While some small hills exist, a majority of the land is extremely flat, yet fertile for farming.
The Minnesota River Valley provides some small geographic differential.
Willmar, which is the largest city at 19,570 (2013), the 58th largest city in Minnesota.
The area has numerous small cities, as railroads criss-crossed the area.
Major cities include Willmar, Redwood Falls, Marshall, Montevideo Jackson and Pipestone.
Big Stone County
Lac qui Parle County
Yellow Medicine County