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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.


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Nowthen Updates

The City of Nowthen will be holding a series of special City council meetings with respect to recruitment and selection of a City Administrator. The first meeting will be held Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 5:30pm at the Historic Townhall.
For more information on all the upcoming special meetings, Click Here to view Public Notice.


 Special City Council Meeting.
The City of Nowthen will be holding a special meeting May 23 2022 at 5:30 pm located at the Historic Townhall.

The City of Nowthen City Council meeting will be held at the Historic Townhall on May 12, 2022 at 7PM. 



The City of Nowthen Planning and Zoning Commission meeting is CANCELLED for May 24, 2022. If you have any questions feel free to contact the city office. 












The City  of Nowthen wants you! 

              Election season is upon us, and the City of Nowthen is looking for members of our community to serve as election judges. If you are interested in becoming an election judge please contact the city office at (763)-441-1347, or email us at

NOTICE OF CANDIDATE FILINGS FOR OFFICE. The candidate filing period will be open between Tuesday, May 17, 2022, and Tuesday, May 31, 2022, during office hours. 

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The City of Nowthen has officially started the search for a new City Administrator, and we are  extending the invitation to YOU! 

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 The City of Nowthen is ready to receive quotes for mowing three city parcels to collect grass hay.  

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Coming Soon...
             Along with Spring comes The Nowthen Farmer's Market, a gem in our community.  This is a place where you can find local produce and homemade products while experiencing the heart of the Nowthen Community.

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

City of Nowthen    •    8188 199th Avenue NW,  Nowthen MN    •    763-441-1347

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