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After a brief respite of cooler-than-normal weather in May, June returned to this year's pattern of above-normal temperatures with average highs breaking the 80-degree barrier and average lows nearing the 60-degree mark.  Overall, temperatures were nearly 3 degrees above normal with one particular...
Troy Christianson
Question: There was a story in the news about a recent hit and run fatal crash where the State Patrol was looking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle that fled. How many hit and run incidents are there in Minnesota and what is the law that covers this? Answer: As a State Patrol public...
Mavis Fodness
“Back to the Future” is one of those movies I have watched again, again and again. Despite its futuristic title, it’s a movie that brings me back to the past. I was a college sophomore when the film debuted in theaters July 1985. I didn’t see the movie during its first release. I purchased the VHS...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on July 18, 1924:   ROCK COUNTY AS IT WAS FIFTY ODD YEARS AGO   Being a Paper on Pioneer Life as Read by Representative J.N. Jacobson at Hills Old Settler’s Re-Union   Permanent settlement began in the southwest corner of the county in 1876. A few...
The Salon 75 10-and-Under softball team completed a 17-0 season over the weekend. Team members include (front row, from left) Josie Anderson, Kierra Binford, Makena Nelson, Morgan Jonas, (back) coach Corey Nelson, Cassi Chesley, Averill Sehr, Tori Serie, Emma Beyer, Addison Huiskes and coach Jamie Beyer. Missing is Anika Boll.
Based on a dominating performance turned in by a youth team this summer, it looks as if the Luverne softball program has a promising future. I have to offer my congratulations to coaches Corey Nelson and Jamie Beyer and the members of the Salon 75 10-and-Under softball team for what they...
Rick Peterson
Just in time for the Fourth of July we installed a new flagpole in front of our house. As with any project around our house, there is a certain amount of debate (argument) about the project. This time the debate (argument) was about the location of said flagpole. Before the location debate surfaced...
Lori Sorenson
Good health is both a blessing and a choice. We can’t prevent all physical ailments, but we can certainly make choices that give us an edge toward better health. Rich DeSchepper and Verlyn Van Batavia are two 70-somethings in Luverne who are living proof that staying active allows for an active...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 24, 1924:   COUNTY SCHOOLS RECEIVE STATE AID APPROPRIATION County Auditor Olaf Skyberg this week received notice from State Auditor Chase as to the amount of state appropriation as school aid which Rock county will receive. This sum is $11...
Sgt. Troy Christianson
Question: How long does a speeding ticket and written warning ticket stay on your record? Answer: A written warning does not go on your driving record, but it is recorded in our computer system.   Citations for speed, according to the Driver and Vehicle Services, generally stay on record for five...
Jason Berghorst
It’s going to be a long four months until Nov. 8. I’m already tired of the presidential campaign even though, officially, it’s barely begun. And that’s very unusual for me. I’m one of those government teacher-types that thoroughly enjoy watching, reading and talking about politics. Except this year...

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