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Andrew Raak, Guernsey champion merit, Dairy Showcase.
Minnesota 4-H’ers from 86 counties arrived with more than 2,800 animals for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair 4-H livestock encampment Aug. 25-28 in St. Paul. Rock County had 39 livestock exhibitors who could show one animal at the State Fair and could earn ribbons in individual classes as well as...
Corey Nelson holds the tractor and silage wagon steady as Jeff Ahrendt operates the chopper filling the wagon Friday morning north of Magnolia. At an average of 23 tons per acre, the yield is considered about average for the area.
With rain predicted in the weekend forecast, Magnolia farmer Chad Nelson was busy hauling silage to the concrete bunker on his farmyard. “This (today) seems like a pretty ideal time for us,” Nelson said. Nelson hopes by late Saturday night that he, his brother Corey, dad Jim and chopper operator...
There will be no shortage of things to do in the coming days with several events and activities slated in Luverne and Rock County. The Take 16 Block Party will be Thursday night, Sept. 8, with live music, local food, free games and beer in the Take 16 Brewery parking lot on East Main Street in...
Jason Waltman from G & D Viking Glass, Sioux Falls, stands in the window opening as Nate Carlson puts the new window frame into place Aug. 29 at the former power plant on East Main Street in Luverne. The city of Luverne is investing $200,000 this year and next to tuck-point and install new...
“Andrew and the Land of Legs” is available for purchase on Amazon.com. The children’s book was written and illustrated by two former Luverne residents.
According to former Rock County resident Carol Poppenga, everyone should do three things during their lifetime: follow their dreams, learn something new each day and forget about the housework. The last piece of advice garnered laughter during last week’s phone interview from Poppenga’s summer home...
New teachers at H-BC schools are (from left) Chris Haak, Jannelle Lafrentz, Randi Oftedahl and Samantha McGaffee.
Four new teachers will be working in classrooms when the school doors open for students at H-BC for the 2016-17 school year. Samantha McGaffee will be teaching special education in the elementary and high school. She lives in Sioux Falls. McGaffee attended Southwest Minnesota State University in...
William Duncan of New Zealand takes his place in the parade. He is an exchange farmer working with the Sandager family by Hills.
Forty-six tractors were part of a long parade of both old and new farm implements that assembled at Luverne City Park Friday morning for a ride around the county. According to one of the organizers, Rodger Ossenfort, Friday’s event was a dry run for a tractor ride planned for next year’s 150th...
Public Works Supervisor John Stoffel holds one of the new reflective larger street signs that will be put up next year.
The Luverne City Council is considering more than $3.1 million in capital purchases next year, according to estimates from city department heads. In 2015 the budget was $2.5 million and in 2018 it’s anticipated city capital expenses will be $4.7 million. The council met with city department heads...
Dan Hamann (left) and Gene McClain attach signage on the new Grand Prairie Events facility on South Estey Street in Luverne Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31. Remodeling of the 11,500-square-foot former Family Dollar Store began last fall with the finishing touches completed last week. The first event,...

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