News

  • Corn Capital Days Information (7/21/2014) - Click here for Clues to the Corn Token Hunt at 7:45am daily, beginning Wednesday, July 23rd! For complete information on all Corn Capital Days events, go to the new Corn Capital Days website. www.corncapitaldays.com.
  • Phone Scam Alert! (7/10/2014) - Officer Michelle Jensen, Olivia Police Department, warns that several Olivia residents have recently received telephone calls from an individual accusing them of hitting the caller’s unoccupied car, stating that their name and number had been left on the windshield. In these reported instances, the suspect is most likely looking to get driver license numbers and other […]
  • Disaster Relief For Veterans (6/25/2014) - On June 19, 2014, Governor Mark Dayton signed Emergency Executive Order 14-11, which declared that a State of Emergency exists in Renville County (and several other counties).  Because of this declaration, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) has made available disaster relief grants for Minnesota veterans in the affected counties.  The attached MDVA grant application form […]
  • Mosquito Spraying (6/10/2014) - The City of Olivia will be spraying for mosquito control on the first and third Wednesday evenings during May, June, July, August, and September (weather permitting, alternate date will be Thursday evenings).  Spraying hours are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  The chemical Permethrin degrades rapidly, is non-corrosive and odorless, and is registered for use by […]
  • New Library Hours (6/2/2014) - The Olivia Public Library has changed its hours.  The change of hours does not reduce the number of hours the library is open. Library hours, effective June 1, 2014: Monday:  12:00pm – 8:00pm Tuesday:  10:00am – 6:00pm Wednesday:  12:00pm – 8:00pm Thursday:  12:00pm – 8:00pm Friday:  10:00am – 5:00pm Saturday:  9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Spring Fishing at “The Pond” (5/13/2014) - Even though April 29th was a chilly day, Austin Frank braved the elements to prove that the fish didn’t “freeze out” of the new pond during the marathon cold winter. On May 24, 2013, the DNR stocked the pond with fish, but there was concern whether they could survive the harsh winter in the shallow […]
  • Olivia Community Center – SOLD (4/29/2014) -
  • Curbside Brush Pickup Resumes for 2014 (4/28/2014) - The City of Olivia Public Works Department has begun another season of curbside brush pickup.  Brush and small branches (no more than 3″ in diameter) may be left at your curb for pickup on the last Friday of each month except July, when it is one week earlier to accommodate Corn Capital Days.  Be sure […]
  • Compost Site Open for 2014 (4/28/2014) - The Olivia compost site has re-opened for 2014.  Normal days and hours of operation are Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 7:00pm, and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Only brush, branches, and garden compost material will be accepted.  No bags, boxes, or other containers allowed.
  • Annual City-Wide Spring Cleanup (4/15/2014) - Once again this year, West Central Sanitation is working with the City of Olivia to help clean up our beautiful city.  Call West Central Sanitation to make arrangements for your items to be picked up and disposed of during the week of April 21 – April 25.  Any charges you acquire for the cleanup will […]
  • Cold Weather Rule Protection Ends April 15th (4/5/2014) - The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule protection will end on April 15.  At that time, all past due utility accounts must be paid in full to continue receiving utility service.
  • Volunteer Opportunity (3/3/2014) - The State of Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care is seeking Olivia area residents who are interested in becoming Certified Ombudsman Volunteers.  Those selected would help improve the quality of life for people who are long term care residents by assisting in solving problems. They are seeking individuals with a variety of backgrounds, who want a […]
  • Help Protect Your Water Line (2/11/2014) - The continuous extreme cold weather this winter has pushed the frost table lower than normal, resulting in frozen water service lines from the water main to individual homes.  You can help prevent your line from freezing by running a stream of water the size of a pencil lead throughout the day and/or night.  Or, you could run […]
  • Adopt A Hydrant (2/6/2014) - If your home or a neighbor’s home is on fire, would you prefer to see firefighters immediately connect their hoses and begin fighting the flames, or would you like to see them trying to locate and dig out a hydrant from a snow bank while your home goes up in smoke? The City of Olivia […]
  • Cold Weather Rule (10/29/2013) - The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule helps protect you from disconnection of electric service during the cold weather period, October 15 – April 15.  Visit the Cold Weather Rule page under Public Utilities for details and an application.
  • Business and Residential Improvement Grant (10/15/2013) - The City of Olivia is applying for a grant through Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership for funding that property owners in the designated area could use to make improvements and repairs to their homes or businesses. In order to maximize our chances of receiving a grant, the City of Olivia needs to show there is considerable […]
  • HeatShare Program (9/3/2013) - The Salvation Army HeatShare program provides emergency utility assistance to those with no where left to turn.  It’s a last chance program for those who’ve exhausted all other private and government assistance programs.  All donations given by Olivia residents are used to assist Olivia residents.  If you’d like to contribute to the program or apply […]
  • Correction (8/13/2013) - The City of Olivia utility bill Dated August 1, 2013, contained an incorrect telephone number in the yellow Comments section.  The correct number to call if you have any problems with the curbside recycling program is: (320) 523-3759.
  • CLOSED – Advertisement For Bids (7/24/2013) - CLOSED.   The City of Olivia will receive sealed bids at the City Hall until 2:00pm on August 16, 2013, for a roofing project at Fairview Place, Olivia Congregate Housing.  Click here for the full advertisement.
  • Corn Capital Days (6/26/2013) - Corn Capital Days: July 24 – 28. Click here for a Map of the Parade Route Click here for  Corn Token Treasure Hunt Clues (at 7:45 am Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) For Complete Corn Capital Days Information, visit the Olivia Chamber Website