2024 Clinton Township Newsletter 3-08-2024

March 12, 2024 Noon -8:00pm Township Elections

March 12, 2024 Annual Township Meeting following short 8:00pmBoard of Canvas Meeting

Minnesota Employment & Economic Development Broadband Grant Approved!  March 5, 2024

The Minnesota Economic and Employment Development Broadband Grant of $2,292,790 has been award for the Clinton Township Consolidated Telephone Company’s (CTC) project.  Local matches have already been approved by IRRB and St. Louis County, with the remainder to be paid by Clinton Township.  More details to come.

The CTC project brings fiber to portions of rural St. Louis, Crow Wing, and Morrison Counties in Minnesota. This fiber-to-the-premise project includes 303 passings. The project includes contributions from St. Louis County of $400,000 and the Iron
Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) of $1,312,093.00. CTC has successfully been awarded broadband implementation grant funding from state and federal agencies and currently owns and operates approximately 4,500 miles of fiber optics while serving over 17,000 members in central and northeastern Minnesota.

Broadband IRRB Grant for CTC Communications – Clinton Township approved!  December 6, 2023

CTC Communications – Clinton Township: $1,312,093 was approved by IRRB to expand fiber optic to connect up to 482 unserved and underserved households in Clinton Township and adjacent areas. Construction is planned for the summer of 2025. 

CTC will pursue additional funding through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) which will help keep the expense that needs to be paid by Clinton Township acceptable.

IRRB December 6, 2023 Meeting Recap:

Clinton Volunteer Fire Department & EMS receives canned drinking water from Anheuser-Busch  November 20, 2023

The Clinton Volunteer Fire Department & EMS  received a donation of canned emergency drinking water from Anheuser-Busch to help keep its responders hydrated as they battle wildfires.  2,352 cans of emergency drinking water were dropped off by local Anheuser Busch wholesaler partner, C&L Distributing from the Fort Collins, Colo., brewery.

The water will help maintain firefighters’ hydration during long incidents or disasters such as wildfires, which is a major safety concern for many departments.

“This generous donation will significantly enhance our emergency response capabilities and ensure that we can better serve and protect the residents by having safe and clean water for our personal when fighting fires 

not only in Clinton Township but throughout the state of Minnesota if called.”- Captain Eric Monson


Broadband Opportunity – Urgent response needed by all residents!  November 2023

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO RESPONDED TO THIS REQUEST!  The CTC Broadband company is working with the township board to seek funding and grants to make High-speed broadband internet a reality for residents of Clinton Township.  Letters and emails of support, expressing the need for fiber optic in the township is needed from as many individuals as possible from Clinton Township ASAP, before the December 4th deadline.

Please include your name, address, and reasons why you, your family, and/or your business would benefit from high-speed broadband internet. It’s helpful to specifically address the lack of and/or unreliability of your current services. Commenting on how broadband would improve opportunities for farming, business, education, healthcare, business, safety, income/economics, or other significant items specific to your life, is beneficial as well.
   Letters of support should be addressed to:
         Office of Broadband Development
         180 E 5th St Suite 1200
         St. Paul, MN 55101
Completed letters can also be emailed to or mailed to  CTC at 8 Third Avenue NW, Crosby,
MN 56441.

Please see the attached letter from CTC for more information:  CTC Broadband Grant LOS request – Clinton 11-10-23

St. Louis County Railroad Crossing closures:   October 2023  

The Clinton Township Board participated a county workshop on October 24th in Cotton, MN to present concerns and comments about the proposal.  The proposal is part of the Minnesota Strategic Highway Safety Plan that includes “Minnesota Towards Zero Deaths” (TZD) initiative.  The effected townships in attendance opposed most of the railroad crossing closures and had opportunity to explain the several reasons for opposition.  More information on this issue will be posted as it becomes available. 

SLC_RR Crossing_Propose Project Exhibits

SLC RR-Xing Safety Plan_Township Workship Invitation Letter_Clinton Twp


2023 Clinton Township Newsletter

Clinton Township

Clinton Town Hall
8907 Highway 37
PO Box 147
Iron, MN 55751