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The Braucht family attended the Canadian National horse show in support of 13-year-old Ethan (center holding ribbon and horse named Pistol). Pictured with Ethan (from left) are his sister, Annaliese, his dad, Jason, his mom, Sonja, and his brother, Dylan.
If 13-year-old Ethan Braucht wrote an essay, “How I spent my 2018 summer vacation,” it would be about a horse named Pistol and his travels to a foreign country. Braucht competed in the 2018 Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show Aug. 12-18 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada....
Workers with AJ Tower Services of Yankton, South Dakota, and Vertical Limit Crane Service of Wanamingo, Minnesota, fully assembled the new wireless telecommunications tower in Magnolia Saturday morning. The 259-foot, self-supporting tower is designed to improve cell phone coverage along the...
Rock County Commissioners approved a conditional use permit for the Walleye Wind Project to construct a meteorological tower in Martin Township near Hills. Commissioners unanimously approved the permit at their Tuesday, Sept. 4, monthly meeting, despite the fact that Rock County Planning and Zoning...
Resident Jerry Jungers fills his reusable water bottle after his workout Monday at Blue Mound Tower in Luverne after workers finished installing the new water station.
Blue Mound Tower residents have use of a water bottle filling station, thanks to a $2,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Health. “No one used our old drinking faucet,” said housing director Tammy Johnson. “Many times it stunk due to dry drain. I was so excited to come across this grant...
Phase 2 of the Luverne Loop hiking and biking path is now complete, and city leaders and sponsors are hosting a ribbon-cutting event on Sept. 30. The day will celebrate the completion of the path from Dodge Street near the school to Highway 75 at Gabrielson Road. But the event will also showcase “...
USDA launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). USDA provided details in August of the programs to be...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Sept. 5 that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Minnesota to supplement local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding from June 15 to July 11, 2018....
Cover crops are known to protect fields from the stresses of climate — they keep the soil in place during torrential rain and they keep moisture in topsoil during blistering drought. Local farmers are increasingly interested in planting cover crops between corn and soybeans, but the “how to” manual...
A community gathering will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at St. Catherine Church in Luverne. Tony and Wendy Gacke (pictured above) along with Father Tom Jennings will talk about suicide alternatives.
A year after losing their daughter to suicide, a Luverne couple is reaching out to the community during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. A community gathering will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. The event is open to the public. Daniella “Dani...
The Luverne City Council is considering more than $14.7 million in capital expenses next year, according to budget estimates from city department heads. That comes on the heels of 2018 capital spending that exceeded $12 million and reflects a flurry of development that Luverne hasn’t seen in...

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