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Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on March 8, 1935.   Taking of Muskrats Unlawful this Year   State Game and Fish Division Issues Prohibitory Order After Dangers of Undue Depletion are Shown Trapping of muskrats or taking of them in any other manner will be unlawful throughout this...
Perched atop the old hog house roof on our farm east of Hardwick, I called my husband, Bryan, on my cell phone. As the phone rang through, I pondered my predicament — I had climbed on the roof to fetch the dog’s frisbee and now I was stuck. My errant throw landed Lucy’s favorite toy out of reach,...
Rick Peterson
I was having somewhat of a frustrating day a week or so ago. It was late in the afternoon and I was driving back to the office sulking a bit more than I should have. Nevertheless, it was a bummer of a day. I was listening to the Dan Barreiro radio show, and he was doing a segment on how important...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on Feb. 22, 1935.   Rock County Now in Drought Relief Area   Farmers in Dire Need of Feed for Livestock Can Secure Emergency Feed Loans to Meet Situation Rock county is now included in the emergency drought relief area in Minnesota, which means that...
Scott Rall
Now is the time to grab a few boxes of shells and get your shooting eye tuned up for the dove season that starts on Sept. 1. Not everyone hunts doves, but a keen shooting eye will benefit every hunter, whether it’s ducks, pheasants, grouse or any other game on the wing. When I finally got serious...
Jason Berghorst
A few weeks ago our church hosted a “Christmas in July” Sunday just for fun.  Adrian’s town celebration is known as “Christmas in July.”  Of course, there’s Christmas in July on the Hallmark Channel.  And, not surprisingly, more stores are offering “Christmas in July” sales.  All of this Christmas...
Troy Christianson
Question: I've often wondered why Troopers wear their badges on their pocket flaps and not their chests like other law enforcement officers. Can you tell me the story behind that? Answer: Each individual agency and department will have different rules and regulations as to how the badge is to be...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rock County Star-Herald on Jan. 17, 1946.   Rock County’s New Extension Agent and Soil Conservationist Are Named George Golla, 27, Shevlin, Minn., arrived this week to begin his duties as Rock county’s new extension agent. A native Minnesotan, he was graduated from...
George Bonnema
August is the month to thin or transplant German bearded iris and peonies. Dividing fern leaf peonies is a bit more complicated than regular peonies in that they have a “neck” between the eye of next year’s growth and the tuber. Just cutting into the clump with a spade will often ruin a lot of the...
Scott Rall
The headline of the Star Herald a few weeks back announced that a nearby community’s drinking water had levels of magnesium that were five times higher than what was safe for infants. It really doesn’t matter where in the state you live, this is becoming a far too frequent headline. There is a very...

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