City Services

Robert Clausen – Mayor
Tony Deschene – City Council
Aaron Rivard – City Council
David Gunderson  – City Council
Howard McLean – City Council
Vicki Tulibaski – City Clerk
Tamara Benitt – Deputy Clerk
Tony Safranski – Utilities Superintendent
Wayne Gruhot – Maintenance
Luke Omodt – Maintenance

City Office and City Shop Hours : Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:30PM
The Argyle City Council meets the first Monday of each month
in the Clerk’s Office at 7:00PM.


  • Johnson Oil Convenience Store located on Hwy. 75 is open from 6:00 am – 10:00 pm.
  • American Legion Lounge is open from 5:00 pm – 1:00 am.
  • The Dell Steakhouse & Lounge serves food Monday – Saturday 11am – 10pm.
  • L & R Foods is a local grocery store located in the Argyle Mall – west of the railroad tracks.  Hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.
  • Argyle Building Center, which is the largest lumber yard in Marshall County, allows homeowners to stay home on the weekends and still get the goods and services they need to make their home more comfortable.
  • Community Library is located in the community center.  It is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30pm.

Agriculture provides about 30 percent of the income for the residents of this community.  While a considerable amount of land several miles east of Argyle is in conservation grasslands and wildlife refuges, 100 percent of the area immediately around Argyle is under cultivation.  Crops include barley, corn, edible beans, flax, sugar beets, sunflowers, and wheat.  Except for sugar beets, many area commodities are shipped by railroad.  Grain elevator systems in Argyle help transport commodities onto waiting train cars.  Ag-related products in Argyle are sold nationwide.

There are currently four (4) licensed daycare providers in Argyle. They are:

  • Kim St. Germain 218-437-8314
  • Pammy Durand 218-437-6489
  • Patsy Whitlow  218-437-6459
  • Hannah Johnson 218-242-5326

Emergency services are provided with average response time to 911 calls about five minutes by the local rescue squad.  The hospital ambulance along with a clinic, hospital, nursing home, pharmacy, chiropractor, dentist, and county nursing service are all within 10 miles.

The Argyle Fire and Rescue Squad has a force of 25 people with three trucks and a class III ambulance for emergency situations.  This is one of the best equipped small town emergency rescue organizations in northwest Minnesota.  The first responder unit with 13 members plus six certified Emergency Medical Technicians help with urgent medical rescues.

The nearby clinic and hospital in Warren, ten miles away, is called the North Valley Health Center where two doctors, a physician’s assistant, and staff are available to provide health care services such as testing and diagnosis.  A hospital and nursing home are also located in Warren.  The Warren Eye Center also has a clinic.  Argyle also has Argyle’s H.O.P.E. Program (Living at Home/Block Nurse Program) as well as Zeal Fitness Center.

The water supply comes from an underground aquifer of pristine, pure spring water, which is then pumped to a $485,000 filtration plant, which removes iron and magnesium from the water.  The result is some of the purest, lowest-priced water in the state.  The supply appears to be endless and city reservoirs hold up to 160,000 gallons with a pumping capacity of 110 gallons per minute – enough for a population many times the present size of Argyle.

The cities streets and underground pipes have been systemically updated, so that a majority of the City’s infrastructure has been installed or replaced in the last ten years.

2017 Utility Rates

  • Residential:
    Water – $5.50/1,000 gallons, Base rate: $5.50 / 1st 1,000 gallons, $7.25/customer/month for Water Dept. Repairs, Minimum: $12.75, Water Project Improvement Fees: $13.97/monthly
    Sewer – Base Rate: $5.00+$2.50/1,000 gallons of water used, $6.00/customer/month for Debt Service – Minimum: $11.00 , Sewer Project Improvement Fees: $13.97/monthly
    Gas – Base Rate: $8.50 /customer/month, Usage :$1.15/unit
    Refuse – Base Rate: $11.50/month, Dumpster Rental: $49.38
  • Commercial:
    Water – $6.75/1,000 gallons, Base Rate: $6.75 for 1st 1,000 gallons, $7.25/customer/month for Water Dept. Repairs, Minimum: $14.00 , Water Project Improvement Fees : $13.97/monthly
    Sewer – Base Rate: $5.00+$2.50/1,000 gallons of water used, $6.00/customer/month for Debt Service, Minimum: $11.00 , Sewer Project Improvement Fees : $13.97/monthly
    Gas – Base Rate: $8.50/customer/month, Usage : $1.15/unit
    Refuse – Varies by dumpster volume


  • Through the City Office, located in the southeast corner of the Argyle Mall, a variety of economic development activities are coordinated.  The Argyle Rural Economic Development Authority is housed at the City Office.