Minnesota Counties

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AVAILABLE    Anoka
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Becker
Karen De Groote 
Beltrami
Vikki Gray
Benton
Bill Haloupek
Big Stone
James Berry 
Blue Earth
Martha Crosley Graham 
Brown
Ray Kleinow
Carlton
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Carver
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Cass
Thomas Green
Chippewa
Ann McRoden Mensch 
Chisago
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Clay
Mike "Dino" Peterson
Clearwater
Vikki Gray
Cook 
Linda Simpson
Cottonwood
Ray Kleinow
Crow Wing
John Van Essen
Dakota
Chuck Dosh
Dodge
Shirley Cullum
Douglas
Jan Sedore
Faribault
Kathy Hines
Fillmore
Marge Utley
Freeborn
Kathy Hines
Goodhue
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Grant
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Hennepin
Claudia Schuman
Houston
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Hubbard
Jan Jordan Lokensgard 
Isanti
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Itasca
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Jackson
Randy Wendel
Kanabec
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Kandiyohi
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Kittson
Colleen Pustola
Koochiching
Linda Simpson
Lac Qui Parle
James Berry 
Lake
Linda Simpson
Lake of the Woods
Vikki Gray
Le Sueur
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Lincoln
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Lyon
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McLeod
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Mahnomen
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Marshall
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Martin
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Meeker
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Mille Lacs
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Morrison
Ann Mensch 
Mower
Kermit Kittleson
Murray
Char Larson
Nicollet
Laverne Tornow
Nobles
Bryant Walker  
Norman
Colleen Goltz
Olmsted
Shirley Cullum
Otter Tail
Jan Sedore
Pennington
Lynn Brandvold
Pine
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Pipestone
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Polk
Kermit Kittleson 
Pope
Keith Gulsvig
Ramsey
Mary Bakeman
Red Lake
Lynn Brandvold
Redwood
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Renville
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Rice
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Rock
Linda Ziemann 
Roseau
Colleen Pustola 
St. Louis
Martha Crosley Graham 
Scott
Claudia Schuman
Sherburne
Ann Hammer
Sibley
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Stearns
Karen De Groote
Steele
Kathy Hines
Stevens
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Swift
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Todd
Karen De Groote
Traverse
Tim Stowell
Wabasha
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Wadena
Jan Sedore
Waseca
Kathy Hines
Washington 
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Watonwan
Ray Kleinow
Wilkin
Tim Stowell
Winona
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Wright
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Yellow Medicine
Tim Stowell

Extinct MN Counties:

Breckenridge: see Clay, Toombs & Wilkin 
Buchanan: Discontinued 
Doty: see St. Louis & Lake 
Johnson: see Wilkin 
La Point: Changed to Itasca, 1849 
Mankahta :Discontinued 
Monongalia: Discontinued. see Kandiyohi 
Pembina: Changed to Kittson, 1878 
Pierce: Disorganized 
Saint Croix: Changed to Washington, Ramsey and Benton, 1849 
Superior: Changed to St. Louis 1855 
Toombs: Changed to Johnson 1858, Wilkin 1868 
Wahnata: Disorganized

This list "Thanks to Chuck Dosh". (updated March 2010)