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International Falls
Koochiching County, Minnesota


Cold Spot of the Nation
The Icebox of the United States

Page Contents for International Falls, Minnesota

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
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.


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

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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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

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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International Falls City Government

International Falls City Clerk
601 3rd Ave.
International Falls, MN 56649-2637
Phone: 218-283-9484

The city is governed by a Mayor and eight city council members.

International Falls is the county seat for Koochiching County.

International Falls Community Hall
International Falls, MN 56649
Phone: 218-283-9484

International Falls Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
301 2nd Ave
International Falls, MN 56649-2341
Phone: 218-283-9400

International Falls Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
301 2nd Ave
International Falls, MN 56649-2341
Phone: 218-283-9400

International Falls Libraries

International Falls Public Library
750 4th St
International Falls, MN 56649-2439
Phone: 218-283-8051

International Falls Schools

International Falls School District
900 5th St.
International Falls, MN 56649-2217
Phone: 218-283-8468

International Falls Senior High School
International Falls, MN 56649
Phone: 218-283-2682

Here is an education page for the area.


Rainy River Community College
1501 Highway 71
International Falls, MN 56649-2160
Phone: 218-285-7722 International Falls


The population of International Falls was:
1990 - 8,325
1998 - 7,751
2000 - 10,000

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