Meeting 2 Stay Updated

The City Council meets on the second Monday of every month at 6:30 PM and the public is always welcome to attend and participate. City Hall is located at 101 South Mill Street in the Duane Knutson Community Center. You can view our minutes by clicking here.

Health Care Pay your bills on-line!

The City of Fertile now offers online access to our water customers so they can go online to view and/or pay their water and sewer bill. There is a small transaction fee that will be charged for online payments. Click here ( and use Municipal Code: FertileMN540

Financial Strategy Public Notices
  • The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) provides financing and technical assistance to help communities build public infrastructure that protects public health and the environment and promotes economic growth. READ MORE
  • The City of Fertile offers a yard waste dump site for City residents. READ MORE

About Our Town

Fertile hosts an amazing line-up of recreation opportunities for the visitor. Our golf course is outstanding and the gardens at Bergeson Nursery are breathtaking to behold in July. Hiking in the Sandhill recreation trail area is a relaxing way to spend the day as a family. The Agassiz Environmental Learning Center is known for winter recreation since they have fantastic cross country ski trails throughout the sandhills and the local snowmobile club is very proud of their beautiful well groomed trails. We have a variety of nice parks and are adjacent to several nationally known wildlife and birding areas. We also take pride in the recreational enjoyment of the Sand Hill River. Kayakers and paddlers from the surrounding communities come to Fertile to explore the inside edition of the Sand Hills from the perspective of the river. We can't forget the big event of each summer, the Polk County Fair!

This community gives amazing opportunities to all who reside here. Kids feel safe while riding their bikes around town and are able to be involved in various clubs and sports. When talking to the youth about their future, so many say that they are eager to leave this small town in the middle of nowhere and move on with their life, but many move back "home" and call this little town paradise, filled with friendly people.

Growing up in a small town has other benefits, like the life lessons you learn not only from your parents, but from others around you. You learn values like humility, love of neighbor, that hard work pays off, and always, no matter the consequences, do what you know is right. These morals are products of the generations of Americans that came before us. It is our responsibility to keep these concepts alive. In our small towns, these traits are not only ideas that we heard at one time or another -- they are truly a way of life.

More than just a beautiful place to live, Fertile is truly a place to call home. We have all the bells and whistles of neighboring cities, without the hustle and bustle.

But don't take our word for it! We've asked our residents and here are the 10 most loved attributes about the City of Fertile straight from our resident's mouths!

  • Fertile is a safe-haven
  • Fertile is deep in community - spirit
  • Fertile is very clean.
  • Love riding horse, cross country skiing, and enjoying the river flowing through the Sand Hills.
  • Wonderful, caring people
  • People here are very proud of their faith
  • The best school system with wonderful teachers
  • Strem Field
  • Norland baseball complex, softball fields, and football field that was made by community blood sweat and tears.
  • Happy to raise our family in an agricultural based town with a great school with many opportunities for kids to be involved
City Govt. Officials

We thank our officials for serving our community! Click here for contact information


Looking ahead: Happenings In Fertile

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Summer Fun

Residents of Fertile boast about their city not only because of the home town atmosphere, but also because of its location! Fertile offers natural resources like no other. Here in Fertile, we take advantage of the four seasons and many can't wait for the snow to melt for golfing, kayaking, Strem Field, and the beauty of the flower gardens! Check us out!

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Splash Park
Now Open!

Open from 10 am to 10 pm daily complete with restroom facilities available 24/7 with showers.  Consider renting this space for your next family reunion, class reunion, or splash park birthday party! Click here to learn more details about J.D. Mason Park and its amenities.

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Polk County Fair!

The Polk County Fair has been entertaining families for over 115 years. There have been many famous and interesting people and animals at the fair. The Polk County Fair board plans to provide you the best experience that you can have at the fair and make your visit a pleasant experience. Save the date - July 10 - 14 - 2019! Visit their web-site.


Updates from the Mayor Office.
  • Psst! We've got inside information on City happenings! Click here to read the Mayor comments from the latest happenings.