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Town of
Tofte Minnesota

PO Box 2293
Tofte, MN 55615



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NOTICE

TOFTE CEMETERY

 

Please remove all artificial decorations before October 31, 2018.   The Tofte Cemetery gate will be closed from November 15, 2018, until April 15, 2019. Please contact Sam Crowley liaison to the Cemetery/Park; contact information on the website as well as current Tofte Cemetery Policy www.toftemn.com.

 

Tofte Park & Town Hall Rental Annual Notice

The Town of Tofte rents out both the Town Hall and Tofte Town Park, which is especially popular with wedding groups, reunions and family-friend gatherings. 

Please contact the Town Clerk Barb Quade to ask about a specific date on her personal cell 218-370-0763 or via email at toftemn@boreal.org. Your reservation isn't confirmed until receipt of application and payment.   The rental application can be found on the town’s website
www.toftemn.com under the park and hall rental tab.  

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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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