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County Information
Founded November 23, 1910
Seat: Thief River Falls
Largest city: Thief River Falls
Parent County: Red Lake County.

It was named after Edmund Pennington, president of
the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway.



Black River Township
Bray Township
Clover Leaf Township
Deer Park Township
Goodridge Township
Hickory Township
Highlanding Township
Kratka Township
Mayfield Township
Norden Township
North Township

Numedal Township
Polk Centre Township
Reiner Township
River Falls Township
Rocksbury Township
Sanders Township
Silverton Township
Smiley Township
Star Township
Wyandotte Township

St. Hilaire
Thief River Falls

Other Communities
* Dakota Junction
* Erie
* Hazel
* Highlanding
* Kratka
* Mavie

Online Data



County Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:

OBITS: Edwin W. Johnson, Mrs. Henry Hope
NEWS-SICK: Martha Bundhund, Albert Johnson

OBITS: Joseph Buchamp, Henry Svare
CHURCHES: 1920-Confirmation
MARRIAGES: Torgerson-Adsero, Anderson-Middleton
SCHOOLS: 1920-Startling Health Status of Students, 1920-Attendance, 1920-County Nurse
TOWNS: News for Thief River Falls
NEWS: (Community) 1889-Indians Incensed, 1892-Strike, 1894-Mill Excitement, 1920-Fire Marshal
NEWS: (Illness & Injury) Myrtle Iverson, Mabel Tweeton, A. C. Tvedt, Helmer Bjerken, Lawrence Seavey, Rockne Boy, Howard Seavey, Albert Johnson, Mrs. J. Hope
NEWS: (People) Henry Hope, Gladys Wilson, Mrs. H. B. Rockne, Severt Lysbakken
NEWS: (Visit & Relocate) William Jones, Laura Wold, Christina Bundhund, Elsie Bundhund, Peter Bundhund, Mrs. R. Morin, Gladys Wilson, Eline Anenson, Serena Tanem, Mrs. O. S. Kirklie, John Gangenes, Henry Tollefson

OBITS: Chief Douglas, P. A. Soderberg
MARRIAGES: Torison-Lysbakken

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