In the southwest corner of the parcel is an abandoned acreage that was once Marcel Reisch’s horse pasture.
Responding to Luverne’s housing shortage, the city is designating land on the west side of town southwest of the school for future residential development.
Take 16’s sales manager David McDonald said an estimated 1,500 people came through the taproom July 14. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off an opening,” he said. “The response was overwhelming.”
The Take 16 Brewery taproom was a popular place to be during Luverne’s 150th celebration weekend.
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard traveled from North Dakota to Luverne and completed the flag folding presentation for the official retirement of MSgt Nathan Rust (on stage far right). His brother SMSgt Justin Rust (left) emceed the special event while Luverne native Capt. Rebecca (Smook) Nisler presided over the July 15 event.
Retirement from the U.S. Air Force traditionally involves a special ceremony at the airman’s last assigned base. Rarely does the ceremony travel hundreds of miles to be presented near the airman’s hometown.
Dave and Stacy Mente and their three boys (from left) Justin, Dylan and Trevor were named the 2017 Rock County Farm Family of the Year. The family, which operates a crop and cow/calf operation southeast of Magnolia, will be honored today (Thursday) at a 6:30 recognition ceremony during the Rock County Fair.
Dave and Stacy Mente of rural Magnolia would not be showing cattle today if not for the help of Stacy’s childhood neighbors. Today many Rock County 4-H’ers would not be showing beef animals at the fair if not for the Mente family.
Holly Anderson kept the kindness rock she found while walking in downtown Sioux Falls just weeks after she started “The Kindness Rocks Project – Southwest Minnesota” group on Facebook. “It (finding the rock) totally made my day,” she said.
Attendees to Luverne’s 150th Celebration last weekend may have found themselves picking up a few rocks.
In the southwest corner of the parcel is an abandoned acreage that was once Marcel Reisch’s horse pasture.
The “Welcome to Rock County Fairgrounds” sign is put into place Monday evening by (from left) Don Luitjens, Isaac DeBoer and Dean Wenzel.
Take 16’s sales manager David McDonald said an estimated 1,500 people came through the taproom July 14. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off an opening,” he said. “The response was overwhelming.”
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard traveled from North Dakota to Luverne and completed the flag folding presentation for the official retirement of MSgt Nathan Rust (on stage far right). His brother SMSgt Justin Rust (left) emceed the special event while Luverne native Capt. Rebecca (Smook) Nisler presided over the July 15 event.
Dave and Stacy Mente and their three boys (from left) Justin, Dylan and Trevor were named the 2017 Rock County Farm Family of the Year. The family, which operates a crop and cow/calf operation southeast of Magnolia, will be honored today (Thursday) at a 6:30 recognition ceremony during the Rock County Fair.
Holly Anderson kept the kindness rock she found while walking in downtown Sioux Falls just weeks after she started “The Kindness Rocks Project – Southwest Minnesota” group on Facebook. “It (finding the rock) totally made my day,” she said.

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In the southwest corner of the parcel is an abandoned acreage that was once Marcel Reisch’s horse pasture.
Responding to Luverne’s housing shortage, the city is designating land on the west side of town southwest of the school for future residential development. At Tuesday night’s meeting, the City Council took action on property at 838 West Main Street to designate it for housing development. The city...
Take 16’s sales manager David McDonald said an estimated 1,500 people came through the taproom July 14. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off an opening,” he said. “The response was overwhelming.”
The Take 16 Brewery taproom was a popular place to be during Luverne’s 150th celebration weekend. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off an opening,” said Take 16’s sales manager David McDonald. “The response was overwhelming.” The former Sturdevant’s shop had been under construction for the...
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard traveled from North Dakota to Luverne and completed the flag folding presentation for the official retirement of MSgt Nathan Rust (on stage far right). His brother SMSgt Justin Rust (left) emceed the special event while Luverne native Capt. Rebecca (Smook) Nisler presided over the July 15 event.
Retirement from the U.S. Air Force traditionally involves a special ceremony at the airman’s last assigned base. Rarely does the ceremony travel hundreds of miles to be presented near the airman’s hometown. For Master Sergeant Nathan Rust, however, he wanted his retirement ceremony conducted at...
Dave and Stacy Mente and their three boys (from left) Justin, Dylan and Trevor were named the 2017 Rock County Farm Family of the Year. The family, which operates a crop and cow/calf operation southeast of Magnolia, will be honored today (Thursday) at a 6:30 recognition ceremony during the Rock County Fair.
Dave and Stacy Mente of rural Magnolia would not be showing cattle today if not for the help of Stacy’s childhood neighbors. Today many Rock County 4-H’ers would not be showing beef animals at the fair if not for the Mente family. The Mentes’ “pay-it-forward” approach has not gone unnoticed by the...
Holly Anderson kept the kindness rock she found while walking in downtown Sioux Falls just weeks after she started “The Kindness Rocks Project – Southwest Minnesota” group on Facebook. “It (finding the rock) totally made my day,” she said.
Attendees to Luverne’s 150th Celebration last weekend may have found themselves picking up a few rocks. The rocks may have had printed messages such as “You’re a Champ,” “Just Keep Swimming,” or “Live Life 2 the Max,” thanks to the efforts of a Luverne woman. In early June Holly Anderson created...
Rock County Extension Service summer intern Gabryelle Gilliam helped organize an event for this year’s fair called “Mark That Card,” which allows the public to compare the judge’s placings in four different species including beef. The contest starts today.
Fair-goers can compare judging skills alongside Rock County 4-H’ers this week as the general livestock team practices for the upcoming Minnesota State Fair competition. Today and tomorrow, July 27 and 28, prior to the swine, sheep, goat and beef shows, participants can view the designated species...
Luverne School Board members voted unanimously at a special meeting July 10 to continue paying a consultant to help with a pending referendum. Foster, Jacobs and Johnson of Sioux Falls recently finished a long-range district facility study that cost roughly $30,000. The latest five-month “pre-...
The Luverne City Council is considering nearly $11.7 million in capital expenses next year, according to estimates from city department heads. That compares to the 2017 budget of $3.1 million and the 2019 estimates of $2.6 million.   Industrial park, residential development spikes 2018 planned...
The Blue Mounds State Park will soon be connected to rural water to address contamination issues, and Mound Creek is being restored after 2014 floods destroyed the dam and drained the lake. Meanwhile, a group of volunteers is working to create recreational opportunities in the park, since there's...

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