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Betty Mann
This is to continue my article from last week:   ORGANIZATION OF ROCK COUNTY   On the 17th day of October, 1870, this board held its first meeting at the house of H. A. Gregory. Daniel Wilmott was chosen chairman, and P. J. Kniss, clerk pro tem. The first work of the board was to call an election...
Emergency crews responded to a fiery crash on Highway 23 around midnight Saturday in western Rock County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Michael J. Buchert, 49, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, suffered non-life threatening injuries after his car left the roadway and hit a sign. His 1999 Ford...
Betty Mann
The following was found in an atlas dated 1886:   ORGANIZATION OF ROCK COUNTY   Prior to its organization Rock County was attached to Jackson for civil and judicial purposes, and when, in the winter of 1869-70, the Legislature passed the enabling act, there was but comparatively little talk or...
Lori Sorenson photo from Sept. 29, 2016
  Area producers are on track to set production and yield records for 2016, the second growing year in a row. The state’s corn harvest is forecasted at 1.49 billion bushels, according to the latest USDA crop production report. If realized, the production would be a record high. Corn yields are...
Minnesota State Patrol squad cars wait at at the South Dakota state Line Tuesday morning. Peter Bakken shared this image, which was captured near his home west of Highway 23 facing west. The acreage where the suspect was detained is pictured in the next mile to the right.
Rock County deputies were involved Tuesday morning in the arrest of a South Dakota kidnapping suspect who led authorities on a pursuit from Sioux Falls to western Rock County. The suspect was apprehended around 9:30 a.m. just over the border into South Dakota after Rock County farmers reported a...
Rock County Commissioners have opted to begin their bi-monthly meetings by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The practice began Oct. 4 as a suggestion from chairman Jody Reisch. “In light of what is going on in our nation, I sometimes think it’s a forgotten piece of our day,” he said. None of the...
A record number of absentee ballots will be issued in Rock County if the first three weeks of absentee voting is any indication. As of noon Monday, 116 absentee ballots have been issued since the voting option opened Sept. 23, according to Rock County Auditor-Treasurer Ashley Kurtz. Her office has...
The average per acre rental cost of Rock County’s non-irrigated cropland dropped $10 in the past two years, according to information released by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report released Sept. 9 shows Rock County’s average cash rent price declined from $247 in 2014 to...
Rock County’s preliminary levy for 2017 is set to increase 6.13 percent over the current county levy. Three motions at different percentages were made at the Sept. 20 County Board meeting before 6.13 percent was accepted. Two motions for a 6.5 and a 5.75 percent increase failed in 2-3 votes....

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