Minn Kota -
Minn Kota started manufacturing electric trolling motors in 1934. Owner O. G. Schmidt, inventor of the trolling motor, was known to be a man of many diverse ideas. Due to his success, manufacturing operations were then moved to Fargo. Because of its proximity to the MINNesota – North DaKOTA border, Mr. Schmidt named the business The Minn Kota Manufacturing Company. Since its founding, Minn Kota has led the way in product innovation and cutting-edge technology. The list of Minn Kota “firsts” supports this commitment to trolling motor development and the fishing community.