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Looking to move?  Check this link for information, videos & photos

Looking to move? Check this link for information, videos & photos

You’re looking to make a move?  Well, we think Big Stone County would make a great choice! First, a few links to get you started – Looking for housing? Looking for Employment? Looking for a Business, Organization, or Church? All About Youth!  (Schools, Childcare, and 

We have Bike Trail News!

We have Bike Trail News!

We received word today that Big Stone County’s grant application to Minnesota’s Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) has been approved! What does that mean?  It means that the one-mile section of the bike trail (The Minnesota River Headwaters Trail) will be hard-surfaced – as a 

Minnesota Property Tax Refunds

Minnesota Property Tax Refunds

A great “did you know?” from the Big Stone County Assessor’s Office! Each year millions of dollars in property tax refunds go unclaimed by taxpayers. Homeowners who have declared a house to be their homestead, or primary residence, can receive an annual property tax credit 

Ortonville High School Theater

Ortonville High School Theater

What a fun evening!  Walking into the Ortonville School Auditorium doors to find the old ticket booth was back in commission!  Volunteers (school board members and spouses to mention a few) have been painting, wallpapering, and generally updating the entrance area – and what a 

Fishing Big Stone Lake Videos

Fishing Big Stone Lake Videos

We’ve gathered some fun fishing videos that have been taken recently on Big Stone Lake.  We’ll keep adding videos at the top of this page as new filming is posted – like this first one – 2022 TV Episode by Fishing the Midwest!  Enjoy the 

This is Ortonville via Video!

This is Ortonville via Video!

As the Ortonville MNbump Connector, I’m sharing activities from this community – and taking videos is my favorite hobby so I grab my camera anytime I am headed to school activities or community events.  All the videos are posted immediately on our Facebook page and 

Ortonville Trojan Wrestling

Ortonville Trojan Wrestling

This past Thursday (February 10th) was parents & senior night for the Ortonville Trojan Wrestling team.  It was an emotional evening for Coach Eustice as he acknowledged the work that these students have put into this sport throughout the year after they were announced along 

What Businesses were Checked on Website last week?

What Businesses were Checked on Website last week?

MNbump Connection!  MNbump is a Big Stone Area Growth Initiative to connect our residents to resources from our website and we use Facebook for an interactive connection to our residents and those living away to see what is happening, what is new, and check out 

VOTE!  Connecting Big Stone County – Projects

VOTE! Connecting Big Stone County – Projects

VOTING HAS ENDED Thank you to all that took part in the Big Stone County Blandin Broadband Community visioning process by taking the registration survey, attending the Vision Meeting, and/or attending the Project Brainstorm Meeting. The community’s collective input will be helpful as the Steering 

Annual Events & Youth – 2021 Recent Reflections

Annual Events & Youth – 2021 Recent Reflections

As we head into one of our busiest event weekends, we thought it would be nice to reflect on some 2021 highlights.  And make sure to watch for videos, pictures & highlights from the upcoming Christmas events!  (And a Facebook Live of the Ortonville Lighted 

Starting or Expanding a Business in Big Stone County?

Starting or Expanding a Business in Big Stone County?

A great place to start is a call to Lisa Graphentine of Big Stone Area Growth (web link) – our county-wide economic development group!  Phone:  320-839-6155 or email:  lisa@dsi-services.com – The County also has two community economic development authorities: Graceville (web link), Scott Bauer at