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BIG STONE COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Big Stone County is located at the edge of Big Stone Lake on the Western Minnesota border and is the headwaters of the Minnesota River.

Big Stone County was established on February 20, 1862 and consists of 497 square miles. The City of Ortonville is the county seat of Big Stone County. The 2000 population was 5820. Big Stone County is primarily an agricultural community.