Paul Witte III (far left), Jack Baustian, Zoe Brown, Adam Fodness and Mira Uithoven (not pictured) were chosen to participate in Boys and Girls State as representatives from the Luverne and Hardwick American Legions and Auxiliaries. The students all attend Luverne High School.
Each year Minnesota’s American Legion posts and auxiliaries choose one male and one female to participate in the Legion-sponsored Boys and Girls State. Open to high school juniors, the programs’ primary purpose is to teach how government works, according to the organization’s website. Participants...
Danny Roskamp kicks up dust while planting soybeans northeast of Hardwick last week. Due to the dry soil conditions, farmers across the state are reaching the fastest planting on record in 30 years.
Last week Minnesota farmers tied a 30-year record for the most soybean acres planted in a single week. That follows the pace set by corn planting the previous week when corn producers had the second-highest acres planted in 30 years, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service...


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