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Annual Meeting and Election Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Election of Township Officers and Annual Meeting of Bridgewater Township will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 8:15pm. Officers up for election as follows:

One Supervisor "A" - 3-year term

One Supervisor "D" - 3-year term

Voting hours will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Canvass of votes will take place following the Annual Meeting.

Annual Meeting will convene at 8:15 pm to conduct all business necessary as prescribed by law.
In the case of inclement weather, the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at:

Bridgewater Town Hall
500 Railway Street
Dundas, MN 55019

Any persons wishing to vote by absentee ballot may do so by contacting the Rice County Auditor’s Office in Faribault, MN.  The Absentee Voting office is open until 5pm on March 11, 2024 for acceptance of Absentee Ballot applications and casting of Absentee Ballots and can be returned until 8pm March 12th.

Lori Noreen
Bridgewater Township Clerk

Public Notice for Election of Supervisors

Cover of a Township record book

Town Hall Office Hours

Monday - 8:30 am - 12:30pm

Tuesday - 8:30 am to 12:30pm

Wednesday - 8:30 am to 12:30pm

Thursday - 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Friday - Closed

Upcoming Events

March 13, 2024
  • Township Board of Supervisors meeting

    March 13, 2024  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

About the Bridgewater Community

Bridgewater Township is a small rural community located in the Northeast corner of Rice County, Minnesota, roughly 30 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul. 
 
The area was first settled in 1844, and Bridgewater was officially organized as a township by the Rice County Board of Commissioners in 1858. While living close to the cities of Northfield, Dundas, and Faribault — and major metropolitan shopping and entertainment offered by the Twin Cities — our residents enjoy the benefits of a rural lifestyle in a largely agricultural community. 
 
Bridgewater Township is governed by the traditional township form of government. Patterned after the English town meeting style of government, township government embodies the ideal of grassroots democratic participation envisioned by the nation’s founders. In Minnesota, townships are the traditional rural unit of government. Minnesota has more townships than any state in the nation with 1,796 townships, and that form of government presently serves approximately one-fourth of the population of Minnesota. The board of supervisors is the governing body of the township, and is elected by direct ballot of eligible voters. There are currently five township supervisors who serve three-year terms. The township staff includes a Zoning Administrator, Treasurer, Clerk, and Road Superintendent. 
 
The primary responsibilities of Bridgewater Township include: care of township roads, planning and zoning for the township, proper conduct of elections, and participate with other units of government (cities, counties, townships) to cooperate with planning issues. A unique feature of Bridgewater Township includes the orderly annexation agreements currently in place with the City of Northfield and the City of Dundas. These agreements were forged to help direct future growth in sensible ways.