UTILISING KOOCHICHING FALLS.

UTILISING KOOCHICHING FALLS.

The construction of a dam to utilise the power generated by Koochiching falls in Minnesota, on the international border, and the erection of extensive flour and pulp mills at Koochiching and St. Francis are contemplated by the Rainy Lake Improvement association, according to its recently filed articles of incorporation. The capital of the company is $100,000 and its indebtedness is limited to $5,000,000. It is reported to he backed by the large lumber companies operating in the Rainy lake region, and the Koochiching Power company. The incorporators arc E. W. Brooks, E. W. Backus, A. E. Horr, R. L. Horr, G. J. Rockwood of Minneapolis and H. B. Winchell of Butte, Mont. The construction of a dam at Koochiching falls, which is expected to develop 30,000-horsepower, for use at both the American and the Canadian towns, is the first improvement contemplated. It is expected that temporary work on the cofferdam, which will precede the concrete structure, will be begun next year. It is also planned to construct a canal between lakes Kabatogama and Nentaka, near Koochiching, to facilitate logging operations and raise the level of Rainy lake three or four feet, increasing the available power. After the power is developed, it is the plan to erect extensive flour and paper mills both at Koochiching and at St. Francis, so that both American and Canadian wheat and pulp wood can be manufactured by the power, without the interference of thetariff.

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