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Beltrami County, Minnesota
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County Information
Organized 1893
Its county seat is Bemidji.

Portions of the Leech Lake and Red Lake Indian reservations are in the county.
Beltrami County was named after the Italian Count Beltrami, an early explorer of the area.
In 1887 Beltrami County was part of one of the state s original nine counties, Becker County. The legislature authorized the creation of Beltrami County in 1893 with 137 townships.
Nineteen townships were given to Roseau County in 1895, reducing Beltrami County to 118 full and 37 fractional townships. On May 17, 1897, Beltrami County was fully organized with Bemidji as the county seat.
In 1902, Clearwater County was created by vote of the residents of Beltrami County. Twenty-eight full and two fractional townships went to the new county.
On January 1, 1923, Lake of the Woods County was created.

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Cities and Towns
Bemidji * Blackduck * Funkley * Kelliher * Solway Tenstrike * Turtle River * Wilton

Unorganized
Brook Lake * Shotley Brook * North Beltrami * Lower Red Lake * Little Rock CDP * Ponemah CDP * Red Lake CDP * Redby CDP * Upper Red Lake

Townships
Alaska * Battle * Bemidji * Benville * Birch * Buzzle * Cormant * Durand * Eckles * Frohn * Grant Valley * Hagali * Hamre * Hines * Hornet * Jones * Kelliher * Lammers * Langor * Lee * Liberty * Maple Ridge * Minnie * Moose Lake * Nebish * Northern * O'Brien * Port Hope * Puposky * Quiring * Roosevelt * Shooks * Shotley * Spruce Grove * Steenerson * Sugar Bush * Summit * Taylor * Ten Lake * Turtle Lake * Turtle River * Waskish * Woodrow

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Red Lake Reservation Schools
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Website Updates

JANUARY 2018
OFFICIALS: Rosters - 1908 County Election
MILITARY: WWI Casualty News - Edwin R. Berkey, Charles F. Moore, Mr. Kueffner
MILITARY: Soldiers - Henry J. Diffley, Raymond Mattison, Thomas Wilson
NEWS-CRIME: Mike Davis submitted by Robin Line
PEOPLE: John Koors and Louis Neumann submitted by Robin Line

APRIL 2017
OBITS: Docite Beauchamp, Ann Devine, Lucy Martin
RED LAKE RESERVATION: Proposed Railroad Invading, 1915-Annual Payment, 1889-Large area becoming part of Minnesota
NEWS-BITS: 75 news bits
COURT: Vye vs. Gould submitted by Robin Line
OFFICIALS: 1920 Directory
OFFICIALS: R. C. Hayner, James L. George, A. D. Johnson

JANUARY 2017
OBITS: Michael Kline, John O'Shea
MARRIAGES: Keihm-Cassler
PEOPLE: Jonathan Taylor
NEWS-BUSINESSES: News and Ads. Henry Buenther, Gibbons & Torrance, Rowland Gilmore, Dr. Blakeslee, E. F. Crawford, P. J. Russell, Jay L. Reynolds, Dr. E. H. Marcum, Dr. J. T. Tuomy, Dr. E. H. Smith, Bailey & McDonald
NEWS-COMMUNITY: GAR and WRC Officer Installation
NEWS-CRIME: Peter Mathieson, James Wesley

NOVEMBER 2016
OBITS: Melvin Karls contributed by Kim Torp
OBITS: Louise Gagnon contributed by Robin Line
SCHOOLS: Ina Ogdahl contributed by Robin Line
NEWS-SICK: Martin Lund contributed by the Alberti's
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1902 News Item contributed by the Alberti's

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ADJACENT COUNTIES
Lake of the Woods County (north)
Koochiching County (northeast)
Itasca County (east)
Cass County (southeast)
Hubbard County (south)
Clearwater County (southwest)
Pennington County (west)
Marshall County (northwest)
Roseau County (northwest)


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