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County Information
Created May 23, 1857

Named for the French word for "thousand lakes"

Mille Lacs county was formed by cleaving off the eastern-most portion of Benton County, Minnesota. The original Mille Lacs County consisted of portion of the contemporary Mille Lacs County east of the west branch of the Rum River and two townships now part of Isanti County, adjacent to Mille Lacs County. In 1858, the 12 townships forming the contemporary southern 10 townships of Mille Lacs County and the 2 northwestern townships in Isanti County were organized apart from either Benton or Mille Lacs County to form Monroe County, leaving the northern "Square Top-knot" as the Mille Lacs County. In 1860, Monroe and Mille Lacs Counties merged. Shortly thereafter, the two southeastern townships were transferred to Isanti County, forming the contemporary boundaries for the county.

Princeton * Milaca * Wahkon * Onamia * Foreston * Wahkon * Pease * Bock


 Bogus Brook Township
Borgholm Township
Bradbury Township
Dailey Township
East Side Township
Greenbush Township
Hayland Township
Isle Harbor Township
Kathio Township

 Lewis Township
Milaca Township
Milo Township
Mudgett Township
Onamia Township
Page Township
Princeton Township
South Harbor Township

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Website Updates:

OBITS : Louis Plumondore - submitted by Jim Dezotell
NEWS-VISIT: Phoebe Boynton - submitted by Jim Dezotell
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1909-Ballooning, 1910-New Mail Service, 1911-Bounteous Harvest
TOWNS: Wahkon News

NEWS-VISIT: Mrs. Newcomb Kinney, Ruby Addington, Olaf Oredson

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