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Founded June 11, 1858
Named for: An old trading post and common Ojibwe name meaning "little round hill"
Largest city Wadena
Parent counties: Cass, Todd
Leaf River Township
North Germany Township
Red Eye Township
Shell River Township
Wing River Township
Kindred or Shell City
Church Histories / Records
| Website Updates:
Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the
July 2013: Obits: Babcock, Bereman,
Couillard, Crowley, Dreis, Marcus,
Marriages: Ballard - Blake; Chestnut
- Burch; Davis - Nelson; Hinkel -
Petitt; Ireland - Osborn; Jacobs -
Hanson; Paarmann - Robinson; Pettit
- Myers; Rank - Robinson; Schertler
- Thill; Stevens - Ringstead; Ujka -
Apr. 2012: Bios: Ebner, French
Mar. 2012: Obit: Schwantes
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; Obits: Baumbach, Burgess, Dorrison, Johnson, Newton; Bio: Dower
Jan 2012: 1870 Federal Census, Cemeteries
ORMSBY/HENDERSON and ROBINSON/HOLLER marriage announcements; 1895 Fire Wardens
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