Mahnomen County

Mahnomen County, Minnesota

PO Box 379
Mahnomen, MN 56557
Phone: (218) 935-5669
Fax: (218) 935-5946

In west-central MN, northeast of Fargo, ND; established Dec 27, 1906 from Norman County. Name Origin: The Ojibway word meaning 'wild rice,' which grows abundantly in the region

Area (sq mi):: 582.99 (land 556.14; water 26.85) Population per square mile: 9.20
Population 2005: 5,113 State rank: 83 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.50%; 1990-2000 2.90% Population 2000: 5,190 (White 62.70%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 37.00%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 38.20
Income 2000: per capita $13,438; median household $30,053; Population below poverty level: 16.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,949-$22,331
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.40% Median travel time to work: 21.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Its aim is to reduce drug abuse in Mahnomen County and tribal lands, according to a Judicial Branch press release.
Garrett (2002) discussed an experience in teaching at Naytahwaush Indian School, on the Mahnomen Reservation in Mahnomen County, Minnesota, and indicated that the Native-American children did not like activities such as a "Spelling Bee," because this activity could place children in a situation of being disgraced.
Eugene Clark (aka Beebzo), deputy sheriff of Becker County, Minnesota, and Mahnomen County Sheriff John MacArthur are both Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and today they are continuing their people's generations-old harvesting tradition, as they have since they were teenagers.