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Question: I was told that the Minnesota State Patrol is involved in teaching a school patrol camp in the summer. Can you provide me with some information about it? Answer: Legionville is a summer camp where school patrol students are taught the fundamentals of school patrol, school bus safety,...
Who needs signs? I found the June 9 presentation by consultant Roger Brooks interesting regarding improving the appeal of our community to tourists and others, but I think he got a few things wrong. For example, Brooks said he and his wife could not locate our fairgrounds because there is no sign...
Whew! … My gardens are looking great after surviving cold and wet, hot and dry, wind and hail, and now hopefully our weather has become more stable and they can just be happy. Oh, but then here come the bugs and the fungus, so this is our next challenge. If you have hostas and have had a problem...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on June 11, 1926:   RESIDENCE GROCERY STORE TO BE OPEN IN LUVERNE   McDonald & Snook Open Grocery and Confectionery Store on East Main Street and “Throw Away Key.”   Something of a new departure in a business way for the Luverne field...
After 23-plus years of marriage, my wife may have uttered her most profound statement to date in early May. Astrid and I were discussing our upcoming, two-week vacation at Three Lakes Resort in Otter Tail County when she spoke these memorable words. “I’m looking at this year’s vacation like it’s a...
Weed or flower? Lawn beauty is in the eye of the beholder I can’t help but notice a sea of flowering clovers across our lawn this summer. The blossoms smell sweet and the white petals create a pleasant contrast against the green backdrop. That’s what I see. The lawn snob in our house sees an...
I have been asked about prairie fires in this area. Here are three reports of prairie fires I have found:   April 3, 1885: Geo. B. Huntington had the misfortune to lose several stacks of hay, nearly all of which was timothy, by a prairie fire which swept over a portion of his land in section 3 of...
The Rock County Historical Society Board would like to thank all those who attended the “Tales From the Graves” program on Sunday afternoon. A special “thank you” to all the volunteers that helped us in the presentations and serving the pie and ice cream. It was a beautiful afternoon. We would like...
 Auxiliary President Dianna Tomlinson presents service banners to Bryan Fodness (left), Adam Fodness, Mavis Fodness, Tara Vander Steen, Dan Vander Steen, Jessy Hoven and Saul Hoven on Memorial Day.
Diane Tomlinson’s letter was unexpected and it’s message simple: “We would like to present your family with the Blue Star Banner that signifies you have a child or children actively serving our country in the military.” Eight Rock County families received window-sized service flags from the Dell...
The summer fun has only just begun. With Memorial Day weekend and graduations still fresh in our minds, Luverne topped the week off with a super fun and successful Buffalo Days weekend as well. By most towns’ standards, that would be a summer worth of celebrations — but not here. This Friday...

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