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St. Francis City Council Meetings have now switched to YouTube for better quality streaming of audio and video.  Join us on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm.

Saint Francis MN - YouTube Channel

 Welcome to the City of St. Francis

        "A City of Progress, Pride and Possibilities."

Located along the northern edge of Anoka County, the City of St. Francis is a community that is still able to provide its residents with a small town feel while in the shadow of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. St. Francis has been able to blend rural and city living into a unique community of over 7,000 people. Scenic areas along the Rum River and the realization of having one's own hobby farm have tended to be two of the most common factors that lure people to this northern Anoka County community.

While not a boom town, St. Francis has seen its share of growth over the years. An even mix of urban style residential lots and large acreage hobby farms has provided the city with a number of quality housing developments.

The St. Francis area has a variety of recreational opportunities. The Rum River provides an exceptional setting for the canoeing and fishing enthusiasts. Located within the heart of St. Francis, the Rum River North Park provides easy access to the river.

Learn more about the City of St. Francis:

Metropolitan Council Profile / Demographics for City of St. Francis

Learn more about Independent School District #15:

ISD #15 A Great Place to Learn & Grow
Articles from Anoka County Union written by June Anderson on the History   of St. Francis:



Open to Business is a FREE program offered by the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD)

Open to Business provides one on one business counseling to current and prospective entrepreneurs. Our consultants work with you to develop a strong business plan, identify challenges and opportunities, and to tailor solutions. In addition to direct consulting, Open to Business program staff can link entrepreneurs with additional resources to help them succeed, including training programs, community or governmental services, and industry and business professionals.  They will work with you to determine all of your capital needs, and they can help you identify and apply for financing that meets those needs.

Open to Business provides assistance in the following areas:

Financial Management
    What are cash flow projections and why are they important?

Bookkeeping Set-up and Training
    How do I keep track of sales and expenses?

Loan Packaging
    For any size loan, start up or expansion projects. What are the document requirements I need to get a loan?

Business Plan Assistance
    Do I need a business plan?

Real Estate Analysis
    Should I rent or own my business space?

Marketing Assistance
    Who are my customers and how do I reach them?

Strategic Planning
    How do I evaluate and manage growth?

Business Regulations
    What licenses or permits do I need and how do I get them?

Professional Referrals
    Where do I find and accountant? Attorney?

Contact them now!
Visit their website:
Anoka County Open to Business contact person:
Kathleen DuChene
(763) 438-7315

Oct 2:    Saints Football (Away)
Oct 5:    City Council Meeting
Oct 8:    Saints Football (Away)
Oct 10:  Fire Dept Blood Drive

Tell Us What You Think!
Please help us by taking this quick, two-question survey to help improve our city's recycling efforts.

St. Francis Recycling Survey

Please answer the two questions below and hit submit once completed. Thanks for your participation.

What types of materials would you like to see being collected at city recycling events?
What recycling opportunities are needed for the city?