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Town of
Tofte Minnesota

PO Box 2293
Tofte, MN 55615

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Tofte Township

Lawn Mowing Contract


Tofte Township is accepting quotes for contracted Lawn Mowing services for 2019 for mowing/trimming at the Birch Grove Community Center, Tofte Cemetery and Tofte Park. Any party interested in submitting a quote to Tofte Township is encouraged to do so in writing   to Tofte Township, PO Box 2293, Tofte MN 55615. Minimum requirements include: Current liability policy with minimum coverage of $300,000, worker’s compensation policy as required by law.

Quotes along with current insurance certificate must be mailed to the Tofte Town Clerk, P. O. Box 2293, Tofte, MN, 55615, to be received no later than Tuesday, May 7, 2019.  The quotes will be opened and reviewed at the May 9, 2019, Tofte Town Board meeting.


The Town of Tofte reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids.


To view sample of the contract and additional information  For additional information,  please contact Town Clerk, Barb Quade, at 370-0763 or email at


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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