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PUBLIC HEARING – REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

Due to the extended no travel period for COVID-19 protocol, we will postpone this public hearing until further notice. PUBLIC HEARING DATE – To be determined **WRITTEN INPUT/COMMENTS PREFERRED DUE TO COVID-19 PROTOCOL** Send written input/comments to: Town Clerk P.O. Box 28 Side Lake, MN 55781 or Email – frenchclerk@gmail.com

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Public Hearing Changed

The Town of French would like to adopt a “No Wake” Ordinance on the portion of the Sturgeon River, between Little Sturgeon Lake and Side Lake. We have posted a notice for a Public Hearing/comment period. The Public Hearing was to be held on Tuesday, April 14th at 7:00 pm at the Community Center in […]

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Census 2020 in Side Lake

Since the majority of residents in French Township do not get mail delivered to their homes, the census in this area is conducted under the Census Bureau’s Update/Leave method. This operation is designed to leave a questionnaire package at every identified housing unit. The operation was originally scheduled to begin in the middle of March, […]

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Important Broadband Announcement

PAUL BUNYAN COMMUNICATIONS HAS OBTAINED A GRANT TO HELP BRING FIBER OPTIC BROADBAND SERVICE TO YOUR HOME IF YOU LIVE IN THE AREA DESIGNATED ON THE MAP THOSE LIVING IN THIS AREA will be receiving information from Paul Bunyan Communications in the mail in the next several months. THIS IS NOT JUNK MAIL! You need […]

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Town of French Fire & EMS recruitment night

Have you ever thought about being a Volunteer Firefighter or First Responder? Town of French Fire and EMS is in need of firefighters and first responders to serve in our community right now. We will be hosting an open house recruitment night for those who are interested in joining our department. Wednesday, January 30th from […]

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A note from the Fire Chief

“We wanted to let everyone know that the Town of French Fire & EMS is operating as usual and is always ready to serve our community. In an effort to protect everyone, including the responders and their families, all emergency response agencies are taking additional precautions due to COVID-19, and that may change the response to an emergency call. Rest assured, if you need assistance, help will be on the way. If there is a non-emergency need in our community, please reach out to us or one of the local township government officials, and efforts can be coordinated to meet those needs. “

– Dustin Nelson, Town of French Fire Chief

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COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
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 closed to all 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.

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

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/be-careful-where-you-get-your-news-about-coronavirus-2020020118801
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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.