Schomacker will not make Congressional run

LUVERNE - Fourth Term State Representative Joe Schomacker announced Monday his intention to seek re-election to the Minnesota House. Schomacker, the Chairman of the Health and Human Services Reform Committee had been exploring a run for the open Congressional seat in Minnesota's First District.

Commissioners preparing for preliminary budget

WORTHINGTON - The Nobles County Commissioners got their first look at the preliminary budget for 2018 on Tuesday, which shows a levy increase of just of 6 percent.

Nobles County Finance Director Jerry Vyskocil said the budget is still changing and moving as more information comes in. All of the departments have submitted their budgets, but the committee will continue to meet and hone things, he said. The commissioners will have to decide what kind of levy increase they are willing to approve, and work toward it, making decisions about budget requests, projects for the upcoming year ad salaries.

Hail Clinic to take place in Wilmont

WILMONT - The University of Minnesota Extension will host a Hail Clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Wilmont Community Center.

Advance screening of Ken Burns' "The Vietnam War"

MARSHALL - An advance screening of the PBS documentary "The Vietnam War" by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will be shown at the SMSU Conference Center from 5:30 to 9 p.m. September 12. The event will feature small group discussions after the screening. Refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public.

Get ready to hop! To area parks, that is...

WORTHINGTON - The inaugural Worthington Park Hop will take place Saturday, September 9, organized by Johnson Builders & Realty.

Take your family on a day of fun from park to park in Worthington. Hit up all 25 or just a few, but five of the parks will have fun activities and going to all five will get you registered for a gift basket. Lunch will be provided after your park hopping experience.