Yellow Medicine County

Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota

415 9th Ave
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Phone: (320) 564-3325
Fax: (320) 564-4435

On the southwestern border of MN; established Mar 6, 1871 from Redwood County. Name Origin: For the Yellow Medicine River, which flows through it; from a translation of the Siouan name for moonseed, Menispermum canadense, a medicinal plant that grows abundantly in the area.

Area (sq mi):: 763.39 (land 757.96; water 5.43) Population per square mile: 13.80
Population 2005: 10,449 State rank: 69 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.70%; 1990-2000 -5.20% Population 2000: 11,080 (White 95.40%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.60%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 40.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,120; median household $34,393; Population below poverty level: 10.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,871-$24,149
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 16.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Yellow Medicine County Board has passed a $4 million broadband deal with Farmers Mutual Cooperative pending the cooperative getting a grant to meet half of the projects costs.
Through June 4, 2015 (last confirmed positive facility), we collected and tested 104 morbidity and mortality samples (Table) and detected a single HPAIV-positive bird, a Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) from Yellow Medicine County (20 km from an infected facility); this infection was confirmed on April 29, 2015 (Figure 2).
At the time, it was the tallest structure in Yellow Medicine County.