The Grand Lodge of Minnesota

For more than 170 years, Freemasonry has played an important part in the social fabric of Minnesota. Today, we strive to carry on the legacy of our forefathers, men like Doctors William and Charles Mayo, Harold Stassen, Hubert Humphrey, and Curt Carlson, who were not only men of distinction, professionally, but were also Minnesota Freemasons.

We are men who believe in a Supreme Being but may call Him by many names: God, Allah, Yahweh, Jesus, or the Great Spirit.  Religious tolerance has been a hallmark of Freemasonry from its inception. Because we choose to emphasize what brings us together, not what may separate us, the topics of religion and politics may not be discussed in a Masonic lodge. 

Freemasonry is still relevant in the 21st century. We make today’s world a better place not only by teaching men important values but also by raising funds to help those in need. Even though Freemasonry is “old” on a historical timeline, we are still important in the 21st century as timeless values are taught which are based on principles that have always been, and will always remain, important in any free society.

On behalf of the over 8,300 men who proudly call themselves Minnesota Freemasons, I welcome you to this site, and invite your comments and questions.

Foster D. Solem
Grand Master, 2024-2025

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