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.  Other government officials are the clerk, treasurer, deputy clerk and deputy treasurer.

Residents vote for officers on a rotating schedule, three-year term for supervisors prior to the Annual Meeting, held in March. Treasurer, clerk, deputy treasurer, and deputy clerk are on an appointed positions.

pequaywan signBoard meetings are regularly scheduled second Tuesday of each month  at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Pequaywan Lakes Volunteer Fire Department, 8764 Pequaywan Lake Road (Hwy 44), Duluth. (Check the calendar for dates and time.) Residents are invited to attend these meetings which are governed by the Minnesota Open Meeting Law. Residents also vote on the township’s tax levy at the Annual Town Meeting. 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

Due to COVID-19, effective October 2020, Town Board meeting will be held via teleconference at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. To access the meeting: call 1-425-436-6365, at the prompt, enter the access code 5745143 followed by #.

Public Comment on the Town Board Meeting Agenda is a courtesy extended to persons wishing to address the board. No more than one (1) public comment item per citizen will be accepted per meeting. An email stating a request for inclusion in the Public Comment section of the Agenda must be sent to the clerk at at least three (3) days before the meeting. Guests will be muted during the meeting but unmuted during public comments for those that submitted a public comment request. Your presentation will be limited to two (2) minutes.

For questions, contact the town treasurer at  or town clerk at


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Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
MDH hotline: 651-201-3920  OR  1-800-657-3903. Available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Louis County COVID-19 website
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If someone is experiencing symptoms, they should contact their healthcare provider to be screened. If they are planning to go to the ER, they should call first.

Essentia Health Emergency Room:   218-786-4000
Essentia COVID-19 Hotline:   833-494-0836
St. Luke’s Emergency Room:   218-786-5616