NOTICE OF ELECTION
Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Town of Tofte, County of Cook, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
The Election Poll hours will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at which time the voters will elect:
One (1) Supervisor for a term of 3 years, and
One (1) Supervisor for remaining one 1 year term
One (1) Treasurer for a term of 2 years.
The Annual Meeting will begin at 8:01 p.m. to conduct all necessary business.
The Annual Election and Meeting will be held at the following location:
Birch Grove Community Center
9 Good Neighbor Hill
Tofte MN 55615
Absentee ballots are available by calling the Clerk at 370-0763 or writing Town Clerk, PO Box 2293, Tofte MN 55615. The Town Clerk will be at the Tofte Town Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday March 11, 2017, for absentee voting. Any qualified voter who has not registered may do so at the polls before voting with proper identification.
A Little History
Tofte township was founded by twin brothers, John and Andrew Tofte and brothers Torger and Hans O. Englsen. They arrived in 1893, sailing from their home of Tofte in the Halsnoy district of Norway. They originally chose Carlton for the settlement, after nearby Carlton Peak, but the name was in use. The Toftes and Engelsons commercially fished Lake Superior. The North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum on the east side of Bluefin Bay is a replicate of the twin fish houses the brothers built after the colossal late autumn storm of 1905 ruined their first fish house.
In 1899 Edward Toftey arrived and opened up a sawmill, employing 25 men. The entire operation and most of the town were lost in a forest fire in 1910. Descendants of all three families have kindly shared artifacts, pictures and relics which are all on display at the museum
TOWN OF TOFTE COMMUNITY PLAN NOVEMBER 2015 - click here for a copy