Granite Falls, MN

Town in Yellow Medicine County, MN

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Sponsors of Granite Falls, MN

Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

About Granite Falls, MN

Granite Falls is a city in Chippewa, Renville and Yellow Medicine counties in Minnesota. Serving as the county seat for Yellow Medicine County, Granite Falls, Minnesota is a scenic byway community located in the Minnesota River Valley. The city has made a big comeback since experiencing a devastating tornado in July of 2000. With a population of about 2,900, Granite Falls has excellent schools, diverse neighborhoods, quality businesses and shopping opportunities, and an abundance of recreational and leisure activities. The city has a well-developed manufacturing base that includes a 200-acre industrial park that has been divided into five- to 40-acre lots with paved streets, sewer and water, and broad-band connections.

Originally called Palmer’s Creek, in the spring of 1874 Granite Falls was chosen to be the county seat, and the first courthouse—containing a court room and three small offices—was completed on the site of what is now the Granite Falls jail. In 1888, this original courthouse building was replaced with a two-story stone structure that is still in use today. Granite Falls holds special prominence for being the home of legislator and lawyer Andrew John Volstead who, as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives, initiated the legislation in 1920 that enforced the National Prohibition Act of 1919. Now listed as a national landmark, Volstead’s home is the headquarters of the Granite Falls Historical Society.

Community Organizations of Granite Falls, MN

Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Events of Granite Falls, MN

The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Faith Organizations of Granite Falls, MN

Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Granite Falls, MN

The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

Yellow Medicine County, MN

Visit our county page and you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Yellow Medicine County, MN page.

Veterans of Yellow Medicine County, MN

Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!