August 2021

Rock County Highway Department workers load downed trees and branches along County Road 7 in Hardwick Tuesday morning. The area received strong winds and several inches of rain from Saturday’s storm.
Storms that swept through Rock County and the tri-state area Saturday night left downed trees, damaged crops and property, and wet basements. Hills, Beaver Creek, Steen and Luverne all had downed trees, some of them large, and some fell on vehicles and buildings. A large maple tree in Roger...
Luverne City Council members and staff tour the pool and fitness center lounge area on the east side of the building.
Construction is progressing on the city’s $5 million pool and fitness center expansion and remodeling project, which is about 35 percent complete. Luverne City Council members toured the project after their meeting on Tuesday evening, Aug. 10. The walls and roof are now on the new building addition...
Dispatch report Aug. 6 •Complainant on W. Mead Court reported someone taking pictures of their property. •Complainant on W. Mead Court reported disorderly conduct. •Complainant reported an unauthorized vehicle for sale. •Complainant on S. Kniss Avenue reported finding drug paraphernalia. •...
Preventative steps needed through increased trade To the Editor: I’m not sure if hypersonic missiles or Iran’s drones have a chance of first strike capability. If so, or if some countries will think so, and/or don’t fear a second strike, then we need to take preventative steps. The same applies to...
Card showers Charlie and Carol Goehle will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 21. Greetings may be sent to 514 N. Fairview Drive, Luverne, MN 56156.   Pat Fleseland will celebrate her 80th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 28. Greetings may be sent to 301 Church Street, Kenneth, MN...
LSS meals at Generations Monday, Aug. 23: Pork loin, candied yams, broccoli, bread, bar. Tuesday, Aug. 24: Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrots, bread, gelatin with whipped topping. Wednesday, Aug. 25: Taco salad with salsa and sour cream, corn chips, fresh fruit, dessert.  ...
Stratton earns degree at DSU Logan Stratton, Luverne, received a Master of Science in Computer Science – Cyber degree following the Spring 2021 semester at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota.
To express appreciation for farmers and agriculture, an Aug. 21 Ag/Farmer Appreciation event will thank them for their “dedication to food production.” Organizer Don Dinger said the event was planned for last year, but it didn’t happen due to COVID-19. This year he and other volunteers revived the...
A job fair Friday and Saturday is expected to fill 11 positions still open at the local Agri-Energy plant in Luverne. Owner Gevo Inc. announced in March production would resume May 1; however, fewer than half of the needed 20 employees were hired at that time. The coronavirus pandemic that stopped...
U of M Duluth releases dean’s list Two local students were named to the University of Minnesota Duluth Spring 2021 dean’s list. To be eligible, students must earn a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. Recipients were Mark Robinson, a senior working toward a Bachelor of Science in stats and actuarial...

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