Kittson County

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Kittson County is named after Norman Wolfren Kittson, a fur trader and railroad entrepreneur.


Surrounding County and Canada Courthouses: 

N – Manitoba, Canada

E – Roseau County

S – Marshall County

W – Pembina County, North Dakota



Created:  March 9, 1878                         Map of Minnesota highlighting Kittson County

County Seat:

Hallock  1878 – present


County Courthouse – Hallock


Location:   410 South Fifth Street / South Douglas Avenue

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wells, Denbrooke and Associates and Mooney, Nenning and Associates of Grand Forks, North Dakota

Contractor:  Dean L Witcher, Inc. of Minneapolis


Description:  The building faces north and is a low horizontal two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on a slight slope creating the two stories on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. Panels of brick stripe the building. Small double-hung windows are set into strips between the brick. The entrance is recessed and a flat slab roof tops the building. The courtroom is located at the east side of the second story.


History:  The first court was held in 1881 in the Hotel Hallock. The first courthouse was built in 1896 at a cost of $20,000. The building was torn down in 1965. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $839,000.




County Courthouse – Hallock

























Photos taken 2007, 2008 and 2017