What is a township?

In the late 1700s, Congress ordered a survey that divided the territory that became Minnesota into 36 square-mile tracts of land called townships. When Minnesota became a state, its legislature created a process for those living within these “congressional townships” to organize themselves into a form of local government called town government in which a town board governs, but residents have direct input through the annual township meeting

Board Meetings 

     2nd Monday of the Month @ 6:00 PM 

          (Agenda appointments at 7:00 PM)

            (Columbus Day Not Observed)

 
Fish Lake Township Election of Officers and Annual Meeting

     2nd. Tuesday in March
     Election 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
     Meeting 8:05 
pm

 

Education

Fish Lake Township is divided between three school districts:

 

North Branch Schools

 

Cambridge-Isanti Schools

 

Rush City Schools

 

Population:

2002

 

Registered Voters:

1,900

 

Approved 2018 Budget:    

     General Government   $77,000

     Fire Protection             $48,000

     Roads and Bridges    $428,000
     Cert of Indebt.                $7,800

                              Total    $560,800

 

Miles of Roads:  60 

     Blacktop  11

     Gravel  49

 

Public Safety

Fish Lake contracts with 3 different Fire Departments, Cambridge Fire Department serving the west half of the township, Rush City Fire Department serving the NE quarter of the township and North Branch Fire Department serving the SE quarter of the township.

 

Cambridge Fire Department

 

North Branch Fire Department

 

Rush City Fire Department

 

Finally, police protection for the township is provided by the Chisago County Sheriff’s Department. 

Click here to find a list of your Representatives

 

Town Government

Contact us

2170 Brunswick Road

Harris, MN 55032

651-674-7709 office/shop

Office hours: Thursdays 10:30-12:30

Original documents on file at the township office supersedes all information, documents, and references on this website.