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Lori Sorenson/0803 street work Construction crews install underground infrastructure Tuesday morning on Luverne Street, which is closed between Cedar and Blue Mound Avenue. It’s among several local road projects underway in and around Luverne.
Construction wrapped up last week on Cedar Street, which was milled off and overlayed from Lincoln Street to Barck Avenue. This, along with the nearby Luverne Street project, has created tricky traveling for motorists navigating among City Hall, the Courthouse, the Post Office, St. Catherine Church...
Dave Niessink and his crew remove shakes and faux brink at the Quality Printing building on West Main Street Thursday, Oct. 22. The work is part of Luverne's Historic Facade Improvement Program, which provides grants and loans to downtown businesses to improve their store fronts in a uniform...
By 2019 road conditions in southwest Minnesota will be the state’s worst. That’s according to Rhonda Allis of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Allis, a principal planner for MnDOT’s District 7, presented that information and the district’s 10-year road improvement plan to Rock County...
Construction of the passing lane two miles north of Jasper will begin at 6 a.m. Monday, June 27. The project will NOT require a detour. Traffic will be shifted onto the shoulder. The lanes will be narrowed and speed reduced in the work zone. Please drive with caution and be aware of workers in the...
Construction costs may impede efforts to keep Rock County ag service agencies under one roof. Costs were projected at over $1 million for the county to construct a facility that would keep the Rock County Land Management Office, Rock County Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation...
Workers move dirt and lay the groundwork for Phase 1 of the Luverne Loop hiking and biking path Monday morning just west of the school campus.
Heavy dirt-moving equipment moved in next to Luverne Elementary School to begin Phase 1 of the Luverne Loop hiking and biking trail. The Loop, estimated to cost $2 million once complete, will be developed in four phases over a five-year time period. Phase 1 is 1.5 miles from the Blue Mound Trail on...
Rock County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jody Reisch (left) hands a $1 million check to Alliance Communications General Manager Ross Petrick (right) as he shakes the hand of Commissioner Stan Williamson Wednesday morning, April 6, in a pre-construction meeting for the Rock County Broadband Alliance Project.
Rock County’s portion of the $14 million broadband Internet service project was paid in full Wednesday, April 6, at the start of a pre-construction meeting. Rock County Board Chairman Jody Reisch presented Alliance Communications General Manager Ross Petrick the check for $1 million, as the formal...
Sidewalk crews work their way south along the east side of South Highway 75 Friday afternoon. By midmorning Tuesday, they had already come back to the west side of the highway, working their way north to Main Street. Driveway approaches will be poured this week.
Little by little, the orange cones are disappearing on Highway 75 in Luverne as the 2015 construction season comes to a close. Sidewalk crews have been working in earnest to catch up with last week’s surface work. A final step in the project will be to restripe the highway from four lanes to three...
Sealcoating work on Highway 75 started Friday on the north end of Luverne. Workers are pictured here near the hospital making their way south.
The paving on Highway 75 in Luverne is wrapping up this week and the detour removed as the project nears completion. After a stretch of rainy days last week, however, road resurfacing did not get done in time to get the lanes restriped from four lanes to three before school started Monday. The lane...

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