Garfield is full of wonderful opportunities and a great place to live, work, and play.
Garfield, Minnesota is located in Douglas County, just six miles west of Alexandria and four miles from Interstate 94. There are about 350 people that reside in Garfield.
The transition of the Burlington Northern railway into an all-purpose recreation trail known as the Central Lakes Trail/Lake Wobegon Trail is a terrific asset to the town of Garfield, as well as many other communities in the area. In 2004, the City of Garfield constructed a trail shelter and parking area to provide trail users with a place to rest. The city received local, county and state funding to make the trailhead project possible.
Garfield’s electricity is provided by Otter Tail Power Company, while the water comes from the city’s water system. There are an estimated 100 residential natural gas customers in the city of Garfield.
Douglas County Resource Management
- Oversees and manages the various land uses within Douglas County
- Regulates and enforces planning and zoning (the Comprehensive Guide Plan), the Land Use and Subdivision ordinances, and the Solid Waste ordinance of the county
- Issues all land use permits and contractor licenses
REA – Runestone Electric Association
Runestone Electric Association (REA) is a member-owned rural electric distribution cooperative serving parts of west central MN. It provides electricity and other energy-related services to more than 13,000 members.