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Beef judge DJ Folkerts talks with intermediate division showman Claire Knobloch about her market steer Friday morning, July 31, during the beef showcase.
The effort to make last week’s Rock County 4-H Showcase a meaningful experience didn’t go unnoticed by beef project judge DJ Folkerts.
In a special meeting Wednesday, Aug. 5, Luverne School Board members reviewed possible learning models for the opening of the 2020-21 school year.
Colorguard adviser Gavin Folkestad (far left) takes the temperature of Solveig Tofteland while band assistant Morgan Van Holland watches.
Facemasks and temperature checks became routine when the Luverne High School marching band opened its two-week summer camp Monday.
Construction on the splash pad will be the first item on the list, since it won't interfere with interior activities.
The Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness Center is about to see a $4.8 million remodel and expansion that will include an outdoor splash pad and 24-hour fitness access.
Madge May holds the birthday card colored by her great-great-granddaughter Lennon Zwaan with great-granddaughter MacKenzi Zwaan writing the message for the 2 1/2-year-old.
Madge May’s family celebrated her 103rd birthday July 29 with an ou
The Luverne Redbirds defeated the Adrian A’s 15-1 July 29 at Redbird Field in the first game of the Region 13C tournament. Tyler Reisdorfer was the winning pitcher for Luverne and Declan Beers was catcher.
The Luverne amateur baseball team took its first step toward returning to the Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament this week.
Beef judge DJ Folkerts talks with intermediate division showman Claire Knobloch about her market steer Friday morning, July 31, during the beef showcase.
Colorguard adviser Gavin Folkestad (far left) takes the temperature of Solveig Tofteland while band assistant Morgan Van Holland watches.
Construction on the splash pad will be the first item on the list, since it won't interfere with interior activities.
Madge May holds the birthday card colored by her great-great-granddaughter Lennon Zwaan with great-granddaughter MacKenzi Zwaan writing the message for the 2 1/2-year-old.
The Luverne Redbirds defeated the Adrian A’s 15-1 July 29 at Redbird Field in the first game of the Region 13C tournament. Tyler Reisdorfer was the winning pitcher for Luverne and Declan Beers was catcher.

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Beef judge DJ Folkerts talks with intermediate division showman Claire Knobloch about her market steer Friday morning, July 31, during the beef showcase.
The effort to make last week’s Rock County 4-H Showcase a meaningful experience didn’t go unnoticed by beef project judge DJ Folkerts. “I hope we don’t have to do this again,” he said Friday morning, the third of four days of livestock showcases. “Kudos to your program coordinators for having this...
In a special meeting Wednesday, Aug. 5, Luverne School Board members reviewed possible learning models for the opening of the 2020-21 school year. Superintendent Craig Oftedahl recommended waiting until the state-mandated deadline of Aug. 24 before announcing which of the four plans the district...
Colorguard adviser Gavin Folkestad (far left) takes the temperature of Solveig Tofteland while band assistant Morgan Van Holland watches.
Facemasks and temperature checks became routine when the Luverne High School marching band opened its two-week summer camp Monday. Last week first-year students went through the same routine during freshmen and colorguard camp, where they learned the basics before joining the 50-member group this...
Construction on the splash pad will be the first item on the list, since it won't interfere with interior activities.
The Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness Center is about to see a $4.8 million remodel and expansion that will include an outdoor splash pad and 24-hour fitness access. City leaders, administration and expansion committee members met Thursday night to review plans, final architect drawings and...
Madge May holds the birthday card colored by her great-great-granddaughter Lennon Zwaan with great-granddaughter MacKenzi Zwaan writing the message for the 2 1/2-year-old.
Madge May’s family celebrated her 103rd birthday July 29 with an outdoor, socially-distanced, gathering under the front door canopy of the Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. Five generations of the May family gathered for the short birthday party, where everyone, including the birthday girl wore a...
The coronavirus pandemic is now impacting the fall season of Minnesota high school sports. The Minnesota State High School League governing board voted Tuesday afternoon to move the football and volleyball seasons to spring 2021. Girls’ tennis, cross country and other fall sports will be allowed to...
Rock County Commissioners approved an additional $100,000 in CARES grants for distribution to eligible Rock County businesses and non-profit organizations at their regular Tuesday meeting. CARES Act stands for Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act. Commissioners originally earmarked $675...
Luverne City Council members took action at their July 28 meeting to change their method of disbursing pandemic relief funds to local businesses. The CARES Act — the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act – is a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed into law...
Rock County has had 75 confirmed coronavirus cases (as of Tuesday) since health experts began tracking in March. It’s a modest number, considering neighboring counties are in the hundreds, but recent spikes are the more important trend to watch, given that schools decide in-person learning based on...
Local leaders interested in filing for office have until Tuesday, Aug. 11, to throw their hats in the ring. This applies to open seats in school boards, all Rock County municipalities except Luverne and townships that hold their elections in November. Following are the local government seats open...

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