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Ortonville

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Ortonville is a city in Big Stone county in the U.S. state of Minnesota at the southern tip of Big Stone Lake, along the border with South Dakota. The population was 1,916 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Big Stone County. Big Stone Lake State Park is nearby.HistoryOrtonville was platted in 1872 by Cornelius Knute Orton, and named for him. Ortonville was incorporated as a city in 1881.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.56sqmi, of which 3.51sqmi is land and 0.05sqmi is water.U.S. Highways 12 and 75 and Minnesota State Highway 7 are three of the main routes in the city.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,916 people, 884 households, and 509 families residing in the city. The population density was 545.9PD/sqmi. There were 1,090 housing units at an average density of 310.5/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.
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Big Stone Lake State Park
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Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge
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