Luverne Fire Department used its ladder truck to direct water into the second story of the Ellsworth City Hall.
Nine fire departments battled a blaze Tuesday at the Ellsworth City Hall.
Willie Baker (left) takes the oath of office Wednesday night, Jan. 9, with Hardwick City Clerk Tammy Johnson. Baker was elected to a two-year term as mayor.
Willy Baker was sworn in as the new mayor of Hardwick Wednesday night, Jan. 9, in a ceremony that also returned a longtime Hardwick resident to the council.
Luverne High School will present the one-act play, “Golden Gone,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the high school theater. First-year director Joseph Stearns (back, far left) leads the cast and crew that includes (on floor from left) Xavier Carbonneau, Burke Johnson, Seno Chanthalangsy, (second row, sitting) Amelia Jarchow, Cameron Wessels, Josie Golla, Adriana Gonzalez, (back) director Stearns, Elise Jarchow, Melanie Rittenhouse, Nicole Hoogland, Nicole Aanenson and Meagan Hansen.
The Luverne High School production of the one-act play, “Golden Gone,” takes audience members on a journey between two states, inside a mental hospital and on a ride in a car.
Ashton Pick places a battery-operated votive candles into white paper sacks.
More than 700 people trekked along candlelit trails in the Blue Mounds State Park Saturday night for the second annual Friends of the Blue Mounds State Park Candlelight Hike.
A two-vehicle crash occurred Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 23, just south of County Road 7 in Rock County. A Ruthton man died at the scene.
A Ruthton man died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that closed down State Highway 23 south of Jasper for several hours.
Jeff Haubrich (right) is sworn in as the county attorney Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, in the Rock County Courthouse. District Court Judge Terry Vajgrt administered the oath.
For the past three decades, Rock County residents elected Don Klosterbuer as county attorney. For more than half of those years, Jeff Haubrich served as an assistant county attorney.
Luverne Fire Department used its ladder truck to direct water into the second story of the Ellsworth City Hall.
Willie Baker (left) takes the oath of office Wednesday night, Jan. 9, with Hardwick City Clerk Tammy Johnson. Baker was elected to a two-year term as mayor.
Luverne High School will present the one-act play, “Golden Gone,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the high school theater. First-year director Joseph Stearns (back, far left) leads the cast and crew that includes (on floor from left) Xavier Carbonneau, Burke Johnson, Seno Chanthalangsy, (second row, sitting) Amelia Jarchow, Cameron Wessels, Josie Golla, Adriana Gonzalez, (back) director Stearns, Elise Jarchow, Melanie Rittenhouse, Nicole Hoogland, Nicole Aanenson and Meagan Hansen.
Ashton Pick places a battery-operated votive candles into white paper sacks.
A two-vehicle crash occurred Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 23, just south of County Road 7 in Rock County. A Ruthton man died at the scene.
Jeff Haubrich (right) is sworn in as the county attorney Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, in the Rock County Courthouse. District Court Judge Terry Vajgrt administered the oath.

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Luverne Fire Department used its ladder truck to direct water into the second story of the Ellsworth City Hall.
Nine fire departments battled a blaze Tuesday at the Ellsworth City Hall. Ray Palmer, who handles maintenance for the city, said he received a phone call around 6 a.m. from school bus driver Dan Huisman who said water was streaming out of city hall and down the street. Palmer said when he arrived...
Willie Baker (left) takes the oath of office Wednesday night, Jan. 9, with Hardwick City Clerk Tammy Johnson. Baker was elected to a two-year term as mayor.
Willy Baker was sworn in as the new mayor of Hardwick Wednesday night, Jan. 9, in a ceremony that also returned a longtime Hardwick resident to the council. Gordon “Sam” Hansen served on the council twice before, almost 20 and 30 years ago respectively. He was elected to a new four-year term in...
Luverne High School will present the one-act play, “Golden Gone,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the high school theater. First-year director Joseph Stearns (back, far left) leads the cast and crew that includes (on floor from left) Xavier Carbonneau, Burke Johnson, Seno Chanthalangsy, (second row, sitting) Amelia Jarchow, Cameron Wessels, Josie Golla, Adriana Gonzalez, (back) director Stearns, Elise Jarchow, Melanie Rittenhouse, Nicole Hoogland, Nicole Aanenson and Meagan Hansen.
The Luverne High School production of the one-act play, “Golden Gone,” takes audience members on a journey between two states, inside a mental hospital and on a ride in a car. A free public performance is at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the school auditorium. Sophomore Josie Golla leads the nine-...
Mayor Baustian swears in Kevin Aaker for the Ward 2 council seat.
At the first Luverne City Council meeting of the year Jan. 8, Mayor Pat Baustian was sworn in for another two-year term, and Caroline Thorson and Kevin Aaker took the oaths of office for four more years on the City Council.  
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office was involved in the arrest of a Brainerd woman who is allegedly connected with vehicle thefts in Hills and Adrian. According to information released Friday from Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, his office received a call around noon Thursday, Jan. 10, about a possible stolen...
The Blue Mound Figure Skaters will host the Ice Crystal Classic 2019 Jan. 18-20 at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne. This is the local club’s largest competition to date with 105 skaters attending from nine different rinks (which includes local skaters) and 19 different coaches. Skating will...
Ashton Pick places a battery-operated votive candles into white paper sacks.
More than 700 people trekked along candlelit trails in the Blue Mounds State Park Saturday night for the second annual Friends of the Blue Mounds State Park Candlelight Hike. The 2019 event drew more than double last year’s impressive count of 300-plus, and while parking was a challenge, park...
A two-vehicle crash occurred Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 23, just south of County Road 7 in Rock County. A Ruthton man died at the scene.
A Ruthton man died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that closed down State Highway 23 south of Jasper for several hours. According to information from the Minnesota State Patrol, Earl Dean Gruis, 67, was driving a 2014 Cadillac SRX southbound on Highway 23 just south of County Road 7 in Rock...
Jeff Haubrich (right) is sworn in as the county attorney Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, in the Rock County Courthouse. District Court Judge Terry Vajgrt administered the oath.
For the past three decades, Rock County residents elected Don Klosterbuer as county attorney. For more than half of those years, Jeff Haubrich served as an assistant county attorney. On Monday, Jan. 7, the roles were reversed when District Judge Terry Vajgrt swore in Haubrich as the county’s first...
District Court Judge Terry Vajgrt (center) administered the oaths of office to the six elected county officials Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, in the Rock County Courthouse in Luverne. From left, Jeff Haubrich (sworn in as county attorney), Sherri Thompson (county commissioner), Jim Veldkamp (soil and...

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