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Cass County Plat, 1906


Recently State Archives acquired more records from the Cass County Auditor. From details in these records we can get a feel for twentieth century life in the county.

On Leech Lake River, in the northern part of the county, an early hand-drawn plat map shows many houses situated directly next to the river, hopefully allowing people to enjoy the great August weather in Minnesota near a body of water, as Minnesotans tend to do.



In the southern part of the county, however, the bobcat bounty records list one W. E. McKercher as having killed six bobcats in Outing in August 1949. Only a month later John Nelson is listed as having killed two more in Remer, even closer to the rivers and lakes where people may be enjoying the last weeks of summer. Cass County might have actually been quite a dangerous place to be that summer!

See the State Archives post about these records on Facebook.


Bounty record books: Volume A, bobcat entries, 1949


New and Updated Finding Aids - August 2016

Name/Abstract File No.
Adjutant General: National Guard: An Inventory of Its Correspondence and Subject Files gr00860
Letters and related material covering all aspects of the administration and duties of the National Guard.
Big Stone County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Tax Lists gr00562
Tax lists for the civil subdivisions of Big Stone County, recording the taxes paid on real and personal property for the years 1875-1901 and subsequent sample years 1910-1911, 1920-1921, 1930-1931, 1940-1941, 1950-1951, 1960-1961, 1970, 1980-1981, and 1990-1991.
Big Stone County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Civil and Criminal Case Files gr01214
Files numbered 1-10,000 and several miscellaneous unnumbered files.
Carver County: Chaska Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01211
Birth (1871-1890, 1900-1907) and death (1871-1890, 1900-1906) registers, and birth (1908-1952) and death (1908-1942) certificate records.
Carver County: Dahlgren Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01212
Birth and death registers (1871-1907), birth (1907-1945) and death (1908-1949) certificate records, and burial, removal, and transportation permits (1908-1932).
Carver County: Watertown: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01213
Volumes include indexes.
Cass County: Auditor: An Inventory of Its Records gr00616
Assorted records that were either generated by or accumulated by the county auditor. The main body of records documents school district organizations, consolidations, dissolutions, reorganizations, and bonds. There are also files dealing with school enrollment, county roads, county superintendent of schools appointment, and nomination of Floyd A. Tweder for county attorney. Also includes registers of township and school officers, road records, and bounty records.
Chisago County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00091
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Chisago County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Clay County: Independent School District No. 152, Moorhead: An Inventory of Its Records gr00992
New Orleans Expo VolumeRecords documenting the administration of this Clay County school district.
Corrections Department: An Inventory of Its Lockup and Facility Inspection Records gr01215
Inspection records for incarceration facilities throughout the state at all levels of governance (state, regional, county, and city) and types of facility, including jails, detention centers, hospital security wards, workhouses, work farms, juvenile group homes, and halfway houses.
W. H. C. Folsom and Family: An Inventory of Their Papers 00868
Business and personal correspondence, diaries, financial papers, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and other papers of Taylors Falls, Minnesota lumberman William H. C. Folsom; the family of his wife, Mary Jane Folsom; their sons, Wyman X. and Frank W. Folsom; and of the related Paine, Wyman, and Smith families.
Hennepin County: Bloomington Township: An Inventory of Its Birth, Death, and Burial Records gr01204
Birth and death registers (1871-1906), birth and death certificate records (1891-1953), reports of births (1888-1908) and returns of death (1888-1909), burial/removal permits (1918-1936, 1972-1973), transportation of corpse permits (1928, 1931), and interment record books (circa 1910-1973).
Hennepin County: Bloomington: An Inventory of Its Records SAM064
Birth and death records (1871-1879, 1891-1940), ordinances (1853-1964), clerk's books (1858-1899, 1924-1952), road records (1860-1948), treasurer's books (1859-1949), other financial records (1870-1951), census of persons residing on platted lands (1947-1954), official oaths and bonds (1921-1935), materials concerning 1953 incorporation election (1952-1953), a cemetery deed (1864), and election records (1924-1934).
Hennepin County: Eden Prairie Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01205
Birth (1870-1907) and death (1871-1907) registers, birth (1907-1946, 1949) and death (1908-1953) certificate records, and supplemental or delayed birth data (1892-1936).
Hennepin County: Excelsior Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01206
Birth records (1902-1952), death records (1902-1953), and burial/removal permits (1917-1920).
Hennepin County: Greenwood Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01207
Birth (1871-1947) and death ( 1871-1953) records.
Hennepin County: Hopkins: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01208
Also includes permits for burial or removal.
Hennepin County: Medina Township: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01209
Contains entries for births, 1905-1949, and deaths, 1905-1907, 1911-1953; and burial and corpse transportation permits, 1914-1930.
Hennepin County: Minnetonka: An Inventory of Its Birth and Death Records gr01210
Birth (1871-1941) and death (1871-1942) records and burial permits (1926-1929).
Isanti County, Minnesota: An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00122
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Isanti County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Kanabec County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00063
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Kanabec County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Legislature: Legislative Commission on Children, Youth, and Their Families: An Inventory of Its Records gr00589
Records of this commission, established in 1991 to study state policies affecting children and their families and make recommendations to the legislature on improving services at both the state and local level. The commission expired on June 30, 1997. Included are minutes and agenda packets, subject files, and reports.
Minnesota Women's Study Clubs Program Collection: An inventory of Clubs in the Minnesota Women's Study Clubs Program Collection lb00171
Scattered programs of clubs in various communities in Minnesota. A few club constitutions are also included. Individual clubs may also be cataloged separately.
Pine County, Minnesota : An Inventory of Telephone Directories lb00079
A collection of telephone directories for cities in Pine County, Minnesota. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages. Each entry on the inventory lists the city name, year of coverage, and the shelf number of the printed volume or microfiche set which includes that city.
Ramsey County: Roseville: An Inventory of Its Municipal Records gr00747
Records documenting the activities of the city administration and the municipal court.
Revenue Department: An Inventory of Its Equalization of Mines and Mineral Properties Ledgers and Reports gr01217
Ledgers and reports documenting mines and mineral properties in Saint Louis County, Itasca County, and Crow Wing County, and their assessment value for tax purposes. In reverse chronological order within each volume.
Revenue Department: Minerals Tax Office: An Inventory of Its Miscellaneous Records gr01218
Reports, hearing transcripts and files, correspondence, minutes, petitions, subject files, photographs, and maps documenting the collection of mineral and mining taxes in the state of Minnesota.
RICHARD E. RIIS: An Inventory of His Papers 00536
Richard E. Riis audio letter to son and wife, December 13, 1945 Biographical information, school records, certificates, membership cards, correspondence, teaching materials, subject files, notes, typescripts, printed materials, photographs, sound recordings including radio programs, newspaper clippings, and tear sheets primarily reflecting the activities of a St. Paul machine shop instructor who was interested in environmental education and who led an active post-retirement career as an outdoor news columnist for several Minnesota and Wisconsin newspapers.

