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  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...
  Sioux Valley Energy is working through portions of Minnesota this summer converting some areas of underground cable to overhead line. The decision to convert some sections of underground electric cable to overhead is based on accessibility, capacity, cost and longevity. Overhead lines are...
  The League of Minnesota Cities has selected 28 state lawmakers, including Senator Bill Weber, as Legislators of Distinction for 2015. The honor recognizes legislators for specific actions that aided efforts of Minnesota cities during the past year’s legislative session. Legislators of Distinction...
  In June Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a new buffer initiative to help protect the state’s water resources from erosion and runoff pollution by establishing roughly 110,000 acres of buffer along waterways. “The new law generated a significant amount of interest,” said Arlyn Gehrke of the Rock...
The Historic Hinkly House Museum opened its doors Thursday night for the opening act of its summer music series with a front porch performance by Dolly Talbert and friends. Work has been in progress this summer to replace the roof of the historic home on North Freeman Street in Luverne, but that...

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