Porter Memory Book


January 2013

Changes to City Water, Sewer and Garbage Service Billings

The City of Porter is converting from a quarterly billing to a monthly billing for Water, Sewer and Garbage services. Many citizens have requested for this change over the years to help make the services easier to budget and pay for. Rates will not change for any of the services, your overall bill will not increase. The monthly billings will start in January.


Additionally, water meter readings for the city's newly installed water meters will begin in April or May as the city awaits billing system upgrades required to bill out readings for the new meters. Below are the city's water billing rates for residential service, once meters are being read, water overage billings will begin for those using more than the minimum billing of 4,500 gallons per month.


First 4,500 Gallons: $16.80 per month

Each 1,000 gallon increment over 4,500 gallons: $2.10 per 1,000 gallons


Sewer Charges: $15.00 per month


Garbage Rates:

35 Gallon Bin: $13.85 per month

65 Gallon Bin: $16.77 per month

95 Gallon Bin: $19.25 per month

All Garbage rates are subject to a 9.75% state tax.


Water, Sewer and Garbage information is permanently located under the "City Government" section of this website.

April 2013

UPDATE: Porter Market Day Sale Postponed

The Annual Porter Market Day Sale will be held on April 27, 2013 due to the uncooperative weather.


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Like Porter Harvest Festival on Facebook!

Porter Harvest Festival is now on Facebook. visit: www.facebook.com/porterharvestfestival and make sure to "Like" our page. Once you do you will receive up-to-date information when it is posted!


New Look to City Water, Sewer and Garbage Bills

The April water bills have been mailed and we are working on May billings as well. Begining with the April bill you will receive a postcard with your bill on it rather than a letter. Because this is the first bill from our new system, please be sure to review your bill and if there are any issues please let Judy Verschelde know @ 507-296-4615.


Please remit all payment to:

City of Porter

PO Box 130

Porter, MN 56280


We appreciate your patience as we transition to the new billing system.



October 2013

Porter Cafe Being Prepared for Re-Opening

Porter Development has announced that the Porter Cafe will re-open by Saturday, October 12! The cafe is currently being cleaned and going through public health inspections and will soon be stocked in preperatiion to open.

More details to follow!



December 2013

Funeral Services for Lifelong Porter Resident, Adelia Dybsetter

Adelia DybsetterAdelia B. Dybsetter, age 95 of Porter, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Sunset Assisted Living Center in Canby.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Porter with Rev. Ellen Munter officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Birk Funeral Home in Canby. Visitation will continue one hour prior to service on Saturday. Burial will be in Wergeland Cemetery in rural Porter.

Memorials are preferred to Bethel Lutheran Church, Porter or Wergeland Cemetery Fund, 217 Brook Ave. S., Porter, MN 56280.

Adelia was born to Oscar and Anna (Arneson) Olson on September 21, 1918 in Porter, MN. She grew up and attended school in the Porter area. In 1933, her father died, leaving her mother to raise five girls during the Great Depression. Being the oldest, she worked various jobs to help support the family. She married Paul Dybsetter in 1939 and they farmed near Porter and raised three children. Paul died in 1984.

In later years, she enjoyed spending time with her special friend Eric Davidson, with whom she traveled and enjoyed visiting family and friends in Arizona. She very much enjoyed socializing with friends and family. Her last years were spent living at Sunset Assisted Living in Canby.

She is survived by her children, Myra (Bernard) Schlender of Maple Grove, MN, Dan (Terry) Dybsetter of Porter, MN and David Dybsetter of Porter, MN; special friend, Eric Davidson of Canby, MN; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren; sisters, Verna Lauritsen of Scottsdale, AZ, Palma Thomas of Medford, OR and Marlys DeBettignies of Sauk Rapids, MN; sister-in-law Phyliss Dybsetter of Burnsville, MN.

Adelia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul in 1984; sisters Ellen Olson and Arlene Ripley.

Blessed be her memory.

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