Welcome from St. Charles, Minnesota

Whether you decide to stay, or just plan to visit, we welcome you to St. Charles and hope your stay is filled with many fond memories!

Located 20 miles east of Rochester and 20 miles west of Winona, St. Charles offers big city conveniences with the advantages of small town living.  Best known for being the Gateway to the Whitewater Valley, St. Charles is a vibrant community of 3,825 people comfortably nestled within the rolling hills and valleys of southeastern Minnesota. 

St. Charles is a great place to visit and an even better place to live.  Our vibrant main street, small town charm, and scenic residential subdivisions make St. Charles a desirable place to live, work and raise a family.  

In St. Charles, recreational opportunities abound. The Majestic Whitewater State Park is only seven miles north of the city. We have five beautiful city parks offering a variety of activities, including picnic areas, volleyball courts, ball fields, playground equipment and biking and hiking trails.  We are very proud of our Senior Center with over 90 active members, and our expansive recreation programs.

While you're here, play a round of golf at the St. Charles Golf Course, enjoy a warm summer day at our state-of-the-art aquatics facility, or visit our public library. 

If shopping is more your style, St. Charles' downtown area has several antique and specialty shops for your prowling pleasure, a pleasant outing for both the treasure seeker or browser.

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Safe Routes To School Construction Notice

Construction for the 2018 Safe Routes To School project will begin Monday, April 30th. As part of the project, bumpouts will be constructed on Whitewater Avenue (Hwy 74) and 11th Street as well as Church Avenue and 11th Street. The intersection of Church Avenue/11th Street will be closed for the duration of the project, while traffic will continue along Whitewater Avenue. No parking restrictions will be enforced along portions of Whitewater Avenue per State guidelines. The approximate construction timeline will be 6-8 weeks, dependent on weather. We will work to provide any updates or revisions to the plan as we are updated. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and consideration.


St. Charles Area Greenhouses Information
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2018 Recycling Calendar

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RESIDENT NOTICE - Council meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

Agendas and Council Packets

Do you want a topic added to the next City Council Agenda?

Fill out the City Council Request Form and return it to City Hall no later than the Thursday prior to the next council meeting.

The 2017 Consumer Confidence Report as released by the Minnesota Department of Health related to the local drinking water, is now available here.

2017 CCR Report

Customers may also request a paper copy at City Hall.

Come discover St. Charles!