a place to call home


Hello and welcome to the City of Tower’s website and, more importantly, our city and the Lake Vermilion area, which is consistently recognized as one of the most beautiful lakes in the state of Minnesota.

One of the greatest things about Tower, and the thing I love most about it, is the people. I am constantly amazed at how people from all over the world come here with unique ideas and experiences and work together to create shared values and the vision for this wonderful place, for the place they have chosen to call home. All that Tower has become and all that Tower will be is rooted in their talents, dedication, and hard work, and I couldn’t be more proud to serve as their Mayor.

If you’re already a part of our community, thank you. If you’re considering relocating your home or business to Tower -- or simply thinking about a visit -- please do. You won’t be disappointed.

While most everything you’ll need or want to know about the City of Tower is right here on our new website, our job at City Hall is to help make you successful, so don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of service.
Mayor Orlyn Kringstad

Tower Fun Fact
Tower has the honor of being the first city in the US to erect a monument to assassinated President William McKinley. The monument is made of rock from the Soudan Mine.

 Input Needed

The City of Tower and its partners are planning the future of trails in the Tower area. Please complete the following survey to share your thoughts about area trails. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

This survey will close on September 15, 2021. Tower Area Trails Plan Survey

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 Ordinance 2 Update -- ALL Point-of-Sale Private Sanitary Sewer Lateral inspections are to be performed by a licensed plumber.