Concerned about local violations against the Governor’s Covid-19 Orders

If you are concerned about local violations against the Governor’s Orders regarding Covid-19 you can lodge a complaint with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.

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Effective immediately (March 16 Council meeting), due to concerns for the health and safety of residents and City employees, City Council voted to close the Arlington Community Center to the public until further notice. Employees will still be working and can be reached by phone 507-964-2378 and email Utility bills can be paid online or at the drop box outside of the Community Center.

The Arlington Book Project Learning Center at 229 West Main Street, Arlington will be providing free access to Wi-Fi and 6 computer stations (4 desktops and 2 Chromebooks) Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-1:00 pm beginning Monday, March 23 until schools reopen.
In order to maintain social distancing and a healthy environment, only 6 students at a time will be allowed to use the computers. If there is high demand, students will be limited to one hour of computer time each day. We have two rooms that will have computers available and a third room may be added where 4 students at a time who have their own devices will be allowed WIFI access.
Students will be required to wash their hands for 20 seconds before and after using computers. No food or drink allowed. Computers & Wi-Fi will be used for academic work only, no recreational use. The Arlington Book Project Learning Center may be contacted at 612-618-9092 or online at

Community Development Intern

Salary Hourly – $12.00

Opening Date – January 6, 2020 Closing Date– January 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Job Posting: General Duties
The City of Arlington is a growing community located on MN Hwy 5 just 45 miles southwest of the Twin Cities. This internship opportunity would provide an individual seeking a career within the field of economic development, planning and zoning, or city administration great experience to boost their resume.
The successful candidate will provide hands-on assistance to the Community Development Director and will assist in preparing agendas and minutes for economic development and planning & zoning, will provide research for both economic development and planning & zoning, assist with various grant applications, DEED applications, update the City’s social media and website. The position will also be responsible for assisting with the Community Center, showing the facility, aiding those interested in renting the facility, updating the events calendar, marketing the facility, billing, and any other tasks assigned by the Community Development Director. Successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively in writing and oral presentations.

This is position is for a total of 400 hours and can be part-time or full-time. There will be evening meetings with this position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business administration, urban planning or related field is required. Candidate must have the ability to work at least 20 hours per week, valid driver’s license and good driving record, and ability to pass a background check.
Graduate student in public administration, business administration, or urban planning is preferred.

Resume, cover letter, and City of Arlington application is required. For application please visit the City’s website: For questions please email Community Development Director Amy Newsom at or 507-720-8586.

The City of Arlington is accepting applications for the Arlington Ambulance.
Paid training to get your EMT certification with 1 year commitment. Must be 18 years old.
Minimum hour requirement 48 hours/month, 12 of which has to be on the weekend (6pm on Friday to 6am Monday).
Minimum of 8 trainings/meetings a year, which occur the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm. If you are interested please stop by the Arlington Community Center to pick up an application or click here for the  job application.

Check out the video featuring Arlington on YouTube.  

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeking applications for child care start-up and expansion projects
Owatonna, Minn., December 3, 2019 – Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is currently accepting applications to support child care start-up and expansion projects. Child care centers and family child care programs in SMIF’s 20-county region are eligible to apply. Requests of up to $10,000 for child care centers and $2,000 for family child care programs will be considered.
“We are grateful to the State of Minnesota for providing funding to help increase the supply of quality child care in the region, and honored to support this program,” said Rae Jean Hansen, Vice President of Early Childhood at SMIF. “Increasing the number of child care slots in our region is a critical need for working families.”
Applicants are encouraged to consider submissions to support new or existing programs that demonstrate an increase in overall child care slots using the grant dollars. There will be a focus on programs that provide full-time, year-round child care for infants, toddlers, and preschool age children.
To provide additional support for development of grant applications, SMIF will be hosting two online information webinars to provide grant program overview and answer questions from interested parties:
Applications are due by January 27, 2020 at 4 p.m. via email to or postal mail to:
Grants Coordinator
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
PO Box 695
Owatonna, MN 55060
For the application and guidelines, visit Contact Heidi Coulter, Early Childhood Project Manager, at or 507-214-7015 with any questions.
Media contact:
Katie Godfrey
Communications Director

Arlington City Council 2019-2020 Goals

1. Business development and retention goals

a. Support the EDA in assisting businesses with succession planning
b. Keep Main Street Arlington vibrant and active in coordination with the Chamber
c. Negotiate purchase options for future industrial park

2. Increase housing options, attract new residents and maintain quality of properties

a. Support Choose Arlington
b. Support community events such as scheduling programming at the Gazebo

3. Long-range planning

a. Develop and follow a five year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
b. Make improvements to the City’s infrastructure as funds are available including
repairing sidewalks and updating the long range sidewalk plan.
c. Build an IT network and retain documents electronically.
d. Support the EDA in promoting more construction of senior and low income

Please Click the links below for the 2018 City of Arlington Housing study. 

2018 Arlington Housing Study

Arlington Housing Study Appendix


Are you going away for the holidays or going on vacation this winter? Would you like the police to watch over your house when you are gone? Please fill out this form and return it to the Police Department at 108 4th Ave. NW. Take the stress out of your vacation.

Click here for the form.