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Minnesotans who rely on MinnesotaCare for affordable health care coverage should complete their annual renewal form by Dec. 15 to ensure coverage into the New Year. The Department of Human Services (DHS) has mailed MinnesotaCare renewal forms to more than 54,000 households throughout the state....
The first deadline for anglers to remove their fish houses from inland waters is the end of the day Monday, March 4, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The agency urges anglers who haven’t yet removed their shelters to make plans now to ensure they meet the deadline. “...
Contact the Rock County Library at rocklibrarystaff@gmail.com or 507-449-5040 for more information or to register for events. The 2019 Winter Reading Program is underway and operates until March 31. Prizes are earned by participants who read/listen to 12 books over the three-month timeframe....
More than 30 teenage members of Grace Lutheran Church traveled with their adult mentors to Houston, Texas, June 26 through July 1 for the National Youth Gathering of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Pictured are (front, from left) Jennifer Bakken, Genna Rolfs, Sadie Reisdorfer, Kaitlyn...
25-year-old Mary Weddell, Sioux Falls, and 27-year-old Sean Symouksavanh, Minneapolis, are in custody.
An incident that began in Worthington Wednesday night turned into a pursuit that ended in Rock County near Beaver Creek. According to Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, his deputies were alerted around 12:30 a.m. Thursday of a pursuit on I-90 of a suspect vehicle that was traveling west. Local...
Human service professionals are crucial to supporting people with disabilities in the community. To recognize the accomplishments and contributions made by direct support professionals to people with disabilities, RCO in Luverne and the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (...
Minnesota Rep. Joe Schomacker, Luverne, received a certificate of appreciation from the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) during a ceremony Aug. 29 at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. He’s pictured with Elizabeth Schear, director of Rock...
Candidates for this year’s Hills-Beaver Creek Homecoming royalty are (front, from left) Hallie Hoekstra, Megan Gehrke, Olivia Richards, Paige Tilstra, (back) Dustin Teune, Trenton Bass, Dean Fuerstenberg and Preston Maassen. Coronation will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, and the Homecoming parade...
Jacob Raak, reserve champion Aryshire cow.
Rock County 4-H’ers joined representatives from the state’s 87 counties to exhibit 2,843 animals during this year’s Minnesota State Fair livestock encampment Aug. 23-27. Five local 4-H’ers received champion or reserve champion honors during the event. They are Justin Mente, champion cow/calf pair...
Alexandra Hartman, purple ribbon cat project grades 9+.
Conference judging is used at the Minnesota State Fair to determine ribbon placings for purple, blue, red and white. A purple ribbon is the highest ranking given by judges in the general project area.Two Rock County 4-H’ers earned purple ribbons during their general project encampment.Receiving...

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