Pequaywan Township was formed in 1980 from a 36.1 square mile area within the Cloquet Valley State Forest in St. Louis County. (See “Pequaywan History” for more information on township history.) It is governed by a Board of Supervisors, consisting of three full-time residents, who meet regularly on the second Tuesday of each month, at 7:30 PM, in the meeting room of the Pequaywan Lake Volunteer Fire Department. 8764 Pequaywan Lake Road (Hwy 44), Duluth. Other government officials are the clerk and treasurer.

Residents vote for officers on a rotating schedule (three-year term for supervisors prior to the Annual Meeting, held in March. Treasurer and clerk are on an appointed positions. Residents also vote on the township’s tax levy at the Annual Town Meeting.

pequaywan signBoard meetings are scheduled each month at the Pequaywan Volunteer Fire Department Hall. (Check the calendar for dates and time.) Residents are invited to attend these meetings which are governed by the Minnesota Open Meeting Law. Minutes of these meetings and notices of any ordinances adopted by the Board will be published on this website.

The main business of the township consists of:

  • Maintenance of a 2.3-mile stretch of West Branch Road (See map.)
  • In conjunction with St. Louis County, the assessment of property within the township for the purpose of taxation
  • Administration of a 34.23-acre parcel of land, bordered by Pequaywan Lake Road and a line south of Rossini Road (See map.)
  • Supervision and administration of elections for local, county, state and federal elections



St. Louis County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Media Release
St. Louis County is updating its Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan as is required every 5 years by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The update is being funded by a grant from the Minnesota Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security with an in-kind match from St. Louis County. We are asking our cities and townships to assist us in getting the word out by posting a link of the St. Louis County media release on your website, in your newsletter(s), etc. We will be contacting cities in the near future to set up meetings to discuss the plan update. The media release (see link below) explains the update and reason for the plan in detail. I look forward to working with all of you on this important update!

Link to Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Media Release from St. Louis County:

Dewey Johnson
Emergency Management Coordinator
St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office