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Nine Rock County 4-H’ers qualified for the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 16-19 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. They were among 725 4-H’ers at 82 county fairs to earn state trips to compete in performance and game riding classes along with the events of horse judging, speech,...
Seven years after submitting an application to renew its demolition landfill permit, Rock County is on the final steps of completing that process. On Sept. 7 the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency opened the comment period with a “Public Notice of Intent to Reissue” letter. Interested individuals...
Ron Boyenga lost a tie-breaker in the primary election and is now campaigning as a write-in candidate.
Ron Boyenga announced last week that he’ll continue his campaign for re-election to the County Board, despite losing a card draw for a tie in the Aug. 9 primary. Three people filed for election to the District 3 County Board seat — incumbent Boyenga and challengers Greg Burger and Darrel Van...
Andrew Raak, Guernsey champion merit, Dairy Showcase.
Minnesota 4-H’ers from 86 counties arrived with more than 2,800 animals for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair 4-H livestock encampment Aug. 25-28 in St. Paul. Rock County had 39 livestock exhibitors who could show one animal at the State Fair and could earn ribbons in individual classes as well as...
William Duncan of New Zealand takes his place in the parade. He is an exchange farmer working with the Sandager family by Hills.
Forty-six tractors were part of a long parade of both old and new farm implements that assembled at Luverne City Park Friday morning for a ride around the county. According to one of the organizers, Rodger Ossenfort, Friday’s event was a dry run for a tractor ride planned for next year’s 150th...
Firearms and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest antlerless deer in a deer permit area designated as lottery this hunting season are reminded they must purchase their license and apply for an antlerless permit by Thursday, Sept. 8. Rock County is part of permit area 234, which will offer 100...
Jacob Madison of Magnolia enjoys the salad featuring zucchini.
Zucchini, a summer squash, was gaining in popularity at a recent Farmers Market in Luverne, thanks to Rock County Master Gardener Dawn Sandager. Sandager spends up to five weeks each summer at the market as part of her community outreach work as a Master Gardener, a title she earned five years ago...
Local law enforcement and South Dakota officials responded to what was reported as a car jacking Sunday in rural Rock County. According to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, officers were called to the residence of 64-year-old Wayne Hartz around 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, regarding an assault and...
The filing period closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, for candidates interested in running for upcoming school board, small cities and some township elections. Rock County Auditor Treasurer Ashley Kurtz has received final information from those offices, and is finalizing candidates for the Nov. 8...
Three local races with three or more candidates were narrowed to two candidates each during Tuesday’s primary election.   Luverne City Council The first race decided Tuesday night was the three-way contest for the Luverne City Council Ward 1 seat currently held by Esther Frakes, who is not seeking...

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