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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,...
Pilot Matt Schanilec from AgriMAX LLC, Grafton, North Dakota, sprays a soybean field north of Kenneth earlier this month. According to aerial application manager JP Knox, his company sprayed about 25,000 soybean acres for aphids in a two-week timeframe. The amount is comparable to previous years in Rock County.
It has been five years since area crops have looked this good in mid-August. That was the finding of the Aug. 9 Minnesota Crop Progress & Condition report, which rated both corn and soybeans at the highest condition since 2010. Locally, crop conditions mirror the state’s findings. “They look...
  The third and final step in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) process, the annual enrollment into the particular program/s that producers elected earlier for the 2014 and 2015 crop years, is underway and will end on Sept. 30. To get this task accomplished as...
    In 1922 the Minneapolis Tribune speculated, “… The day will come soon when farms are run by electricity, just as the other great industries are." The newspaper marveled that the relatively new technology was creating new economic opportunities in rural Minnesota and was making work more...
  Thea Richards and 27 other outstanding Minnesota 4-H youth have been selected as Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors for 2015-16. Elected through a meticulous selection process by 4-H adults and youth, this year’s group of state ambassadors will serve as spokespeople for the youth development...

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