- 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 Tuesday – 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 – 1:00 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.
EMERGENCY & HEALTH CARE
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.
INFRASTRUCTURE & WATER SUPPLY
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.
NATURAL GAS PIPELINE SAFETY
Important Contact Information:
After Hours of Emergency: 911 For more information:
Call before you dig…it’s the law. Phone: 218-437-6689 (Shop)
1-800-252-1166 or dial 811 218-821-8618 (Tony)
SUSPECTED GAS LEAKS
Indications of a possible gas leak include:
- Unusual odor (rotten egg smell) inside or near the pipeline outdoors
- Hissing noise, bubbles in puddles, dirt being blown into the air, or dead or discolored vegetation near an underground pipeline.
- Fire or explosion involving pipeline facilities.
IF YOU SUSPECT A LEAK:
- EVACUATE the area immediately-travel upwind to escape any potentially dangerous accumulation of gas and do not reenter until told it is safe to do so.
- CALL the gas supplier from a safe location – NOT the building where you smell the gas.
- DO NOT light a match, operate light switches, appliances, engines, or any other potential sources of ignition.
- KEEP other people out of the area until help arrives.
Remember, suspected gas leaks are potentially dangerous and must be reported and investigated immediately. We need your help to continue to operate a safe distribution system.
Dig-in (excavation) damage is a leading cause of gas system damage. To minimize this hazard, the most important thing you can do is CALL BEFORE YOU DIG.
Gopher State One Call is a free statewide service that allows utilities to locate any buried facilities they own before you start digging. Just call two (2) business days before digging and provide the requested information to the operator.
GSOC can be reached at 1-800-252-1166 or 811. Visit their website: www.gopherstateonecall.org.
Remember – Call Before You Dig – It’s The LAW!
Gas Meter Safety
During the winter months, we ask that gas customers please keep snow cleared from your meter and vent. A dangerous condition exists should your gas meter and vent become blocked with snow. Please keep checking this until the snow melts. Also, just a reminder to not block the gas meter with any debris such as hanging a hose on them. The gas meter needs to be accessible at all times.
- 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.