Seven years ago, rescuers in southwest Minnesota faced a horrifying scene when a van slammed into a school bus near the town of Cottonwood. But from that tragedy comes a heartwarming gesture, seven years later, from a student who survived and went on to become valedictorian.
State conservation services are offering $400,000 in federal funds for drought-affected farmers to plant cover crops so that livestock might be fed and erosion controlled.
It takes hard work and determination to make it to the state tournament. And it’s a safe bet that no wrestler has worked harder to get here than senior Derek Varpness.