Zumbro Falls is in Wabasha County. We are located at the intersection of State Highways 60 and 63 along the Zumbro River. The river is enjoyed all summer long for canoeing, tubing, fishing and camping. We have a population of 207 and are anticipating more growth. Our community consists of twenty two businesses, a cemetery and two city parks.
Zumbro Falls is an equal opportunity service provider and employer.
The Council Minutes for January 11, 2017 have been posted on the 2017 Council Minutes page, for anyone wishing to review them.
The Zumbro Valley Sportsman’s Club is sponsoring their annual Fish Fry on Saturday, February 25 & Saturday, March 4, 2017. See flier for all information.
“Thank You” for your service.
Zumbro Falls January 2017 City Council meeting welcomed incoming council members and thanked out going members.
Bruce Heitmann begins his first term as Mayor. Sarah Jackson will serve as a Council member and Sue Eischens continues her service as City clerk.
Al VanDeWalker retires after 24 ½ years as Mayor of Zumbro Falls. As Mayor, he began serving in 1990 and terms ran consecutively thru 2010. He stepped back in to fill a mayoral vacancy in 2012 and completed two more terms. Looking back in history, beginning 1898 thru 2016, Al served as Mayor longer than anyone before him (Zumbro Falls Centennial Book, City Government information-chapter 4). Zumbro Falls has seen many challenges and changes during these years. Al’s leadership, dedication, determination, perseverance and hands on approach has surely been an asset to our community. Thank you!
Thank you to Kelly Preble for serving a term as a Council member.
Zumbro Falls Fire Department Election Results for 2017 are as follows:
- Fire Chief, Dan Preble
- Assistant Chief, Bruce Heitmann
- 2nd Assistant Chief, Nate Richardson
- President, Matt Fick
- Vice President, Scott Kennedy
- Secretary, Leon Sexton
- Treasurer, Ashley Kennedy
- Training Officer, Chris Conrad
- Assistant Training Officer, Ashley Kennedy
- Fire Relief members, Leon Sexton, Matt Fick, and Logan Deobald
Zumbro Falls 2016 election results are as follows:
- Mayor – Bruce Heitmann
- Council member – Sarah Jackson
- Council member – Lee Anderson
- City Clerk – Susan Eishens
New members will be sworn in at the January 2017 meeting, see more info
The Zumbro Falls Ice Rink is now open for skating. Winter fun begins!
Lighting Contest Winners
The “Christmas in Zumbro Falls” Lighting Contest was held this past weekend. The Best 5 Lighting Displays each receive $100. The winners are:
- Burr Oak Bed and Breakfast
- Dana Oelkers
- Dave Hosking
- Kurt Schnell
- Stacy Sexton
The winners of the Zumbro Falls City Baskets are:
- Audrey Mueller – Pine Island
- Nora Luskey – Oronoco
The winners of the Crafters Baskets are:
- Marilyn Gerken – Lake City
- Ally Clausen – Pine Island
- Deb Warnke – Zumbro Falls.
Please pick up your baskets at The Local Pizzeria in Zumbro Falls. Thank you for celebrating Christmas in Zumbro Falls!
The Medallion Hunt Winner for the 2016 Christmas Event is Linda Hosking, she receives $250.
My Town Photo Contest Winners
Thank you to all participants for the photo entries in the 2016 Photo Contest! Catch those special pictures and save them for the 2017 contest! The 2016 My Town Photo Contest winners are:
- 1st Place – Christian Monsrud $50
- 2nd Place – Jon Harrington $25
- 3rd Place – Laura Schultz $10 and a Selfie Stick
Zumbro Falls City Residents – Friendly reminder… Flat Fee Building Permits are required for installing/replacing the following projects: AC Units $35, Furnace Units $35, Hot Water Heater $35, Re-roof Permit $35, Residing Permit $35, Window & Door Replacement 1-5 $35, 6 or more: $5 per additional window/door. This includes the $10 Application Fee. Building Permits for Basement Finishing/Remodel and all other building projects require a permit based on the project cost along with the $10 Application Fee. Applications for all Building Permits can be printed from the City Website, completed and returned to the Zumbro Falls Planning & Zoning Administrator, call Jason 507-753-3039. For complete Building Permit information you can view the 2016 Municipal Schedule of Fees located on the Planning and Zoning page.
The Mazeppa-Zumbro Falls Messenger is a monthly paper that features local people, places and events. It is delivered free to individuals residing in 55956 and 55991 postal zip codes. Subscriptions are available for individuals outside of the area and can be obtained by contacting the Business and Subscription office, PO Box 125, Dennison, MN 55018 or calling 507-951-7417.
Enjoy outdoor seating! Zumbro Falls has added picnic tables along Hwy 63. Take a break, lunch time or leisure.