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A public hearing is set for Tuesday, Oct. 17, for the county to consider adopting a local ordinance to enforce the state’s new buffer law. The hearing begins at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Rock County Courthouse. Commissioners will take comments as well as act on the proposal outlining...
Dale Hamann
Dale R. Hamann, 88, Luverne, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Saturday, Oct. 7, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Dale Hamann was born on Aug. 29, 1929, to...
Commissioners voted unanimously at their Sept. 19 meeting to increase the Rock County levy by 4.75 percent. The 2018 preliminary levy increase of $613,010 will bring the new levy amount to $5,727,498. “These numbers are just the taxpayers’ contribution, not the total budget,” Oldre said. “The...
There were farm tires and smokestacks as far as the eye could see Friday when nearly 70 tractors paraded around Rock County for the Second Annual Tractor Ride. This photograph was taken at Blac-X Farms where Peter and Jay Bakken hosted the group for lunch that was sponsored by Rock County Farm Bureau.
There were farm tires and smokestacks as far as the eye could see Friday when nearly 70 tractors left Luverne City Park and tooled around Rock County. Many of the riders and drivers were returnees from last year’s popular event, which immediately prompted plans for a 2017 encore. “It was a good...
On Sunday, Aug. 27, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, along with Luverne and Rock County officials, toured the construction underway on the 4-million-gallon reservoir being constructed southwest of Luverne. Pictured are (front from left) Red Arndt, Klobuchar, Rock County Commissioner Sherri Thompson, Lewis and...
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...
Rebecca Austin will represent Rock County at the upcoming Minnesota State 4-H Dog Show.
Rebecca Austin will represent Rock County at the upcoming Minnesota State 4-H Dog Show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. Austin earned grand champion honors at the Southwest Minnesota Regional Dog Show Aug. 7 at the Nobles County Fairgrounds in Worthington. She won each of her...
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...
Judge Kent Thiesse inspects the class of market calves Friday morning, July 28, at the Rock County Fair. Exhibitors include Justine Mente, Tommy Norman, Austin Ossefoort, Grace Sandbulte and Claire Popkes.
The 2017 Rock County Fair featured more events than previous years, and that combined with warm summer days helped the Rock County Ag Society’s efforts to renew people’s interest in the decades-old event. “The weather impacted the attendance to make it the best fair attendance we have ever had...

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