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Notice to the Public

PUBLIC ACCURACY TESTFrench Township will be conducting a Public Accuracy Test of the Omni Ballot Voting Machine on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Town Hall. French Township7548 Hwy 5Side Lake, MN Jeff Schanche, Town Clerk

Notice To The Voters of French Township

BOARD OF AUDIT MEETINGFEBRUARY 6, 2024 The Board of Audit meeting for the Town of French will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2024 at 6:00 PMat the French Town Hall. This meeting will consist of auditing the books for the year 2023 and preparing abudget to propose at the Annual Meeting. NOTICE OF ANNUAL […]

Notice to the Public

The French Township Road Right-Of-Way Committee will meet Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 10:00 am at the town hall.Jeff SchancheTown Clerk

Notice to the Public

The March 2024 regular monthly meeting of the French Township Board of Supervisors will be rescheduled to Monday, March 11, 2024 beginning at 7:00 PM. Jeff SchancheTown Clerk

Winter Festival Cancelled!

With the lack of snow and cold weather, and seeing little chance of snow in the forecast, the Side Lake Events Committee has decided to cancel the Winter Festival. From the Event Facebook Page: “The Side Lake Events committee is disappointed to announce the cancellation of the Side Lake Winter Festival that was re-scheduled for […]

A Note from the Fire Chief...

Winter is here! Even though we don’t have a lot of snow right now, there are still some slippery spots in the area! Use caution out there, and carry an extra blanket and shovel in your car – just in case!

The lakes have frozen over, but there are some soft areas in a few spots. Be careful when venturing out, and check the ice thoroughly before you go!

-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.