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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...
Several home day care groups took advantage of sunny weather Friday to have a picnic in the Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom at Luverne Elementary School.
The Outdoor Classroom, built in 2014 with support from grants and community donations, is designed for preschoolers to learn by discovery and exploration.
Josie Scholten
The Minnesota State Fair opens today (Aug. 24) and runs until Labor Day in Falcon Heights. Rock County 4-H will be well-represented at the annual event with 38 livestock exhibitors, 29 general project exhibitors and three state ambassadors. Livestock exhibitors moved into the State Fair Aug. 23 and...
Linda McGinty (left) and Doreen Nicolaus team up for Luverne Community Education’s first jigsaw puzzle tournament Wednesday morning, Aug. 9, in the Early Childhood Family Education parent room.
Young and old met Wednesday morning, Aug. 9, for the first jigsaw puzzle competition offered through Luverne Community Education. Luverne’s Jacki Johnson organized the tabletop event after reading about a similar tournament conducted by the Rushmore Booster Club. She also hosted for personal...
              Luverne will be the site of trū Shrimp’s first $50 million production facility, according to a company announcement Tuesday.   The Luverne Bay Harbor, as it will be called, will be built in the industrial park west of Papik Motors along I-90. The city of Luverne offered 30 acres (what...
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in four people with prescription opioids struggles with addiction. To curb this epidemic of opioid addition, the CDC released new guidelines for the prescription of opioids for chronic pain, urging health care providers to reduce the use of opioids...
Important dates: •May 1: 2017 NAP ornamental nursery sales deadline. •May 15: Final RMA small grain planting date; CRP primary nesting and brood rearing season begins. •May 29: FSA office closed for Memorial Day. •May 31: 2016 corn and soybean loan and LDP request deadline; 2017 ornamental nursery...

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