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Winter storm covers much of the mid-western states

Posted January 22, 2020 at 9:02 pm


SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA — Early last week local and regional weather forecasters were watching a large weather system organizing in the south-central states. The storm was shown to be on a path to cover parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota and most of Iowa and Minnesota. It was scheduled to hit southern Minnesota sometime Friday morning. 

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    Private pesticide applicator recertification workshops

    If you need to renew your Private Pesticide Applicator certification, you can do so by attending one of the upcoming recertification workshops sponsored by University of MN Extension. These workshops offer a great opportunity to review regulations and safety issues related to pesticide application, as well as provide you with the latest University research on integrated pest management.

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    U of M Beef Team to host Cow/Calf Days

    U of MN Extension in Murray and Pipestone Counties

    The University of Minnesota Beef Team is proud to host the annual Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour and Trade Show at 10 locations across the state in January and February. This event has been held for over 45 years and continues to be the leading information, technology, and research outlet for cow/calf producers in the state of Minnesota.

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    Murray County Historical Society to host a Spirit-Free Cocktail Event

    The Murray County Historical Society and Museum begins a year-long commemoration of the Roaring Twenties. To bring that past to life the Historical Society and museum staff will kick off with a Spirit-Free Cocktail Event at the Dinehart Holt House on Thursday, January 23 from 5-8 PM. Donate $5 for a drink ticket and choose from a tempting array of gourmet drinks. Our “moxy mixologists” will be on hand to shake, stir and even brew up some tasty, and in some cases healthy, alternatives to

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    Plant Geneticist Sir Bent Skovmand took root in Redwood County


    Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t live in the Walnut Grove area very long, but the television series based on her childhood story along Plum Creek featured Walnut Grove. Very few people in the Walnut Grove and Westbrook areas might remember the Danish young man named Bent Skovmand who lived and worked on the Grant and Esther Lee farm southwest of Walnut Grove in Redwood County. Skovmand, born

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    Decorating floats for the 2020 Rose Parade


    Have you ever watched the Rose Parade on TV and wondered how all those floats were decorated?  I used to wonder as well.  Then a number of years ago we got a Christmas letter from one of my husband Charles’ cousins who lives in California, and Bill had written that they had helped decorate a float.

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    “Man’s Best Friend” performed by One Act Play Cast

    WWG ONE ACT Play title is “Man’s Best Friend” by Jeri Singe Synopsis.  A young couple disagrees about getting a pet to help them prepare for bringing up a child.  At an upscale pet shop, they both discover terrible truths about each other and how the world works. Their eyes are opened to a secret in plain site that we all are part of and yet refuse to see.

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    Redwood County Relay For Life

    Posted January 15, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Everyone is invited to come to the 27th American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Redwood County meeting at Thrivent on Bridge Street in Redwood Falls on Monday, January 20, at 5:30 p.m. and join the fight against cancer.  Cancer

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    WWG students participate in Honor Band

    Posted January 15, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    SWMBDA Honor Band 2020Gabe Gilbertson, Hudsen Jenniges, Aeris Vue, Sam Kleven, Jaden Olson, Kelsey DeSmith, Houa Yang, Caitlin Mershon, Payeng Vue, and Olivia Anderson will represent Westbrook Walnut Grove School at the Southwest Minnesota

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    Water Summary Update

    Posted January 15, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    With 41.5 inches of rain falling across Iowa last year, 2019 is now the 12th wettest year on record in the state, according to the latest Water Summary Update. 

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