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The City of Nowthen is located in the northwestern corner of Anoka County. It 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  square miles with a population of 4,536  people. 

We have two parks:  Nowthen Memorial Park and Pavilion  (located in the city's center)  and  Twin Lakes Park, which has a beautiful beach, trails, pavilions, and a boat dock.  We invite you to come experience our spacious countryside.

May 2023

City Office
Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
10am -

Recycling Center
Hours of Operation

Tues. & Thurs. 11am - 7pm
Wed. & Fri. 11am - 5pm
Sat. 8am - 12pm


We are now hiring Seasonal Truck Drivers! Visit our Current Job Openings page to learn more. 

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

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Users who need accessibility assistance can also contact us by phone through the Federal Information Relay Service for TTY/Voice communication.

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