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Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on October 16, 1931, and is the first in a series about Luverne's Rock River bridge.   NEW BRIDGE AND PAVING DEDICATED YESTERDAY   Senator Schall and Charles Forbes, “Granddad” of Highway System, Participate in Program.   ROAD IMPROVEMENTS BIG ASSET...
Some Rock County residents are planning on spending a lot of time in Middle America during the coming months. Magnolia’s Richard and Linda Bruhn may be doing some touring during their visits to the central part of the country, but most of the excursions will be business trips. As grandparents of a...
Troy Christianson
Question: I have a question about the Minnesota State Patrol Blood Relays. Recently, one was performed from the twin cities to Redwing. Why did it involve three patrol officers? I know this isn’t a great distance and have just been wondering what rules or regulations dictate how this is handled....
Rick Peterson
It’s been a productive summer around here. By that I mean it’s been a productive few months in the baby department here at the office as well as in my family. Abbe, our production manager here at the office, had her second son at the end of July. My daughter Jenna had daughter No. 2 on Aug. 10. Our...
Brenda Winter
My husband, youngest daughter and I arose early that morning. Our mission for the day was to drive to Beatrice, Nebraska, to view the total eclipse of the sun scheduled to happen there around noon. NASA promoted the event like this: “On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on November 12, 1926:   MANY FARM OWNERS ARE OPPOSED TO RE-ROUTING NO. 9   Divided Fields With Resultant Inconveniences Are Most General Grounds for Complaint.   The re-routing of trunk highway No. 9, so that it will run along the north side of the...
I received an unexpected text message as I was writing about the Luverne football game Friday night. Ever since reading the content of the message, my duties as a sports editor have been rendered somewhat meaningless. Based on the e-mails we swapped earlier in the day, I wasn’t expecting to connect...
My friend, Carrie, and I recently took advantage of cheap airfare and an invitation to stay in her family’s Las Vegas timeshare. I wouldn’t describe either of us as impulsive, but sometimes good deals are too good to pass up, and sometimes spur-of-the moment plans actually work. Within days of...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on November 5, 1926:   SCHOOL BUILDING IS FORMALLY DEDICATED   Large Throng Attends Exercises and Inspects Luverne’s New High School Friday Evening.   DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS ARE WARMLY PRAISED   Splendid Value and many Merits of New Structure Are...
  It was only two days, but it seemed like I was carrying around the full weight of a week on my shoulders last weekend. Apparently that’s the price I have to pay for writing a column on nearly a weekly basis. I’ve often wondered if anyone takes the time to read my musings online or in the paper,...

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