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Town of
Tofte Minnesota

PO Box 2293
Tofte, MN 55615

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Notice is hereby given that Tofte Township, Cook County, Minnesota, will on Tuesday March 8, 2016, conduct its Annual Town Meeting and Election at the Birch Grove Community Center located at 9 Good Neighbor Hill, Tofte, Minnesota.


The Election polls will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to elect:

One (1) supervisor for a three-year term

One (1) clerk for a two-year term

One (1) treasurer for the unexpired term ending March 2017

The Annual Town Meeting will be convened at 8:00 p.m. In case of bad weather, the Annual Town Meeting and Election will be held at the same time and place on the third Tuesday of March.


Barbara Gervais, Tofte Town Clerk

  Other information such as donation requests as well as last year's unapproved meeting minutes can be found under the Township Info tab.

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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