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Red Lake (translated from the Ojibwe language Miskwaagamiiwi-zaaga'igan: Lake with its liquid [water] be colored red) is a lake in Beltrami County in northern Minnesota.

Red Lake
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Lower Red Lake on July 2, 2010
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Lakes in Northern Minnesota
Location Beltrami County, Minnesota,
United States
Coordinates 48°04′25″N 95°01′44″W / 48.0735°N 95.0290°W / 48.0735; -95.0290Coordinates: 48°04′25″N 95°01′44″W / 48.0735°N 95.0290°W / 48.0735; -95.0290
Basin countries United States
Surface area 1,106 square kilometers (427 sq mi)
Surface elevation 1,175 feet (358 m)

It is the largest natural freshwater lake located entirely within Minnesota,[1] and the 16th largest lake in the United States. The lake is separated into two sections by a peninsula on the eastern side that almost bisects it in the middle. The community of Ponemah lies on the peninsula. The two parts of the lake are known as Upper Red Lake and Lower Red Lake. Lower Red Lake lies entirely within the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Total size is 440 square miles, with a maximum depth of 84 feet. The elevation of the lake is maintained by a dam at the outflow that is the beginning of Red Lake River, this being at the middle, western edge of Lower Red Lake.