Northeastern Minnesota

Click to learn more about the counties and towns in Northeastern Minnesota where Poles settled:

Carlton County

Carlton County was founded on May 23, 1857. Poles settled in Cloquet, Kettle River, Split Rock Township, and Silver Township.

Koochiching County

Koochiching County was founded on December 19, 1906. Poles settled in Bramble, Silverdale, and Rauch.

Pine County

Pine County was founded on March 1, 1856. Poles settled in Sturgeon Lake and Willow River.

St. Louis County

St. Louis County was founded on February 20, 1855. Poles settled in Duluth, Gnesen, Virginia, Buyck, Greaney, Gheen, and Rice Lake.

Drobne Echa Articles about Towns Where Poles Lived in Northeastern Minnesota

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Installment #Northeast MN Town and CountyRelated Region in PolandNewsletter
4Virginia, St. Louis CountyGalicia, Russian, KashubiaSpring 2004
page 18
5Duluth, St. Louis CountyGalicia, Poznan, Kashubia, RussianSummer 2005
page 14
6Sturgeon Lake, Pine CountyRussian, Kashubia, Galicia, PoznanWinter 2005
page 11
11Duluth, St. Louis CountyGalicia, Poznan, Kashubia, RussianSummer 2007
page 19
15Gnesen, St. Louis CountyPoznan, Kashubia, SilesiaWinter 2008
page 1
21Sturgeon Lake, Pine CountyRussian, Kashubia, Galicia, Poznan Fall 2010
page 1