The City of Medford 

Emerald Ash Borer

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has found Emerald Ash Borer within the City of Medford.  To learn more about what you can do as a property owner to respond to this insect, please visit the following site:

Certified Arborists - This is a link to a list of certified arborists in the region.  These individuals can help with identification of Emerald Ash Borer and may provide treatment services.  Area contractors that trim/plant/care for trees may also be able to identify and treat Emerald Ash Borer. 

The MN Dept. of Agriculture will be hosting EAB workshops March 2 and 3, 2020.  For more information on the workshops, click on the link:



U.S. Census Bureau is soon to begin the next step in making sure Minnesota gets a complete count in the 2020 Census. Address canvassing by Census Bureau workers is set to begin next week (Aug. 12, 2019).


What is address canvassing?
Address canvassing is the process by which the U.S. Census Bureau validates, corrects, or deletes existing Census Bureau addresses, adds missing addresses, and adds or corrects locations of specific addresses before a decennial census. Census Bureau employees will not be asking for information about individuals but rather about addresses and habitable locations.


How to verify employment
Each temporary decennial Census employee will have an official identification card with the employees name, picture, and an expiration date. Regional level staff can be identified by their Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card. Both temporary and regional level staff can be identified by their laptop computer with a Census Bureau logo on the top, and a black canvas bag with a Census Bureau logo.

 Medford Recognized as one of the Best Small Towns in Minnesota!

Medford made the top 20 list of Best Small Towns in Minnesota!  The recognition released in mid-April valued a community’s unemployment, housing, income, highly educated adults, commutes, population density and insurance rates – data collected from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Cities selected have populations of less than 5,000 and more than 1,000 or 214 communities in all.  Medford is #20!

The statistics included:

  • Population: 1,309
  • Median Income: $67,944 (46th Best)
  • Median Home Value: $149,800 (77th Best)

More details of the study  


Medford is located 45 miles south of the Twin Cities between Faribault and Owatonna directly off Interstate 35.  According to MNDOT, an average of 33,300 vehicles, traveling I35, pass by Medford daily.  The highest one day traffic count in 2016 was 49,075.   

Medford has beautiful park areas with a variety of family recreational activities including a softball diamond, volleyball courts, tennis courts, basketball court, and walking paths.

The downtown area of Medford has a variety of businesses to meet your everyday needs. Along with abundant housing opportunities, the wonderful school district makes Medford a great place to call home.

Medford has huge opportunities for commercial and industrial business along Interstate 35. Home of the Medford Outlet Center, Furniture Outlet and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.




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