Magnolia

Elk Creek I and Elk Creek II solar farm locations are proposed for north of Magnolia in Vienna and Magnolia townships. A public phone/Internet hearing is planned for Thursday, July 25, to gather public input into whether or not the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission should grant a conditional use permit and a certificate of need to Geronimo Energy of Edina, Minnesota, to construct Elk Creek I on 976 acres in Vienna Township. Plans for Elk Creek II, in Vienna and Magnolia townships, are currently on hold.
A second public hearing will be conducted Thursday, July 23, for the proposed Elk Creek Solar farm near Magnolia. Due to the coronavirus, the public hearing will be conducted remotely from 6 to 9 p.m. The upcoming hearing focuses on whether or not the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission should...
Delores M. Dressen, 98, Ellsworth, formerly of Magnolia, died at the Parkview Manor in Ellsworth on Sunday, May 31, 2020.        A memorial talk via Zoom conferencing platform will take place in the near future.         Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www....
Southwestern Youth Services, Magnolia, will benefit from hand-me-down furniture and office equipment formerly used by the Luverne School District. The school is leasing storage space in the former Kawasaki building near downtown Luverne, and SYS stopped there Tuesday morning to load up some file...
Southwestern Youth Services students in Magnolia had fun outside last week coloring with chalk on the sidewalk to enjoy the nice weather. SYS is considered “essential” and is also operating under rigorous COVID-19 restrictions, according to educator Carol Naasz. “The kids are feeling more confined...
To the editor Each year when I sit down to write a thank you letter from Southwestern Youth Services to our community, I have to think for several days about just how I want to convey what is in our hearts.  Inevitably, the words “once again” come to my mind and, inevitably, I say to myself that I...
Several questions arose during a Jan. 13 public meeting about the proposed Elk Creek Solar Project near Magnolia. Representatives from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and Minnesota Commerce Department conducted the meeting at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. Questions raised by...
Magnolia City Council members voted Jan. 13 to proceed with a formal application for a state housing improvement grant with a few changes. Council members supported moving forward after Magnolia’s preliminary application was deemed “moderately satisfactory” by state officials. Teresa Keifer with...
Marvin Kroontje
Marvin Walter Kroontje, 77, Magnolia, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at his home. A funeral service was Saturday, Jan. 11, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne. Burial followed in the Memory Gardens Cemetery near Luverne. Marvin Kroontje was born to Wilbur and Susie (Tilstra) Kroontje on May 4, 1942...
Elk Creek and Elk Creek II solar farm are located north of Magnolia in Vienna and Magnolia townships. Geronimo Energy of Edina, Minnesota, recently received support from Rock County Commissioners prior to the renewable energy company files for state permit to complete the projects.
State officials are considering a site permit for Elk Creek Solar Project in Rock County, and a public meeting Monday will offer information and consider the environmental scope of the project. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and the Minnesota Department of Commerce will conduct the...
Marvin Walter Kroontje, 77, Magnolia, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at his home. Arrangements are pending with Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.  (0109 DN)    

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