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Parent County: Polk
Named for the Red Lake River
Red Lake Falls
Browns Creek Township
Lake Pleasant Township
Poplar River Township
Red Lake Falls 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.
(news and history)
BIRTHS: Joseph Sayers, Antoine La Jeunesse
CHURCHES: Catholic Church Decorated
FAMILIES: McKaig's attend reunion
SCHOOLS: 1915-Hector Ridgway, Josie Brun, Myrtle Boobar, Eleanor Stevens
COURT: Albert Greeley
RED LAKE RESERVATION: Proposed Railroad Invading
HISTORY: Geographical Naming History
MISCELLANEOUS: (people) Frank Brun, Agnes Gurneau, Joseph Omen, Mabel Douglass, J. Geo. Littledeer, No-din-e-be-nais, Solomon Blue, Ah-ke-wain-zee, John Sayers, Me-Zhuck-eence, Ah shah ish kah we ne nee
CENSUS: Totals by decades
OBITS: Mrs. James Bobeau, Karin Waestad
BIOS: Frank Jeffers
NEWS-PEOPLE: John Peterson, Clarence Lynch, Erling Thoen, Mrs. Gunover Nessland
NEWS-SICK: Ernest Hegland
NEWS-CRIME: Knut Evje Murdered, 1920-Frank Plante Surrenders
NEWS-RELOCATE: Mrs. H. N. Johnson, Fred Lende
OBITS: Halvor Nesland, Knute Nesland, Tille Sannes, Deymonaz Child
VISIT: Mrs. Gordon MacDougall, Mrs. O. E. Soland, Gina Slettvedt
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