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To the Editor: Almost incredibly a Minnesota judge, John R. Tunheim, just ruled that a media production business based in Minnesota cannot post a statement on their website saying they would not make films celebrating same-sex marriages. In his odd decision the judge managed to offend millions of...
Odin Olson
Odin Elmer “Odie” Olson, 93, Minnetonka, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, of natural causes. A  celebration of life was Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins. Odin Olson was born on March 6, 1924, to Olaf  and Petra (Larson) Olson in Luverne. He graduated from Luverne High...
Rock County 4-H’ers topped dozens of counties in the recent herdsmanship contest at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show in St. Paul. Members include (front row, from left) Lizzie Chapa, Kellie VanDerBrink, Kennedy Safar, McKenna Westphal, (back) Ayden Bonnett, Adam Fodness, Joni Vander Beek and Kallie Chapa.
Eight members of the 2017 Rock County 4-H Horse Show qualifying team were named top herdsman at the recent Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show in St. Paul. Adam Fodness, McKenna Westphal, Joni Vander Beek, Lizzie Chapa, Kallie Chapa, Ayden Bonnett, Kellie VanDerBrink and Kennedy Safar earned the top...
Nancy Ann (Winter) Browne, 66, Eagan, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at her home following a lengthy battle with multiple progressive medical conditions. A committal service was Wednesday,  Sept. 6, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. (0914 DN)
Almost $5 million dollars is now available to support landowners in meeting the requirements of Minnesota’s buffer law. Funds distributed to soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs) are to be used for cost-sharing contracts with landowners or their authorized agents to implement riparian...
Minnesota waterfowl season opens Saturday, Sept. 23. “Habitat conditions look good in most areas, wild rice reports are good for hunters in the northern portions of the state and waterfowl numbers are favorable,” said Steve Cordts, waterfowl specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural...
Jacob Raak, reserve champion Aryshire cow.
Rock County 4-H’ers joined representatives from the state’s 87 counties to exhibit 2,843 animals during this year’s Minnesota State Fair livestock encampment Aug. 23-27. Five local 4-H’ers received champion or reserve champion honors during the event. They are Justin Mente, champion cow/calf pair...
Alexandra Hartman, purple ribbon cat project grades 9+.
Conference judging is used at the Minnesota State Fair to determine ribbon placings for purple, blue, red and white. A purple ribbon is the highest ranking given by judges in the general project area.Two Rock County 4-H’ers earned purple ribbons during their general project encampment.Receiving...
Amy Klobuchar
In Minnesota we understand the importance of a free press. It’s hard to forget in our state — Minnesotans are among the most engaged citizens in the country. Last year we again ranked first in the nation in voter turnout. Minnesotans volunteer at the second highest rate in the country. And we...
Lila Mae Nelson, 81, Adrian, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the South Shore Care Center in Worthington. A funeral service was Monday, Aug. 14, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Adrian. Burial followed in the Adrian Cemetery. Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Home of Adrian, www.dingmannandsons.com...

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