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Town of
Tofte Minnesota

PO Box 2293
Tofte, MN 55615

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            Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Town of Tofte, County of Cook, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.  In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday, March 19, 2019.


            The Election Poll hours will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at which time the voters will elect:

                       One (1) Supervisor for a term of 3 years,

                       One (1) Treasurer for a term of 2 years


The Annual Meeting will begin at 8:01 p.m. to conduct all necessary business.


The Annual Election and Meeting will be held at the following location:

                       Birch Grove Community Center

                     9 Good Neighbor Hill

                       Tofte MN 55615



Absentee ballots are available by calling the Clerk at 370-0763 or writing Town Clerk, PO Box 2293, Tofte MN 55615. The Town Clerk will be at the Tofte Town Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday March 9, 2019, for absentee voting.   Any qualified voter who has not registered may do so at the polls before voting with proper identification.


The Board of Canvass will meet immediately following the Annual Town Meeting.


Barbara Quade, Tofte Town Clerk

          Posted 2/08/2019



A Little History

Tofte township was founded by twin brothers, John and Andrew Tofte and brothers Torger and Hans O. Englsen. They arrived in 1893, sailing from their home of Tofte in the Halsnoy district of Norway. They originally chose Carlton for the settlement, after nearby Carlton Peak, but the name was in use. The Toftes and Engelsons commercially fished Lake Superior. The North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum on the east side of Bluefin Bay is a replicate of the twin fish houses the brothers built after the colossal late autumn storm of 1905 ruined their first fish house.

In 1899 Edward Toftey arrived and opened up a sawmill, employing 25 men. The entire operation and most of the town were lost in a forest fire in 1910. Descendants of all three families have kindly shared artifacts, pictures and relics which are all on display at the museum


TOWN OF TOFTE COMMUNITY PLAN NOVEMBER 2015 - click here for a copy



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