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Kettle River lands spot in documentary


February 28, 2020

Lois Johnson

Cooperatives are part of the story in Kettle River, with the Co-Op Oil Association now running as Federated Cooperative.

Kettle River is the only small town in Carlton County to be featured on the WDSE documentary, "This Town," to be shown at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2 on the Duluth station.

Three other northern Minnesota towns - Sandstone, Ball Club and Grand Portage - are included in the documentary, which describes how the towns started and how they are looking to their futures.

Kettle River, like so many other small towns, started when a rail line came through in 1909. A depot was built, and farmers would bring their milk and loggers would bring their logs to the depot to be shipped out.

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