Chippewa County

Chippewa County is located in West Central Minnesota and was established on February 20, 1862 by the State Legislature. Chippewa County is named for the Chippewa (Ojibwe) Native American Tribe. Montevideo is the county seat. Source: Minnesota Geographic Names, by Warren Upham (Minnesota Historical Society, 1969).

Notable candidates from Chippewa County include:

  • David Minge (resident): DFL U.S. Representative (1993-2001)
  • Lyndon Smith (resident): Republican Lieutenant Governor (1899-1903) and Attorney General (1912-1918)


Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Legislative Districts

Congressional Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1862 1863 At-Large
1863 1873 CD 01
1873 1883 CD 02
1883 1893 CD 03
1893 1903 CD 02
1903 1933 CD 07
1933 1935 At-Large
1935 1963 CD 07
1963 1983 CD 06
1983 2003 CD 02
2003 2033 CD 07
Senate Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1872 1882 SD 40
1882 1891 SD 37
1891 1899 SD 43
1899 1915 SD 18
1915 1963 SD 24
1963 1973 SD 22
1973 1983 SD 15, 20
1983 1993 SD 20
1993 2003 SD 13, 15
2003 2013 SD 20
2013 2023 SD 16, 17
2023 2033 SD 15, 16
House Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1872 1882 HD 40
1882 1891 HD 37
1891 1899 HD 43
1899 1915 HD 18
1915 1963 HD 24
1963 1967 HD 22
1967 1973 HD 22A
1973 1983 HD 15B, 20A
1983 1993 HD 20A, 20B
1993 2003 HD 13B, 15B
2003 2013 HD 20B
2013 2023 HD 16A, 17A
2023 2033 HD 15A, 16A

Candidates

Candidate Birth county Residence county Elections
Aarnes, A.E. Out of state Chippewa 1914, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
1906, Auditor, General (Democrat, Lost)
Akre, Wyllis (W.S., Bill) Chippewa Brown 1980, State Senate, District 28, Primary (Independent-Republican, Lost)
Anderson, John O. Carver Chippewa 1892, State House, District 43, General (Prohibition, Lost)
Anderson, Carl M. Out of state Chippewa 1914, State Senate, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Anderson, Oliver Chippewa Chippewa 1956, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
1954, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
1952, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1950, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
Arntzen, O.H. Out of state Chippewa 1900, State House, District 18, General (Midroad Populist, Lost)
Arntzen, Chelberg J. Out of state Chippewa 1918, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Bauman, Edward J. Out of state Chippewa 1952, State House, District 24, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Bentley, F.E. Out of state Chippewa 1892, State House, District 43, General (Republican, Lost)
Berge, Bob Chippewa Hennepin 1988, State House, District 46A, General (Independent-Republican, Lost)
1988, State House, District 46A, Primary (Independent-Republican, Won)
1986, State House, District 46A, General (Independent-Republican, Lost)
1986, State House, District 46A, Primary (Independent-Republican, Won)