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.
The courthouse was originally built in 1902,
in 1961 an additional floor was added.
Photo by mkrogman August 2015.
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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
OBIT: Gustaf Quarnstrom submitted by Robin Line
MILITARY : Soldier - Edjar Reiley submitted by Robin Line
OFFICIALS: News-Mary M. Haskell, Augustine E. McDonald, Ole O. Kokin
OFFICIALS: Listing of Fire Wardens
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Directory and Business Listing
BIOS : Clayton D. Bacon
NEWS-VISIT: Margaret Fagerberg
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