On April 26, 2013, the three companies that own Big Stone Plant—Otter Tail Power Company, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., and NorthWestern Energy—held a groundbreaking ceremony for the plant's air-quality control system (AQCS). This $405 million project will help balance our commitment to environmental stewardship with cost-effective service for our customers.
Finding a place that feels like home
During the next two or three years, starting in 2013, hundreds of workers and technicians will call the Big Stone region their home away from home as they install an air-quality control system (AQCS) at Big Stone Plant. This web site is dedicated to helping those workers—some with their families—settle in the area. Click our housing resources to find real estate and rental properties that are a short commute from the job site. Listings will update regularly, so check back often to see what’s available. We also have included resources to help you find groceries, medical services, laundries, entertainment, and more.
Managing your income
Whether you want to set up a local checking account or need a loan, you’ll want access to the Big Stone region’s banking and other financial institutions. Choose from community banks or branches of large, national banks. With your finances squared away, you can begin to explore everything else the Big Stone region has to offer.
Enjoying your free time indoors and out
Big Stone Plant sits near the southern bank of Big Stone Lake and is ideal for those who love the great outdoors. In the warmer months, locals enjoy fishing and camping by the lake as well as golfing at the nearby Milbank and Ortonville golf courses. During the winter, the area is an excellent place to cross-country ski, snowmobile, or enjoy a host of other outdoor activities.
If indoor activities are more your style, you’ll find a bowling alley, movie theater, libraries, and a number of restaurants.
Better air quality for a
better quality of life
During the next few years, hundreds of workers will migrate to the Big Stone region to help install an air-quality control system (AQCS) at Big Stone Plant. Use this site to learn more about the community, find housing, and stay connected to the project.
More about the project:
The plant already has an excellent emissions compliance history. This new AQCS will help further reduce emission thought to cause smog and acid rain. Customers will continue to receive low-cost energy from the plant around the clock throughout construction. Better air quality, continued cost-effective service, and an economic boost to the region are a few of the project’s benefits.