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Welcome to the Township of Lutsen

In the 1880's a Swedish immigrant, Charles A Nelson, gained U.S. citizenship status and went to find a place to homestead  from which to pursue fishing as a means to support his family. In the mid 1880's he landed and later took possession of the area at the base of the Poplar River. Chippewa families arriving as early as the 1800's[Gesick, Blue Sky, Shingibbis, Beargrease, Le Sage and others] settled in the area by mid 1850's. The Gesick family lived near the mouth of the Poplar as well.  Working together was important for survival for this way of life. The Chippewa shared vital hunting and gathering knowledge and skills and Nelson shared tools and work. From a humble beginning, Lutsen became a spot to visit and experience the outdoors. Later the town center moved which became a village with a store, a post office, and a  place for other settlers to get together. Lutsen is named after a battle in which a Nelson ancestor fought for King Gustav of Sweden. And today, Lutsen Township is a place where people come to meet. From early fishing families, loggers, and traders to the thousands of yearly guests that come to our township these days we welcome everyone to share and enjoy the natural beauty that is Lutsen Township.  Within this website you will find information about our local government, contact info for our elected officials as well as the ability to book our community room for your special events or meetings. From our township to you and your family, enjoy your stay!

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Lutsen Township Regular 2021 Meetings are 3rd Tuesday of each month.

January 19                                   July 20

February  2  Audit&Budget       August 17 Cont. Annual   February 16                                 at 6 p.m. & Regular Bd 7 pm

March 9- Annual Meeting          September 21

March 16                                      October 19

April 20                                         November 16

May 18                                          December 21

June 15

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Lutsen Township Board Contacts

Supervisor                     Role                                                              Contact info – phone –email

Lollie Cooper:                 WTIP Reports                                               218 370 9518     lolliejav@aol.com

                                          Liaison - Assoc of Lake & Cook Township Officers

                                          Joint Powers and Equity subcommittee 

Christopher Homyak:   Contracts & insurance review                 651 226 1767   chris.homyak@outlook.com 

                                          Lutsen Township Fall Celebration

                                          Joint Powers Housing subcommittee

Carl Friesner:                  Liaison -  Fire & EMS                                    773 936 3275  carl.freez@gmail.com

                                          Building and Grounds: Town Hall & Park

Clerk:   Sharon Hexum-Platzer hall rental check tab  for hall availability at  www.lutsentownship.com All other township information – lutsentownship@gmail.com  or call 218 663 7002

Treasurer:  Ashley VanDoren  for questions on budget, current status or past records  218 370 4808 or ashleyvandoren@gmail.com

Check the website for draft agenda items  under tab township business- or Call Clerk, Sharon Hexum-Platzer, at 663-7002 for additional information.

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