Winners! The winners of the 2020 Zumbro Falls Holiday Lighting Contest are Dana Oelkers, Eric and Jessica Winters, Joshua Defrang, Paul Bankers and Virginia Westlie. Congratulations! Thank you for making the holidays a little brighter in Zumbro Falls.
Brighten the 2020 Holidays with Lights! Zumbro Falls will hold the Christmas lighting contest this year. Businesses and Residents within city limits can participate. There will be 5 $100 winners chosen the 2nd weekend of December. Due to covid concerns, Christmas in Zumbro Falls remains cancelled this year. Join us in spreading some holiday cheer.
The Highway 60 Improvement Project will impact Zumbro Falls, since Highway 60 is also our Main Street. This project is expected to begin in Spring of 2022. To learn about the Project overview, Anticipated Schedule, Zumbro Falls Sidewalk Renderings and more visit https://hwy60improvements.com/?fbclid=IwAR0nTwNyLIz6Pqh_4wLJ16OB5FqlNhU1pjr2HXcA9Gp1rQlWdaK-iHH8hKc
Following guidance from state health officials to prevent the further spread of COVID 19, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has temporarily postponed all public meetings and in-person events. Public engagement remains a priority and we appreciate you joining us online to learn more about this project.
BURN BAN IN EFFECT – Campfires ARE allowed under this ban. Follow the link below to check current bans and restrictions anytime you are planning on burning throughout Minnesota.
The City of Zumbro Falls is cancelling the 2020 Christmas Festival. The City relies on local Businesses, Volunteers, Crafters and others to plan a successful and enjoyable event. This year is different with the covid19 pandemic. It is very difficult to find people willing to participate during this time. Zumbro Falls wants everyone to stay safe and stay healthy. Hope to see everyone next year December 2021!
Today marks 10 years since the 2010 flood that devastated Zumbro Falls. Homes and businesses were lost while the downtown was hit with the worst flooding in city history. Zumbro Falls survived. While most businesses and residents rebuilt, found housing and remained within the City, tough choices were made. Sadly others were forced to move on. Visit the City website News and History page to remember more. Zumbro Falls Strong!
The Zumbro Parkway Bridge, #3219, Preservation has been completed.
The project was started in April 2020 and completed in July 2020. In August 2014, the Minnesota Department of Transportation completed the Local Historic Bridge Report Executive Summary Bridge Number: 3219. Built in 1937, the bridge is located immediately south of Zumbro Falls; along County road 68 in a rural area of Wabasha County.
The Zumbro Parkway Bridge is significant as a representative example of a multi plate arch bridge featuring stone headwalls, wing walls, and railings. Due to the historic nature, any work on Bridge 3219 should proceed according to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (Standards) [36 CFR part 67] and The Secretary’s Standards with Regard to Repair, Rehabilitation, and Replacement Situations, as adapted by the Virginia Transportation Research Council (Guidelines). To learn more about the bridge history and the Minnesota Department of Transportation Historic Bridge Report visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/historicbridges/bridge/3219/bridge-report.pdf
Take a scenic drive to Zumbro Falls and visit the bridge location, we can now enjoy a piece of history for many more years to come.