Karlstad is a city in Kittson County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 760 at the 2010 census.
U.S. Route 59 and Minnesota State Highway 11 are two of the main arterial routes in the city.The current mayor is Nick Amb (elected 2006). The city's slogan is "The Moose Capitol of the North".
In 1904, the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad built its track through the farm of a Swedish immigrant named Carl August Carlson and bought a town site from him. The new town was named Karlstad, honoring both Mr. Carlson and the city of Karlstad in Sweden.