Includes digital content.
St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway Company: An Inventory of Its Records 00411
Histories; papers regarding mortgages, bonds and land grant proceedings; samples of corporate tickets and forms; printed charters, mortgages, codes and agreements; minutes; correspondence; letterpress books; annual reports; cashbooks and deed records; capital stock, bond, and dividend records; land records; subject files; depot and plat maps; records of the Land Department; and circulars and related papers documenting the various operations and interests of the St. Paul, Minneapolis, & Manitoba Railway Company.
Washington County: Board of County Commissioners: An Inventory of Its Minutes and Agenda Packets gr01187
Yellow Medicine County: District Court: An Inventory of Its Civil and Criminal Case Files gr01216
Civil and criminal case files arranged in three series. Includes case file additions, exhibits, transcripts, depositions, and unnumbered case files.

New and Updated Catalog Records

Casselman, J. J. Colonial Theater Records, 1918-2015 (bulk 1918-1925).
Registers and records (1918-1931) of the Colonial Theater, which was owned and operated at Tracy, Minnesota by J. J. Casselman.
Hennepin County. Independent School District No. 271, Bloomington. Annual report and financial records, 1932-1988.
Annual report (mimeographed, 1932); annual financial reports for fiscal years 1985/1986-1987/1988; and annual budgets (1963-1964, 1985-1988).
Hennepin County. Sheriff. Annual reports, 1953-1979, 1988.
Annual reports for 1953-1970, 1977-1979, and 1988.
Kandiyohi County. District Court. Coroner's inquest files, 1881-1995.
File nos. 1-1915 (file nos. 684 and 688 each have two different individuals bearing the same number). They consist of coroner's inquest certificates, often accompanied by testimony, verdicts, inquest proceedings, transcripts, and/or related papers. The ancillary documents are particularly common for the years prior to circa 1950.
Marvick, Ethel M. Ethel M. Marvick Papers, 1938-1996 (bulk 1941-1946).
Biographical data, address book, clippings, correspondence with family and friends, diary, photographs and clippings of the Gang of Eight army nurses who served together, military record, photographs, record of letters written, and appointment certificates of Ethel Mae Marvick, principally while serving in the Army Nurse Corps in Australia, New Guinea, Biak, and the Philippines.
Wright County. Auditor. Annual financial statements, 1922-1983.
Statements for the years 1922-1930, 1933-1948, 1950-1969, 1974-1976, and 1982-1983.
Wright County. Highway Department. Annual reports, 1942-2000.
Annual reports of the Wright County Highway Department.
Yellow Medicine County. County Court. Civil case files, 1972-1981.
Case files with permanent historical value as selected by court staff. Primarily concern change of name, estates, real property titles, and Judicial Ditch No. 1 (file no. 1210).
Yellow Medicine County. District Court. Torrens records, 1909-1965.
Case file nos. 1-28.

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