Twin Lakes Township, Carlton County, Minnesota

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Twin Lakes Township is a township in Carlton County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,912 as of the 2000 census.[3]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 44.8 square miles (116.1 km²), of which 42.8 square miles (110.7 km²) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²) (4.57%) is water.

"Twin Lakes township was named for its two small lakes in section 36, on the first road laid out from St. Paul, through Chisago and Pine counties, to the head of Lake Superior. A map of Minnesota in 1856, by Silas Chapman, shows this road with a small settlement named Twin Lakes, which was the only locality indicated as having inhabitants in Carlton county." - from Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, volume XVII.

Also in West section 36 is the community of Scotts Corner. Other lakes in the township are Chub Lake (with its beach and park), Hay Lake, and Venoah Lake (formerly Mink Lake).

The south quarter of the city of Cloquet, the entire city of Carlton, the vast majority of the city of Wrenshall, and the entire city of Thomson are within this township geographically but are separate entities.

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