Cass County, Minnesota

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County Information
Cass County was created on September 1, 1851 by the legislature of the Minnesota Territory from portions of Dakota, Mahkatah, Pembina and Wahnata Counties.
It was not formally organized until 1897.
The county was named in honor of Lewis Cass, of Michigan, who was territorial governor, U.S. senator, secretary of war and secretary of state.
A portion of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation is in the county.
Its county seat is Walker.

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The courthouse was originally built in 1902,
in 1961 an additional floor was added.
Photo by mkrogman August 2015.

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Cities and Towns
Backus, Bena, Boy River, Cass Lake, Chickamaw Beach, East Gull Lake, Federal Dam, Hackensack, Lake Shore, Longville, Motley (part), Pillager, Pine River, Remer, Walker

Unorganized Communities
Wahnena, North Cass, North Central Cass, East Cass

Ansel, Barclay, Becker, Beulah, Birch Lake, Blind Lake, Boy Lake, Boy River, Bull Moose, Bungo, Byron, Crooked Lake, Deerfield, Fairview, Gould, Hiram, Home Brook, Inguadona, Kego, Leech Lake, Lima, Loon Lake, Maple, May, McKinley, Meadow Brook, Moose Lake, Otter Tail Peninsula, Pike Bay, Pine Lake, Pine River, Ponto Lake, Poplar, Powers, Remer, Rogers, Salem, Shingobee, Slater, Smoky Hollow, Sylvan, Thunder Lake, Torrey, Trelipe, Turtle Lake, Wabedo, Walden, Wilkinson, Wilson, Woodrow

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Website Updates

JUNE 2018
OBIT: Mrs. F. W. Zaffke
NEWS-VISIT: Mrs. William Burnham, John Frame, Mrs. B. O. Kirtland, Ralph Bailey
STATE HOSPITAL: News - 1911 Sanatorium is Costly, 1914 Minnesota Sanatorium For Consumptives, 1911 Dr. M. H. Droper
STATE HOSPITAL: Patients - John Kennedy, Hiram Glanders, Oscar Peterson, Mrs. Furst, Fox Boys, Alma Korpi, Elmer Eckman, Delphine Normanden, William Roock, Jr., Mathilde Charlotte Elden

MARCH 2018
OBIT: Mrs. William Chenard-submitted by Robin Line
BIOS : Strawbridge Brothers-submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-VISIT: Vida and Corina Fagerberg, Hazel Beach

COURT/LEGAL: Lloyd and Mignonette Hendrickson
NEWS-BUSINESS: 1907-New Bank
OBIT: Fred Clinch
MARRIAGES : Kinney-Worral
NEWS-VISIT: Mrs. M. E. Armstrong
MILITARY : WWI Casualty News - Frank D. McChaud, Eugene Wilson
MILITARY : Soldier - Albert C. Stonefield, Andy Anderson, R. J. Nelson, Edgar Riley
WILLS : Inheritance Tax-Bernard Sprenger

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