Emergency Alerts

The Police Chief also serves as the Emergency Management Director. Emergency management is in charge of notifying the public of potential weather disasters, chemical spills, hostage situations and other disaster emergencies. We work with the Fire Department, City departments such as Streets, Water, Light, Sewer and administration. We also work closely with both Todd and Wadena County agencies along with the State and Federal divisions of Homeland Security.


If you are interested in being a weather spotter please contact the Police Department.



Sign up to receive direct notifications (text, email, phone call) of emergency situations or critical community alerts.


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