Here are the dates for the various deer hunts in the Side Lake area: Park Muzzleloader Hunt – 11/28/20 – 12/6/2020, 15 hunters with a 2 bag limit. *Hunters must refrain from parking along the roadway and are encouraged to walk in from the Pickerel Lake parking area. Township Hunt – 10/25/20 – 11/8/20 *Special […]Read More
We are excited to announce the beginning of construction for Phase I of the Side Lake Community Columbarium! The Columbarium Committee has been working hard on this project, and we are finally ready to move forward with construction. For more information, visit our Columbarium page! Side Lake Community ColumbariumRead More
The Township received a response from Jason Boyle, State Dam Safety Engineer for the MN DNR, regarding their request to revisit the Sturgeon (69-939) / Side (69-933) Lakes St. Louis County Outlet Analysis from 2007. The response was as follows: Thanks for the invitation to the July 28 meeting. I will not be able to […]Read More
No Wake Designation Proposed Slow-No Wake Designation for Sturgeon River between Little Sturgeon and Side Lake. Slow-no wake speed means the slowest possible speed to maintain steerage, but no greater than 5 mph. PUBLIC HEARING DATE is schedule for TUESDAY, JULY 28 at 6:00pm at the SIDE LAKE COMMUNITY CENTER PAVILION Information regarding water levels/control […]Read More
After discussion and concern brought forth to the Town Board at the July Township Meeting, Bill Schuster, the Board Chairman, has drafted a request to Jason Boyle, State Dam Safety Engineer for the MN Department of Natural Resources. The request was as follows: Please consider this a formal request from the Town of French, on […]Read More
Have You Ever Thought of Joining the Volunteer Fire & EMS Department?
We are always looking for new members who care about our community and want to help out our local volunteer department. We have firefighters and first responders on our department, and a few members who serve as both. We will provide training and are always here to answer any questions and help support our members! We would love to meet you!
If you would like more information, contact our Fire Chief, PJ Bjur at 218-969-3323 or our EMS Coordinator, Liz Smith, at 218-969-6305.
For the latest summer info on all things Side Lake, you can visit our Events and Recreation page by clicking here.
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.