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Mille Lacs County

Mille Lacs County is a county in the East Central part of Minnesota. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 26,097. A portion of the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation is in the county. The name Mille Lacs, meaning "thousand lakes" in French, was associated with Mille Lacs Lake in the region. This is the largest lake in the Brainerd Lakes Area, which French colonists and traders called the “Region of the Thousand Lakes.”

The county terrain consists of wooded rolling hills with open areas devoted to agriculture. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 682 square miles of which 572 square miles is land and 109 square miles is water. The small towns of Mille Lacs County are rich in history and a great way of life!


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