Utilities

Residential water bills are sent out at the end of the month and include water & sewer. If you have any questions about City provided utilities and fees please visit the Public Utilities page or call 218-338-4115. Your bill may be paid at City Hall, by mail, or you can sign up for autopay. You can stop by the office to pick up an autopay form or you may download the form here.

TV, Internet & Telephone Services

These services are provided by Arvig. You can reach Arvig at 1-888-992-7844 or https://www.arvig.com/

Garbage & Recycling

We have a few different options for garbage services that are available in our area.

Alex Rubbish & Recycling 320-846-4663 http://alexrubbish.com/
Waste Management 320-762-9608 https://www.wm.com/
Lakes Area Sanitation 218-864-5352 https://www.lakesareasanitation.com/

The City of Parkers Prairie is fortunate to have, in conjunction with OTC, a recycling drop off location. The drop off site is located at 56320 County Highway 46. This site accepts cardboard, paper, glass, tin, aluminum and plastics. Please make sure that you unbag all of your items. Do not bring garbage or hazardous waste to this site. This site is under video surveillance at all times. The City has also arranged with the County a day for hazardous waste pickup. Please check out our City calendar for this event date.

Driver’s License & License Plates

If you have moved to Minnesota from another state, you may operate a motor vehicle for a period of 60 days in MN with a valid driver’s license from your previous state of residence. To renew your license, transfer titles, purchase license plates, register a new vehicle, or to purchase license tabs please see the links below for more information.

General Parking Information

It is illegal to park a vehicle on a public street for a period exceeding 24 hours, and you must park with the flow of traffic. Watch for designated parking and no parking zone signs. If you park in a no parking zone, you vehicle will be ticketed and towed. School parking zones around both of the schools are enforced 8am-4pm on school days. Signs are posted. For specific parking questions contact 218-338-4611.

Winter Parking

Parking regulations to allow for removal of snow are in effect each year from November 1st – April 1st. For an explanation of winter parking regulations click here.

Voter Registration

Please register to vote! If you have any questions call your county Auditor’s Office.

Campfires

Campfires are allowed in City limits. Your campfire must be no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet. No household garbage should be burned, only untreated wood and yard waste. Please be respectful of your neighbors, play it safe and do not leave your campfire unattended.

Building or Remodeling?

Before you start your project check to see whether or not a building permit is needed and the zoning requirements are met. Call 218-338-5006 for more information.

Disposal of Yard Waste

Residents that live in the City can dispose of any leaves or yard waste at the City’s compost site. Obtain a key at the City Hall for a 1 hour check out Monday – Thursday 8am – 3pm, and Friday 8am – 11am. Small loads are $1.00, large loads are $2.00. We post a schedule of May – September, Saturday, 1pm – 3pm site openings on our website. Please check out the website or call 218-338-4115 for any questions.

Curfew Hours

Because of safety concerns, there is a City ordinance regarding curfew enforcement for individuals under the age of 18.

Dog & Cat Licenses & Backyard Chickens

You are allowed to have two dogs and two cats per household and will need to show a current rabies vaccination certificate. The licensing is good for two years. Dogs or cats that are brought to the City and are found to not be licensed will be taken to Alexandria for impounding and will only be released after a fee is paid and a license is purchased. When walking your dog don’t forget to bring your leash and your pooper scooper.

If you are thinking about having chickens, please stop into the City Hall and see the City Administrator for further information.

Hazardous Waste

To properly dispose of any hazardous waste materials, please call Otter Tail County Solid Waste at 218-736-2161 or visit https://ottertailcountymn.us/department/solid-waste/ for more details. The City offers a yearly household hazardous waste pick up day. Please watch the calendar on the City’s website or the City newsletter for event information.

Noise Ordinance

Creating an unreasonable noise disturbance is unlawful any time of the day. Between the hours of 10pm and 7am or 9pm and 9am on any weekend or holiday, you cannot disturb your neighborhood with noise from parties or gatherings, etc. If noise is plainly audible near your apartment, home or car and you live in a residential neighborhood a violation of the noise ordinance exists.

Snow & City Sidewalks

To promote public safety, property owners are required to clear the snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their property within 24 hours after any snowfall. If you don’t, the Maintenance Department will – and you will be stuck with a bill!

Other City opportunities and programs:

The City operates a outdoor swimming pool during the summer. Lessons are available from a Red Cross certified instructor. The pool is located in City Park and is open from 1-7pm daily, weather permitting. Check the City webpage at www.parkersprairie.net for details or call the pool at 338-6255 for more information about season passes for families or individuals. The construction was made possible by donations from many wonderful individuals and businesses. The pool features a climbing wall, diving board, deep water slide, kiddy pool and other fun splash toys!

Lake Adley Park has a fishing pier that was installed in 2017. The pier is handicapped-accessible and open to the public for everyone to enjoy. The fishing pier was paid for with donated funds. Lake Adley Park is located just south of town. Turn off MN-29 at Urbank Machine and follow the road, take a slight right and you will be there!

The Parkers Prairie Sportsmen’s Rifle Range was renovated in 2020, thanks to donations. The Rifle Range is currently open to the public and monitored with cameras. Only paper or cardboard targets may be used, no clays or other targets may be used and everyone must clean up their waste after using the range. Please make sure to follow the posted rules and show respect for the site so it continues to remain open for all to enjoy. The Rifle Range is located on Parkers Road, follow West Lake Street around Lake Adley.

Parkers Prairie is proud to have fives churches, a number of civic groups such as Lions, The Pride of Lions (Women’s), Parkers Sportsmen’s Club, American Legion, as well as, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and 4H for the kids.

These are a few events the above organizations put on:
The Sportsmen provide and maintain the updated Rifle Range. They also hold their annual banquet around February to raise money to support various community projects.

The Lions assist with the annual Fall Festival that is held in August, which provides entertainment, games, food and beverage, fun and a parade. They also hold their annual Smelt Fry in April to raise money to support the youth in our area.

The Pride of the Lions club coordinates multiple events throughout the year including: Dueling Pianos, Tootsie Pageant, Wine & Ale Tasting, Prairie Christmas and Light up the Park to raise money to support youth in our area.

Other events in our area: Punt, Pass & Kick, for young children, Easter Egg Hunt, Bicycle Rodeo, Firemen’s Dance & Rodeo, and much more!

Important Phone Numbers

Emergency 911
Parkers Prairie Police (non-emergency) 218-338-4611
Parkers Prairie City Hall 218-338-4115
City Maintenance Department 218-338-4116
Senior Meals Program (at Event Center) 218-338-6211
Parkers Prairie School Office 218-338-6011
PP Community Ambulance Office (non-emergency) 218-338-4357