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County Information

Founded December 19, 1906
Named for: Koochiching is an Ojibway word meaning "neighbor lake and river" for Rainy Lake and Rainy River.
Seat: International Falls
Largest city: International Falls


It is next to the largest of the 87 counties, exceeded only by St. Louis county. Koochiching is also next to the youngest in the state, having been created in 1906 after its residents voted to separate from Itasca county.

A portion of the Bois Forte Indian Reservation is in the county.

Cities
* Big Falls * International Falls * Littlefork * Mizpah * Northome * Ranier

Unorganized
* Rainy Lake * East Koochiching * South Koochiching * Northome * Northwest Koochiching * Nett Lake

Unincorporated
* Birchdale * Bramble * Central * Craigville * Ericsburg * Forest Grove * Frontier * Gemmell
* Grand Falls * Indus * Island View * Lindford * Loman * Margie * Nett Lake * Pelland
* Pinetop * Rauch * Ray * Silverdale * Wildwood

Ghost Towns
* Border * Fairland * Falls Junction * Gates Corner * Jameson * Laurel
* Manitou * Nakoda * Rainy Lake City * Ridge * South International Falls * The Pines * Wayland


Online Data

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Census

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Website Updates:
Jan. 2014: Obits: Beese, Chambre, Dudley, Durkin, Fagan, Gustafson, Holler, Johnson, LaPage, Laurene, Lynch, Mattson, Spillet, Summerfield; Tague, Taylor
Marriages: Gendry - Sabourn; Hanson - Anderson; Kennedy - Farmer; King - Reval; Kratzenstein - Cain; Langraft - Lalonde; Lindquist - Ahlgren; Matbon - Wise; McDonald - Woolsey; Michelson - Campbell; Sumner - Field

Jan. 2013: Obits: Anderson, Archer, Beemer, Johnson, Lynch, McGill, Recupero, Rorvek, Steinback, Sullivan
Marriages: Aal - Feldman; Berg - Lang; Bloomfield - Raucher; Hanson - Hicks; Harwood - Balmer; Howard - Olson; Johnson - Cotton; Jones - Praught; LaValley - Thompson; Leseman - Foss; Lindsay - Goedman; Logan - Sullivan; Straite - Haskell; Sweet - Leek; Wilson - Johnson; Marriage License: Fickle - Berg
Anniversary: 40th for Kahle
Community News for International Falls - 18 Aug. 1915 and 20 Dec. 1916

July 2012: Obit: Pomeroy
June 2012: Obits: Barry, Meurch, Strauss
Apr. 2012: Bio: Greeley
Mar. 2012: Obits: Billmyre, Drummond, Green, Smith; International Falls History (1915) Bio: Brozich; crime & "sick list" news
Feb. 2012: Death Index 1910-1915

Dec 2011: List of Cemeteries; Crime News; Court News from 1907

Previous Updates:
World War II Casualties





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