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Facilitator Ed Zabinski (standing) leads members of the #Luv1LuvAll (Leaders Partnering to End Poverty) task force gathered Thursday, Aug. 15, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne to recharge their efforts to assist people out of poverty situations.
Two dozen participants of the end poverty group called #Luv1LuvAll gathered Thursday, Aug. 15, to celebrate their successes during the past year, say goodbye to one workgroup and recharge their energies for another year full of activities. All five of #Luv1LuvAll task forces met at the American...
A bearded dragon named “Laverne” visits the Rock County Library in Luverne Friday morning with her reptile sister “Shirley” as part of a Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment program. Rachael Kroog from Bloomington (pictured in front with hat) led the interactive music and educational animal show...
Beaver Creek City Council members discussed the finer points of splash pad entertainment at their Wednesday, Aug. 14, meeting. In July the council agreed to explore options for a splash pad in the city park near the ball diamond on the southeast side of town, and last week they studied possible...
On July 28, Berty Stearns posted that she and her dog, Toolik, had reached the 1,000-mile mark on her hike through the Continental Divide trail.
A Luverne woman is en route from Mexico to Canada on a 2,700-mile hike via the Continental Divide Trail through the Rocky Mountains. Berty (Elizabeth) Stearns embarked on the journey April 3 with her dog, Toolik, a 50-pound blue heeler mix. They set out from the southern tip of New Mexico and plan...
The city of Luverne will host its annual pancake breakfast fly-in and drive-in at Quentin Aanenson Field municipal airport Saturday. In addition to pancakes, aircraft models and classic cars, the event will feature Skydive Adventures skydiving, inflatables for kids and other entertainment. People...
Will farmers one day operate machinery from their offices? Some already do, and the day is soon coming for farmers in Rock County. That was the message shared Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Grand Prairie Events for Ag Tech Day that was designed to show how Rock County’s high-speed broadband can create...
Jack Cragoe (left) measures the depth of the post hole with Gregg Gropel Thursday afternoon, Aug. 15, along North Highway 75 near Cashin Drive in Luverne. The two erected a Little Free Library in a little over an hour.
Cashin Drive has the latest Little Free Library, thanks to the residents at Moundsview Estates. Residents Jack Cragoe and Gregg Gropel spent an hour Thursday afternoon, Aug. 15, mounting the gray-and-white house-shaped library along North Highway 75. The Little Free Library is placed near the...
A group with the 501st Legion stopped in Luverne Friday night to promote the Aug. 31 showing of “Star Wars: A New Hope” at the historic Palace Theatre in Luverne. Characters include (from left) R2-D2, Bouschh, Darth Vader and Boba Fett.
Moviegoers to Friday night’s feature at the Palace Theatre in downtown Luverne received a preview to the upcoming Aug. 31st viewing of “Star Wars,” thanks to a visit from members of the 501st Legion. The Legion is a volunteer organization of costumed enthusiasts who dress as villains from the epic...
Nathan Dunn
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stalking complaint stemming from an incident involving a GPS tracking device. Nathan C. Dunn, 46, Luverne, is charged with gross misdemeanor stalking after reportedly admitting to law enforcement that he installed a tracking device on the car...
 Justin Kerkhove-Brandt, shop manager and furniture builder, recently crafted two river tables.
Banking Barns has moved to its new location on Main Street in Hills in the former Around the Clock Fitness Center. The business, which opened April 1, 2018, specializes in tearing down old barns and repurposing the materials. “It was a hobby and now has become full time,” owner Kris Gagnon said. “...

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