About Itasca County MN
Itasca County is a county located in the State of Minnesota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 45,058. Its county seat is Grand Rapids. The county is named after Lake Itasca, which is in turn a shortened version of the Latin words veritas caput, meaning ‘truth’ and ‘head’, a reference to the source of the Mississippi River. Portions of the Bois Forte and Leech Lake Indian reservations are in the county.
The terrain of Itasca County is hilly, heavily wooded, studded with lakes and ponds. It generally slopes to the east, with its highest areas on its upper west border, at 1,437′ (438m) ASL. The county has a total area of 2,928 square miles (7,580 km), of which 2,668 square miles (6,910 km) is land and 260 square miles (670 km) (8.9%) is water. It is the third-largest county in Minnesota by land area.
The landscape in Itasca County varies greatly. The low plains, rolling hills, and wetlands occur where there was glacial activity in the past. This area is known greatly for being forested, and has been for centuries. The different forests are made up of trees such as pines, spruces, hardwoods, cedar, and tamarack. The many large forests in the area make forestry and logging major sectors in the economy.
In Itasca County there are many different bodies of water from big lakes, to small creeks, to major rivers. Over 1400 lakes are located within the county. These bodies of water help support many different wildlife species such as different birds and small mammals. Major bodies of water in the county include Lake Winnibigoshish, Pokegama Lake, Deer Lake, the Mississippi River, Bowstring Lake, and the Blandin Paper Mill Reservoir.
Itasca County Minnesota neighborhoods include: Adrian, Afton, Aitkin, Akeley, Albany, Albertville, Alexandria, Alpha, Altura, Amboy, Andover, Angle Inlet, Annandale, Anoka, Appleton, Apple Valley, Arco, Arden Hills, Ashby, Atwater, Audubon, Austin, Avon, Backus, Bagley, Balaton, Barnesville, Battle Lake, Baudette, Baxter, Bayport, Beaver Creek, Becker, Belgrade, Bellechester, Belle Plaine, Belview, Bemidji, Bena, Benson, Bertha, Bethel, Bigelow, Big Falls, Big Lake, Birchdale, Blaine, Blomkest, Blooming Prairie, Bloomington, Bluffton, Bowlus, Braham, Brainerd, Brandon, Brewster, Brooklyn Park, Brook Park, Brooten, Browerville, Brownton, Buffalo, Burnsville, Burtrum, Byron, Callaway, Cambridge, Campbell, Canby, Cannon Falls, Canton, Carlos, Carver, Cass Lake, Cedar, Center City, Champlin, Chanhassen, Chaska, Chatfield, Chisago City, Circle Pines, Claremont, Clarissa, Clarkfield, Clear Lake, Clearwater, Climax, Clitherall, Clontarf, Cohasset, Cokato, Cold Spring, Cologne, Columbia Heights, Comfrey, Comstock, Cottage Grove, Cottonwood, Courtland, Crosby, Crosslake, Crystal, Cushing, Dakota, Dalbo, Dalton, Danvers, Dawson, Dayton, Deer Creek, Deer River, Deerwood, De Graff, Delano, Dellwood, Dennison, Dent, Detroit Lakes, Dilworth, Dodge Center, Dover, Duluth, Dundas, Dundee, Eagan, Eagle Bend, Eagle Lake, Echo, Eden Prairie, Eden Valley, Edgerton, Edina, Effie, Elgin, Elizabeth, Elko New Market, Elk River, Ellendale, Ellsworth, Emily, Erhard, Essig, Euclid, Evansville, Eveleth, Excelsior, Eyota, Fairfax, Falcon Heights, Faribault, Farmington, Farwell, Federal Dam, Felton, Fergus Falls, Fifty Lakes, Fisher, Foley, Forest Lake, Foreston, Fort Ripley, Fountain, Frazee, Freeport, Fridley, Frontenac, Fulda, Garden City, Garfield, Garrison, Garvin, Gaylord, Georgetown, Gheen, Ghent, Gibbon, Glencoe, Glenwood, Glyndon, Goodhue, Good Thunder, Granite Falls, Grasston, Green Isle, Grey