Koochiching County

Koochiching County is located in North Central Minnesota along the Ontario border and was established on December 19, 1906 by the State Legislature. The county separated from Itasca County at that time. Koochiching County is named from the Ojibwe word meaning "neighbor lake and river" referring to the county's Rainy Lake and Rainy River. International Falls is the county seat. Sources: Koochiching County website. Minnesota Geographic Names, by Warren Upham (Minnesota Historical Society, 1969).

Notable candidates from Koochiching County include:

  • Irv Anderson (born, resident): Liberal Caucus/DFL State Representative (1965-1983, 1991-2007)
  • Edwin Chilgren (resident): State Representative (1927-1965)
  • Robert Lessard (born, resident): DFL/Independent State Senator (1977-2003)


Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Legislative Districts

Congressional Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1906 1933 CD 08
1933 1935 At-Large
1935 2033 CD 08
Senate Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1906 1915 SD 52
1915 1963 SD 62
1963 1973 SD 64
1973 1983 SD 03
1983 2003 SD 03, 06
2003 2033 SD 03
House Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1906 1915 HD 52
1915 1963 HD 62
1963 1967 HD 64
1967 1973 HD 64B
1973 1983 HD 03A
1983 2003 HD 03A, 06A
2003 2033 HD 03A

Candidates

Candidate Birth county Residence county Elections
Allen, Lee Out of state Koochiching 1942, State House, District 62, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Andersen, Douglas Out of state Koochiching 1956, State House, District 62, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Anderson, Robert (Bob) Koochiching Koochiching 2006, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
Anderson, Douglas Koochiching Koochiching 1960, State House, District 62, Primary (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Anderson, C.A. (Andy) Out of state Koochiching 1936, State House, District 62, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Anderson, Wesley Koochiching Koochiching 1964, State House, District 64, Primary (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Anderson, Irvin N. (Irv) Koochiching Koochiching 2004, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2004, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2002, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2002, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2000, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2000, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1998, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1998, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1996, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1996, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1994, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1994, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1992, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1992, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1990, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1990, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1986, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
1984, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
1982, State House, District 03A, General (Write-In, Lost)
1982, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
1980, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1980, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1978, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1978, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1976, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1976, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1974, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1974, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1972, State House, District 03A, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1970, State House, District 64B, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1968, State House, District 64B, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1966, State House, District 64B, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1964, State House, District 64, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1964, State House, District 64, Primary (Nonpartisan, Won)
Bauer, C.W.C. Out of state Koochiching 1920, State House, District 62, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Benedix, Darrel S. Koochiching 2004, State House, District 51B, General (Independence, Lost)
2004, State House, District 51B, Primary (Independence, Won)
Bennett, Robert Koochiching Koochiching 1964, State House, District 64, Primary (Nonpartisan, Lost)