3/16/2020 City Council voted to close the Arlington Community Center to the public until further notice

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.

Arlington Book Project Learning Center, 229 West Main St., providing free access to Wi-Fi

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

Help Wanted: Police Chief

The City of Arlington, Minnesota (Population 2,233), a progressive community centrally located between the Twin Cities, Mankato, and Hutchinson, is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Chief.  The Police Chief is responsible for a department of two full-time officers and an administrative coordinator.  The selected candidate should possess strong leadership attributes including good people and communication skills, integrity, and management experience with a proven track record of creating a community-oriented police department.


Minimum Qualifications:  The Police Chief shall be licensed by the P.O.S.T. or be eligible to be licensed, with an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree in law enforcement; five years progressive law enforcement experience. 

Preferred:  Two (2) years of supervisory or management experience in law enforcement or in a related field; Spanish speaking ability; Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Must be certified in CPR and trained in first aid (may receive within 60 days of employment). 

Ability to pass a thorough background investigation, psychological evaluation, and physical examination (including drug testing) is required.

Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class “D” driver’s license. 

Salary Range:  $68,000-$78,500. 

For application materials contact us or download PDF

The City of Arlington

204 Shamrock Dr.

Arlington, MN 55307

PHONE: 507-964-2378


Review of application materials will begin April 10, 2020 and will continue until position is filled. 

Interview date:  Wednesday, April 15, 2020. 


The City of Arlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disaster Declaration for Businesses

If you are a business owner, and are experiencing financial difficulties due to a disaster situation, follow the link to complete the Estimated Economic Injury Worksheet. Please return this form to the City offices via email or by leaving it in the payment dropbox outside the Community Center.

Seeking Applicants!

We are currently seeking well qualified applicants for Police Chief as well as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). If you would like more information please contact us or download and complete the application


Utility Rebates for Businesses

Businesses can take advantage of these rebates for either new construction or a retrofit with LED lighting options. There is also a rebate for updating heating and cooling systems to a variable frequency drive. 

New Construction Retrofit VFD


Utility Rebates for Residential Customers

There are a variety of energy rebates that residential customers can take advantage of.

LED Bulbs A/C Tune Up QI A/C OR ASHP Appliances ECM


Clean Energy Choice 2020

Did you know that you can elect to have part or all of your household energy needs come from renewable sources?

This program is easy to enroll in and cost effective. The Clean Energy Choice program allows residents to elect to have a portion of the household energy come from renewable sources for a low monthly cost. This cost is an add– on to your normal utility bill. If you would like to enroll or want more information call us at the City Office or visit



Cancer Cruise 2020

We are excited to announce that Andrea Harbarth from Gaylord has been selected as the 2020 Cancer Cruise recipient! Andrea is currently battling stage 4 colorectal cancer, but still continues to be very involved in her church as well as other community organizations. When Andrea was diagnosed, she was in the midst of opening her own daycare. All of the funds raised through the Cancer Cruise will be used to pay for Andrea’s medical expenses. 


Please check out the poster for details on the 2020 event, we’ve added a lot of new things this year, that we are really excited about! Our main events will be held at the Arlington Community Center from 11 AM-4 PM this year. We’ve added a Vendor Fair, a Silent Auction, a Bake Sale (thanks to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Green Isle!), as well as music by Jake Nelson, one of the artists featured at Winstock this year! 


We hope see all of you at the Cancer Cruise on May 30! #SmallTownsBigHearts



Want more information about the Silent Auction? 

Contact Anita Quast at or (507) 380-1411


Want more information about the Vendor Fair?

Contact Jen Carpenter at or (507) 304-5544

Becoming a Licensed Daycare Provider

DO you want to become a licensed daycare provider? The Minnesota Department of Human Services has a handy guide that can help you achieve your goals!