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The City of Evansville is hiring a public works maintenance worker.  This position is 30 hours a week including benefits. Duties will include performing manual labor under all weather conditions, mowing, must be able to lift 50 plus pounds, plowing, have a clean driving record, a drug and background check will be conducted.


Please contact City of Evansville for an application at evansvil@gctel.com or call 320-834-4995. Applications can be mailed to PO Box 265, Evansville, MN 56326 or emailed to evansvil@gctel.com

or dropped off at 106 State Street.


Applications are accepted until filled.  For more information and a description of duties please contact City Hall at 320-834-4995 or evansvil@gctel.com


All About Evansville

Evansville began around 1858 when Evan Evanson, the first mail carrier to carry mail through this area, chose to rest here on his route which ran between St. Cloud and Fort Abercrombie in North Dakota. In 1859 Mr. Evanson erected a shanty or stopping place in the spring and when J.C. Burbank & Co. of St. Paul began running a stage line his building became the stage station. The station remained open until the Indian outbreak of 1862.


Many of the early settlers went to Sauk Centre and St. Cloud until a squad of soldiers arrived and the men returned to attend to their crops. The soldiers stayed until 1866. The townsite was laid out in 1872 by Jacob Shanar but since he did not record it the first real townsite was laid out by Lorentz Johnson in 1879 and covered between 18 & 20 acres. This new townsite was given the name “Evansville” after Mr. Evanson, the first mail carrier. Gustav Willius later laid out the same number of acres as a new village by the name of East Evansville. The city was incorporated in 1881 and the first Evansville Fire Department was also organized that year.


In 1879 the railroad came to Evansville and the first edition of the Evansville Enterprise was published on October 5, 1882.


City Water Fountain in front of the fire department was built by Otto Moody in 1903.

Evansville City Council


"I grew up in a small town… I had an all-American childhood. And I grew up as an optimist."

- Mary Meeker


Get in Touch

City of Evansville
106 State Street :: PO Box 265
Evansville, MN 56326

320-834-4995 or 218-948-2295