As many as 50,000 railroad ties lie beside the Buffalo Ridge Regional Railroad, a 41-mile line from Manley to Worthington. The ties were discarded in the late 1980s when the rail line was rehabilitated for use. On Tuesday, May 16, workers with Rugged Rock Inc. out of Minneota began picking up the decaying ties and transporting them for disposal at the Dickinson County, Iowa, landfill.
Crews are cleaning up an estimated 50,000 discarded railroad ties that have been piled alongside the tracks for decades in Nobles and Rock counties.
New batteries and defibrillator pads were replaced in the AEDs located in public areas throughout Rock County. The effort is a collaboration of the Rock County Ambulance, Sanford Luverne, Luverne Area Community Foundation and Luverne-Adrian Boy Scouts Troop #32. Pictured are Tyler deCesare (seated), (back from left) Jill Johnson, Harlan Vande Kieft and Emily Crabtree.
In recognition of National Emergency Medical Services Week May 21-27, Rock County Ambulance personnel joined three other local organizations to make sure residents have functional AEDs (automated external defibrillators) available at a moment’s no
Luverne Middle School and High School choir students performed their spring pops concert Friday night, May 8, in the Cardinal Gym.
Rock County Pheasants Forever Treasurer Matt Sorenson works with his skid loader to remove a tree from the fenceline.
Rock County Pheasants Forever chapter members and volunteers have been working this spring to clear a new parcel of ground that the group recently acquired for habitat preservation and public hunting.
Minnesota Rural Water Association Source Water Protection Specialist Aaron Meyer (right) presents Rock County Rural Water District Manager Brent Hoffmann (center) and Rock County Rural Water Board member Lila Bauer a certificate signed by Governor Mark Dayton recognizing the local utility’s protection efforts. The presentation was May 10 at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.
The Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Rural Water Association recently recognized Rock County Rural Water’s ongoing commitment to protecting the community’s drinking water source with a Source Water Protection Award.
Luverne City utilities employee Brian Remme hangs one of Luverne’s new photo banners on a Main Street light pole Tuesday, May 16.
As many as 50,000 railroad ties lie beside the Buffalo Ridge Regional Railroad, a 41-mile line from Manley to Worthington. The ties were discarded in the late 1980s when the rail line was rehabilitated for use. On Tuesday, May 16, workers with Rugged Rock Inc. out of Minneota began picking up the decaying ties and transporting them for disposal at the Dickinson County, Iowa, landfill.
New batteries and defibrillator pads were replaced in the AEDs located in public areas throughout Rock County. The effort is a collaboration of the Rock County Ambulance, Sanford Luverne, Luverne Area Community Foundation and Luverne-Adrian Boy Scouts Troop #32. Pictured are Tyler deCesare (seated), (back from left) Jill Johnson, Harlan Vande Kieft and Emily Crabtree.
Rock County Pheasants Forever Treasurer Matt Sorenson works with his skid loader to remove a tree from the fenceline.
Minnesota Rural Water Association Source Water Protection Specialist Aaron Meyer (right) presents Rock County Rural Water District Manager Brent Hoffmann (center) and Rock County Rural Water Board member Lila Bauer a certificate signed by Governor Mark Dayton recognizing the local utility’s protection efforts. The presentation was May 10 at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.

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Luverne senior Jeremiah Dooyema placed third in the pole vault during Thursday's sub-section meet in Luverne,
The Luverne boys’ track team thwarted a still challenge by Murray County Central to win the team championship of the Section 3A Southwest Sub-Section meet Thursday in Luverne. LHS compiled 141 points and needed almost every one of them to hold off MCC, which placed second in the nine-team field...
As many as 50,000 railroad ties lie beside the Buffalo Ridge Regional Railroad, a 41-mile line from Manley to Worthington. The ties were discarded in the late 1980s when the rail line was rehabilitated for use. On Tuesday, May 16, workers with Rugged Rock Inc. out of Minneota began picking up the decaying ties and transporting them for disposal at the Dickinson County, Iowa, landfill.
Crews are cleaning up an estimated 50,000 discarded railroad ties that have been piled alongside the tracks for decades in Nobles and Rock counties. The Buffalo Ridge Regional Rail Authority contracted with Rugged Rock, Minneota, to dispose of the creosote-treated lumber for $344,000. The work is...
New batteries and defibrillator pads were replaced in the AEDs located in public areas throughout Rock County. The effort is a collaboration of the Rock County Ambulance, Sanford Luverne, Luverne Area Community Foundation and Luverne-Adrian Boy Scouts Troop #32. Pictured are Tyler deCesare (seated), (back from left) Jill Johnson, Harlan Vande Kieft and Emily Crabtree.
In recognition of National Emergency Medical Services Week May 21-27, Rock County Ambulance personnel joined three other local organizations to make sure residents have functional AEDs (automated external defibrillators) available at a moment’s notice. The majority of the 40 small devices hang on...
Luverne Middle School and High School choir students performed their spring pops concert Friday night, May 8, in the Cardinal Gym. Under the direction of Seana Graber, the groups sang and danced to familiar tunes that fell under the category of “Larger than Life,” the concert theme. Each of the...
Rock County Pheasants Forever Treasurer Matt Sorenson works with his skid loader to remove a tree from the fenceline.
Rock County Pheasants Forever chapter members and volunteers have been working this spring to clear a new parcel of ground that the group recently acquired for habitat preservation and public hunting. The group purchased 93 acres near Beaver Creek this past winter from Howard Van Wyhe. The land...
Minnesota Rural Water Association Source Water Protection Specialist Aaron Meyer (right) presents Rock County Rural Water District Manager Brent Hoffmann (center) and Rock County Rural Water Board member Lila Bauer a certificate signed by Governor Mark Dayton recognizing the local utility’s protection efforts. The presentation was May 10 at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.
The Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Rural Water Association recently recognized Rock County Rural Water’s ongoing commitment to protecting the community’s drinking water source with a Source Water Protection Award. The local agency was selected for the award for its efforts in...
Luverne City utilities employee Brian Remme hangs one of Luverne’s new photo banners on a Main Street light pole Tuesday, May 16. The banners are among several ways the city of Luverne is using a series of professional images captured by Myhre Studio photographer Jim Juhl to promote the community....
The railroad depot in Luverne — the Omaha Depot — has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since March 18, 1980, nominated by Thomas Harvey of the Historic Preservation Office of the Minnesota Historical Society. According to staff at the Minnesota Historical Society, the depot...
Church services, sporting events, City Council meetings and more can now be viewed on Luverne’s new online cable access channel, LUVTV. “It’s out there now for public use, and we’re proud of it,” Luverne City Administrator John Call said at a recent meeting when city staff Jessica Mead and Mandy...
Pedestrian helper duties are expected to change next school year as the city of Luverne, Rock County and school officials honor an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Members of the city/county/school liaison committee reminded Luverne School Board members of the agreement...

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