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Five Island Lake

Emmetsburg is home to Five Island Lake, Iowa's nineth largest natural lake.

Book your next event at our beautiful community center, The Shores at Five Island, located on the west shore of Five Island Lake.

Rent one of our new cabins on the shores of Five Island Lake. The cabins sleep 4 or 9 people and have full kitchens, restrooms, bedrooms, fire pits and gas grills, air conditioning, wi-fi, and more!

Rent one of our new cabins on the shores of Five Island Lake. The cabins sleep 4 or 9 people and have full kitchens, restrooms, bedrooms, fire pits and gas grills, air conditioning, wi-fi, and more!

Major Industry

Emmetsburg is the home of major companies and employers including Ag Processing Inc., POET, Aluma LTD, and more.

Live Life on the Lake

Have you dreamt of living on a lake? Make Emmetsburg your home, and make your dream come true.

Outdoor Recreation

Enjoy outdoor recreation year-round in Emmetsburg on Five Island Lake, our paved Five Island Trail, our 9-hole golf course, or one of our many parks.

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Emmetsburg Announcements
COVID-19

COVID-19 Closures Extended

Governor Kim Reynolds expanded the state’s disaster health proclamation today, March 26, extending existing closures to April 7th and ordering the closure of additional retail stores including book stores, clothing and shoe stores, jewelry stores, luggage stores, cosmetic and beauty supply stores, florists, furniture and home furnishing stores effective at 10:00 p.m. today. Per the […]
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City/EMU Update From City Aministrator

The City of Emmetsburg and Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities are continuing to track the status and impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) statewide and locally. As stated previously, we are following recommendations from Palo Alto County Health System, Palo Alto County Department of Public Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, and Center for Disease Control.  […]
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Message from Mayor Patrick Degen

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, we are all presented with a unique opportunity to be good neighbors, ambassadors of good will, and awesome members of our community!  Recent events have changed – at least temporarily – our way of life as we know it.  Some of the things we’ve taken for granted are, […]
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Meetings

Notice of Public Hearing – Budget Estimate

The Emmetsburg City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget on Monday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers – 2021 Main Street, Emmetsburg, IA 50536. Click here to view the Budget Estimate Summary of proposed receipts and expenditures.
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Notices

Resolution 20-11: Adoption of Budget and Certification of City Taxes

On March 23, 2020 the Emmetsburg City Council approved Resoltuion 21-11 adopting the budget for FY20-21. Click here to view the summary of receipts and expenditures.
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Notice of Public Hearing – Budget Estimate

The Emmetsburg City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget on Monday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers – 2021 Main Street, Emmetsburg, IA 50536. Click here to view the Budget Estimate Summary of proposed receipts and expenditures.
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Seeking to Hire Community Center Director

The City of Emmetsburg seeks to hire a Community Center Director for The Shores at 5 Island Community Center.  The Director will work with a seven-member board, city council and city administrator.  The Director will be responsible for the management of the community center, staff and budget.  Qualifications should include a previous managerial, financial and […]
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