Town of Normanna
St. Louis County Minnesota
6472 French River Road
Duluth MN 55804
The Board of Supervisors meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM, unless posted otherwise, meetings are held at the Normanna Town Hall, 6472 French River Road.
The next Board of Supervisors meeting will be on Wednesday, December 15 at 6:00 PM.
Update: Broadband/Internet Service to Normanna Township—July 9, 2021
Work continues to improve Broadband/Internet access and services to Normanna Township. Meetings have been held with St. Louis County Commissioners to keep the need at the forefront. As well, with the vendors awarded a grant through a federal process for a portion of Normanna and surrounding Townships and with vendors that have successfully partnered with Townships to utilize existing infrastructure to improve and expand fiber to the homes/businesses in similarly sized Townships. Normanna is working in collaboration with the City of Rice Lake and member townships of the Cloquet Valley Internet Initiative (CVII) . The collective power of working together has been invaluable and allows the opportunity to work together on infrastructure needs, timelines and funding opportunities. Funding the project for Normanna remains in discussion. It remains unclear what the timelines and implementation strategies are for the providers awarded federal RDOF grants to improve services for Normanna Township and for Northern Minnesota. With the recent announcement of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds Normanna will have the option to use those dollars toward the Broadband initiative, however, the funds are not adequate to support the overall cost. Additional grant options are being explored along with the options for a bond referendum. We continue to advocate our need to City, County, State and Federal Representatives and as highlighted here, explore partnership options with the goal of economically feasible and reliable broadband/internet service to all Normanna Township residents and businesses. We will continue to keep you updated via the updated website as we have more information and specifics to share.