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  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...
  Rock County Sportsman’s Club Sept. 8 Team Scores: Agri-Energy LLC – 116 Big Orv’s Bar – 107 Slocum Taxidermy 1 – 103 Howling Dog – 102 Main Street Financial – 102 Freedom Ranch – 99 Slocum Taxidermy 2 – 98 Minnwest Bank – 98 Luverne Body Shop – 98 Woody’s Bar – 97   Individual scores: 25x25 Rick...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on February 23, 1923:   KIWANIS CLUB TO GIVE SILVER CUP TO SCHOOLS Will be Used as a Trophy for Which Seniors and Juniors Will Annually Debate Purchase and presentation to the Luverne high school of a silver cup as a trophy for which the Senior and...
  The recently announced Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands Program is designed to support grazing operations; maintain and improve plant and animal biodiversity; while protecting grasslands from being converted to other uses. The CRP Grasslands Program consists of three continuous...
Taking part in Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremonies are (from left) Commissioner Stan Williamson, Commissioner Ken Hoime, Rep. Joe Schomacker, Sen. Bill Weber, Commissioner Jody Reisch, Alliance Communication’s Technical Equipment Supervisor Andy Hulscher, Alliance Communications General Manager Don Snyders, Danna MacKenzie with the state office of Broadband Development, Commissioner Sherri Thompson a
Rock County Broadband Alliance broke ground Tuesday on a $14 million project to bring high speed Internet service to rural Rock County residents.  RCBA is a subsidiary of Alliance Communications Cooperative based in Garretson, South Dakota. The co-op received a $5 million state grant to expand its...
  Tuesday marked a significant milestone for our rural Rock County residents. Rock County Broadband Alliance broke ground on a $14 million project to bring high-speed Internet service to all residents living outside the city of Luverne. RCBA is a subsidiary of Alliance Communications Cooperative...
Law enforcement agencies in Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota are patrolling extra hours for drunk driving enforcement from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7. Representatives from multiple agencies met at the I-90 state line rest area Friday for a kick-off event, which included an address by Brad Bigler, survivor...
A company familiar with the county’s rock formations has been hired to bury 554 miles of fiber optic cable for the upcoming countywide broadband project. Three years ago Michel’s Corporation, headquartered in Brownsville, Wisconsin, buried the power cable and constructed the overhead electrical...
    I receive many questions daily about land rents and land values and what direction they are going in the near future and long term. Corn and soybean prices have fallen from record highs in recent years to a level that presents a challenge for farmers to generate a profit. I thought I would try...
  A disappointing controversy arose last week during the annual sale of the Cardinal Coupon Card. The folded card displays the names of more than 50 local businesses offering discounts totaling more than $2,000 in goods and services. The Chamber does the legwork contacting interested businesses,...

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