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The Cando City Council Meetings are Open to the Public
City Council meetings are held in the meeting room at the Towner County Courthouse at 315 2nd Street on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday's at 7:00pm.


Smoke Testing Sewer Lines

The City of Cando will smoke test its sanitary sewer lines on June 21-23.  The North Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems will assist with this test which checks for Ground Water Infiltration into the sewer lines. This situation can overload the treatment plant during heavy rains.


The smoke is a special non-toxic material which will not cause health problems nor damage property.


If your home or business is problem free, you will not experience any smoke. You may receive smoke if you have faulty or blocked ventilation pipe or a dry floor drain.


Adding water to drains and toilets will help prevent smoke from entering your home or business.


Home owners can expect to see smoke coming from roof vents. Smoke found inside homes or businesses means there is a potential problem. If any smoke enters a building, persons are asked to inform the testing crew. If smoke enters your home or business, check to see where it is coming from.

Opening doors and windows will allow the smoke to ventilate.




The testing is done in geographic sections. It is not possible to let property owners know the exact time for their area. We appreciate your cooperation during this test.


If you have questions in regard to this procedure please contact the Public Works Supervisor Scott Gable at 701-303-0033  



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Welcome to Cando, North Dakota

"...and in virtue of our authority we select this location and name the town 'Cando' to show you that we can do it."

- Capt. Prosper Parker | February 14th, 1884

Cando, ND, "Duck Capital of North Dakota" is centrally located in the Prairie Pothole Regions of the state. Cando's location makes it an excellent center for outdoor activities, such as first class fishing, big game and waterfowl hunting, as well as bird watching and nature photography.

On, you find so much information, whether your idea of fun is playing nine holes on our beautiful golf course or attending a musical production at the Audi Theatre, Cando definitely has something to satisfy everyone's taste. While you're in town, attend one of Cando's five churches - Cando Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church, Church of the Brethren, Assembly of God Church and Sacred Heart Church.

Cando's history is on display at the Pioneer Museum, located on Main Street. The famous Dale & Martha Hawk Museum is located just 30 miles west of Cando.

Agriculture is the primary industry in Towner County. Cando also has several manufacturing facilities, which have added to the economic growth of the area. The Towner County Medical Center is one of the area's largest employers.