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When Minnesota’s public schools open their doors for the 2017-18 school year in September, some students will learn more than just reading, writing and arithmetic. Students at Luverne Public Schools will learn skills that may be life-saving. Beginning this year, Luverne students and staff will be...
A Sioux Falls architect firm has developed plans, cost estimates and a timeline for expansion and improvements at the city pool and fitness center. The estimated $3 million Phase 1 is a basic remodel and addition of 10,150 square feet. It addresses priorities of staff, the committee and the...
Livestock production continues to expand and improve in Rock County, surprising local feedlot officials. Doug Bos, the local feedlot officer, presented the 2016 Feedlot Summary to Rock County Commissioners Feb. 21. “We thought we were going to have a slower year given the (low livestock) prices we...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on November 20, 1896:   The Northwestern long distance telephone line with headquarters in Skauge’s drug store, is completed as far west as Salem. All important towns along this route will be supplied with instruments. Last week the work of stringing...
Wellness is more than physical fitness. It also involves a person’s intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual well-being.
Two of four public meetings were conducted last week to gather input for improving the city-owned Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness. More than 60 people attended the July 13 sessions at the Luverne Elementary School commons with two additional meetings conducted Wednesday, July 20. Pool commission...
The city-owned Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness, built in 1978, is about to get some updates and improvements. It could be a matter of new carpet and cardio equipment or as extensive as an outdoor splash park and indoor walking track. The extent of those plans depends on the outcome of public...
Rock County Commissioners and Martin Township officials granted the tax abatement request from New Vision Co-op at a joint public hearing April 5. In a 3-2 vote, commissioners approved not collecting New Vision’s portion of property taxes ($5,222 annually) on the co-op’s proposed expansion project...
Sharkee's property on South Highway 75 and the adjacent Mert's Repair property on Hatting Street may be combined into a single TIF district.
The Sharkee's property on South Highway 75 and the adjacent Mert’s Repair property on Hatting Street may be combined into a single tax increment financing district to encourage future development. Luverne City Council members took action on this TIF plan during their March 22 meeting. Sharkee’s bar...
New Vision Co-op is seeking to merge its two current Hills locations into one under a $9.2 million planned expansion and relocation plan. A joint Rock County and Martin Township tax abatement public hearing will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the commissioners’ room at the Rock County Courthouse...
Rock County Eye Clinic will purchase the dental office space, and expand this year after Dr. David Paquette retires Feb. 25.
Longtime Luverne dentist David Paquette announced his retirement this week while also revealing plans to sell his space to the adjacent eye clinic. In a letter to patients, Paquette said his dental practice will close Feb. 25. “I have been deeply privileged to provide dental care for you and your...

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