2040 Comprehensive Comp Plan
Every ten years, the city of Corcoran reviews and updates the long-term vision for the community’s future to incorporate new census data, projections for population, business and employment growth, and community preferences. Work continues on the 2040 Comprehensive Plan which is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.
Click here for complete news and information about the 2040 Comp Plan update process.
11th Annual Truck Safety Seminar -- March 1, 2018
Learn about new laws regarding truck safety for 2018! Who do the rules and regulations apply to? Register below to find out!
Corcoran's Annual Firearm Safety Training Starts Soon!
Students must be 12 years of age or older by November 1, 2018. Students must complete all classroom training, pass both the written test and the outdoor practical test with range, to receive their firearms safety certificate. For complete information click here.
Registration Fee is $15.00.
Recent Cropland/Asphalt/Seal Coat and Dust Control Bid Results
Please click on the link below to view recent bid results:
UPDATE February 16, 2018: Corcoran Ice Rinks Are OPEN
The Corcoran ice rinks are OPEN! Please check back frequently as the rink status changes dependent upon our Minnesota weather. For more information, please select Facilities and then Ice Rinks in the tab above.
Warming House Hours:
2018 Corcoran News Winter/Spring Edition
The 2018 Corcoran News Winter/Spring edition was sent to residents the week of January 8, 2018. To read the early edition, click on
Rush Creek Sub-Watershed Assessment Study
A study is currently underway to assess the existing water quality conditions of the Rush Creek Headwaters and to identify best management practices and potential projects along the creek corridor. Letters were mailed out to Corcoran residents, the week of November 20, residing within the Rush Creek sub-watershed areas.
For more information, please click here.
Condition Update 12/4/2017: Burn permits are available. For more information please visit the MN DNR website map as it is updated daily: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/fire/firerating_restrictions.html.
Burn permits are required to burn anything larger than a 3 x 3 recreational fire. Burn permits are not necessary if the ground is snow-covered: By definition, in Minnesota Statute 88.16 subd. 2: "Snow-covered" means that the ground has a continuous unbroken cover of snow, to a depth of three inches or more, surrounding the immediate area of the fire, sufficient to keep the fire from spreading. Please check the City website for MN DNR issued burn restrictions. Restrictions are usually placed on during the months of April and May of each year and extend until vegetative materials have greened up. Burn permits cost: $10 valid for one month $50 valid for six months You can purchase a burn permit at the Police Administrative Office during the business hours of Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check or cash payment only is accepted.
Next update expected May 1, 2018
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a non-native insect transported from Asia to the US and identified in Michigan in 2002. EAB feeds on the tissue of ash trees between the bark and sapwood and destroys the nutrient and water flow of the tree. The tree eventually is killed after several years of infestation of EAB. The low activity period for EAB is October 1 through April 30. During this time, prune and remove ash trees as needed, transport at least 1" of bark/wood to the nearest ash tree waste disposal site where it will be taken care of before May 1st.
Ultimately, the identification of the Active and Low Activity periods helps to reduce the spread of EAB. If a tree is left alone during the Active Period, then EAB has a place to lay eggs and reside. But, because the adults will not emerge for one year, if the tree is cut down during the Low Activity Period, the eggs and adults will not have a chance of surviving and spreading.
For more information on Emerald Ash Borer risk status, click on the EAB Risk Status image above.
Oak Wilt in Minnesota Status Alert: SAFE
Safe period began November 13, 2017
Next update expected March 1, 2018
Oak wilt is a fungal disease that kills thousands of oak trees every year. Oak wilt spreads in two ways: Through root grafts between similar species, radiating outward from a central infected tree; and over land, carried by oak sap beetles carrying fungal spores from tree to tree.
For more information on Oak Wilt status, click here.