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International Falls

Koochiching County,


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Cold Spot of the Nation
The Icebox of the United States

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.

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The population of International Falls is approximately 10,000 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 3,306 (1990).

The amount of land area in International Falls is 16.216 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.323 sq kilometers.
The distance from International Falls to Washington DC is 1093 miles. The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 250 miles. (as the crow flies)
International Falls is positioned 48.58 degrees north of the equator and 93.40 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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International Falls location: in northern Minnesota at the US-Canadian border about 295 miles north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Here is a location page for International Falls.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in International Falls is seasonal. Here is a weather page for International Falls.
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History & History Related Items

International Falls history:

Here is a history page for International Falls.

First named Koochiching, an Ojibway name for the falls, in the late 1800's, the village was incorporated in 1901. The name was changed to International Falls in 1903. Where Rainy Lake flowed into Rainy River, there was a mist-like rain at the waterfall.
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International Falls attractions:

Bronko Nagurski Museum
Boise Cascade Paper Company
Voyageurs National Park
Rainy Lake
World's largest Thermometer
International Falls, Minnesota claims to be the coldest city (on average) in the contiguous 48 states

Smokey the Bear Park
Located in the park,the famous statue of Smokey the Bear is one of the most photographed structures in this part of the state. It was dedicated on October 13, 1954 and stands 23 feet tall. The stump is 3 feet high - so the whole structure is 26 feet tall. It was originally built at a cost of $3,500 by the Koochiching County "Keep Minnesota Green" Committee. Also in the par, you can see the 22 feet high giant thermometer. The thermometer was dedicated on 8 January 1988. The total cost was about $20,000 of which $7,500 was contributed by the Koochiching County Board. The Chamber website has a picture of both Smokey and the Thermometer.

Koochiching County History Museum
214 6th Ave
International Falls, MN 5664956649-2336
Phone: 218-283-4316

Please call 1-800-FALLS-MN today to receive your free vacation planning kit.

International Falls serves as a gateway to Minnesota's only national park, Voyageurs National Park

Ice Box Days

Things to see and do in the area.

Noted Notables: Tammi Faye Bakker, Bronko Nagurski

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Economy & Industry

International Falls economy: The mainstays of the local economy are wood products and tourism industries. The major employer is Boise Cascade Corporation which employs over 1,000 people.
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