Welcome to Roseau County

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County Information
Founded December 31, 1894
Named for: Roseau Lake and Roseau River
Seat: Roseau
Largest city: Roseau
Parent County: Kittson

The name Roseau came from French traders who termed the river through the area a river of "rushes and reeds".



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Beaver Township
Cedarbend Township
Deer Township
Dewey Township
Dieter Township
Enstrom Township
Falun Township
Golden Valley Township
Grimstad Township
Hereim Township
Huss Township
Jadis Township
Lake Township
Laona Township
Lind Township

Malung Township
Mickinock Township
Moose Township
Moranville Township
Nereson Township
Palmville Township
Pohlitz Township
Polonia Township
Poplar Grove Township
Reine Township
Ross Township
Skagen Township
Soler Township
Spruce Township
Stafford Township
Stokes Township

Roosevelt (part)

Southeast Roseau
North Roseau
Northwest Roseau

Online Data



Church Histories / Records

Death Records

Family Bibles


Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
June 2013: Obits: Aase, Anderson, Brunk, Erickson, Kelly, McDermott, Torfin
Marriages: Bennett - Bergstrom; Bronvold - Sillerud; Elton - Aase; Olson - Martin; Peterson - Osell
Marriage Licenses: McFarland - Turner; Pladsen - Bratrud

Jan. 2013: Obit: Miller
Marriages: Brandt - Malmin; Bodie - Gravell; Haug - Sather; Williams - Guhl

August 2012: Obits: Johnson, Medicraft
May 2012: Marriage: Dodds-Watson
Mar. 2012: Marriage: Hillman-Dahl
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; misc., disaster & crime news; obits: Ryder, Stiles
Jan 2012: List of Cemeteries, early history, county organization and description; political news re: HENDRICKS

Previous Updates:
BLAWAT, GRAVEEL obits; Fire Wardens, 1895


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