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Job Posting – Grader Operator

The Town of French will be accepting applications for a grader operator. Interested persons should submit a resume to include grader operator experience and contact information by May 1, 2021. Resume’s should be sent to: French Township P.O. Box 28 Side Lake, MN 55781 Or Email to: frenchclerk@gmail.com

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Household Hazardous Waste & Video Display Devices Collection

St. Louis County Environmental Services Department has arrange for the Household Hazardous Waste & Video Display Devices Collection to take place at the French Canister Site on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. *Two video display devices per visit will be accepted from HOUSEHOLDS with payment by check or solid waste […]

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Minutes of the March 2, 2021 meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. The minutes of the February meeting were approved. The Treasurer’s Report was approved as read. Fire ReportThere were no fire calls and 5 EMS calls in February. Old BusinessWaiting for Amy @ DNR for Wilenius easement approval. New BusinessA motion was made, seconded and carried to […]

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Ice Water Rescue Training

On Saturday, March 27, the members of our Town of French Fire and EMS Department gathered for a snowy day of Ice Water Rescue Training. They usually meet once a year out on the ice to train on water rescue techniques using equipment that the Fire Department has on hand in case of emergency. Equipment […]

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Garage Sale Sign-up already underway!

Summer really is just around the corner! Start collecting your treasures now to sell at the Garage Sales in June! If you would like to be a part of the Side Lake Community Garage Sales, you can sign-up before June 5th by calling Judy Kelly at 218-750-0908. The Garage Sales will be held Thursday, June […]

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A Reminder from the Fire Chief...

What would you do if you discovered that your house was on fire? Do you have a plan to keep your family safe?

Something as simple as discussing an Evacuation Plan can save lives! We encourage you to have this important conversation with your family so you can be prepared. Click the link below for tips and resources to help you make your own plan.

-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.