Yellow Medicine County was created by legislative act on March 6, 1871. The county has an area of 758 square miles. Hammer shaped, the county is 54 miles long from east to west and from 12 miles north and south at the west end to 21 miles at the eastern boundary. The land is well watered and drained by the Minnesota River and its tributaries; the Lac Qui Parle and the Yellow Medicine River. The Minnesota River has two waterfalls, one at Granite Falls and the other at Minnesota Falls. From these, waterpower was developed early in the county’s history. This power is now used by a municipal power plant at Granite Falls.
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County Regional Development Commission
Southwest Initiative Foundation
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)