Traverse County

Traverse County, Minnesota

PO Box 428
Wheaton, MN 56296
Phone: (320) 563-4242
Fax: (320) 563-4424

On the central western border of MN, south of Fargo, ND; established Feb 20, 1862 from Wilkin County (then called Toombs County). Name Origin: For Lake Traverse on the southwestern border of the county; from the French lac travers, a translation of the Siouan name Mdehdakinyan 'lake lying crosswise' [to Big Stone and Lac Qui Parle lakes].

Area (sq mi):: 585.96 (land 574.09; water 11.87) Population per square mile: 6.60
Population 2005: 3,810 State rank: 87 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.80%; 1990-2000 -7.40% Population 2000: 4,134 (White 95.50%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.30%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 42.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,378; median household $30,617; Population below poverty level: 12.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,460-$23,325
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 13.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Grand Traverse County Health Officials haven't released the name of the woman, but discovered she had visited Ukraine recently.
Swartzle granted motions for summary disposition by the defendants after the Grand Traverse County Circuit Court determined the plaintiff was more than 50 percent at fault for the accident.
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The previous state record was arrowed in Grand Traverse County, which is in the northwestern part of the Lower Peninsula.
After a brief tour east--to Canada, New York, and Vermont--the family settled in Traverse County, in the boomtown of Acme.
Police were called to the Grand Traverse County Civic Center in Michigan after 56-year-old Anthony Gerard Ciccone refused to leave the bathroom and began harassing staff, the Mirror reported.
The five selected business customers planning a solar project are: Midland Professional Suites Condominium, Midland County; East Lansing Food Co-op, Ingham County; Melching Inc, Muskegon County; Peninsula Market LLC, Grand Traverse County; and Schock Holdings LLC, Muskegon County.
According to a report in the Traverse City Record-Eagle, Seyferth Spaulding Tennyson Inc., a public relations firm that Meijer had hired, allegedly contributed at least $30,000 to a campaign to remove the board of trustees for Grand Traverse County's Acme Township.
Owned by Grand Traverse County, The Pavilions is one of 36 county-owned long-term care operations in Michigan.
The national co-champion American elm, a beautiful, classically shaped elm that graced a field in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, died after a two-year stuggle against Dutch elm disease.