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Pictures at a recent soil testing near Hills (from left) land owner Terry Aukes, Brandon Bosch, NRCS Soil Conservationist Patrick Toomey, Conservation Agronomist Rose Roberts, Doug Bos with the Rock County Land Management Office and (off the picture) Danielle Evers, Minnesota agriculture water quality technician.
A farm field west of Hills is one of four sites in Minnesota that will demonstrate soil health management over the next three years. Terry Aukes is partnering with Rock County to establish an on-farm, field-scale plot to compare conservation practices from site to site. “I thought it would be a...
W-2’s Quality Meats closed its Luverne location Saturday. The building  at Main Street and Highway 75 is owned by Luverne Properties, a group of local investors.
A “closed” sign appeared on the front door of W-2 Quality Meats over the weekend with a message from business owners Steven Wieneke and Troy Wietzema. “We appreciate that you have chosen to do business with us. It has been our pleasure serving you,” the sign said. “Unfortunately, we’ve made a hard...
Based on community feedback throughout the process, the proposed plaza concept has open and flexible spaces, a water feature with both flowing water (as deep as a foot in places) and splash fountains. It has green space with trees, native grasses and local materials.
There’s still no location or funding for a downtown plaza, but a final concept drawing was presented Monday night to about 50 people at Grand Prairie Events. Plaza Committee Chairman Dave Haugom called the meeting a “big reveal” of work done to this point. “This plan takes all the ideas from our...
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the “American Pickers” team are returning to Minnesota to film episodes throughout the region in August. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking” on the History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers on their hunt for...
Important dates: •March 15: 2016 NAP Pasture and Spring-seeded Annual Crops sales deadline •March 30: MPP Premium Payment Deduction authorization deadline •March 31: 2015 Small Grains Loans and LDS request deadline •April 1: 2016 Maple Sap Acreage certification deadline •April 15: 2014 and 2015 ARC...
SWMH Center’s Board of Directors President Marlene Tregaser (holding scissors) cut the ceremonial ribbon. Pictured (from left) are Chamber Board President Derek Boeve, SWMH board director Les Nath, general contractor Curt Valnes, Tregaser, SWMH board director Ron Boyenga, SWMH executive director Scott Johnson, SWMH business manager Dennis Gyberg, and Chamber board members Ryan Wynia, Faye Bremer, Laurie Ketterling, Sherri Thompson, Heidi Sehr and Mark Ommen.
Luverne Area Chamber and the community celebrated Southwestern Mental Health Center’s ribbon-cutting and open house Friday afternoon.  In late October, SWMH staff moved into the 9,700-square-foot facility just off East Main Street in Luverne on South Spring Street. The $1.2 million renovation of...
Thrivent Financial celebrated a ribbon-cutting event Monday afternoon, Dec. 2, in its new office location at 311 West Gabrielson Road. Pictured are (from left) Holly Sammons (Luverne EDA director), Roger and Vicky Henderson (Thrivent members), Allison Bolger (Thrivent Agent), Sully Bolger (Thrivent...
Emily Crabtree is director of Luverne Area Community Foundation.
The Luverne Area Community Foundation will host an open house in its new location in the Palace Theatre building next week. The event is designed to show off the recent renovations in the 100-year-old space and to remind the public what LACF is all about. "We provide the framework for charitable...
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