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    I receive many questions daily about land rents and land values and what direction they are going in the near future and long term. Corn and soybean prices have fallen from record highs in recent years to a level that presents a challenge for farmers to generate a profit. I thought I would try...
Deal Island Chance Volunteer Fire Department won best appearance in the Maryland State Fireman's Association 123rd Annual Convention parade recently. The parade had more than 300 entrants.
  A truck manufactured by Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company, Luverne, won best appearance in the Maryland State Firemen’s Association 123rd Annual Convention Parade. Midwest Fire customer Deal Island Chance Volunteer Fire Department took delivery of the truck on June 5 and the parade took...
  The Luverne Elementary School, along with the Child Guide Program, is seeking mentors for its lunchtime reading mentorship program called Bookin’ Buddies. Mentors talk, read and share 30 minutes of their time with a second-grade student from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. each Wednesday during the school...
  Luverne Area Community Foundation invested $35,167 in Rock County communities during the spring grant cycle. Health care grant awards include: •Sanford Luverne Medical — $13,599 for an infant panda warmer used in labor and delivery for newborns •Kids Against Hunger — $500 to be used to prepare...
Megan Klumper
  The Hills-Beaver Creek School District welcomes three new teachers to its staff for the 2015-16 school year. Tom Sandager is the new high school agriculture instructor and FFA adviser. Sandager graduated from Minnesota State University in Mankato and for the past five years has been an elementary...
  The third and final step in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) process, the annual enrollment into the particular program/s that producers elected earlier for the 2014 and 2015 crop years, is underway and will end on Sept. 30. To get this task accomplished as...
  On behalf of the Tri-State Band Festival Committee, Luverne Initiatives for Tomorrow applied for a grant from the Shopko Foundation to support the 2015 Tri-State Band Festival set for Saturday, Sept. 26. Pictured here, Luverne Shopko store manager Linda Lynch (center) presents a check to Tri-...
An undercover investigation released Tuesday by Last Chance for Animals alleges multiple incidents of cruelty and neglect at a Rock County facility that’s part of the fourth largest pork producer in the nation. Hidden-camera video at Christensen Farms, a breed- to-wean facility near Luverne,...
  Energy efficiency improvements may be more affordable than you think with the help of a Minnesota Housing Fix Up loan. Your project might also qualify for rebates from Luverne Municipal Utility’s Bright Energy Solutions® program, bringing the cost down even further. The Fix Up loan program...
  Matthew Van Grootheest, new Pioneer sales professional with Express Ag in Luverne, attended a conference at DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, July 21-23 to learn about Pioneer products and services and to participate in training about crop management and development. The conference...

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