Capitol: Ag, energy, environment and more



Friends,SUPPORTING AGRICULTUREThe Omnibus Agriculture Policy Bill conference committee report unanimously passed through the Minnesota State Senate. The legislation allows for flexibility, streamlining and clarification within the Department of Agriculture relating to several different programs. It also ensures that Minnesota’s livestock and agricultural industries are properly managed. One of every five jobs in Minnesota is related to agriculture. It is arguably […]

Federated helps AGCO land $740K loan



Local leaders celebrated Federated Rural Electric’s role in obtaining a $740,000 loan for the AGCO expansion project on Monday.The funding came from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development through an application made by Federated on behalf of AGCO, and the no-interest loan will be used toward paying the costs of the recently constructed 75,000-square-foot addition to AGCO’s existing manufacturing facility, […]

SSC superintendent wins major award



Ann Wendorff, superintendent of Southwest Star Concept Schools, has been named the Kay E. Jacobs Memorial Award recipient by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators.The award recognizes excellent leadership and involvement provided to MASA and other educational organizations by an administrator with five or less years of administrative experience.Wendorff was honored for her leadership, concern for students and active involvement […]

Verlin L. Allen, 89



A memorial service for Verlin L. Allen of Heron Lake took place May 9 at the Osterberg-Hansen Funeral Home in Heron Lake with Father Russell Scepaniak officiating. Military honors were provided by the Herbert K. Kellam American Legion Post No. 224 of Heron Lake. Verlin Allen died May 4 at the Good Samaritan Society-Sogge Memorial in Windom.Verlin’s grandchildren and great […]

Main Street projects awarded



Both halves of the Main Street project were awarded to low bidders this week, and work was slated to get under way June 28 after Summerfest, said Jackson County Engineer Tim Stahl.On Monday evening, the Lakefield City Council approved a bid of $1,628,211.79 from GM Contracting of Lake Crystal for the city’s portion of the street reconstruction utility work and […]

Golf: Girls win, boys lose to Luverne



The Jackson County Central girls’ golf team edged Luverne 196-199 Tuesday and the JCC boys lost a close 167-173 match.Kaylee Benson was medalist for the JCC girls with a score of 42.Kyle Edlin had the low score for the JCC boys with 42.For more on the meet, see this week’s paper.