Big Stone County

Big Stone County, Minnesota

20 SE 2nd St
Ortonville, MN 56278
Phone: (320) 839-2537
Fax: (320) 839-2537
www.bigstonecounty.org

On central western border of MN; established Feb 20, 1862 from Pierce County (which was abolished the same year). Name Origin: For Big Stone Lake in the western part of the county

Area (sq mi):: 527.88 (land 496.95; water 30.93) Population per square mile: 11.00
Population 2005: 5,481 State rank: 81 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.80%; 1990-2000 -7.40% Population 2000: 5,820 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.30%; Asian 0.40%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 43.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,708; median household $30,721; Population below poverty level: 12.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,328-$24,959
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 15.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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residents and others in the vicinity of a proposed quarry spoke their mind at a public hearing before the Big Stone County, Minn.
The Big Stone County board will make a final decision on a conditional use permit by May 21.
The Company expects to utilize these assets in the ongoing development of its 150 megawatt community wind project(s) in Big Stone County.
We want to develop a wind project for Big Stone County in which the community is a principal benefactor," says Brent Olson, board member of both Big Stone Wind and Little Rock Wind's project companies.
Little Rock Wind is a community-based wind development company located in Big Stone County, Minnesota that intends to develop up to 150 megawatts or more of wind-turbine-based renewable energy.
The company is formed in partnership with several Big Stone County community members.
Little Rock Wind will be holding a Big Stone County landowner meeting on Tuesday, March 17th, at 7:00 pm at the Clinton Memorial Building in Clinton, Minnesota to introduce the project and its community wind development model.