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Commissioners voted unanimously at their Sept. 19 meeting to increase the Rock County levy by 4.75 percent. The 2018 preliminary levy increase of $613,010 will bring the new levy amount to $5,727,498. “These numbers are just the taxpayers’ contribution, not the total budget,” Oldre said. “The...
There were farm tires and smokestacks as far as the eye could see Friday when nearly 70 tractors paraded around Rock County for the Second Annual Tractor Ride. This photograph was taken at Blac-X Farms where Peter and Jay Bakken hosted the group for lunch that was sponsored by Rock County Farm Bureau.
There were farm tires and smokestacks as far as the eye could see Friday when nearly 70 tractors left Luverne City Park and tooled around Rock County. Many of the riders and drivers were returnees from last year’s popular event, which immediately prompted plans for a 2017 encore. “It was a good...
On Sunday, Aug. 27, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, along with Luverne and Rock County officials, toured the construction underway on the 4-million-gallon reservoir being constructed southwest of Luverne. Pictured are (front from left) Red Arndt, Klobuchar, Rock County Commissioner Sherri Thompson, Lewis and...
Jacob Raak, reserve champion Aryshire cow.
Rock County 4-H’ers joined representatives from the state’s 87 counties to exhibit 2,843 animals during this year’s Minnesota State Fair livestock encampment Aug. 23-27. Five local 4-H’ers received champion or reserve champion honors during the event. They are Justin Mente, champion cow/calf pair...
Alexandra Hartman, purple ribbon cat project grades 9+.
Conference judging is used at the Minnesota State Fair to determine ribbon placings for purple, blue, red and white. A purple ribbon is the highest ranking given by judges in the general project area.Two Rock County 4-H’ers earned purple ribbons during their general project encampment.Receiving...
Rebecca Austin will represent Rock County at the upcoming Minnesota State 4-H Dog Show.
Rebecca Austin will represent Rock County at the upcoming Minnesota State 4-H Dog Show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. Austin earned grand champion honors at the Southwest Minnesota Regional Dog Show Aug. 7 at the Nobles County Fairgrounds in Worthington. She won each of her...
Josie Scholten
The Minnesota State Fair opens today (Aug. 24) and runs until Labor Day in Falcon Heights. Rock County 4-H will be well-represented at the annual event with 38 livestock exhibitors, 29 general project exhibitors and three state ambassadors. Livestock exhibitors moved into the State Fair Aug. 23 and...
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...

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