Carlton County

Carlton County is located in northeastern Minnesota and was established on May 23, 1857 by the Territorial Legislature. Carlton is named for Reuben B. Carlton, a farmer and early settler of Fond du Lac who was a blacksmith for the Ojibwe. Carlton served in the 1st State Legislature (SD 26, 1857-1859). The city of Carlton is the county seat. Source: Minnesota Geographic Names, by Warren Upham (Minnesota Historical Society, 1969).

Notable candidates from Carlton County include:

  • Jerry Knickerbocker (born): GOP State Representative (1973-1995)
  • Lawrence Yetka (born, resident): Supreme Court Associate Justice (1973-1993)


Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Legislative Districts

Congressional Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1858 1863 At-Large
1863 1873 CD 02
1873 1883 CD 03
1883 1893 CD 05
1893 1903 CD 06
1903 1933 CD08
1933 1935 At-Large
1935 2033 CD 08
Senate Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1858 1861 SD 26
1861 1872 SD 03
1872 1882 SD 29
1882 1891 SD 46
1891 1899 SD 53
1899 1915 SD 52
1915 1963 SD 54
1963 1973 SD 52
1973 1983 SD 14
1983 1993 SD 08, 14
1993 2003 SD 08
2003 2013 SD 06, 08
2013 2033 SD 11
House Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1858 1861 HD 26
1861 1872 HD 03
1872 1882 HD 29
1882 1891 HD 46
1891 1899 HD 53
1899 1915 HD 52
1915 1963 HD 54
1963 1967 HD 52
1967 1973 HD 52A, 52B
1973 1983 HD 14A, 14B
1983 1993 HD 08A, 14A, 14B
1993 2003 HD 08A, 08B
2003 2013 HD 06B, 08A
2013 2033 HD 11A

Candidates

Candidate Birth county Residence county Elections
Ahlgren, Bruce Carlton Carlton 2012, State House, District 11A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
Allen, William P. Out of state Carlton 1894, State Senate, District 53, General (Republican, Won)
1890, State Senate, District 53, General (Republican, Won)
Anderson, O.F. Out of state Carlton 1922, State House, District 54, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Anderson, Andrew (And.) Out of state Carlton 1904, State House, District 52, General (Public Ownership, Lost)
Anderson, David E. Carlton Carlton 1934, State Senate, District 54, Primary (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Angell, Marty Carlton Carlton 1974, State House, District 14B, General (Republican, Lost)
1974, State House, District 14B, Primary (Republican, Won)
Arends, Dennis E. Redwood Carlton 1986, State House, District 14A, Primary (Independent-Republican, Lost)
1984, State House, District 14A, General (Independent-Republican, Lost)
1984, State House, District 14A, Primary (Independent-Republican, Won)
Begeske, Matt Out of state Carlton 1996, State House, District 08A, Primary (Republican, Lost)
Bergstrom, Donna Carlton Saint Louis 2020, State Senate, District 07, General (Republican, Lost)
2020, State Senate, District 07, Primary (Republican, Won)
2018, Governor, General (Republican, Lost)
2018, Governor, Primary (Republican, Won)
2016, State Senate, District 07, General (Republican, Lost)
Bratberg, Carl Johan M. Out of state Carlton 1912, U.S. House, District 08, Primary (Public Ownership, Lost)