The City of Cambridge is a great community in which to work, live, and play. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions concerning City Council meetings, Economic Development Authority meetings, elections, licensing, and or other City services.

Lynda Woulfe,
City Administrator


How do I sign up for Emergency Notifications?

While we can be thankful that Cambridge doesn’t suffer from hurricanes, our community can certainly experience many different types of emergency such as tornado, severe storms, train derailment, wastewater treatment plant failure, water contamination, or an active shooter at one of our area schools. If the City of Cambridge would experience an emergency do you know how you can get accurate, up to date information on the emergency?

There are three primary ways the City of Cambridge will disseminate information in the event of an emergency. First is the City’s official Facebook page, which is Cambridge City Hall.  Our second source is the City’s website which is The third source is CodeRed which is a program used by the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department to send out emergency messages to those who have signed up to receive them and to all land lines within the calling circle.


Recently, the City’s wastewater treatment plant had some electrical motors short out. Due to this electrical shortage, the City needed to inform residents and businesses of the problem and request that they refrain from laundry, washing dishes, or flushing the toilet to reduce the strain on the plant while the motors were repaired. The City used our three emergency messaging methods to “get the word out” about the event and we appreciated the community’s compliance with our requests.

After the event, quite a few residents were wondering why they didn’t receive the CodeRed message. There is probably one simple answer to this – you no longer have a traditional land telephone line and rely solely on your cell phone for telephone calls. If this is the case, we hope you will sign up to receive CodeRed messages on your cell phone at . When you click on this link, please go towards the bottom of the page and look for CodeRed. There is a fact sheet on how CodeRed works and a link to sign up for CodeRed.

While we hope that we will never need to use our emergency notification systems, it is important that residents realize where they can get the correct, accurate information on the emergency and what steps the City is doing to resolve the situation. So please sign up for Code Red and take some time to check out the City’s Facebook page which is Cambridge City Hall, Minnesota.
300 Third Avenue NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
(763) 689-3211

City Hall Photo

City Hall Entrance, opened June 2003

Basic Stats

  • Established in the late 19th century along the rail line from Minneapolis to Duluth.
  • Cambridge was named by settlers from New England even though the surrounding area was heavily populated with Swedish immigrants.
  • 7.46 square miles with three lakes.
  • Median home value: $145,650.
  • Median family income: $45,046.
  • Median age: 34.1 years.
  • 6,123 people are employed in Cambridge by 318 different entities.
  • Cambridge's employment represents 60.2% of employment opportunities in Isanti County.
  • 33% of our total budget goes for police protection
  • 28% of the City's budget goes for public works for street maintenance, parks, etc.
  • 5% of the City's budget goes for Fire protection
  • 2017 General Fund Budget is $6,303,091 and our 2017 Tax Levy is $5,095,439