Welcome to the official
website for the
City of
and the
Onamia Civic Association. 

Onamia, Minnesota is located
at the junction of Highways 169 and 27, just south of Mille Lacs Lake on the shore of Lake Onamia.  It’s proximity to the “Big Lake” and “Walleye Capitol of the World” makes it a gateway to Minnesota Vacationland and all it has to offer.

Onamia received its name from Lake Onamia, which in Ojibwe means “dancing ground.” The dance symbolizes either petition or thanksgiving. The city of Onamia is located where early American Indians performed these dances.

The city dates to 1908 when lumbering was a major industry in the Mille Lacs area, and the first trains reached the town.

Today, Onamia is the area's largest city, housing the Mille Lacs Health System, light industry and over 50 businesses.

A public library, Two city parks, a skate park, the Lions Fitness Center and tennis courts provide in-town recreation. Nearby Hardwoods at Mille Lacs Lake Resort and Marina, Higbees and Izatys offer beautiful and challenging golf courses.

The Mille Lacs Health System Hospital and Clinic is ready to meet any medical need.

Onamia.... Small Town... BIG Amenities!

Upcoming Events

May 10: Mother’s Day
May 13: City Council Meeting @ 6pm
May 20: Farmer’s Market Opens for the Season
May 25: Memorial Day (city office is closed)
May 29: Onamia High School Graduation
June 10: City Council Meeting @ 6pm
June 11-14: Onamia Days

June 21: Father’s Day
July 3: July 3rd Celebration (watch for signs)
July 4: Independence Day (city office closed July 3rd)
July 8: City Council Meeting @ 6pm


Important Contact Information

• City of Onamia Police Department (320)532-3131
If an emergency dial 911

• City of Onamia (320)532-3311
621 Main St, Onamia MN 56359
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6 P.M., City Hall

• Onamia Civic Association
(320)532-3202 or


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Official Website of the City of Onamia and The Onamia Civic Association