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  • By Sgt. Troy Christianson, Minnesota Highway Patrol
    May 02, 2023
    Question:  My husband always used to say “never use your cruise control during any rain.” Is that still true with advances on tires and technology? Answer:  He is correct. Cruise control should never be used on wet or icy roadways.  If your wheels lose traction, the cruise control will continue to accelerate, causing the vehicle to skid. By the time you realize you are skidding, it could be too…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    March 22, 2022
    The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on July 4, 1902. Condition of the Crops. The Reports are Generally Encouraging Recent Rain and Warm Weather Have Given Vigorous Impetus to the Growing Grain and Wrought Marked Improvement in the General Crop Conditions—Interviews with Well-Informed Farmers and Land Owners. Another heavy rain Tuesday night, followed Wednesday by sunshine and higher…
  • By George Bonnema, Luverne Horticulturalist
    June 29, 2021
    We were blessed with a wonderful rain shower on Monday afternoon, and my gardener’s spirit is revived! It is disheartening to watch the vegetable and flower crops you carefully nurtured succumb to extreme heat and drought.  I am grateful! I noticed that the slugs have arrived. I was hoping that the dry weather would have curtailed their appearance, but the damaged leaves on some of my hosts are…
  • By Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society
    August 06, 2019
    The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on July 1, 1965.   TALK ABOUT A WET SPRING- She Pumps Water Every Morning At 3 A. M. To Keep Well From Getting Too Full          “It’s the absolute truth,” says Mrs. Elsie Herschberger, Kenneth.          “It’s been so wet this spring that I have to get up every morning at 3 o’clock to pump out my well, or it gets too full.”          It’s no…
  • By Brenda Winter, columnist
    May 28, 2019
    Day 78 Dear Diary, We awoke again this morning to the sound of rain pattering against the bedroom window and the neighbor hammering away at his ark. We believe building an ark is a bit of an overreaction to a weather pattern, but we are willing to admit this rain is driving us all toward madness. This morning in church, praise band members began playing “Healing Rain” but stopped when God-fearing…
  • By George Bonnema, Luverne Horticulturalist
    April 22, 2019
    Okay, a rain day (Monday) so I don’t feel guilty not working outside. This weekend I did manage to get all five of my gardens tilled and planted a lot of the cool season crops: broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, kale, romaine lettuce and radishes.  I hope to get all of the rest of the cool season crops in later in the week and that will mean beets, Chinese cabbage,…
  • By George Bonnema, Luverne gardening enthusiast
    August 14, 2017
    Blessed is the only word that I can come up with to express how I feel about getting over 4 inches of rain in the last 7 days. I had just thrashed the seed out of my dead spinach plants, and that seed has germinated like too thick … I’ll have to thin it when normally I’m just happy to have a reasonable germination rate. We stopped at a garden market last weekend and they had little green apples…
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