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Corn harvest is almost finished for Ron Fick as he combines a field northwest of Luverne Thursday morning, Oct. 22.
Ten years after setting Rock County’s highest average corn yield, area producers are confident the record will be broken once the 2015 growing season is wrapped up. How much the average could be raised is yet to be determined. Meanwhile, local farmers have enjoyed 24 days of rain-free weather from...
How water moves around and through the Rock County Demolition Debris Landfill will receive an in-depth look as required by the state’s permit renewal process. County commissioners recently hired Melanie Niday, a hydrogeologist with Short Elliot Henderson Inc., St. Cloud, for $13,450. Niday will...
Before work begins on burying miles of fiber-optic cable, organizers want to know how many customers want the service in greater Rock County. For several weeks Alliance Communications Cooperative has been marketing the Internet, cable TV and/or telephone service by advertising in newspapers, on...
For Rock County communities outside of Luverne, preliminary property tax levies ranged from zero to 10.1 percent. On Sept. 30 cities, counties, townships, school districts and special taxing districts in Minnesota must submit preliminary 2016 tax levy amounts to county auditors. Each entity will...
Rock County 4-H’ers earned champion herdsmanship honors at the 2015 Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 17-21 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Pictured are (front, from left) Andrea Severtson, Thea Richards, Meranda Fick, Annaliese Braucht, Kallie Chapa, (back) Lizzie Chapa, Adam Fodness, Joni Vander Beek and Grace Homer.
The eight-member Rock County delegation to the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show earned champion herdsmanship honors during the Sept. 17-21 event. Competing in the large county category, Rock County was one of 27 counties competing in the finals with a perfect 500 score, according to Tim Bonham, who...
  The AGI verification and compliance reviews for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 are conducted on producers who the IRS indicated may have exceeded the adjusted gross income limitations described in 7 CFR 1400.500. Based on this review, producers will receive determinations of eligibility or...
  As farmers across Minnesota ramp up fall harvest activity, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds everyone of possible hazards of the season. Federal and state statistics show farming is one of the most dangerous professions. In 2013, the latest year reported, 17 of the 69 work-...
Eight Rock County horses competing at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show in St. Paul Sept. 18-21 are under quarantine as recommended by show officials. The horses may have been exposed to a potentially deadly virus while attending the annual event along with more than 600 other horses. On Friday,...
A more affordable public transportation option for families is now available through the Rock County Heartland Express. County Commissioners approved the additional rate option called Unlimited Monthly Family School Pass at their Sept. 8 meeting. Instead of purchasing a pass for each child to ride...
  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...

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