Pine County

Pine County is located in Northeast Minnesota along the Wisconsin border and was established on March 1, 1856 by the Territorial Legislature. Pine County is named for the several bodies of water named 'pine' in the county. Pine City is the county seat. Source: Minnesota Geographic Names, by Warren Upham (Minnesota Historical Society, 1969).

Notable candidates from Pine County include:

  • J. Adam Bede (resident): Republican U.S. Representative (1903-1909)
  • Emil Munch (resident): Republican State Representative (1861-1862) and Treasurer (1868-1872)
  • Hjalmar Petersen (resident): State Representative (1931-1935), Farmer-Labor Lieutenant Governor (1935-1936), Governor (1936-1937), and Farmer-Labor/DFL Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner (1937-1943, 1955-1967)


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 04
1893 1903 CD 06
1903 1915 CD 08
1915 1933 CD 10
1933 1935 At-Large
1935 1963 CD 06
1963 2033 CD 08
Senate Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1858 1861 SD 25
1861 1872 SD 02
1872 1882 SD 28
1882 1891 SD 38
1891 1899 SD 44
1899 1915 SD 32
1915 1963 SD 56
1963 1967 SD 21
1967 1973 SD 25
1973 1983 SD 14
1983 1993 SD 14, 19
1993 2003 SD 08, 18
2003 2013 SD 08
2013 2033 SD 11
House Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1858 1861 HD 25
1861 1872 HD 02
1872 1882 HD 28
1882 1891 HD 38
1891 1899 HD 44
1899 1915 HD 32
1915 1963 HD 56
1963 1967 HD 21
1967 1973 HD 25A
1973 1983 HD 14A
1983 1993 HD 14B, 19B
1993 2003 HD 08B, 18A, 18B
2003 2013 HD 08A, 08B
2013 2033 HD 11A, 11B

Candidates

Candidate Birth county Residence county Elections
Alcott, Kitty Pine Hennepin 1976, State House, District 40B, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
Ames, Mark Out of state Pine 2010, State House, District 08A, General (Republican, Lost)
Anderson, Robert H. (Bob) Pine Kanabec 1966, State House, District 25A, Primary (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Anderson, Gordon A. (Bud) Pine Hennepin 1966, State Senate, District 28, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Anderson, Darryl W. Pine Pine 1978, U.S. Senate, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
Bede, J. Adam Out of state Saint Louis Pine 1932, U.S. House, Primary (Farmer-Labor, Lost)
1930, State House, District 58, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1926, U.S. House, District 08, Primary (Republican, Lost)
1914, U.S. House, District 10, Primary (Republican, Lost)
1908, U.S. House, District 08, Primary (Republican, Lost)
1906, U.S. House, District 08, General (Republican, Won)
1906, U.S. House, District 08, Primary (Republican, Won)
1904, U.S. House, District 08, General (Republican, Won)
1904, U.S. House, District 08, Primary (Republican, Won)
1902, U.S. House, District 08, General (Republican, Won)
1902, U.S. House, District 08, Primary (Republican, Won)
1892, State House, District 54, General (Democrat-People's, Lost)
Betts, Lester (Les) Hennepin Anoka Pine Pine 1992, U.S. House, District 06, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
1982, U.S. House, District 06, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
1979, State Senate, District 55, Special Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
1978, U.S. House, District 05, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
Betts, Lester (Les) Hennepin Anoka Pine Pine 1992, U.S. House, District 06, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
1982, U.S. House, District 06, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
1979, State Senate, District 55, Special Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
1978, U.S. House, District 05, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
Birrenbach, John Ramsey Pine 2019, State Senate, District 11, Special (Legal Marijuana Now, Lost)
2019, State Senate, District 11, Special Primary (Legal Marijuana Now, Won)
2000, State House, District 65B, General (Independence, Lost)
2000, State House, District 65B, Primary (Independence, Won)
1996, President / Vice President, General (Independent Grassroots, Lost)
Boer, Herman De Out of state Pine 1910, State House, District 32, General (Public Ownership, Lost)