Eden Valley approves final assessment for 2021 street project

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Four property owners had registered objections to the planned assessment to their properties for the 2021 street project in Eden Valley. Two of them spoke in opposition during a public hearing at the Oct. 6 regular meeting of the Eden Valley city council. The total project cost is $3,565,553 with…

MDA now accepting applications for Noxious Weed/Invasive Plant Grants

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant Grant. Counties, municipalities, tribal governments, and weed management entities (including weed management areas) may apply for grants to mitigate noxious weeds around the state. Grants for fiscal year 2022 will be funded up to $5,000. The awards…

Schiefelbein elected as Angus delegate to the 138th annual meeting

Donald K. Schiefelbein of Kimball has been elected as a delegate to the 138th American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, set to be held Nov. 8, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, reports Mark McCully, chief executive officer of the American Angus Association. Schiefelbein, a member of the American Angus Association…

Schiefelbein Angus Farm ranked first in Angus registrations for Minnesota during 2021

Schiefelbein Angus Farm near Kimball ranked as largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Minnesota with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2021, which ended Sept. 30, according to Mark McCully, Association Chief Executive Officer. Angus breeders across the nation in 2021 registered 313,138 head of Angus cattle. “Our Association members lead…

DNR temporarily bans farmed deer movement into and within Minnesota

Emergency action will provide time to understand connections between known CWD-positive farms and identify and prevent transfer from potentially exposed herds The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued an emergency rule that temporarily prohibits the importation and movement of farmed white-tailed deer into and within Minnesota. This emergency action took effect Monday, Oct.…

‘Farmers Night Out: Should they stay or should they go?’

By Dana Adams, U of M Extension “Farmers Night Out: Should they stay or should they go?” is a program offered by University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota Dairy Initiative, offering education and networking, through a fun and informal farmer panel about heifer raising. This program will begin with a farmer panel addressing options around…

Annual Pumpkin Grower Meetup

By Katie Drewitz, U of M Extension University of Minnesota Extension is hosting the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Grower Meetup on the grounds of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1. Pre-registration is required at http://z.umn.edu/2021pumpkin. Those who grow pumpkins, squash, or gourds for roadside stands, pumpkin patches, grocery stores, or…

Kimball Boy Scout Troop update

The Kimball Boy Scouts have been keeping busy this fall and will continue to be busy this winter. August: After their trip to Philmont, N.M., they jumped right into the Kimball Days celebration by selling root beer floats at the Tractor Pull, Kids Zone, and throughout the parade. We would like to thank everyone who…

How to handle your Medicare coverage if you move

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are moving to a different area of the country to be near our daughter. Will this affect our Medicare benefits? Will we need to adjust our coverage or re-enroll in a new plan? Moving Away Dear Moving, Moving can indeed affect your Medicare benefits depending…

Social Security announces 5.9 percent benefit increase for 2022

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 5.9 percent in 2022, the Social Security Administration announced Wednesday, Oct. 13. The 5.9 percent -cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2022. Increased payments to approximately 8 -million…