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Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on November 27, 1896:   Hills Creamery The Hills creamery made a very satisfactory record during the month of October. The Crescent says: “The board of directors of the Hills Creamery association met Monday of last week. After allowing bills for...
Luverne’s Shane Fick has put together a sensational summer as a micro sprints driver with eight consecutive feature race wins late in the 2016 season.
The summer of 2016 will be a season that will be unforgettable for Shane Fick. Fick, a 2008 Luverne High School graduate who farms in the area, has emerged as a dominating presence on the micro sprints racing scene over the past couple of months. The fact that Fick won the micro sprints points...
Question: What are the driver’s license requirements and equipment laws for the new three-wheel type motorcycle vehicles? Answer: The law changed on August 1, 2016. An auto cycle is a motorcycle that: •has three wheels in contact with the ground; •is designed with seating that does not require...
Jason Berghorst
This is a big weekend in Luverne. Sure, there have been a lot of "big" events in Luverne this summer. Buffalo Days, Fourth of July at The Lake, Hot Dog Night, the county fair, a beer fest, and other events have given local residents plenty to do. But this weekend is the Tri-State Band Festival, the...
George Bonnema
I regret admitting that summer is over. So now we prepare for what autumn means for gardeners. First of all, fall is the perfect time for planting. The extreme heat of summer is past but the ground remains warm, thus stimulating root growth and development. If you want to move or plant perennials,...
Luverne’s Carter Sehr shows off a sunfish he caught Saturday on Lake Louise near Alexandria while fishing with professional angler Mike Frisch. Frisch said the outing will appear sometime this winter on his “Fishing the Midwest” show aired on Fox Sports North.
Mike Frisch is all about sharing his passion for fishing. When he’s not on the water angling for bass and walleye for the television show he co-hosts, “Fishing the Midwest,” chances are pretty good that Frisch, a Wyndmere, North Dakota, native and current resident of Elbow Lake, is educating youth...
For a team that many were counting out due to a season-ending injury to quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, the Minnesota Vikings looked pretty decent Sunday. Their 25-16 victory over Tennessee wasn’t a classic game by any means, but the Vikings laid out a blueprint that could lead to more success if...
Rick Peterson
I can’t tell you how long it’s been since we’ve bought a new alarm clock in the Peterson household, but it’s been awhile. The old one we brought with us when we moved here nearly 12 years ago. It had the standard features of the backup battery, digital display, AM/FM radio which we never used, and...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on January 9, 1925.   HAWES & SON WILL CONDUCT BIG REORGANIZATION SALE   Ten-Day Bargain Sale to Start Next Wednesday. Preparatory to Re-arrangement of Departments.   In preparation for the reorganization of Hawes & Son’s department store,...
Mavis Fodness
Warning: Words printed in italics convey true feelings. Come mid-October residents with Minnesota driver’s licenses may have trouble boarding an airplane or entering military bases or federal buildings. This could include my family as we travel to San Antonio, Texas, for Adam’s graduation from...

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