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WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Area law enforcement officers were called to a familiar location in Worthington, Minn., on Thursday morning, Nov. 9. A tanker, which appeared to be hauling cream, tipped after trying to navigate the Minnesota 60 and Interstate 90 roundabout by JBS in east Worthington. The cream spilled onto the highway while traffic continued to slowly navigate through the roundabout.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Approximately 15 acres of Nobles County-owned land was seeded Tuesday with the hope of growing future conservationists. Around 260 Worthington Middle School fifth-grade students helped sprinkle 80 April through October blooming wildflower varieties on a preconditioned plot of land south of the Prairie Justice Center as part of a youth pollinator habitat tour.
JACKSON, Minn. — A rural Jackson man was arrested Sept. 26 in connection to a string of large equipment thefts from area implement dealers over the span of seven years. According to a Jackson County Sheriff’s Office press release, Delane Hendricks, 49, was arrested after multiple search warrants were executed and stolen property from three states located at his Middletown Township residence.
ROUND LAKE, Minn. — The Round Lake Vineyard and Winery in Round Lake, Minn., will send its guests back to winemaking’s roots Sept. 9 during its third annual grape stomp. Beginning at 2 p.m., registered teams of two will have the opportunity to try their feet at the traditional winemaking technique used prior to the development of mechanical equipment used today. Teams will race other teams to separate and collect juices from the grapes by stomping on them barefoot.
WINDOM, Minn. — There are two new 900-pound additions to this year’s Cottonwood County Fair in Windom. Sally, Cypress and their calves — Grace and Annie — are the first of their breed to be entered into the Cottonwood County Fair. The Texas Longhorn cattle are owned by the Hochstein family of Windom. Wilson Hochstein, 9, entered Sally and Grace as a commercial cow-calf pair for the beef show, and Cypress and Annie as a registered cow-calf pair.
LUVERNE, Minn. — Rock County, Minn., 4-Hers are getting a new perspective when it comes to livestock projects during this year’s Rock County Fair in Luverne. For the first time, county youths have the opportunity to try their hand at livestock judging. Rock County 4-H Program Coordinator Chelsey Asche said the informal livestock judging contest is an additional education opportunity for youths at this year’s fair.