Ortonville, the County Seat of Big Stone County, is located on Big Stone Lake along the western border of Minnesota (on the bump).  Our population of 1,916 expands in the summer months with the seasonal cabins and resorts located along the lake.

Special Note:  The Ortonville EDA  has published a Request for Proposal (RFP) for property known as the “Hilltop Property” – Link:  1080 U.S. Highway 12 – NW Corner of U.S. Hwys 12 & 75

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We are a community investing in the future.

Along with the health care and senior housing, the City also has its own municipal electric, airport, 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, outdoor hockey, community center, and nine parks with one appointed as the Minnesota River Regional Park (formerly known as Lakeside Park) which is the start of the Minnesota River Bike Trail.

Our top employment by Industry in Big Stone County:

  • 44% Education & Health Services
  • 16% Trade, Transportation and Utilities
  •  9% Construction
  • 9% Public Administration
  • 7% Leisure and Hospitality