Archives for November 2017

Holiday Train – December 11th at 4:15 PM

Holiday Train 400 x 250Monday, December 11th, 2017 marks the 19th anniversary of the Holiday Train stopping in Loretto as it makes its way across Canada and the US raising donations for food shelves. In 2016, Loretto’s Holiday Train event raised over $22,500 and 1,500 lbs. of food for our local food shelves.

It’ll be a fun event in Loretto, with festivities starting at 3:00 pm (the Holiday Train arrives at 4:15pm, show time is 4:30pm.)  This year there will be kiddie train rides, hot chocolate & cookies, the RE/Max Hot Air Parade Blower, bon fires and interesting characters roaming the crowd (including Olaf the snowman!) – not to mention the great musical show put on by CP Rail on the train.

Come festive in your best winter holiday hat and bring a donation for the food shelf! It’s all about helping those in need – 100% of the cash and food donations go directly to our local food shelves. The Hanover Area Food Shelf continues to be our primary partner, with 5% of cash donations going to each of the following: Helping Hands Food Shelf in Delano, Riverworks Food Shelf in Rockford, and the Maple Plain Food Shelf.

2017 Holiday Train Poster

Holiday Train Event Map

Park and Planning Commission Vacancies

The City is seeking residents to serve on the Medina Park Commission and Planning Commission. Each commission currently has three appointments/reappointments available, with terms expiring December 31, 2020. These commissions are volunteer recommending bodies to the City Council.  The Park Commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Medina City Hall. The Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Medina City Hall.

Interested applicants can download and complete an application below:

Application for Park Commission – Applications are due Friday, December 15th

Application for Planning Commission – Applications are due Friday, December 15th

Please return applications by email to or mail to Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24, Medina, MN 55340.

Questions can be directed to Jodi Gallup at or 763-473-8850.