Where do you get a dog or cat license and how much does it cost?
You can purchase one at the City Office – 117 Central Ave N, Elbow Lake, MN 56531 at the north end of the Elbow Lake Community Building. The cost is $10.00 per year. All dog and cat licenses shall be issued for one year beginning with January 1 of each year. Application for a license may be made 30 days prior to January 1 each year. A permit must be obtained within 30 days for any dog or cat brought into and kept in the city after June 1 of each year.
What do I do if my dog or cat gets lost?
Call the Sheriff’s office at 218-685-8280. You may also contact the Grant County Humane Society at 218-685-6220. Shelter located at 1015 State Hwy 79 E, Elbow Lake, MN 56531 to see if your dog or cat has been dropped off.
How do I report a street light out?
Contact the City Office by phone 218-685-4483 or e-mail: cityhall@runestone.net to inform them of the location.
Where do I get rid of leaves?
The leaf and grass dump location is located right before the Airport on 2nd Street SW.
Where do I get rid of tree branches, garden refuse?
Tree and garden refuse dump site is located at [insert directions, location _________________] Hours site is open [insert hours_________________________]
How is storm damage removal handled?
The city does pick up trees and branches left on the curb after a storm.
How is snow removal handled?
In most instances, the city does the snow removal before 8 am. Parking restrictions for snow removal
Can I park on the street by my house?
Yes you can.
How do I get rid of my old Christmas tree?
The city picks them up from your curb the first week in January. (look for the notice in the Grant County Herald and Herman-Hoffman Tribune newspaper).
Where can I Recycle?

Trailers for recycling newsprint, magazines, plastic bottles #1 and #2 only, glass, corrugated cardboard, paperboard, shredded paper, office paper, telephone books, brown grocery bags, tin cans, aluminum cans are located on 3rd St SE, Elbow Lake across form the Grant County Recycling Center. [DELETE: south of Viadock viaduct] The Grant County Recycling Center is located at 310 3rd St Se, Elbow Lake, MN 56531 (Call 218-685-6273 for hours). This site accepts fluorescent bulbs, appliances, metals, used oil, oil filters, and antifreeze. Household Hazadorous Waste (HHW) CollectionDays are held three times a year. Call 218-685-8240 or {insert weblink} for details of what is collected and dates.

How is my garbage picked up?
New residents contact City Office located at 117 Central Ave N, Elbow Lake, MN 56531 at the north end of the Elbow Lake Community Building or by phone 218-685-4483 or by e-mail: cityhall@runestone.net to sign up and to arrange for garbage containers. Garbage pickup is on Tuesday morning. For garbage that does not fit into your garbage container, please purchase special bags [DELETE: can be purchased at the] at the City Office located at 117 Central Ave N, Elbow Lake, MN 56531 at the north end of the Elbow Lake Community Building.
When are hydrants flushed?
Hydrants are flushed in the spring and fall.
Where do I vote?
All eligible voters living within the city limits of Elbow Lake vote at the Elbow Lake Community Building located at 17 Central Ave N, Elbow Lake, MN 56531 
Where do I pay my City Utility Bill?
In the City Offices located at 117 Central Ave N, Elbow Lake, MN 56531 (at the north end of the Elbow Lake Community Building) or in the dropbox outside of the city offices, or by mail: City of Elbow Lake, PO Box 1079, Elbow Lake, MN 56531 ,
How can I find out the services or things of interest to me are available in Elbow Lake?

In the City Offices located at 117 Central Ave N, Elbow Lake, MN 56531 (at the north end of the Elbow Lake Community Building) or in the dropbox outside of the city offices, or by mail: City of Elbow Lake, PO Box 1079, Elbow Lake, MN 56531 ,

How do I find out about available housing in Elbow Lake?
You can contact one of our local Real Estate Agencies listed in the Yellow Pages. Information is also available through the Grant County Housing Redevelopment Authority denise.derby@co.grant.mn.us 218-685-8240. http://www.co.grant.mn.us/Directory.aspx?DID=10
Does the Elbow Lake Community Building have rooms available to rent or reserve for the public’s use?

Yes! We have a variety of spaces that you can request:

 

Sanford Room – Approximate number of people: 100 to 150. Room has a full kitchen, LCD projector and large pull-down screen, surround sound with a microphone.

Goetzinger Room – Approximate number of people: 50  Large open wall for AV display

Swanson Room – Approximate number of people: 30. Room has a sink, counter space,  large open wall for AV display.

How do I reserve a room for a function in the Community Building?

Contact the City Offices located at 117 Central Ave N, Elbow Lake, MN 56531 (at the north end of the Elbow Lake Community Building) or by phone 218-685-4483. See the fee schedule for rental fees. Rooms are available at no charge to non-profit groups.

What are the top 12 places to visit in Elbow Lake?
1. Grant County Courthouse

 

2. Thorson Memorial Library

3. Grant County Historical Museum

4. Grant County Veterans Hall

5. Grant County Veterans Memorial

6. Prairie Ridge Hospital and Health Services

7. Tipsinah Mounds Campground

8. Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course

9. Elbow Lake Municipal Airport and Seaplane Base 

10. Fairhaven Beach

11. Grant County Humane Society

12. Bargain Bazaar Thrift Store