Minnesota

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...
Kenneth native Carissa (Nieuwboer) Carroll, Shoreview, was recently recognized with a group of young leaders across the state who were named 2016 Outstanding Young Minnesotans. JCI Minnesota (formerly Minnesota Jaycees) each year acknowledges the accomplishments of young adults who have contributed...
Hunters who harvest deer outside the state are reminded that whole deer carcasses are no longer allowed to be brought into Minnesota from anywhere in North America. 
 This new restriction that includes all members of the deer family (deer, elk, moose and caribou) is an effort by the Minnesota...
Standing beside Lake Itasca, where the Mississippi River begins its 2,350-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico, Gov. Mark Dayton kicked off a “Year of Water Action” in Minnesota. He urged businesses, the agricultural industry, outdoor enthusiasts, communities and families to take action to conserve...
James Thode
James Eldon “Jim” Thode, 59, Pipestone, died Monday, Aug 15, 2016, at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at First Lutheran Church in Pipestone. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. James Thode was born to Feb. 8, 1957, to...
Arvid Erickson
Arvid A. Erickson, 97, Granite Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at the Granite Falls Manor. A funeral and burial were Friday, Aug. 19, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Granite Falls. Arvid Erickson was born July 2, 1919, to Axel and Annabelle (Underhill) Erickson near Paynesville. He grew up in...
Robert Miller
Robert D. “Bob” Miller, 73, Luverne, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center.  A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial with full military honors provided by the Luverne American Legion and VFW  will be at...
Edwin Allen Smith, 70, Allen, Texas, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at McKinney Medical Center. Edwin Smith was born March 31, 1946, to Marvin and Nellie (Boeve) Smith. He married Peggy Winter on Sept. 4, 1971, in Adrian. He worked as a professional civil engineer in Minnesota, Colorado and Texas....

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