Kanabec County (pop. 16,239) is just west of Pine County. The county seat is Mora (pop. 3,571).
The word “Kanabec” comes from the Ojibwe word “Ginebig,” meaning “snake” – as in the Snake River that runs through the county.
The town of Mora is known for its 22-foot, fiberglass Dala horse, built in 1971.
Mora’s namesake and sister city of Mora, Sweden, is the endpoint of the annual 90-kilometer Vasaloppet cross-country ski race – one of the world’s biggest ski races.
The major landmark in the town of Ogilvie (pop. 369) is a reinforced concrete watertower, built in 1918.
The 3/8-mile Ogilvie Raceway is a clay track that has weekly races in season.
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