Recent News

  The American Red Cross is now allowing 16-year-olds to give blood. Previously, donors had to be 17 or older in order to be eligible. The next local opportunity to give blood to the American Red Cross will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. A student donor...
Duane Mabon (left) of the Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne, is pictured Sept. 12 with DAR members (from left) Erma Huso, Cottonwood; Mary Smith, Brewster; Loreena Luetgers, Worthington; Glenda Finke, Minneota; Jeanene Kirchner, Slayton; Jane Muedeking, Tracy; Joan Chesley, Luverne; and Lee Alexander, Luverne. Not pictured is Margie Salentiny of Fulda.
  The Captain Comfort Starr Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) visited the Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne, Saturday, Sept. 12. The members honored each resident with an American flag and a personal “thank you” from the DAR Chapter. “Meeting and...
  The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including Federal Crop Insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the fall-seeded crop deadlines of Sept. 30 for winter wheat and forage production and...
  The 65th Annual Tri-State Band Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 26, with 23 bands participating. Parade competition begins at 9:30 a.m. on Main Street in downtown Luverne. Nineteen marching bands will perform on the parade route.  Parade marshals for the 65th Annual Tri-State Band Festival are...
  The recently announced Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands Program is designed to support grazing operations; maintain and improve plant and animal biodiversity; while protecting grasslands from being converted to other uses. The CRP Grasslands Program consists of three continuous...
Luverne native Pam Kessler has published a book, “The Angel’s Lounge,” under the pen name, Kane Lesser. The book, a fiction suspense novel about family scandal, is sold under Kessler’s publisher, Black Rose Writing. Kessler is the second daughter of Betty Kessler and the late Harland Kessler of...
Mavis Fodness photo/0910 County Picnic
    The Rock County Commissioners hosted an employee appreciation picnic lunch Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Rock County Highway Department on North Blue Mound Avenue. The event had not been conducted for several years. Serving the meal (from left) were County Administrator Kyle Oldre and Commissioners...
  Hog producer Curt Schilling is proposing to expand his feedlot production from a 2,400-head finishing facility by adding a second 2,400-head barn, for a total of 4,800 finishing hogs. Schilling proposes to store manure in reinforced concrete storage pits below the new barn, similar to the...
    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...

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