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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA and allow grassroots input and local administration of federal farm programs. Committees are comprised of locally elected agricultural producers...
Amber Shaw
A Hardwick woman is accused of stealing nearly $13,000 from her former employer, Southwest Youth Services in Magnolia, where she worked as business manager. Felony theft charges were filed against 28-year-old Amber Christine Shaw in Rock County District Court Friday, July 5, after bookkeeping...
Missoula Children’s Theatre directors Shayla Rogers (standing, far left) and Casey Papas lead theater camp participants in a song Monday that will be sung Friday night and Saturday morning during the public productions of “Snow Queen” at the Palace Theatre in Luverne.
Fifty-five children ages 5 to 18 are taking part in a weeklong theater camp at the Palace Theater in Luverne. Missoula Children’s Theatre conducts the five days of auditions and rehearsals, which culminate in two public performances Friday night and Saturday morning. This year’s performance is “...
A search warrant executed in a Hardwick home Sunday night yielded meth and drug paraphernalia and the arrest of a 37-year-old Hardwick woman. According to the complaint filed Monday in Rock County District Court, Deputy Dallas Hamm had applied for a search warrant based on information that Lucas...
Accordionist Mike Schneider emphasizes that polka music “is the happiest form of music on the face of the earth” by encouraging those in attendance at his Luverne show to stand and perform to the “Flying Machine Polka.”
Performer Mike Schneider of Clinton, Wisconsin, entertains a group of children, parents and grandparents with his “Pint-Sized Polka” program July 1 in the Rock County Library basement. A downpour of rain limited attendance to 32 children and adults at the afternoon program sponsored by the local...
Warmer temperatures in late June and early July have helped improve the crop conditions in some areas of the Midwest. Earlier planted corn has made up some lost ground as far as crop development, while later planted corn and soybeans have experienced very rapid growth. However, many areas of...
Kayakers paddle down the Rock River Saturday in the “I Rocked the River” event.
Seventy-one people paddled kayaks down 10.31 miles of the Rock River Saturday morning as part of the “I Rocked the River” event. “In spite of the extremely hot weather, you were wonderful guests on the river,” said Luverne Area Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere. All kayakers finished at the...
Safety consultant Ray Steil coaches a team of Luverne firefighters on proper decontamination measures — rinsing with lots of water — after being exposed to anhydrous ammonia.
“It can kill you, as much as a motorcycle can kill you,” Ray Steil said about anhydrous ammonia. “You wouldn’t get on a Harley Davidson if you don’t know how to handle it. … You have to understand the animal you’re trying to tame.” Steil, who owns a regulatory consulting firm in Sioux City, Iowa,...
After 57 years, some things never change. But that’s not the case with Luverne’s Hot Dog Night. The annual mid-summer event began as a way for merchants to thank their customers with free hot dogs and juice. While that’s still the goal today, the event has changed and grown considerably since the...
Rock County Commissioners issued a letter of support for the proposed 1,700-acre solar farm near Magnolia. The support comes after township officials indicated they have no concerns about the project led by Geronimo Energy. During the June 4 County Board meeting, officials with Edina-based Geronimo...

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