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A new home under construction in Kanaranzi Township is the eighth in Rock County to be approved for tax abatement under the county’s Home Initiative Program since it began over a year ago. “This program is doing exactly what we wanted it to do — build new homes in Rock County,” said Commissioner...
Significant snowfall blanketed Rock County Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 10, with up to 8 inches in some places over a 24-hour period, according to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, roadways were snow-covered and slick from the heavy snowfall, but by Wednesday, Nov...
Agriculture producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Tuesday, Oct. 13. These key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety-net programs help producers weather...
Minnesota Department of Commerce announced this week that the state’s Energy Assistance Program is receiving more than $106 million ($106,133,440) in federal funding to help income-eligible Minnesotans pay their heating bills this winter. The funds from the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance...
Workers with Tri-City Sign Company install signage at the new Subway restaurant on South Highway 75 in Luverne Tuesday. Franchisee Jeremy Jalas purchased the 85-by-287-square-foot lot in 2017 from Elbers, between the real estate office and Howling Dog. Construction started in earnest this summer on...
Participating in the Luverne pork loin giveaway on Veterans Day 2020 are (front, from left) Luverne Mayor and veteran Pat Baustian, Erin Golly of Lynch Livestock, veteran Don Bryan, Jason Golly and Dustin Guy of Lynch Livestock, Rock County Veterans Services officer and veteran Dave Haugom, (back) Rock County Administrator and veteran Kyle Oldre, PMP President/CEO Dan Paquin, PMP plant manager Scott Johnson, and veteran Jerry Hoff.
Premium Minnesota Pork gave away 200 pork loins, weighing about 10 pounds each, to Rock County veterans in a drive-through distribution Nov. 11 near the Rock County History Center. Company officials made arrangements with local veterans’ organizations to offer the gifts as a way to thank veterans...
The monthly USDA World Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report was released on Nov. 10, which will likely impact corn and soybean markets in the coming months. The WASDE report projected significantly lower 2020-21 U.S. corn and soybean carryover estimates at the end of the current marketing...
A line of cars around the lot near Sanford Luverne's ambulance garage where hospital staff conduct drive-through COVID tests. According to hospital director Tammy Loosbrock, Sanford Luverne is averaging 35 tests per day with some days reaching 55.
Rock County’s coronavirus cases are spiking along with numbers statewide, and it’s affecting how schools operate and the number of patients seeking medical attention. The drive-through testing site at Sanford Luverne is seeing an uptick in the number of people seeking to be tested for the...
Nicholas Uilk, an instructor in South Dakota State University's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, received an Association of Public and Land-grant Universities national teaching award for excellence in agricultural sciences teaching and student engagement.
Nicholas Uilk, an instructor in South Dakota State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, has received the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities national teaching award. The awards, which recognize excellence in agricultural sciences teaching and student...
Several vintage tractors and plows turn 20 acres of dirt at the Dick and Teresa Kramer farm Saturday for “Plow Day.”
Rock County’s Dick Kramer hosted his fifth annual Plow Day Saturday, Nov. 7, with nearly 10 vintage tractors and plows that turned dirt on 20 acres of soybean stubble on his Springwater Township farm. When asked about the event’s purpose, Kramer said, “It’s just because we like to play with our two...

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