This summer MnDOT crews will conduct emergency mill and overlay repairs to Highway 75 this summer.
Highway 75 in Luverne is falling apart, and it will likely require a structural rebuild to bring it up to acceptable standards.
Senior Michael Kinsinger (far left) maneuvers his kayak pulling a canoe full of garbage removed from The Lake. Tom Brown (center) and Gaige Nath push a discarded tire to shore.
A bur oak tree planted by representatives of the Luverne High School Class of 2019 grows on the Rock County Courthouse lawn in honor of Luverne’s businesses.
Above the former grocery store in Hardwick is a three-bedroom apartment.
Hardwick’s Main Street received a boost May 1 when the council accepted an agreement from a rural Jasper man to purchase the city-owned former grocery store, returning the structure to the private sector.
On May 4, digital artist Tony Perez and his wife, Christina, Luverne, opened Conspiracy Tattoo in the south end of Terry Gray’s Herb ‘N Legend building on East Main Street.
Tony Perez was working at a successful tattoo business near the Naval Base in Puerto Rico 13 years ago, but after the base closed in 2004, he moved stateside where his clients — mostly Marines — still sought his services.
Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter member Halle Hough (left) receives her State FFA Degree April 29 from National FFA Southern Region Vice President Jordan Stone. Halle is the first Luverne-Adrian FFA member since 2013 to achieve the organization’s highest chapter honor. The requirements for the state award have become more stringent since 2013.
Luverne High School senior Halle Hough didn’t set out to earn a State FFA Degree, but her path to learn about livestock production four years ago led her to receive the top member award at the Minnesota State FFA Convention April 28-29 in St.
Art students Joel Ortiz (left) and Talitha Andersen hold the artwork that earned them the Judges’ Choice Spotlight on the Arts award at the Region 3A Minnesota State High School League Visual Arts Competition April 26. As Spotlight winners they were invited to display their creations Saturday at the Perpich Center for the Arts in Golden Valley with other regional Spotlight winners.
Artworks by two Luverne High School students were singled out for display at Saturday’s Perpich Center’s Spotlight on the Arts show in Golden Valley.
This summer MnDOT crews will conduct emergency mill and overlay repairs to Highway 75 this summer.
Senior Michael Kinsinger (far left) maneuvers his kayak pulling a canoe full of garbage removed from The Lake. Tom Brown (center) and Gaige Nath push a discarded tire to shore.
Above the former grocery store in Hardwick is a three-bedroom apartment.
On May 4, digital artist Tony Perez and his wife, Christina, Luverne, opened Conspiracy Tattoo in the south end of Terry Gray’s Herb ‘N Legend building on East Main Street.
Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter member Halle Hough (left) receives her State FFA Degree April 29 from National FFA Southern Region Vice President Jordan Stone. Halle is the first Luverne-Adrian FFA member since 2013 to achieve the organization’s highest chapter honor. The requirements for the state award have become more stringent since 2013.
Art students Joel Ortiz (left) and Talitha Andersen hold the artwork that earned them the Judges’ Choice Spotlight on the Arts award at the Region 3A Minnesota State High School League Visual Arts Competition April 26. As Spotlight winners they were invited to display their creations Saturday at the Perpich Center for the Arts in Golden Valley with other regional Spotlight winners.

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This summer MnDOT crews will conduct emergency mill and overlay repairs to Highway 75 this summer.
Highway 75 in Luverne is falling apart, and it will likely require a structural rebuild to bring it up to acceptable standards. That was the general consensus at a meeting of local leaders and state transportation officials Tuesday, but funding isn’t available to do it. In fact a Band-Aid “milling...
Senior Michael Kinsinger (far left) maneuvers his kayak pulling a canoe full of garbage removed from The Lake. Tom Brown (center) and Gaige Nath push a discarded tire to shore.
A bur oak tree planted by representatives of the Luverne High School Class of 2019 grows on the Rock County Courthouse lawn in honor of Luverne’s businesses. The 94 graduates of the LHS Class of 2019 spent Friday as “Senior Service Day,” a decades-old tradition of students spending a half day...
Above the former grocery store in Hardwick is a three-bedroom apartment.
Hardwick’s Main Street received a boost May 1 when the council accepted an agreement from a rural Jasper man to purchase the city-owned former grocery store, returning the structure to the private sector. Bill Rolfs offered $50,000 for the two-story brick building, which council members unanimously...
On May 4, digital artist Tony Perez and his wife, Christina, Luverne, opened Conspiracy Tattoo in the south end of Terry Gray’s Herb ‘N Legend building on East Main Street.
Tony Perez was working at a successful tattoo business near the Naval Base in Puerto Rico 13 years ago, but after the base closed in 2004, he moved stateside where his clients — mostly Marines — still sought his services. Along the way, he tattooed Terry Gray of Herb ‘N Legend in Luverne. “We kept...
Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter member Halle Hough (left) receives her State FFA Degree April 29 from National FFA Southern Region Vice President Jordan Stone. Halle is the first Luverne-Adrian FFA member since 2013 to achieve the organization’s highest chapter honor. The requirements for the state award have become more stringent since 2013.
Luverne High School senior Halle Hough didn’t set out to earn a State FFA Degree, but her path to learn about livestock production four years ago led her to receive the top member award at the Minnesota State FFA Convention April 28-29 in St. Paul. “I always had an interest in agriculture and...
Art students Joel Ortiz (left) and Talitha Andersen hold the artwork that earned them the Judges’ Choice Spotlight on the Arts award at the Region 3A Minnesota State High School League Visual Arts Competition April 26. As Spotlight winners they were invited to display their creations Saturday at the Perpich Center for the Arts in Golden Valley with other regional Spotlight winners.
Artworks by two Luverne High School students were singled out for display at Saturday’s Perpich Center’s Spotlight on the Arts show in Golden Valley. Senior Joel Ortiz and junior Talitha Andersen earned the Judges’ Choice award April 26 at the Region 3A Minnesota State High School League Visual...
Anyone interested in developing a campground on agriculturally zoned land in Rock County will need a conditional use permit before proceeding, according to an ordinance update proposed by the county’s planning and zoning board. A public hearing to finalize the committee’s definition of a campground...
Luverne School Board members unanimously approved adding two key positions in the district during a special meeting May 9. A middle school principal and an elementary “behavior intervention support” teacher will be among the new hires for the 2019-20 school year. After a 25-minute discussion, the...
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to report prevented planting and failed acres in order to establish or retain FSA program eligibility for some programs. Producers should report crop acreage they intended to plant, but due to natural disaster, were prevented from planting. Prevented...
After two years of organization, the 14-member Missouri River Watershed Partnership is almost ready to accept funding to address soil and water conservation in Rock County. However, Rock County Commissioners won’t sign a joint powers agreement unless the proposed agreement is changed. “The...

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