Welcome to the Koochiching County Highway Department

Our goal is to provide a high level of cost effective service and maintenance to the Koochiching County roadways and bridges.  Ensuring that all residents, visitors and businesses have access to a safe and functional transportation system. 

Noxious Weed Control:

County forces are again placing a large amount of effort on noxious weed control throughout the county maintained roadways.  These efforts include mowing and herbicide spraying.  Any herbicide used has been tested by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture.
These herbicides specifically target brush and noxious weeds, leaving the grass and other native species to flourish.  If for any reason a property owner prefers not to have the county spray the right-of-way adjacent to their property, we will put forth our best effort to honor that request.  At this time, the property owner must place a "Do Not Spray" sign in the area they wish to not be treated.  In that instance it will be the property owners responsibility to control all brush and noxious weeds.  In the event that the property owner does not control the vegetation properly, the area will resume to be included in the County management plan.  7/17/17

MN Department of Agriculture - Noxious Weed Information

County Gravel Road Dust Control:

The Koochiching County Highway Department will be applying Calcium Chloride to several dozen County and UT roads.  Delivery is expected on Thursday (7/20) and Friday (7/21).   Please contact Trent Nicholson at the Koochiching County Highway Department with any questions (218-283-1187 or  7/17/17

Snow plow with shovel down