Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm
Friday – Closed

City Hall

300 Center Avenue
Center City, MN 55012

Contact Us

Phone: 651-257-5284
Email: info@centercitymn.us

City Clerk/Zoning Admin

Dana Miron
cityclerk@centercitymn.us

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Center City, Minnesota

The Village of Centre City was established in 1851 by Anders Swenson, who came from Smaland, Sweden, and platted in 1857. Center City was the first permanent Swedish settlement in the State of Minnesota.  A post office was established as Centre City in 1858, and the name was changed to Center City in 1893. Center City is the county seat of Chisago County.

Center City was the setting of Swedish author Vilhelm Moberg’s epic novels The Emigrants, written and published in four volumes between 1949 and 1959, and made into two feature films in 1972 and 1974.

Its small-town charm made Center City the ideal location for the wedding scene in the movie Grumpy Old Men, which was filmed at Chisago Lake Lutheran Church in Center City.

Calendar & Newsletter

Quarterly Newsletter

We compile a quarterly newsletter to keep residents informed of any new projects, drives or resources available. Be sure to check back for the latest local news.

NOTICE BOARD

The City of Center City is hiring a full-time Public Works Supervisor

This position is 40 hours per week. Must have general knowledge of park maintenance, street and building maintenance, water/wastewater Class D license (or ability to obtain within 1 year). Must be physically able to perform the job duties as assigned: regularly bending, kneeling and lifting weight up to 100 lbs. Applicants MUST have a valid drivers license.

The City will be accepting applications until filled. Applications available on-line at www.centercitymn.us or at City Hall: 300 Center Ave, MN 55012. Email: info@centercitymn.us Phone: 651-257-5284

Maintenance Supervisor Job Description 2024
2024 Employment Application

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Click to download: Upper Midwest Integrated Resource Plan

Upcoming Events

Center City Days: July 26, 27 & 28

Quarterly Newsletter

We compile a quarterly newsletter to keep residents informed of any new projects, drives or resources available. Be sure to check back for the latest local news.