2017

After several hours of investigating a possible kidnapping, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office deemed there was no criminal activity at a local hotel on Aug. 18. According to the dispatch records, deputies were requested at the Super 8 Motel on South Highway 75 to help locate a kidnapping suspect....
No one was injured Monday, Aug. 21, when a train collided with a pickup on the tracks near Beaver Creek. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, officials were notified at 6:30 p.m. of a train vs. pickup crash at 30th Avenue and 61st Street. Upon arrival, members of the...
Senior Citizens Monday, Sept. 4: Labor Day. Senior Dining closed. Tuesday, Sept. 5:  Baked potato, sliced ham, broccoli, bread, pudding. Two-buck Tuesday sponsored by Continental Western. Wednesday, Sept. 6: Roast pork, whole potatoes, buttered cabbage, bread, rosy applesauce. Thursday, Sept. 7:...
10 years ago (2007) •All-terrain vehicle owners will be legally driving on city streets, even without the slow-moving vehicle emblems on their ATVs, as the ordinance first dictated. Those proved difficult to attach to most ATVs, so the Luverne City Council Tuesday amended the city ordinance,...
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world?  If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer. Blue Mounds State Park, Luverne, will host a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer training beginning Sept. 11. Master Naturalist volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on class with...
Winter named ‘Best of Class’ at UMD Luverne High School 2017 graduate Brandon Winter received the prestigious “Best of Class” scholarship at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he will be a freshman this fall. The scholarship is awarded to first-year students who rank in the top 1 or 2 of...
Rebecca Austin will represent Rock County at the upcoming Minnesota State 4-H Dog Show.
Rebecca Austin will represent Rock County at the upcoming Minnesota State 4-H Dog Show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. Austin earned grand champion honors at the Southwest Minnesota Regional Dog Show Aug. 7 at the Nobles County Fairgrounds in Worthington. She won each of her...
Skies become twilight-like at 1 p.m. Monday during the time the total solar eclipse was expected to be viewed locally as a thunderstorm moved through the area. In Luverne streetlights reacted to the sudden midday darkness by turning on.
A joint venture inviting the public to view the total solar eclipse in Rock County went soggy Monday when thunderstorms rolled into the area and obscured any view of the rare occurrence. Luverne Area Chamber, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation organized the solar...
Meetings United States Bowling Congress (USBC) meeting will be at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, in Luverne Lanes. Rock County DFL Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, in the Human Services building on Roundwind Road. Everyone welcome. The Green Earth Players annual meeting will be at 6 p.m...
Dispatch report Aug. 11 •Deputy out with a couple of juveniles. •Complainant requested extra patrol while they are out of town. •Complainant reported cash box broken into at location. •Complainant reported vehicle for erratic driving. •Complainant requested a welfare check on subject. They have not...

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