The New International Encyclopædia/Detroit (Minnesota)

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Edition of 1905.  See also Detroit Township, Becker County, Minnesota on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

DETROIT. A village and the county-seat of Beaker County, Minn., 194 miles northwest of Minneapolis; on Detroit Lake and on the Northern Pacific Railroad (Map: Minnesota, C 4). It is in a picturesque lake region, with mineral springs, and good hunting and fishing, and therefore popular as a summer resort. Agriculture is the principal industry. Population, in 1890, 1510; in 1900, 2060.