Kanabec County

Kanabec County, Minnesota

18 N Vine St
Mora, MN 55051
Phone: (320) 679-6466
Fax: (320) 679-6431

In east-central MN, north of Minneapolis; established Mar 13, 1858 from Pine County. Name Origin: For the meandering Snake River, which flows through the county; from the Ojibway word for 'snake.'

Area (sq mi):: 533.38 (land 524.93; water 8.45) Population per square mile: 30.90
Population 2005: 16,215 State rank: 54 Population change: 2000-20005 8.10%; 1990-2000 17.10% Population 2000: 14,996 (White 96.60%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,741; median household $38,520; Population below poverty level: 9.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,673-$22,553
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 31.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 46.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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References in periodicals archive ?
Governor Mark Dayton announced that a Major Disaster Declaration has been expanded to include emergency relief for Kanabec County, which sustained an estimated $800,000 in eligible damages during a severe weather incident in July 2018.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) originally granted a Major Disaster Declaration for 27 other counties and 3 tribal governments, but denied disaster assistance for Kanabec County, stating that damages in the county came from a separate storm system.
In the appeal, the Twin Cities National Weather Service provided a radar loop that proved the storm on July 11 was the same storm that hit Kanabec County in the early morning hours of July 12.
Papers in Minnesota are The Kanabec County Times in Mora, The Star in Cambridge, the Pine City Pioneer, and the Country Messenger in Scandia.