Serving the citizens of Koochiching County and the cities of Bigfalls, International Falls, Littlefork, Northome, Ranier and surrounding region.
Serving the citizens of Koochiching County and the cities of Bigfalls, International Falls, Littlefork, Northome, Ranier and surrounding region.

Our Region

Our Region

Nature and the outdoors are in our culture.  They are a part of our DNA. We are home to Voyageurs National Park. The only National Park in Minnesota.  We enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle. We know our neighbors. We walk out our backdoor and have access to forests, lakes, rivers, streams, and a multitude of wildlife and activities.

We live, work, and play in one of most beautiful settings in the state.

Koochiching County

For information on County government and services, contact the County Administrator at 218-283-1152.

Big Falls

Big Falls is a small, friendly community nestled in the Northern Minnesota wilderness, alongside the scenic Bigfork River.  For information on Big Falls, contact the City Administrator at 218-276-3300.

International Falls

Located on the Rainy River on the Canadian Border, International Falls is the county seat of Koochiching County. About half of the Koochiching County residents call International Falls home.  The City is the market center for the borderland area offering a full array of products and services to the meet the needs of travelers and residents alike.  The City proudly serves as the home to the Voyageurs National Park headquarters building and staff.  The International Bridge is the major border crossing for our area into our “sister city” the Town of Fort Frances, Ontario.  Our community welcomes all to share and experience the bounty, beauty, and wilderness of Rainy Lake and the Voyageurs National Park.  Access is easy.  

For information, contact the City Administrator at 218-283-7983.

Littlefork

In the heart of the ancient pine forests, the first white settlers arrived along the Littlefork River in 1884.  Within twenty years they had made logging into an enormous industry, and in 1904 the Village of Littlefork was established. 

A still thriving City of approximately 650 residents, Littlefork serves at the focus for business, education, transportation, and recreation for many miles in every direction.

In Littlefork you can return to the comforts of fresh baked bread, homecoming parades, and the security of family and true friends. You will come to know, as we do, that you can visit any place in the world but Littlefork is “Always Home.”

For information, contact the City Administrator at 218-278-6710.

Northome

Northome is located in the southwest corner of Koochiching County and is home to the Koochiching County Fair, which takes place over the second weekend in August.  Located at the busy intersection of scenic highways 71, 1, and 46, Northome offers amenities such as a grocery store, gas station, health clinic, hardware store, lakeside camping on Bartlett Lake, a variety of eating establishments, and more! Local activities include the summer Farmer’s Market, Rhubarb Rumble, Women’s Expo, and WinterFest to name a few.  The Ridge Runner snowmobile/ATV club helps maintain many miles of the Blue Ox state trail. As for hiking and cross-country skiing, the Battle Lake Recreation Area offers beautiful trails for tranquility and sight-seeing. Be sure to visit the newly-updated City of Northome website at http://ci.northome.mn.us/ Go Mustangs!”

For information, contact the City Administrator at 218-897-5762.

Ranier

Ranier is the Gateway to Voyageurs National Park, a unique village located on the shores of Rainy Lake where Rainy River begins its way west to Lake of the Woods.  Home to one of the busiest rail ports of entry into the US.

For information contact the City Administrator at 218-286-3311.