The Grand Rapids Weekly Eagle

Itasca County’s First Newspaper

edited by Don Boese

The first newspaper in Itasca County was the Grand Rapids Weekly Eagle published briefly in l890. No copies survived, or so it was thought, until during the summer of 1998.

The first two issues surfaced in a collection of family materials being examined at the Itasca County Historical Society. They make very interesting reading from the period 14 years before the founding of Bovey and 15 before Coleraine.