Town of Fredenberg, St. Louis County, MN



Board Meetings

May 1, 2024 AT 7:00 PM

Meeting Documents:

  • 202405 BOS Agenda
  • 20240403 BOS minutes
  • 20240501 Claims list
  • April 2024 Correspondence for May meeting
  • 202404 Cash control



The town board of Fredenberg Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota holds its regularly scheduled board meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the town hall located at 5104 Fish Lake Road, Duluth, MN  55803. If a meeting cannot be held as scheduled because it conflicts with a holiday or another day in which a meeting cannot be held, the meeting will be held the following week on the same day of the week, time, and place. The following are the dates on which the regular board meetings are scheduled to occur in 2024 and reflect any changes due to conflicts:

January 3, 2024          January 17, 2024 (cancelled)
February 7, 2024        February 21, 2024 (cancelled)
March 6, 2024            March 20, 2024 (cancelled)
April 3, 2024              April 17, 2024 (cancelled)
May 1, 2024               May 15, 2024
June 5, 2024               June 19, 2024
July 3, 2024                July 17, 2024
August 7, 2024           August 21, 2024
September 4, 2024     September 18, 2024
October 2, 2024          October 16, 2024
November 6, 2024      November 20, 2024
December 4, 2024       December 18, 2024

If a regular meeting cannot be held on the date, time, or place listed above, notice of the date, time, and place of when and where the meeting will be held will be posted at least three days before the day of the meeting.

Contact the town clerk at 218-721-3991 with any questions.



THURSDAY, 12 noon to 4:00 PM



The first settlers in the community were Andrew & Veronica Jonaliks.  They raised their 9 children on a small lake here and established the first school in their home.  Town of Fredenberg became official in 1904.  In 1905, there were 77 residents but only 6 families.  The Weyerhouse Company built a log dam in 1890 over the Cloquet River.  In 1913, the Great Northern Power Company (now MPL) purchased the dam, building the first concrete dam in 1915.  In 2017, updates to this dam are being made by MPL.  Other early settlers to the area were: Gust Johnson, Gust Johanson, Charles Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Andrew Pearson, Peter Nicholson, Paul Chesney & Jack Fredenberg  (for whom the township and a lake are named).  Many of the descendants of these families remain in the area.

The 1918 Fire swept through the township and was devastating, especially to the agriculture/farming/logging in the area.  Homes, farms and logging camps were destroyed and lives lost.

The first school was established around 1890 in various homes. In 1903, the first graduating class of 8th graders had 4 students.  The Fredenberg School was built in 1958 and remained open until 1981, the building now currently houses the Community Center/Town Hall.  Students from the area now attend the Hermantown School District.

The Town of Fredenberg currently encompasses 36 square miles and has a population of 1,345 residents.  The area is home to cross county ski trails, snowmobile trails, public parks and a recreation area with boat launches and of course, BEAUTIFUL LAKES:  Fish Lake, Island Lake, Fredenberg Lake, Hunter Lake, Cook Lake, Clearwater Lake and Deepwater Lake.

***Historical information obtained from research complied by Lucille M. Pearson, long time resident of Fredenberg, with permission from her family.