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Fall Festival in October!

We will be holding our third annual Fall Festival & Costume Party at the Side Lake Rec Center on October 7, 2023! Join us for an afternoon of family fun with games, crafts, pony rides, and snacks! Free pumpkins for the first 150 kids, and free food while it lasts!

Upcoming Exercise Classes in Side Lake

So many of you have inquired about exercise classes in Side Lake! There are many upcoming opportunities for you to participate in local classes happening at the Side Lake Rec! Carolyn Bjur, Licenced Physical Therapist, will be offering a Strength and Balance Class as well as Fall Risk Prevention for Seniors on Tuesday, August 29th […]

Celebrate Side Lake! This Week

Join us for the 3rd annual Celebrate Side Lake free community event! Enjoy live music, food trucks, bingo, Cook’s Country Connection animals, and kids activities including balloon twisting, face painting, bounce houses, crafts, and prizes! Browse the local craft and artisan vendors displaying items for purchase. Meet local business owners, Fire/EMS, DNR, additional essential services, […]

Road Report 2023

The Town Board did their Annual Road Review in April of this year. To view the latest results of their findings, including upcoming road projects, you can review their report here.

Minutes of the July 11, 2023 meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.Board members present: Supervisors Sandberg, Varichak, Lucas, Clerk Schanche, Deputy Clerk Sandys,Treasurer Samsa. The minutes of the June meeting were read and approved. Treasurers ReportOn motion by Lucas, second by Varichak, the Treasurer’s Report was approved as read. Fire ReportThere were 3 fire calls and 3 EMS […]

Save The Date!

Side Lake’s Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 7th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Side Lake Rec Center. Stayed tuned for more details or check here for updates on this fun event for families!

A Note from the Fire Chief...

With the beautiful weather conditions, there are many more walkers, bikers, ATVs, and motorcycles on the roads. Be sure to stay safe out there and watch for the increased traffic in the area! Enjoy your summer!

-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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For the latest info on the Sturgeon Chain Lake Association, visit their website by clicking here.

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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 Second Tuesday of each month, at the Side Lake Community Center, at 7PM. Time and dates may change, with proper notice.