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Rock County Corn and Soybean growers sponsored a Farm to Table event Sunday night, June 11, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne to support the Luverne Area Community Foundation. The second annual event brought together community members from the farm and city to educate each other on farming trends...
Minnesota Rural Water Association Source Water Protection Specialist Aaron Meyer (right) presents Rock County Rural Water District Manager Brent Hoffmann (center) and Rock County Rural Water Board member Lila Bauer a certificate signed by Governor Mark Dayton recognizing the local utility’s protection efforts. The presentation was May 10 at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.
The Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Rural Water Association recently recognized Rock County Rural Water’s ongoing commitment to protecting the community’s drinking water source with a Source Water Protection Award. The local agency was selected for the award for its efforts in...
Rock County’s newest high-speed Internet customers will be connected next month as scheduled. Since December, crews with Alliance Communications of Garretson, South Dakota, have been connecting individual homes and businesses to the 526-mile fiber broadband ring that surrounds Luverne. As of early...
Rock County Rural Water board member Del Walraven (center) accepts the award in St. Paul March 8. He’s with Steve Weir (left) and Steve Burkland, national and state rural water representatives.
Rock County Rural Water is the winner of the 2017 Source Water Protection Award, and local rural water board members were recognized at the March 8 Minnesota Rural Water Conference in St. Paul. “We appreciate your efforts on behalf of protecting your drinking water source,” Steve Robertson said....
Instead of migrating north through Rock County, bald eagles may decide to stay, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Rock County is currently not included on the DNR’s bald eagle range map because the eagles have not been spotted in the area during June and July, the typical...
Pictured are (front row, from left) Evan Verbrugge, Tammy Johnson, Darrell Hemme, Jan Baustian, Rich Hubbling, (second row) Chelsey Javner, Joan Kindt, Lowell Schelhaas, Jen Luitjens, Patti Pearson, Lorna Bryan, Scott Monger, (third row) Jason Thorson, John Javner, Dan Kindt, Nic Johnson, Emma Mumme, Tom Johnson, Dave Bryan, Jeff Leslie, (back) Don Luitjens and Tom Haas holding Karsten.
The Prairie Rose Minnesota Community Fund recently dispersed grants totaling more than $105,000 to communities in northwestern Rock County. The big winners were the Hardwick and Jasper fire departments. Hardwick received $41,070 for new pagers, additional equipment and a new tanker chassis. Jasper...
For the past five years, Rock County Commissioners approved property tax levy increases averaging 2.8 percent. If the five-member board keeps within that range for 2017, they would have to make two assumptions: The Rock County Sheriff’s Office would make fewer arrests, and no emergencies would tax...
After a long fall of mild weather, last week’s cold snap seemed particularly brutal. Nearly 8 inches of snow blanketed the county and then perfect polar vortex formed over the Upper Midwest to deliver several days of North Pole-type air. Temperatures plummeted to 20 below zero and wind chills...
The following appeared in an atlas published in 1886:   ORGANIZATION OF TOWNSHIPS   On the 10th of September, 1872, the township of Beaver Creek was organized, embracing the same territory as it does today. November 27, 1872, a petition was presented and granted, organizing the township of Magnolia...
The following appeared in an 1886 atlas:   ORGANIZATION OF TOWNSHIPS   Until the 15th of February, 1871, the whole county was in reality one township, although they had not elected any township officers, except a justice of the peace. At a meeting of the board of county commissioners, however, held...

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