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Town of
Tofte Minnesota

PO Box 2293
Tofte, MN 55615

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Paul James resigned from the Tofte Town Board after 17 years of service to the Town of Tofte.

Thank you, Paul, for all your countless volunteer hours and dedication to making Tofte a better community.

At the 11/10/16, Craig Horak was appointed to fill the vacant supervisor position until the March election when the position will be posted for election to serve the last year of Paul's term.

Town of Tofte is looking for a part-time maintenance coordinator. Ideally this person would have working knowledge and ‘handyman skills’ in carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, permits and regulations, landscaping care, etc.  Availability (with a back-up) at all times to respond to calls or secure the needed contractor or vendor would be a must.

Duties may include, but not limited to: lawn and landscape care, custodial and maintenance for all township property, {Town Hall, Fire/EMS Dept., Birch Grove Community Center, Warming House, Town Park, Cemetery, Sawbill Garage, and eventually the Housing project},ice rink snow removal, painting,  trash and garbage removal, and other duties as needed.  Will have the responsibility to secure bids, quotes, and/or estimates to present to the town board, and develop a resource list of available contractors and tradesmen.

The ideal candidate will live in the Tofte/West end area, and own or have access to  basic tools and equipment as needed. This is a part time position with hours and rate of pay dependent upon personal skills and equipment availability.

For more information contact Barb Gervais @

Send the competed application and any references to or mail to P O Box 2293, Tofte MN 55615

Employment Application

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



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