Eagle, Hackensack, Hamburg, Hamel, Hammond, Hampton, Hanley Falls, Hanover, Hanska, Hardwick, Harmony, Harris, Hastings, Hawick, Hawley, Hayfield, Hendricks, Henning, Heron Lake, Hewitt, Hillman, Hills, Hinckley, Hitterdal, Hoffman, Holdingford, Holloway, Holmes City, Hopkins, Houston, Howard Lake, Hugo, Hutchinson, International Falls, Inver Grove Heights, Ironton, Isanti, Isle, Ivanhoe, Jackson, Janesville, Jasper, Jeffers, Jenkins, Jordan, Kabetogama, Kanaranzi, Kandiyohi, Kasson, Kellogg, Kenneth, Kensington, Kenyon, Kerkhoven, Kilkenny, Kimball, La Crescent, Lafayette, Lake Benton, Lake City, Lake Crystal, Lake Elmo, Lakefield, Lake George, Lakeland, Lakeland Shores, Lake Lillian, Lake Park, Lakeville, Lanesboro, Laporte, Leota, Lester Prairie, Le Sueur, Lewiston, Lindstrom, Lino Lakes, Lismore, Litchfield, Little Canada, Littlefork, Loman, Long Lake, Long Prairie, Longville, Lonsdale, Loretto, Lowry, Luverne, Lynd, Mabel, Madelia, Madison Lake, Magnolia, Mahtomedi, Mankato, Mantorville, Maple Grove, Maple Lake, Maple Plain, Mapleton, Margie, Marine On Saint Croix, Marshall, Mayer, Mazeppa, Medford, Melrose, Menahga, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Merrifield, Milaca, Milan, Millville, Milroy, Miltona, Minneapolis, Minneiska, Minneota, Minnesota City, Minnesota Lake, Minnetonka, Mizpah, Montevideo, Montgomery, Monticello, Montrose, Moorhead, Mora, Morgan, Morristown, Motley, Mound, Murdock, Nelson, Nerstrand, Nevis, New Brighton, New Germany, New Hope, New London, Newport, New Prague, New Richland, New Trier, New Ulm, New York Mills, Nicollet, Nisswa, North Branch, Northfield, North Mankato, North Oaks, Northome, Norwood Young America, Nowthen, Oakdale, Oak Island, Oak Park, Ogema, Ogilvie, Okabena, Oronoco, Orr, Osage, Osakis, Osseo, Ostrander, Ottertail, Outing, Owatonna, Parkers Prairie, Park Rapids, Paynesville, Pelican Rapids, Pemberton, Pennock, Pequot Lakes, Perham, Perley, Peterson, Pierz, Pillager, Pine Island, Pine River, Pipestone, Plainview, Plato, Ponsford, Porter, Preston, Princeton, Prinsburg, Prior Lake, Racine, Ramsey, Randolph, Ranier, Raymond, Reading, Reads Landing, Red Wing, Remer, Renville, Rice, Richfield, Richmond, Richville, Richwood, Robbinsdale, Rochert, Rochester, Rockford, Rogers, Rollingstone, Roosevelt, Rosemount, Roseville, Rothsay, Round Lake, Royalton, Rush City, Rushford, Rushmore, Russell, Ruthton, Sabin, Saint Anthony, Saint Augusta, Saint Bonifacius, Saint Charles, Saint Clair, Saint Cloud, Saint Francis, Saint James, Saint Joseph, Saint Michael, Saint Paul, Saint Paul Park, Saint Peter, Saint Stephen, Sanborn, Sandstone, Sargeant, Sartell, Sauk Centre, Sauk Rapids, Savage, Scandia, Sebeka, Shafer, Shakopee, Shoreview, Silver Lake, Sleepy Eye, Solway, South Haven, South Saint Paul, Spicer, Springfield, Spring Park, Spring Valley, Stacy, Stanchfield, Staples, Steen, Stewart, Stewartville, Stillwater, Sunburg, Sunfish Lake, Swanville, Swatara, Taunton, Taylors Falls, Tracy, Twin Valley, Tyler, Ulen, Underwood, Utica, Verdi, Vergas, Verndale, Vernon Center, Vesta, Victoria, Villard, Vining, Virginia, Wabasha, Waconia, Wadena, Wahkon, Waite Park, Walker, Waltham, Wanamingo, Warsaw, Waseca, Watertown, Waterville, Watkins, Waubun, Waverly, Wayzata, Webster, Welch, West Concord, West Lakeland, West Union, White Bear Lake, White Bear Lk, White Bear Township, Willernie, Williams, Willmar, Wilmont, Windom, Winona, Winsted, Winthrop, Wolf Lake, Wolverton, Woodbury, Wood Lake, Worthington, Wrenshall, Wykoff, Wyoming, Young America, Zimmerman, Zumbro Falls, Zumbrota
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