PO BOX 151, Lutsen, MN 55612

116 Caribou Trail, Lutsen, MN 55612


Welcome to the Township of Lutsen

In the 1880's a Swedish immigrant, Charles A Nelson, gained U.S. citizenship status and set off for finding 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. 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!




Notice is hereby given  qualified voters of Lutsen Township, Cook County, State of Minnesota, that elections for town offices will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the small hall [front of building]. New residents must bring proof of residence. 

The Annual Town Meeting begins at 8:05 in the large  town hall [back of building]. 


Town offices available in 2020:

One (1) Supervisor – for three year term.

One (1) Clerk – for two year term.

Special Election to complete terms for

One (1) Supervisor – for one year term.

One (1) Treasurer – for one year term.


Absentee ballots will be available February 7, 2020. Send written requests by February 14 to: Town of Lutsen, PO Box 151, Lutsen, MN 55612. Contact the clerk if you need more information at Lutsentownship@gmail.com or by calling 218 663 7002

The Board of Canvas will meet after the Annual Meeting to certify election results.

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Lutsen Township Regular 2020 Meetings are 3rd Tuesday of each month.

January 21                                   July 21

February  4 Audit&Budget       August 18 Cont. Annual   February 18                                                      & Regular

March 10 - Annual Meeting       September 15

March 17                                      October 20

April 21                                         November 17

May 19                                          December 15

June 16

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

Notice:This is your home town. Final design aspects are available. For more info see


Go to Town Plan Tab to view 2019 Lutsen Design Plans for Wayside, Gitchi Gami Trail & Town Center  Next community meeting is Jan 6 at 5 p.m. at Lutsen Town Hall.

Cook County Higher Ed:  Find upcoming events and opportunities at www.myCCHE.org 

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This is an announcement for the possibilty of having a quorum of Lutsen Township supervisors attending any Fire and EMS meetings on the second, third, and fourth Mondays each month. Dates provided on the calendar under the Hall Rental then Availability tab.

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