Minnesota

Brenda Winter
Tuesday morning’s weather forecast was the stuff that Minnesota dreams are made of.  “Snow, heavy at times. Gusty winds will lead to blizzard conditions. High 28F. Winds NNE at 25 to 40 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 5 to 8 inches. Winds could occasionally gust over 50 mph.” Yup. One...
For the third straight year, Minnesota is ranked one of two strongest states in the nation. The annual analysis by the Politico Magazine is based on 15 separate categories that demonstrate the educational attainment, quality of life and economic health of each of the 50 states. New Hampshire was...
With another tax season coming up quickly, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) warns taxpayers about tax-related identity theft, which occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number (SSN) to file a fraudulent tax return and claim your refund. Though this type of...
Eight Rock County horses competing at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show in St. Paul Sept. 18-21 are under quarantine as recommended by show officials. The horses may have been exposed to a potentially deadly virus while attending the annual event along with more than 600 other horses. On Friday,...
Law enforcement agencies in Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota are patrolling extra hours for drunk driving enforcement from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7. Representatives from multiple agencies met at the I-90 state line rest area Friday for a kick-off event, which included an address by Brad Bigler, survivor...
Young riders buckle their seatbelts on the dragon roller coaster ride at the fair Thursday night.
Pleasant summer weather and a variety of events and activities attracted solid crowds to the Rock County Fairgrounds for the first few days of public attendance. 4-H judging started on Monday, July 27, and shows opened Wednesday, July 30, with the fair continuing through Saturday night. In what’s...
Dallas Hamm is named to the eighth Minnesota All-Star team. He attended the awards ceremony with his wife, Jessica, and son, Carter.
  Rock County Deputy Dallas Hamm is among 39 law enforcement officers and prosecutors recognized as DWI Enforcer All-Stars during the Minnesota Twins pregame activities at Target Field Thursday, July 9. The All-Stars represent 32 agencies and, in 2014, they made 2,281 DWI arrests across Minnesota,...
Arts in the Park was a popular spot in Luverne Saturday afternoon for Buffalo Days weekend.
Summer officially began in Luverne over the weekend with the 31st annual Buffalo Days Celebration June 5-7. Despite a dismal weekend forecast, fair weather prevailed for most of the Buffalo Days activities. More than 250 cars, trucks, motorcycles and other automobiles and hundreds of auto...
Submitted photo During the “Click it or Ticket” campaign from May 18-31, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office has committed 40 additional hours to seatbelt enforcement.
  The Minnesota State Patrol and southwest Minnesota law enforcement agencies are teaming up this week and next week for extra seatbelt patrols. During the “Click it or Ticket” campaign from May 18-31, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office has committed 40 additional hours to seatbelt enforcement. These...

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