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Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on July 8, 1965.   Weather Slows Work On County Highway Projects   Maintenance Work Behind Schedule, Too          The county highway department’s 1965 road building program is being delayed by wet weather, County Engineer Julius Brown said...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 10, 1958.   Past Week’s Precipitation Totals 1.14 In. After an unusually dry period the first three months of 1958, Rock County came in for some brisk rainfall in the past week. Starting last Thursday and continuing intermittently...
Rock County residents need to wait an extra month for their annual property evaluation and classification notices to arrive in the mail. “It’s a combination of a perfect storm,” said Land Records Director Tom Houselog. A March 6 letter to township and city officials explained the reasons for the...
Walls of snow like this one on County Road 5 west of Luverne are a common occurrence along highways and roadways across the region after crews broke through 4- to 6-foot drifts. Many roads were closed over the weekend due to significant blowing and drifting after more than a foot of snow accumulated between Wednesday and Sunday.
Rock County residents and a good share of the upper Midwest are still digging out from a winter storm that crippled the region last week. The one-two punch of heavy snow Wednesday followed by more snow and driving winds Saturday combined to shut down major travel corridors and cancel churches,...
Sundogs rise in a dramatic circle over wind turbines on the horizon north of Beaver Creek Monday morning. This scene was repeated with the rising and setting sun throughout the week of subzero temperatures and windswept snow.
An arctic front settled over the region this week, bringing with it sub zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills. By Wednesday, temperatures were forecast to hit minus 25 degrees with wind chills registering at minus 60 degrees. With these conditions expected to last for days at a time, most...
After a long fall of mild weather, last week’s cold snap seemed particularly brutal. Nearly 8 inches of snow blanketed the county and then perfect polar vortex formed over the Upper Midwest to deliver several days of North Pole-type air. Temperatures plummeted to 20 below zero and wind chills...
The skies around Rock County have been absent the telltale signs of winter weather approaching. Flocks of ducks and geese headed south for warmer temperatures are not flying overhead in large numbers as they have in past years. “If they are happy, they are not going to move,” said Wendy Krueger,...
Where has the summer gone? It didn't seem that long ago that we were just beginning to talk about summer temperatures, and here I am writing about the last full month of summer, which has just come to a close. It always seems a bit difficult to make August weather very interesting.  August is...
"It's not the heat; it's the humidity" is the headline for July. I'm betting that if you polled a number of people in Rock County and asked them what the weather headline should be for July that the answers received would likely split between the heat and the heavy rainfall. Interestingly enough,...
After a brief respite of cooler-than-normal weather in May, June returned to this year's pattern of above-normal temperatures with average highs breaking the 80-degree barrier and average lows nearing the 60-degree mark.  Overall, temperatures were nearly 3 degrees above normal with one particular...

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