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Fillmore County District Court - 6.1.15


Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Court

On May 15, 2015, Jeremy John Volkart, 30, of Spring Valley, appeared before Fillmore County District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. Volkart was charged with Drugs – 5th Degree – Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4 – Not Small Amount Marijuana, a felony with a maximum criminal penalty of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both, and Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, a felony with a maximum criminal penalty of three years and one day in prison, a $5,000 fine, or both. On or about April 15, 2015, within Fillmore County, the defendant allegedly unlawfully possessed one or more mixtures containing a controlled substance classified in schedule I, II, III, or IV, except small amount of marijuana, to wit; methamphetamine. The defendant also allegedly, by means of a motor vehicle, fled or attempted to flee a police officer who was acting in the lawful discharge of an official duty and the defendant knew or should have reasonably known the same to be a peace officer.
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Ask a Trooper - 6.1.15

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: I am planning a fishing trip to Canada and one of my friends was arrested for DUI a few months ago, is he able to get into Canada with a DUI on his record? Answer: Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offence in Canada and ..... 
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Minnesota Farm Bureau recognizes Sesquicentennial Farms

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota Farm Bureau is pleased to recognize 21 recipients of the Sesquicentennial Farm award for 2015. A commemorative certificate signed by Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson, and Minnesot ..... 
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Outstanding chapter service recognized at third session of state ffa convention

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Features

ST. PAUL – Minnesota FFA chapters and individuals were recognized for their service to FFA, agricultural education, and communities at the third general session of the 86th Minnesota FFA Convention at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities on ..... 
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Dairy Night on the Farm

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

Several county Farm Bureaus throughout Minn. are sponsoring or co-sponsoring a Breakfast or Night on the Farm during June and July. Each event includes a meal and numerous activities for all ages to enjoy, including farm tours, wagon rides, machiner ..... 
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Seeking students for 4-H Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture A 4-H program to increase consumer awareness

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

College students with an interest in serving as spokespersons for animal agriculture are urged to to apply to be a Minnesota State Fair 4-H Animal Science Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture peer mentor. Six positions are available. This program is s ..... 
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More than 220 Century Farms honored in 2015, including three in Fillmore County

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 222 Minnesota farms as 2015 Century Farms. Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more. Century Farm families receive a co ..... 
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Make the most of market cows

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Agriculture

By Chuck Schwartau Published in Dairy Star Dairy cows at the end of their productive lives in the milking string have been long considered and called “cull cows”. Considering them in that manner and not thinking about the value they can still ..... 
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Metz’s Hart-Land Creamery keeps cheese fresh and local

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Rushford All

For the Metz family, every month is dairy month. Jeff Metz has been dairy farming just outside of Hart, Minn. on 25909 County Rd. 102 for 30 years, and according to his wife, Mariann, has “always talked about cheese making”. That idea began ..... 
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