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The northernmost picnic shelter at Schoneman County Park will have its support poles replaced as soon as this fall under plans approved Oct. 3 by Rock County Commissioners. The park is located on U.S. Highway 75 south of Luverne.
The Schoneman County Park picnic shelter will receive some needed attention this fall, according to action taken by Rock County Commissioners Oct. 3. County Engineer Mark Sehr brought three proposals to the board for their consideration at their Tuesday morning meeting. Two of the plans propose...
On Sunday, Aug. 27, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, along with Luverne and Rock County officials, toured the construction underway on the 4-million-gallon reservoir being constructed southwest of Luverne. Pictured are (front from left) Red Arndt, Klobuchar, Rock County Commissioner Sherri Thompson, Lewis and...
Brent and Kathy Polanchek have leased the Buffalo Ridge Regional Railroad from the public railroad authority since 2000 and announced recently they will retire. On Thursday, May 25, the Polancheks invited present and past Rock County commissioners and current county administration personnel for a...
At their regular April 4 meeting, Rock County Commissioners received an up-close look at the Microsoft Surface Pro4 tablet each of the five commissioners will have for official county use. The tablets eliminate the use of personal computers and allow commissioners access and document storage on the...
Rock County’s preliminary levy for 2017 is set to increase 6.13 percent over the current county levy. Three motions at different percentages were made at the Sept. 20 County Board meeting before 6.13 percent was accepted. Two motions for a 6.5 and a 5.75 percent increase failed in 2-3 votes....
Setting the 2017 preliminary levy will be a priority for Rock County Commissioners when they meet Sept. 20. For almost a month the commissioners have discussed needs in each of the county departments and are considering budget increases of nearly $500,000, which would require the levy to increase 9...
Three local races with three or more candidates were narrowed to two candidates each during Tuesday’s primary election.   Luverne City Council The first race decided Tuesday night was the three-way contest for the Luverne City Council Ward 1 seat currently held by Esther Frakes, who is not seeking...
To the Editor: I am writing this letter to encourage all voters in the first and third county commissioner districts to be sure to vote in the upcoming primary.  It is very important that those of us in agriculture maintain a balanced county board. Everyone in Rock County is affected by agriculture...

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