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 Lake County is located in the Arrowhead Region of Northeastern Minnesota, covering 2062 square miles with a population of 10,866 people. Within our boundaries are 4 state parks, a Nation Forest and the BWCAW. All offer superior hiking, camping, fishing and winter recreational opportunities. Snowmobiling, hiking, cross-country skiing and ATV trails are readily accessible throughout the county. Bordering our county is the largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior. With its rugged beauty and pristine shoreline, it offers many recreational opportunities as well as historical shipwrecks, two operating lighthouses and two public marinas.

Lake County is rich in cultural heritage with many historical sites and museums to experience. Special events occur during every season, from the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in January to Grandma's Marathon in June, along with local community festivals. The largest city is Two Harbors, where the county seat is located.  Here and in the City of Silver Bay, two operating harbors for shipping iron ore and taconite are located. Major industries in Lake County are mining, logging, wood products, shipping and transportation, manufacturing, health care and tourism. Come and grow with us!

8th Street Reconstruction Open House   ...further details see "Latest News" tab on the mid section of this page!

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8th Street Reconstruction Open House

Lake County invites Two Harbors’ residents and the business community to share your ideas regarding the reconstruction of 8th Street (between 7th Ave. [Hwy. 61] and downtown).  We want to hear from you as we continue to work together with the City of Two Harbors to plan for a long-term investment in this roadway.  Project representatives will be available to meet with interested stakeholders on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Lake County Board Room (at 601 3rd Avenue, top floor).  No formal presentation will be given during this open house.  For stakeholders who are unavailable this date, survey forms can be filled out at the County Highway Department (at 1513 Hwy. 2) during business hours anytime before May 1st.
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