coronavirus

Confirmed cases of coronavirus are showing up in communities closer and closer to Rock County, the latest in Lyon County Tuesday and increasing numbers (28) in Minnehaha County just 30 miles to the west. Testing capacity is limited, so numbers aren’t telling the whole story. That’s why public...
Sunshine store manager Jason Oye stocks shelves in Luverne on March 26.
While most local businesses are losing revenue due to coronavirus measures, Sunshine Foods and Blue Mound Liquor are struggling to keep up with demand. “It’s been busier than ever,” said liquor store cashier Christi Wilson. “I haven’t seen a madness like this since the holidays. People are just...
Gevo Inc., which operates Agri-Energy in Luverne, announced Friday it will cease operations at the biofuel production plant.      The close was effective Friday and terminates the employment of 27 workers.      “We will resume production once the economy is up and running again,” said Gevo...
Kevin and Logan Peterson wave as fire trucks drive through their neighborhood Sunday in Luverne.
Firefighters and first responders from the Luverne Volunteer Fire Department and Rock County Ambulance formed an eight-vehicle “parade” Sunday afternoon as they drove through each neighborhood with sirens, lights and smiles during the 90-minute ride. The event was intended to brighten everyone’s...
The coronavirus pandemic and its social distancing measures have made the grief process more painful for those who have lost loved ones, according to local funeral home directors. “It’s preventing friends and family from grieving properly because of the lack of fellowship and support from the...
Area residents are looking for ways to help friends and neighbors who are affected by coronavirus hardships, and the Luverne Area Community Foundation is matching dollars to causes. “COVID-19 will affect our community in more ways than we realize, and this will act as disaster relief funding to...
     Rock County employees are conducting their usual business in very unusual ways under the governor’s shelter-in-place directive that began at midnight Friday.        No county layoffs are planned as each department provides “critical services” as defined by the state.        Commissioners...
I am a family medicine resident, currently working nights admitting sick patients to the hospital. Covid-19 is just starting to hit our area. I don’t know if it’s sleep deprivation or 26-week pregnancy hormones, but last night when I was getting ready for work I cried in the shower. I’m scared. I’m...
County commissioners will meet in an emergency meeting at 9 a.m. Monday to review plans on how Rock County will operate under Gov. Walz’s two-week Shelter in Place order.   The order begins midnight Friday and goes through Friday, April 10 and is intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus in...
The Sanford Luverne Emergency Room entrance shows visitor policies and serves as a mandatory screening station. There are three entrances facility-wide and all are mandatory stations to screen for potential coronavirus risk factors.
As Rock County and surrounding communities grasp new realities of the coronavirus pandemic, Sanford Luverne is taking its own measures as the local health care leader. “We are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including social distancing and responsible event management,” said Tammy...

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