Profile for International Falls, Minnesota, MN
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International Falls is a city in Koochiching County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for its location on the border, at the Koochiching Falls
The latitude of International Falls is 48.601N. The longitude is -93.41W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,122 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,454.
International Falls is on the Rainy River, at the Canada border
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Paper mills, using the water power of the Koochiching Falls, began operating here in the early 20th century
Known for its cold winter temperatures and heavy snowfall
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bronko Nagurski, football player
· Tammy Faye Bakker, televangelist
Local festivals include:
- Rainer Canada Day - July 1, 2007
- Blast on the Border - Feb. 15-18, 2007
- Autumn Art Festival - Oct. 12-14, 2007
- Ranier Summer Festival - Aug. 18, 2007
- Northern Minnesota District Fair - July 19-23, 2007
- Spring Art Fair - May 4-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check International Falls web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Voyageurs National Park
Historic sites and museums: Grand Mound, Koochiching Historical & Bronco Nagurski Museums
Colleges and universities:
Rainy River Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
16% of International Falls residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the International Falls ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in International Falls was $19,171, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of International Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
International Falls festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Northern Minnesota District Fair - J
- Blast on the Border - F
- Spring Art Fair - M
- Autumn Art Festival - O
- Rainer Canada Day - J
- Ranier Summer Festival - A
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Guides to International Falls
Median rent in International Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $302. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $714.
Libraries in International Falls include International Falls Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in International Falls include International Falls Daily Journal
Koochiching County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our International Falls political report.
The average commute time for International Falls workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in International Falls include Holiday Inn, International Falls Days Inn.
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