The City of Medford

The City of Medford City Council is seeking your input to help shape the future of Medford.

The Medford Comprehensive Plan is in the process of a much needed update. 

The plan will be used to help the city make decisions regarding land use, zoning, road construction, schools, environment, housing, the economy, and other important issues.

The plan will be based on your input.  Please fill out this short survey that allows you to help the City of Medford plan for the future. The survey is at the following link:


If you have any questions, please contact Medford City Hall at 507-455-2866 or Cris Gastner with Community and Economic Development Associates at 651-764-5745.


Interstate 35 Medford exit re-opens with new roundabouts

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists traveling to the Medford Outlet Center and businesses on the west side of Interstate 35 north of Owatonna are able to use Exit 48 again after it re-opened on Tuesday, July 15, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Exit 48 had been closed for nearly six weeks as part of an $833,000 project that replaced two roundabouts and made improvements to the traffic ramps.

However, motorists traveling to the city of Medford on the east side of I-35 will still need to detour at exit 45 at Clinton Falls. To reach the city of Medford and its businesses, motorists should take Steele County Road 9 east to Steele County Road 45 north. Steele County has closed the west access to Medford from exit 48 as the county replaces a bridge over the Straight River on Steele County Road 12 (Central Avenue West).

MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For real-time traffic and travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.mndot.gov.

Central Avenue West/County Road 12 is also scheduled for construction beginning in June.  Central Avenue will be closed from June to November, tentatively.  Please contact City Hall with any questions, 507-455-2866.


The City of Medford now accepts on-line utility bill payments!!  Click on the link below and it will walk you through the payment process step by step.



Citizen Complaint Form

Rice and Steele 911 Center Notification System 

Medford is located 45 miles south of the Twin Cities between Faribault and Owatonna directly off Interstate 35. Medford has beautiful park areas with a variety of family recreational activities including a softball diamond, volleyball courts, tennis courts, basketball court, and walking paths.

The downtown area of Medford has a variety of businesses to meet your everyday needs. Along with abundant housing opportunities, the wonderful school district makes Medford a great place to call home.

Medford has huge opportunities for commercial and industrial business along Interstate 35. Home of the Medford Outlet Center, Furniture Outlet and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.