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 

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 

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 

Interview with a New Business in Ortonville

Interview with a New Business in Ortonville

Great to connect with Jeremy Radtke to talk about his new venture, the GNAMP group in Ortonville – Communication/Marketing.

Petal it Forward, Here on the MNbump!

Petal it Forward, Here on the MNbump!

Thank you to both of our Flower Shops in the County for participating in “Petal it Forward 2020”  – a definite day brighter for many today! Ortonville   Graceville  

New Historic Photos have been Donated!

New Historic Photos have been Donated!

Thank you to Gaylene Eisenach for donating pictures and a memorial cup that was in her great-grandfather had among his possessions (really cool!)  I’ve scanned a few of the photos to share – and then I will be contacting Larry at the Big Stone County 

Capital Investments in Ortonville over the Last 10 years

Capital Investments in Ortonville over the Last 10 years

A great article from the ortonvilleonbigstonelake.com website! Original Post Link:   2020 Listing the Ortonville Investments Looking at the past 10 years… listing the businesses that have made major capital investments (investing in the permanent structures & securing our brick and motor tax base in the City 

US Senator Tina Smith Visits Ortonville Area Health Services

US Senator Tina Smith Visits Ortonville Area Health Services

US Senator Tina Smith visited Ortonville Area Health Services this afternoon to listen and to learn how she can support communities to keep and sustain their health care in the face of a lot of really big challenges.  Her main questions today were:  how do 

Did You Know? #1 of Series

Did You Know? #1 of Series

an #MNbump Series – #1-Paul Bunyon’s Anchor DID YOU KNOW? This is a first of a series about things in the #MNbump that we are calling #MNbumpExplore. You may or may not know about these places but we encourage you to go check them out,