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Yellow Medicine County

Yellow Medicine, or Pejuhutazizi in the Dakota language, is the name of the bitter root of the moonseed plant used by the Native Americans for medicinal purposes, and the source of this 758-square-mile county’s name. In addition to the area’s Indian heritage, early settlers included mostly English, Scandinavian, German, Irish, Scottish, and Bohemian immigrants. The Minnesota River cuts through what is now the eastern boundary of Yellow Medicine County, making the area full of rich natural resources and wildlife. Enjoy the granite waterfalls, rolling hills, and meandering streams that accompany this major river.

The entire area is rich in Dakota heritage, as members of the Dakota Nation found the prairie to be a bountiful place to live. Go explore the county today and you will find it is full of scenic views, friendly people, unique communities, and so much to do!

Minnesota Machinery Museum

This museum offers indoor exhibits of pioneer farm machinery and vintage automobiles, most of which are still fully operational. You’ll find large displays of equipment and tools, a room full of beautiful handmade quilts, and more. The museum hosts six acres of buildings and authentic equipment, making this one of Minnesota’s premier agricultural museums. 

Del Clark Lake

Stone Hill and Del Clark Lake extend a warm invitation to you and your family to join us for the fun and relaxation of getting away to enjoy nature and the great outdoors! This park and lake offers a hard surface access road leads you to 64 spacious campsites.  They offer electric, water and sewer hook-ups at most sites for your camping needs.  

Yellow Medicine County Fair

Cheese curds, Ferris Wheel rides, Demo Derbies, Sprint Racing, and more! The fair offers plenty of things to do and see for young and old such as children’s activities, entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, livestock and agriculture competitions, midway rides and much, much more. 

Fagen Fighters WWII Museum

Home to a pristine collection of fully operational, active aircraft and vehicles from World War II. Also featured are fine art, bronze sculptures, interactive multimedia displays, and an ever-growing library. The facility is designed as a self guided experience, and gives a rare look into the lives and legacy of the Greatest Generation.​

Quality Education

Minnesota West Community & Technical College offers dynamic, responsive, creative, and quality education to a diverse population in an ever-changing educational, business and cultural environment. One of the important goals is to provide students with access to learning and information through electronic education and technology in addition to traditional methods of instruction.  A second goal is to position students with transferable credit, employment skills and the ability to access lifelong learning.  Minnesota West wants to be a regional partner with agencies, other educational institutions, businesses and industries.

Top Employers 

  • Fagen
  • Avera Granite Falls
  • Clarkfield Enterprises, Inc.
  • Granite Falls Energy LLC
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College

  • Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort
  • Project Turnabout
  • Sanford Canby
  • Yellow Medicine County
  • Yellow Medicine East School District
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