County board approves conditional use permit for cell phone tower in Tofte


Before too long cell phone users should see an improvement in signal reception when in Tofte. The county board approved a conditional use permit for a cell phone tower in Tofte at its October 8 meeting.  Some of the neighboring homeowners objected to locating the tower behind the Tofte Cemetery, but Tofte Township Supervisor Jim King told the county board he estimated that 65-70 community members had voiced their support for locating the tower there.  Planning & Zoning Administrator Bill Lane said 40 of 55 comments submitted to the county were in support of the tower.  Its location will allow continuous coverage with towers to the northeast and southwest. 

According to Shane Begley of Minnesota Tower, it will be the color of galvanized metal to blend in with the gray skies that are predominant in this area