Welcome to Red Lake County

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County Information
Created 1896

Parent County: Polk

Named for the Red Lake River

County Seat
Red Lake Falls



Browns Creek Township
Emardville Township
Equality Township
Garnes Township
Gervais Township
Lake Pleasant Township
Lambert Township

Louisville Township
Poplar River Township
Red Lake Falls Township
River Township
Terrebonne Township
Wylie Township

Red Lake Falls

There are several vestiges of unincorporated villages that were once important service centers. These areas have been losing their population until today there are only a few people living in each of them. These sites (now in some cases no longer recognizable as villages of any size) are: Terrebonne, Dorothy, Roland, Wylie, Huot, and Marcoux Corner.

Online Data



Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:

OBITS : Halvor Nesland, Knute Nesland, Tille Sannes, Deymonaz Child
VISIT : Mrs. Gordon MacDougall, Mrs. O. E. Soland, Gina Slettvedt

Prior Updates


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