Mar 2018
Winneabgo Area Food Shelf information
09 Sep 2015
Northwest Area Street and Utility Project
Northwest Area Street and Utility Project

Northwest Area Street and Utility Project *Note - This page is under construction and will be updated as new information comes available. January 9, 2018 - Administrator Ziegler and City Engineer Winter present Bonding request to the Senate Capital Investment Committee at Minnesota State University, Mankato. November 2017, City applies for Small Cities Development Grant Funding October 2017, City Applies for State Bonding Funds   January 2016 Update - State Bonding Application and Legislator Contact Info. Click on the link above for the update and your legislators information.  Please contact them early and often.  Let them know we need their support!  State Bonding Application - October 2015 State Bonding Presentation - November 2015 On November 17, 2015 City Administrator Ziegler and City Engineer Winter made a presentation to the State Senate Bonding Committee at Minnesota State University-Mankato.   Open House Thurs Sept 17th 6 - 8 pm Open House Flyer  - Council Minutes   Beginning in Early 2013, the City Utility committee began work and discussion on improving this area of town.  Bounded on the South by 1st Avenue Northwest(also known as the Jackson Road) and on the East by US Highway 169, the area encompasses 25 city blocks.  Much of the infrastructure was installed prior to the 1940's and 1950's and has not been improved beyond spot repairs.  Existing water mains are mostly asbestos cement pipe and some residential service lines are made of lead.  Resdients experience flooding yearly in the spring due to shallow or failing storm water pipes.  The wastewater collection system is inundated with clean water due to cracks in the system and illegal stormwater connections.     August 26, 2015 - The City hosted a meeting with State Rep Bob Gunther, State Senator Julie Rosen, staff from the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Public Facilities Authority, Faribault County Soil and Water, City Staff and members of the Public to discuss the project and tour the area. March Informational Meeting March 24, 2015 Questions from March 2015 Informational Meeting Responses to Questions from March 2015 Informational Meeting March 2015 Letter From Northland Securities March 2015 Northland Securities Handout

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01 Oct 2013
Dumpster Program

Announcing our Dumpster Program. Each residence in Winnebago with a utility billing account is authorized to reserve a dumpster for one week. Read about the Dumpster Program Policy HERE . You must read the policy, sign the agreement, and return it to the city offices in order to reserve a spot on the calendar. Additional copies are available at City Hall in the vestibule and may be dropped in the after hours payment box. Please call (507) 893-3217 or email with questions.        

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25 Sep 2012
Snow Emergency Ordinance

Winnebago, Minnesota December 11, 2012TO RESIDENTS of WINNEBAGO:Effective 10-9-2012 The City of Winnebago has a Snow Emergency Ordinance.  Read more about it HERE.An official designation of a Snow Emergency will be announced on local radio station KBEW giving a start and ending time.  Addtional methods of notification may include KFMC and KSUM radio, KEYC televison, the City's website -, the City's Facebook and Twitter pages and the city's main telephone line or voicemail at (507) 893-3217.  The Snow Emergency event may be extended through an additional announcement.During emergency weather conditions (Snow Emergency) it is unlawful to park or leave standing any vehicle on any public street, avenue, or alley until the roadway has been fully and completely (curb-to-curb) cleaned.   Any vehicle which is left parked or standing on a public street during an emergency weather condition and in violation of this section is hereby declared a nuisance and shall be subject to a $25 fine and may be subject to impounding. If you have questions about the this ordinance, please call or email us.  Thank you    Chris ZieglerCity Administrator-Clerk-Treasurer  

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