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When it comes to high school volleyball, I always seem to travel backward in my mind. Back in 1986, when I arrived in Rock County, I found myself experiencing some glorious times covering Luverne High School sports. Not only was I fortunate enough to cover a football program that was emerging as a...
    Question: My question is related to the blocking of rear license plates and the taillights on vehicles equipped with rear mount bicycle racks, and also the large platforms that mount into a receiver hitch and most often contain large coolers. Is it legal to block the rear of the vehicle and the...
  Important Dates Nov. 9: County Committee Election Ballots mailed to voters in LAA #3 Nov. 11: FSA Office closed for Veterans Day Nov. 16: 2016 Apiculture, Perennial Forage and Fall-Seeded Small Grains Crop Acreage certification deadline Nov. 20: 2016 MPP-Dairy sign-up deadline Nov. 20: CRP...
  “For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.” Hebrews 13:14 ESV  Lars went to the lumberyard to buy some lumber." May I help you?" asked the salesman. "Yah, sure, you betcha," replied Lars. "I vould like to buy some 2x4s." "How long do you want them?" "Oh, I vant dem...
  Question: Hi, I read your “Ask a Trooper” responses in the daily news and have a question for you: common sense — I am aware it is illegal to leave your dog in the car, but I was also told it’s illegal to leave your car running/idling with the dog in the car so you can keep the air conditioner on...
  The view from my living room window and other thoughts on  cancer The view from my living room window includes a cemetery. Last night we had the first hard frost of the season, so the view also includes dead and dying plants and flowers. Facebook tells me Luverne lost another beautiful soul to...
  The following appeared in the Rock County News March 12, 1896:   An Interesting Teacher’s Meeting   The Teachers’ association met in the High school room Saturday and was largely attended. Messrs. Guthrie and Crandle not being present, their parts were not taken up. The recitations, putting it...
  It is Monday, and I don’t know what the weather has in store for us for the week, but our topsoil is dry and I am concerned.  Perhaps it will rain before the ground freezes, but I don’t know if the rain will be sufficient to give our shrubs and shallow-rooted trees enough moisture to keep them...
  The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on April 6, 1923:   BEAVER CREEK LEADS IN ALFALFA ACREAGE   County Agent Roeke Finds That Acreage in County is 1560 Acres, With 350 Acres in Beaver Creek   “Rock county doubled its acreage in alfalfa the last two years. In 1920 there were but 850...
The Hills-Beaver Creek football team received its just reward Saturday for putting together a solid 7-1 regular season. The Patriots learned they received the No. 1 seed for the Section 3 Nine-Man Football Playoffs late Saturday morning. Not only does that mean they have the opportunity to host the...

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