A 32-year-old Luverne woman is in the Nobles County Jail after law enforcement recovered stolen items in her apartment Thursday, Jan. 12.
Vonda Viland, a 1984 graduate of Luverne High School, is principal at Black Rock Continuation High School in Yucca Valley, California. She’s pictured outside her school during the documentary filming of “The Bad Kids,” which opened in theaters nationwide last month. Plans are in the works to have the award-winning film shown in Luverne.
A Luverne native is making an impact in a California school for students in poverty, and her story is told in a documentary film, “The Bad Kids,” recently released.
Sam Berghorst (left) is retiring from the Luverne Building Center and has sold the business to Nick (center) and Mike Mead.
Mike Mead and his son, Nick Mead, purchased the Luverne Building Center from Sam Berghorst at the start of the year.
Sen. Bill Weber and Rep. Joe Schomacker, Republican legislators from Luverne, attended the Dec. 27 County Board meeting to update commissioners on their work in St. Paul.
Luverne High School’s Mock Trial teams opened their 2017 season this week with hopes of returning to the state tournament in March.
Magnolia City Council will bring a cost share proposal to a future meeting of the Rock County Commissioners requesting two dynamic speed display signs to be installed on County Road 4 to slow vehicles through town. The council is requesting signs like those currently used in Lismore and other areas in Nobles County.
Drivers of County Road 4 through Magnolia may have a friendly reminder to slow down if a request by the Magnolia City Council is approved.
Vonda Viland, a 1984 graduate of Luverne High School, is principal at Black Rock Continuation High School in Yucca Valley, California. She’s pictured outside her school during the documentary filming of “The Bad Kids,” which opened in theaters nationwide last month. Plans are in the works to have the award-winning film shown in Luverne.
Sam Berghorst (left) is retiring from the Luverne Building Center and has sold the business to Nick (center) and Mike Mead.
Magnolia City Council will bring a cost share proposal to a future meeting of the Rock County Commissioners requesting two dynamic speed display signs to be installed on County Road 4 to slow vehicles through town. The council is requesting signs like those currently used in Lismore and other areas in Nobles County.

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A 32-year-old Luverne woman is in the Nobles County Jail after law enforcement recovered stolen items in her apartment Thursday, Jan. 12. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Shauna LaForce is accused of stealing more than $3,000 worth of LuLaRoe designer clothing....
Vonda Viland, a 1984 graduate of Luverne High School, is principal at Black Rock Continuation High School in Yucca Valley, California. She’s pictured outside her school during the documentary filming of “The Bad Kids,” which opened in theaters nationwide last month. Plans are in the works to have the award-winning film shown in Luverne.
A Luverne native is making an impact in a California school for students in poverty, and her story is told in a documentary film, “The Bad Kids,” recently released. Vonda Viland, LHS Class of 1984, is the principal at Black Rock Continuation High School, which is one of 29 schools in the state...
Sam Berghorst (left) is retiring from the Luverne Building Center and has sold the business to Nick (center) and Mike Mead.
Mike Mead and his son, Nick Mead, purchased the Luverne Building Center from Sam Berghorst at the start of the year. “I am confident they will continue to run an active and successful business operation,” Berghorst said in a letter to clients announcing his retirement. Mike Mead has been with the...
Sen. Bill Weber and Rep. Joe Schomacker, Republican legislators from Luverne, attended the Dec. 27 County Board meeting to update commissioners on their work in St. Paul. Schomacker tempered hopes that this year’s session would be more productive than last year’s, which passed 210 out of 8,011...
Luverne High School’s Mock Trial teams opened their 2017 season this week with hopes of returning to the state tournament in March. Luverne has earned back-to-back state appearances in 2015 and 2016 and finished 10th and eighth respectively. In 2017 the school has doubled its chances for a return...
Magnolia City Council will bring a cost share proposal to a future meeting of the Rock County Commissioners requesting two dynamic speed display signs to be installed on County Road 4 to slow vehicles through town. The council is requesting signs like those currently used in Lismore and other areas in Nobles County.
Drivers of County Road 4 through Magnolia may have a friendly reminder to slow down if a request by the Magnolia City Council is approved. At their Monday meeting council members unanimously supported bringing a cost share request to the Rock County Commissioners for two dynamic speed display signs...
The first baby of 2017 at Sanford Luverne, Odette Adelia Hanson Amborn, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces, arrived Tuesday, Jan. 3, to Shane Amborn and Hilary Hanson, Luverne. She joins a 2-year-old brother, Calvin Vernal Hanson Amborn, and her grandparents are Earl and Janet Hanson and Dan and Patsy...
Rock County Herald publishes first issue May 23, 1873   It became the ‘best and most liberally quoted country journal in the state’   Arthur P. Rose writes in his History of Rock County: “In pioneer communities of the west, the establishment of the first paper was always an item of great importance...
The Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) and University of Minnesota Extension will offer Winter Crops and Soils Day from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Luverne’s Grand Prairie Events on South Estey Street. The event highlights University of Minnesota research specific to...

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