Current Projects

Water/Waste Water Plant

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wastwater bldg

The wastewater project is nearing completion for our 2 year project. The upgrades include a brand new headworks building with new pumps and screens. Also, an additional clarifier and a refurbished existing clarifier. We also constructed new splitter structures along with updated metering capability. These upgrades to our plant which was initially constructed in 1964 gives us the ability to treat an additional 500,000 gallons of wastewater per day with better efficiency.

Riverside Flats Apartments

apartment bldg

Riverside Flats is a multi-family development being constructed next to City Center.

It will have 29-units, consisting of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, as well as having 5 retail opportunities on the first level facing 1st Street NE.

It will open in Summer 2024.

Railroad Avenue Street & Utility Improvements

street plan

The Railroad Avenue street project has begun. Services – sewer, water and electric work were completed last Fall. The curb, gutter and paving work will be starting at the end of April 2024.

Project Update No. 1

Melrose Apartments

melrose apartments

Melrose Apartments, a 73-unit multi-family development, has begun construction. It will open in summer 2024. It is located at 1250 Railroad Avenue NW.

Sauk River Park Upgrades


The Sauk River Park restrooms and basketball courts have been added, with a playground coming soon.

Main Street Project

Map of Main Street

A full reconstruction of Main Street from Second Avenue NE/SE (NAPA Auto Parts) to Fifth Avenue NW/SW (CentraCare-Melrose Hospital), along with re-surfacing to Eighth Avenue NW (Carstens Industries) is scheduled to begin this summer on May 6, 2024 and will take an estimated four months. 

  • Red outline is where storm sewers, streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, sewer and water lines will be replaced. The street will be closed during this project.

  • Orange outline will just be a street repavement.

Stearns Electric Association

Stearns Electric operations center and headquarters

Stearns Electric Association is building a new $21.5 million operations center and headquarters on Kraft Drive.

It is expected to open summer of 2025.