The City Council is an elected body, chosen to conduct the affairs of the City. A Mayor and four Council Members comprise the City of Nowthen Council and are charged with the duty to make decisions on behalf of the City. The Mayor serves a two year term and Council Members serve four year terms. The powers and duties of the City Council are set out in MN State Statutes. These elected officials have the responsibility of seeing that the City fulfills its duties to the State of MN and to the residents of the City of Nowthen.