About Emmetsburg, Iowa

Emmetsburg, Iowa takes pride in our relaxed atmosphere and family oriented lifestyle.

Emmetsburg small enough that you can get to know your neighbors, but large enough to offer almost everything you want or need.

Five Island Lake is a popular tourist destination where people can enjoy boating, fishing and swimming.  Smith Wellness Center, offers various recreational activities for the young and the old.


Emmetsburg Announcements

Natural Gas Customer Notification of Excess Flow Valve Installation

Effective on April 14, 2017 Federal natural gas safety regulations require EMU to install an excess flow valve (EFV) on all new natural gas lines to residential and small commercial customers that are served from our high pressure gas distribution system.  These regulation also allow certain existing residential and small commercial customers to request the installation of […]
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Housing Incentive Results

The City of Emmetsburg offers grants of up to 5% of a home acquisition.  It must be for primary personal single-family housing and be appraised between $26,000 and $100,000.  So far, 18 grants have been awarded. Emmetsburg also offers $5,000 to help demolish dilapidated structures.  Ten individuals have received this grant. The City of Emmetsburg […]
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