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About the same number of small game hunters took to the field in 2015 compared to the year before. By species, the number of pheasant hunters was up slightly, with duck hunters stable and grouse hunters down slightly, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources annual small game...
Important dates: •Sept. 1: 2016 MPP premium payment deadline; 2017 NAP Fall-Seeded Annual Crops sales deadline; 2017 NAP Value Loss Crops sales deadline; 2017 NAP Controlled Environment Crops sales deadline. •Sept. 5: FSA Office closed for Labor Day. •Sept. 15: CRP Managed Harvesting and Grazing...
More than 300 law enforcement agencies statewide will take drunk drivers off the road as part of the extra DWI enforcement campaign Aug. 19 — Sept. 5. The idea is to get drivers to plan ahead as summer winds down. In the last five years, August was the worst month for DWI offenders, averaging 2,509...
Even though we are getting fairly late into the growing season, some crop challenges remain. The very wet and warm growing season in much of the Midwest has been very favorable for the development of corn and soybean diseases. Some of these diseases that occur before plants reach maturity can cause...
Ron Boyenga (foreground) and Darrel Van Aartsen draw cards Aug. 11 to break a tie vote in the Rock County Commissioner District 3 primary election. At the table in the Commissioners Room of the Courthouse are (from left) Tammy Johnson, Ashley Kurtz, Stan Williamson and Denise Brandel,
A new deck of thoroughly shuffled playing cards settled a second-place tie in the Rock County Board District 3 election. Three candidates had filed for election to that seat, including 32-year incumbent Ron Boyenga, rural Kanaranzi, and two challengers, Greg Burger and Darrel Van Aartsen, both of...
Enjoying a ride Saturday afternoon in a “train” made out of 50-gallon drums pulled by a lawn mower were Alex Gangestad (left) and her sister Reagan.
Kenneth Fun Days Friday and Saturday featured  inflatables, lawnmower train and pony rides. The event concluded with a supper to raise funds for the community’s snow removal fund.
Many voters say they like receiving their ballots in the privacy of their homes where they can take their time contemplating choices and researching candidates or issues at their leisure.
The day is soon coming when all rural voters in Rock County will cast their ballots by mail. Rock County Auditor Treasurer Ashley Kurtz said that’s the trend for small precincts with low turnout and high costs of hosting elections. Minnesota statute says a town of any size not located in a...
Sometimes the best ideas come from friends talking over a cup of coffee. Luverne's first annual tractor ride on Friday, Sept. 2, is a good example. According to Rodger Ossenfort, the Luverne Area Chamber is discussing having a tractor ride next year as part of Luverne's 150th Anniversary...
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and DNR commissioner Tom Landwehr lead a group of bicyclists on the Blue Mound Trail in August of 2015 for a pedal tour that highlighted the importance of trails and outdoor recreation.
The Luverne Loop received a prestigious designation this week as a “regionally significant” trail for 2016. In a statement released Monday, the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission announced the Luverne project made the list of 14 parks and trails to achieve regional designation...
Magnolia Fire Department First Responder Jessica Peters (left) dresses daughter Bridget Matherne in firefighter gear.
A recent fire at Magnolia’s campground prompted the Magnolia Fire Department to host a community gathering Aug. 9. According to first-year fire chief Scott Dohlmann, some people were surprised Magnolia had its own fire department, so he hoped Tuesday’s event would be educational for the community....

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