This page was designed to assist in learning about Minnesota’s 87 counties in connection with the MN Counties Project (email me if you’re a teacher or homeschooler interested in obtaining this PBA or go to the TPT store).
Start by learning about your county by checking out their website:
Lac qui Parle
Lake of the Woods
Now move onto the state and national sites to learn more about the population and demographics:
United States Census Bureau – use the American Fact Finder to learn more about a specific county or place (remember to choose the one located in Minnesota)
Remember to talk with your local librarian and/or historian to find even more resources!
Interested in learning even more about a specific county or place within the state of Minnesota?
Watch a clip or episode of Postcards (produced by Twin Cities Public Television). Postcards is TPT’s new, locally-produced program featuring the art, history and cultural heritage of western Minnesota and beyond. Funding for the production of Postcards comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Visit the Minnesota History Center (part of the Minnesota Historical Society). Use the “Explore” menu to find topics or search the website to see what’s available for the place or county of interest to you. You will also find a listing of historical sites around the state that may be of interest.
Please contact me with questions or comments. Happy learning!