Skies began to darken as thousands gathered Thursday night, July 12, for Luverne’s 56th Annual Hot Dog Night. Planned events resumed between showers until a thunderstorm ended outdoor activities around 9 p.m.
A variety of weather fronts descended on visitors of Luverne’s 56th annual Hot Dog Night Thursday, July 12.
A portion of a promotional video about living in a community with renewable energy was filmed in Hardwick on Wednesday, July 11. Local volunteer fireman Tom Haas (center, leaning on fire truck) was among the local residents included in the filming organized by Geronimo Energy Director of Communications and Marketing Lindsay Smith (left), videographer Chris Peterson, Tom Haas, cameraman Jake Lundell and Janie Peterson with Peterson Productions in the Twin Cities.
For three days last week Hardwick and Rock County were center stage for a Geronimo Energy promotional video.
The 4-H food stand at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Luverne is receiving a makeover in preparation for this year’s county fair July 25-28. On Wednesday morning, July 11, Busse Plumbing and Heating workers hung the new grill hood. Pictured are Tyler Williams (left on scissor lift), Lyle Nelson and Anthony Mann (in forklift).
When the Rock County Fair opens Wednesday, July 25, diners at the 4-H food stand are in for a pleasant surprise. Missing is the hodgepodge of used kitchen appliances garnered over the decades by local ag society members.
Amid construction planning for major housing and industry developments in Luverne, progress is quietly continuing on the Luverne Loop trail.
Lori Sorenson photo/0719 cleveringa twin homes The most recent Cleveringa Construction twin homes are under construction on Roundwind Road east of the pool and fitness center. Those four twin homes will be completed over the next three years, the first one on track for completion this fall.
Two more previously blighted properties in Luverne will see new construction following action at the June 26 City Council meeting.
Ellsworth City Councilman Spencer Swanson stands in front of signage for the newly developed campground in Ellsworth. The project began three years ago when the city received a grant to purchase new restroom equipment.
An idea three years ago to update restroom fixtures at the Ellsworth ballpark blossomed into a city campground that opened this summer.
Skies began to darken as thousands gathered Thursday night, July 12, for Luverne’s 56th Annual Hot Dog Night. Planned events resumed between showers until a thunderstorm ended outdoor activities around 9 p.m.
A portion of a promotional video about living in a community with renewable energy was filmed in Hardwick on Wednesday, July 11. Local volunteer fireman Tom Haas (center, leaning on fire truck) was among the local residents included in the filming organized by Geronimo Energy Director of Communications and Marketing Lindsay Smith (left), videographer Chris Peterson, Tom Haas, cameraman Jake Lundell and Janie Peterson with Peterson Productions in the Twin Cities.
The 4-H food stand at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Luverne is receiving a makeover in preparation for this year’s county fair July 25-28. On Wednesday morning, July 11, Busse Plumbing and Heating workers hung the new grill hood. Pictured are Tyler Williams (left on scissor lift), Lyle Nelson and Anthony Mann (in forklift).
Lori Sorenson photo/0719 cleveringa twin homes The most recent Cleveringa Construction twin homes are under construction on Roundwind Road east of the pool and fitness center. Those four twin homes will be completed over the next three years, the first one on track for completion this fall.
Ellsworth City Councilman Spencer Swanson stands in front of signage for the newly developed campground in Ellsworth. The project began three years ago when the city received a grant to purchase new restroom equipment.

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Skies began to darken as thousands gathered Thursday night, July 12, for Luverne’s 56th Annual Hot Dog Night. Planned events resumed between showers until a thunderstorm ended outdoor activities around 9 p.m.
A variety of weather fronts descended on visitors of Luverne’s 56th annual Hot Dog Night Thursday, July 12. By the 5:30 p.m. serving time, the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls had issued a heat advisory for the second consecutive day, with temperatures in the 90s and “feel like” temperatures...
A portion of a promotional video about living in a community with renewable energy was filmed in Hardwick on Wednesday, July 11. Local volunteer fireman Tom Haas (center, leaning on fire truck) was among the local residents included in the filming organized by Geronimo Energy Director of Communications and Marketing Lindsay Smith (left), videographer Chris Peterson, Tom Haas, cameraman Jake Lundell and Janie Peterson with Peterson Productions in the Twin Cities.
For three days last week Hardwick and Rock County were center stage for a Geronimo Energy promotional video. “We are putting together stories about what it is like living in a community with renewable energy,” said Lindsay Smith, Geronimo Energy director of marketing and communications. Smith and a...
The 4-H food stand at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Luverne is receiving a makeover in preparation for this year’s county fair July 25-28. On Wednesday morning, July 11, Busse Plumbing and Heating workers hung the new grill hood. Pictured are Tyler Williams (left on scissor lift), Lyle Nelson and Anthony Mann (in forklift).
When the Rock County Fair opens Wednesday, July 25, diners at the 4-H food stand are in for a pleasant surprise. Missing is the hodgepodge of used kitchen appliances garnered over the decades by local ag society members. Now the facility features sparkling commercial-grade appliances. “When it (the...
Amid construction planning for major housing and industry developments in Luverne, progress is quietly continuing on the Luverne Loop trail. Phase 1 of the trail is complete. It starts at the Veterans Home pond and circles the northwest neighborhoods of town and ends up at Dodge Street west of the...
Lori Sorenson photo/0719 cleveringa twin homes The most recent Cleveringa Construction twin homes are under construction on Roundwind Road east of the pool and fitness center. Those four twin homes will be completed over the next three years, the first one on track for completion this fall.
Two more previously blighted properties in Luverne will see new construction following action at the June 26 City Council meeting. The city is working on an agreement and land sale with Cleveringa Construction for the development of two lots — 104 and 108 West Barck Avenue. Merlin Cleveringa will...
Pink flamingos have long been a familiar lawn ornament, and an oversized plastic flamingo resides in the backyard of Jane Cote (far left) and her husband, Ron, on Harrison Street in Luverne. The blow-up pool is a favorite with day-care children Raven Hawkins (center) and Alex Gangestad. Swimming...
Six Luverne residents are among the airmen deployed with the South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing out of Sioux Falls on Wednesday. Jaidyn Elbers, Joe Baustian, Makayla Sterrett, Alec Hoven, Abby Pierce and Jack Baustian were among the airmen and aircraft deployed for Southeast Asia...
Coffey Contemporary Arts (CCA), an arts exhibition and education facility in Luverne, is featuring artist Lindsay Carone for Lord Grizzly Gallery's newest exhibit, “Offering.” Carone is a New York-based American artist working primarily in sculpture, installation and textiles. According to gallery...
Ellsworth City Councilman Spencer Swanson stands in front of signage for the newly developed campground in Ellsworth. The project began three years ago when the city received a grant to purchase new restroom equipment.
An idea three years ago to update restroom fixtures at the Ellsworth ballpark blossomed into a city campground that opened this summer. Ellsworth City Council member Spencer Swenson said the city received $2,000 for the restrooms in 2016 from the Lyon County, Iowa, Riverboat Foundation. The mini...
Renewable Energy Systems hosted a landowner meeting last week to answer questions about plans for a $200 million wind farm. RES plans to construct 36 to 40 wind turbines in Martin and Beaver Creek townships in the southwest corner of Rock County. Scott Jansen and Lisa Bellen with RES conducted the...

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