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Peyton Fick collects a drone out of the sky as he demonstrates how the technology is used in farming.
Luverne High School FFA students hosted a Farm Safety Day Camp Friday, May 26, in the north parking lot of the school campus where nearly a dozen different stations showed elementary students the operations and potential hazards of farm machinery and equipment.
Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. “Harvest season is in full swing and farmers in every corner of the state are...
Whether it’s just walking across the street to the school bus or young adults experimenting with alcohol for the first time at college, parents need to talk with their children about the dangers that lie ahead during the school year. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has compiled a list of...
Summer months in Rock County are filled with dozens of special events, most of which feature food and beverages. Also common in the summer is foodborne illness or food poisoning. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in six Americans (that’s 48 million people) suffer...
Sgt. Troy Christianson
Q: My son is involved in school patrol at his school and I would like to know more about Legionville School Patrol Camp.  A: There is a lot of information about Legionville School Patrol Training Camp. The Camp is where school patrol students are taught the fundamentals of school patrol, school bus...
Important dates: •March 30: MPP Premium Payment Deduction authorization deadline •March 31: 2015 Small Grains Loans and LDS request deadline •April 1: 2016 Maple Sap Acreage certification deadline •April 15: 2014 and 2015 ARC-Co Payment waiver request deadline. •Ongoing: Continuous CRP sign-up  ...
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) suggests online holiday shoppers follow these simple steps to help ensure successful transactions and avoid becoming a victim of fraud: •Protect your computer A computer should always have the most recent updates installed for spam filters...
  As farmers across Minnesota ramp up fall harvest activity, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds everyone of possible hazards of the season. Federal and state statistics show farming is one of the most dangerous professions. In 2013, the latest year reported, 17 of the 69 work-...
Safety Survivors Day Camp participants and Rock County 4-H ambassadors pose with Hardwick volunteer firefighters (sitting in front) Chelsey Javner and Lowell Schelhaas. Pictured behind the firefighters (first row, left) are Erica Lysne, Mary Christians, Jaycee Chapa, Thea Richards, Blake Sauer, Jaydon Johnson, Maddox Miller, Ava Steinhoff, Lydia Schuld, Rachel Graves; (second row, behind volunteers) Anja Jarchow, Larissa Steinhoff, Layke Miller, Mitchell Sauer; (third row) Kris Severtson, Coulter Thone, Ter
On Friday morning, June 12, 21 children in first  through fourth grade attended the “Safety Survivor Day Camp” hosted by Rock County 4-H. Children participated in several activities to learn about four basic areas of safety. Activities included learning about germs and proper hand-washing...
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