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                                      The  City of Nowthen is located  in the northwestern  corner of Anoka County. The city was founded  in 1869 as Burns Township and later    was incorporated into  The City of Nowthen on June 30, 2008.    Nowthen is approximately 35.1 Sq.  miles   with a population of 4,443 people.    We have two parks, Nowthen Memorial park and pavilion ,  located in the city center and  Twin Lakes park  is beautiful  with trails,  beach,  pavilion and boat  dock.    We invite you to come experience  our   spacious country side.


July   2022

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In Celebration of Independance Day our City office will be closed. Regular office hours will resume July 5th, 2022 at 10am

After much deliberation, The Mayor and City Council are pleased to introduce to you the final six Candidates for the Administrator position!

Robert Barbian most recently served as the City Administrator for the City of Princeton, Minnesota, where he was in the role for over three years. Prior to this, he served as the temporary Assistant City Administrator for the City of Kiel, Wisconsin, for six months, as the Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer for the City of Foley, Minnesota, for two years, and as the Director of Development for the City of New Richmond, Wisconsin, for nearly 16 years. Mr. Barbian holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Marquette University.

Zachary Kramka currently serves as a Budget Analyst for the City of Wichita, Kansas, where he has been in the position for one year after working there as a Local Government Management Fellow for nine months. Prior to this, he was a City Management Intern as the City of Fridley, Minnesota, for eight months, a Neighborhood Health Technician with the City of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, for three months, and a Community Outreach Intern for the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board for three months. Mr. Kramka hold's bachelor's degree in Urban Studies and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Cleveland State University.

Jason Ziemer currently serves as the City Planner/Community Development Coordinator for the City of Rogers, Minnesota, where he has been in the position since December 2017. Prior to this, he served as the City Manager for the City of North St. Paul Minnesota, for four years, as the City Administrator for the City of Maple Plain, Minnesota, for over six years, and as an Information Officer III for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for over five years. Mr. Ziemer holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of North Dakota- Grand Forks, master's degree in Management and Public Administration from Hamline University, and is pursuing his doctorate in Public Administration from Hamline University.

Scott Lehner was most recently employed by CenterPoint Energy and has held multiple positions there: North District Area Manager (12 years), Senior Service Supervisor (12 years), and Retail Field Sales Representative
(4 years).  He also served in the United States Army for four years and retired with an E4 Specialist rank.  Mr. Lehner has completed credits towards a bachelor's degree in Business through the Minnesota School of Business and has taken general Business courses at St. cloud State University.

Lisa Shadick currently serves as the City Clerk for the City of Savage, Minnesota, where she has been in the position for three and a half years. Prior  to this, she served as the City Administrator for the City of Greenfield, Minnesota, for ten months, as the Elections Coordinator for Scott County, Minnesota, for nearly six years, and as the Administrative Services Director for the City of Farmington, Minnesota, for eight years. Ms. Shadick holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse

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Nowthen Updates

The Nowthen City Council Meeting will be held at the Historic Townhall on July 19, 2022, at 7PM.  
 Agenda Packet Coming Soon


Nowthen will be hosting two special meetings to interview the five Final Candidates for the Administrator Position.
 July 11, 2022, July 14, 2022 

Helpful tips for navigating through road construction season....

Summer Safety Reminders

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Announcing The City of Nowthen Sheriff's Department

The Mayor, and City Council are pleased to Welcome Deputy William Jacobson and Deputy Jeffrey Barrett.  Starting July 1st, 2022 The City of Nowthen will have  a patroling Sheriff's Department available to our City

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The City of Nowthen Farmer's Market is Open for Business! 
Thursdays 3:00pm- 7:00pm


"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."    - Henry Ford 

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