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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 West Technical College

Minnesota West Community & Technical College provides 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.

Yellow Medicine County

Yellow Medicine County

Address: 180 8th Avenue, Granite Falls, MN 56241
Phone: (320).564.5841
Fax: (320).564.0927