City of Battle Lake

Heart of 1001 Lakes
Photo montage: a field of daisies, a family walking on the beach, a tranquil beach scene, and a fishing pole propped against a folding chair at the end of a dock

About this site

The purpose of this website is to communicate with residents, businesses, and visitors. We strive to provide up-to-date and useful information on City services and our efforts to maintain and enhance your quality of life. Check this site regularly for information on City Council actions, Ordinance and Policy changes, City news and other items of public interest.  If you find there is information missing or hard to find, please contact our Administrative Office at 218-864-0424.  Your comments and input are an important part of the continued development of this website.


Privacy Policy

The protection of individual privacy is a concern to the City of Battle Lake and is governed by MN Statute No. 13.  The City of Battle Lake has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy.  The following discloses our information and dissemination practices for this site. 
The City of Battle Lake does not keep any personal information about you or your visit to our Internet site unless you have specifically supplied it to us.  For instance, you may have supplied us with information as a part of a request for information of for purposes of registering or obtaining a license or permit online.  Similarly you may have sent us an email or left us a message in some other electronic format.  In cases where you have supplied us with information including financial data, we will treat such information in accordance with requirements of the MN Government Data Practices Act.  This means that it will be considered public information available to the public upon request.  To the extent followed by law, the City will make reasonable attempts to protect personal financial information from disclosure.  Like most internet sites, our website reads some information from your computer that helps us analyze traffic patterns, perform routine maintenance, maintain site security, and to help you navigate through our site.  Generally the information we collect is temporary and when you leave the site this information is deleted from our system.  The only information the City automatically collects and maintains is the following:  total number of visitors to our website, types of computer systems used to access our website, web browser type and version, date and time of access, the website you visited prior to coming to this website and information about possible system security threats. 
Occasionally the City may have a survey on the website that allows a visitor to vote only once.  In order to keep track of whether you have voted, a cookie (a simple text file) will be created on your computer.  This cookie is created on your computer by voting on the survey.  It will not contain personally identifying information and will not compromise your privacy or security.  The only information that is contained is the name of the survey and how you voted and will remain on your computer for the duration of the survey.  The cookie has an expiration date and when that date occurs it will be deleted from your computer. 
This privacy policy does not apply to websites operated by third parties that you may access through a link from our website. 

Copyright Policy

Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the City of Battle Lake website is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used with the City of Battle Lake's permission.  We request only that the City of Battle Lake be cited as the source of information and that any photo credits, graphics or byline be similarly credited to the photographer, author or City of Battle Lake, as appropriate. 

City Government