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A team of volunteers organized by Larry Smith spent May 13 loading and unloading dozens of semi-trailer loads of grain, emptying all the storage bins on the Hup family farm south of Luverne.
In the true spirit of Rock County generosity, more than a dozen area farmers rallied to help out a fellow farm family. The late Steve Hup, who passed away March 30 in a car accident, had dozens of semi loads of grain stored in bins on his farmyard. Realizing this grain would need to be hauled, Hup’...
Operators of the 114th Fighter Wing South Dakota Air National Guard Emergency Management office brought their Mobile Emergency Operations office brought their Mobile Emergency Operations Center (MEOC) to Luverne Monday for a demonstration.
Area fire departments and emergency response officials recently learned about a high-tech resource that’s available to them, should disaster strike. Operators of the 114th Fighter Wing South Dakota Air National Guard Emergency Management office brought their Mobile Emergency Operations Center (MEOC...
  Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota’s Meals on Wheels service in Luverne has been awarded a $7,075 grant from the Luverne Area Community Foundation. For many years the Luverne Area Community Foundation has offered philanthropic support to the missions of partnering organizations, including...
  Applicants will begin receiving disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014. The program, reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides disaster relief to producers...
  Luverne’s GrandStay Hotel earned industry accolades at the GrandStay Hospitality, LLC, 2015 Brand Conference at the La Grand Conference Center in Apple Valley on April 29. At the conference the GrandStay Hotel in Luverne received two prestigious awards. The 2014 Every Guest ~ Every Time Customer...
  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is gathering information and assessing the future of the Lower Dam at Blue Mounds State Park in the southwestern corner of Minnesota. Significant damage occurred at the park last June after heavy rains. Floodwaters from Mound Creek caused a breach of...
  As anyone with farm ground knows, the extreme rainfall events in June of 2014 caused severe erosion on farm ground in Rock County.  Gullies were cut through crop fields and ditches filled with sediment. Fields that had conservation practices in place such as terraces, waterways and sediment...
Submitted photo During the “Click it or Ticket” campaign from May 18-31, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office has committed 40 additional hours to seatbelt enforcement.
  The Minnesota State Patrol and southwest Minnesota law enforcement agencies are teaming up this week and next week for extra seatbelt patrols. During the “Click it or Ticket” campaign from May 18-31, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office has committed 40 additional hours to seatbelt enforcement. These...
  Troopers from South Dakota and Minnesota join forces Friday for a 21-hour joint operation designed to promote highway safety. The Minnesota State Patrol and South Dakota Highway Patrol will have an increased law enforcement presence on Interstate 90 from 6 a.m. Friday, May 22, to 3 a.m. Saturday...

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