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Welcome

Welcome to Arlington, home of Arli-Dazzle: Probably THE LARGEST lighted Christmas parade in Minnesota, Breakfast on the Farm, Fright Night on Halloween, and Chamber Night at the Ballpark.

Arlington, founded in 1858, has evolved into a great place to visit for family fun, friendly people, and so much more.

From its early German beginnings, Arlington residents have been known for their generosity and friendly hometown attitudes. We invite you to discover the businesses, attractions, organizations, and most importantly the people who make Arlington a special place to live.

The Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce, incorporated by the State of Minnesota on June 3, 1982, is an organization of local business people and private individuals devoted to promoting the vitality of Arlington's economy/businesses and the overall life of the community as a whole.

We invite you, in particular, to check out the various Chamber business websites on the Members page (see above) of this website.  Click on any business name listed in blue print. 

Use the new electronic Parade Registration icon in the upper right corner of the Arli-Dazzle webpage for December 3, 2016, parade unit registrations. Follow the directions; all information goes to Sue Schmidtbauer, Parade Staging Coordinator. 

What's Happening in Arlington?      

2016-04_-_April_Meeting_Minutes.pdf  Click on Information tab above for other minutes.

City of Arlington  By-the-month calendar of official City and other Community Center events.... 

Arlington Enterprise  By-the-month calendar of the Arlington Enterprise; use mouse on blue areas...

Computer_Basics_flyer.pdf  Word_flyer.pdf  Excel_flyer.pdf  Web_Presence_flyer.pdf  These four computer classes are being offered in Gaylord during June and July 2016.  They are free for Sibley County residents.  Click on each link for viewing, and call or e-mail to register NOW!!

Announcements Regarding the Site of the 2016 Breakfast on the Farm and the Date for Chamber Night at the Ballpark:  Go to those Events webpages on the tab above. 

Recent Arlington Business News:  Maverick Automotive (formerly Quast Oil) on the corner of Hwy. 5 and Main St. has new owners Peter and Latosha Tuma, is open, and remains a full-service station with new gas pumps to be installed sometime in May - watch for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to be scheduled in May; Jason and Sondra Foster have purchased Country Style Accents (former dry cleaners) at 105 4th Ave. NW.; a Dollar General franchise will locate in town on the NW corner of Hwy. 5 and Cty Rd. 17; Kreft Cabinets is moving eventually from their longtime downtown location to another site on the SW corner of Hwy. 5 and Baker St.; Mainstreet Stylist and Tan is now celebrating 30 years of business. Congrats to Linda, her staff, and loyal customers!

The Arlington Meat Market Building has been sold to Steve and Elia Peterson of Arlington for use as a before school and after school Latchkey program site. The front Main St. side of the building has undergone changes. The name of this business is 3-in-1 Early Learning Center. Flyers are posted on bulletin boards around Arlington.    

The 2016 Pat Liebl Memorial Tootsie Roll Drive brought in a total of $2,021.32 for 2016.  The St. Arthur Council of the Knights of Columbus is donating $859.06 each to the High Island Creek Residence and to the Sibley County DAC. The MN Special Olympics will receive $303.20.  Thanks much to all who purchased Tootsie Rolls at the various business locations this year!! 

Effective April 18, Double Tap Bowling and Sports Bar has new hours:  Mon.-Wed. Closed; Thurs.-Fri. 5:00 pm until close; Sat.-Sun. 2:00 pm until close.  Owner Tony Woehler will be doing repairs and upgrades to the bowling equipment over the summer months until fall leagues resume. He also contemplates upgrades elsewhere in the building. 

No Sunday Afternoon Bingo at the Arlington Haus on Memorial Day Sunday, May 29.  Jackpots are both $600 currently. 

The Arlington Farmer's Market, which begins on Monday, June 6, 4:00-7:00 pm in the Community Center parking lot, is in need of vendors.  If interested in becoming a vendor, contact the Arlington City Office 507-964-2378. 

The Next General Chamber Meeting will be held on June 13, noon, at the Emergency Services building meeting room.  Agendas will be e-mailed out or handed out to members.  If someone has not received one by Friday, June 10, contact President Derek Hahn 507-964-2246.    

The Mailing Address of the Arlington Area Chamber never changes.  It is:

Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce

P. O. Box 543

Arlington, MN  55307

The official ground-breaking ceremony for the new additions to the Arlington Sibley East campus took place on Wednesday, May 18. Many took part in the ceremony, including the Mayors of the three communities, Supt. Jim Amsden and members of the School Board, High School Principal Tim Schellhammer, and members of both the Senior High and Junior High Student Councils.