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Side Lake Garage Sales

The Side Lake Community Garage Sales will be held on June 16, 17, & 18th in Side Lake! If you would like to be a part of the Side Lake Community Garage Sales, sign-up by June 1st by calling Judy Kelly at 218-750-0908.

Summer Rec: The Good News and the….Other News

First, the good news… We are so excited to have some volunteers who have stepped forward to get the Summer Rec Program up and running! They have had a few meetings already and are busy planning for this summer’s activities! And the Other News… Even though we have had some inquiries and applications for Rec […]

Minutes of the April 5, 2022 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. The minutes of the March meeting were read and approved. The Treasurer’s Report was approved as read. Fire ReportThere were 2 fire calls and 2 EMS calls in March. The new Lucas CPR machine has been received. Building & GroundsA quote was received from Iron Range […]

Summer Rec Program Details

Here are a few details about the upcoming Summer Rec Program: Rec will be for ages 4 – 14. The program will run from June 13th to August 12th, 5 days a week, from 10 am – 1 pm. The cost for Rec will be a flat rate of $30 for the summer, and payments […]

Minutes of the March 1, 2022 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. The minutes of the February meeting were read and approved. The Treasurer’s Report was approved as read. Fire ReportThere was 1 fire call and 2 EMS calls in February. Old BusinessThere was a discussion about the Winter Celebration. Lance’s Logan Creek Kennels submitted a bill for […]

Important Information Regarding Assessment and Classification of Property

This may affect your 2023 property tax payments: Notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeal and Equalization for French Township shall meet on Wednesday May 4, 2022 from 1-2 PM at the Town Hall, 7548 Hwy 5, Side Lake, Minnesota. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction […]

A Note from the Fire Chief...

With all the rain and melting snow, we have had reports of washouts on the roads and the shoulders being very soft on the sides of the roads. Use caution on the dirt roads and driveways in the area. As always, stay safe out there!

-PJ Bjur, Fire Chief
Town of French Fire & EMS

If you would like more information on how you can become a member of our volunteer department, contact our Fire Chief, PJ Bjur at 218-969-3323 or our EMS Coordinator, Alyssa Jerulle, at frenchfirstresponders@gmail.com


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At this time the Town of French is engaged by facilitating communication and sharing of information within the community of Side Lake.

The Side Lake Rec Center Buildings are open with some restrictions for public activities until further notice.

The Town Board will continue to monitor the situation and if a more active role is warranted, will take necessary steps to provide an appropriate pro-active response. We encourage community members to practice social distancing, watch out for neighbors, support our local businesses and consider coordinating supply runs to town.

CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

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Side Lake, MN
The Side Lake Community is comprised of two adjacent townships, divided by the St. Louis County and Itasca County line. The Town of French is in St. Louis County. Side Lake is 20 miles north of Hibbing on County Road 5, 85 miles northwest of Duluth and 220 miles north of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Town Board Meeting Dates

The French Township Board holds its regular meetings on the First Tuesday of each month, at the Side Lake Community Center, at 7PM. Time and dates may change, with proper notice.