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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...
  The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including Federal Crop Insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the fall-seeded crop deadlines of Sept. 30 for winter wheat and forage production and...
  Dispatch report Sept. 11 •Glen’s Food Center reported they have been getting counterfeit coupons. •Reserved for narcotic info. •Complainant requested extra patrol in the area until their sale is over with. •Complainant reported children that were left alone with a pre-teen and she was off playing...
  In the past five years Rock County’s debt has grown. Today the amount totals $11,115,019.29. At the Sept. 8 Rock County Board meeting, Chairman Ron Boyenga proposed taking on no more debt for the next five years. Instead of passing the resolution, board members supported the idea instead, making...
  After starting the first part of the year with moderately significant rainfall deficits, we finally have overcome this with the fourth-straight month in a row of above-normal rainfall.  The August monthly total was not only slightly above normal, but well above normal with almost 5 1/2 inches of...

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