Welcome to Pennington County, Minnesota.

Spring Cleanup Day!

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Saturday May 1st, 2021 - 8am to 12 noon

All Pennington County and City residents may bring their "junk" to Les's Sanitation, 1345 Hwy 32 S., Thief River Falls for disposal free of charge, excluding the following:

Regular rates apply for specialty wast such as tires, TVs, fluorescent bulbs and items containing freon or mercury.

For question or more information, call 681-7312.


​Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 12-16, 2021

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​Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 12-16, 2021

Are you ready for severe weather? Each year, HSEM in collaboration with the National Weather Service sponsors Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. The week is designed to refresh, remind and educate everyone about the seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. It's also a great time to make and practice your emergency plan and build or refresh your emergency preparedness kit.   

Covid-19 Update, November 19, 2020

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Minnesota News and Outreach

4-week pause to slow the spread

Yesterday, Governor Walz announced Executive Order 20-99, which dials back certain activities to slow the spread of COVID-19. Dial Back, Minnesota is a four-week pause of most social activities, in-person dining, sports, and indoor fitness activity in group settings. While some businesses can continue to offer goods and services in a safe manner, many others will again have to weather the challenge of adjusting their operations to “to-go” or virtual means.

COVID-19 Update March 10, 2021

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Minnesota Department of Health

March 10, 2021

Minnesota News and Outreach

Minnesotans newly eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Governor Walz announced that Minnesota is expanding vaccine eligibility as the state reaches its goal of vaccinating 70% of Minnesotans 65 years of age and older. Starting today, more than 1.8 million Minnesotans will become eligible to receive a vaccine.

Providers have been directed to prioritize people in the first of these phases.

  • Minnesotans with specific underlying medical conditions: Sickle cell disease, Down Syndrome, or oxygen-dependent chronic lung or heart conditions, and those who are in active cancer treatment or immunocompromised from organ transplant.
  • Targeted essential workers: Food processing plant workers.
  • Minnesotans with rare conditions or disabilities that put them at higher risk of severe illness.

Providers will then have the flexibility to provide available appointments to other eligible Minnesotans.

  • Minnesotans age 45 years and older with one or more underlying medical conditions.*
  • Minnesotans age 16 years and older with two or more underlying medical conditions.*
  • Minnesotans age 50 years and older in multi-generational housing.
  • Essential frontline workers: Agricultural, airport staff, additional child care workers not previously eligible, correctional settings, first responders, food production, food retail, food service, judicial system workers, manufacturing, public health workers, public transit, and U.S. Postal Service workers.


Covid-19 - County Services

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The Pennington County Government Center will be OPEN to the public effective June 26th, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. The following internal departments will remain CLOSED to the public until further notice or as stated below. Please call with any questions about conducting county business.

Child Support: 683-7084 (appt. only effective 06/29/20)
Inter-County Nursing: 681-0876 (open by appt only)
Extension: 683-7030
Veteran Services: 683-7034

Please be patient and respectful of the precautions being taken by Pennington County, they are for the safety of the public and employees.

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