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Remember When Sept. 2, 2021

10 years ago (2011)
•A Rock County participant saw success at the Minnesota State Fair 4-H Beef Show last week.
The Champion Prospect Heifer calf was exhibited by Thomas Norman of Rock County.
The animals were shown on the first day of the fair Thursday, Aug. 25.
Selection of the overall winners was made during the 32nd Annual Beef Championship on Friday afternoon in the Minnesota State Fair Coliseum.
There were a total of 568 beef cattle shown at the 4-H Beef Show. There were 42 cow/calf pairs and 50 prospect calves exhibited in the Beef Cow/Calf Show.
25 years ago (1996)
•Luverne farmer Loren Forrest is planning to develop some of his property west of Luverne into eight residential lots for single-family homes.
Forrest approached the County Board Tuesday with a request to rezone the property from A1 to R2 in order to develop the property similar to a city neighborhood — with one home for every one-third acre. An A1 zone requires one acre of land per residential property.
The 40-acre piece of land is located less than one-half mile west of Highway 75 on County Road 5 south of the Forrest farm. It is just west of the Mike and Viola Uithoven property on the top of the hill.
50 years ago (1971)
•A crowd in excess of 1,200 persons viewed Blue Mound Tower Sunday afternoon during the open house festivities. …
Ken Getman, executive director, said 1,100 adults registered. There were a number of adults and children who did not register.
The visitors came from 62 towns and 11 different states, the guest register showed. States included in addition to Minnesota were Iowa, South Dakota, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan, California, Georgia and Illinois.
75 years ago (1946)
•Ralph M. Brynelson, who was an instructor in the Glenwood Public schools last year, has been named superintendent of the Magnolia Consolidated  school at Magnolia will open on Monday, September 16, according to Mr. Brynelson.
My. Brynelson is formerly of Fergus Falls. A graduate of Concordia  college, Moorhead, he taught one year at Elbow Lake and two years at Glenwood. He has been taking post graduate work at the University of North Dakota. He is married, and his wife will also teach at Magnolia. They have no children.
100 years ago (1921)
•Definite action toward increasing the city’s water supply will be taken at the meeting of the council to be held Tuesday evening, when bids for the installation of a new well at the municipal plant will be considered.
The city has three wells at the old power house at the present time, but the volume of water they furnish has not for some time been considered ample in case of an emergency.
The new well will likely be located near the old ones, and will be about 25 feet in diameter and 25 feet deep. It will nearly double the water department’s present capacity.

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