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Within a matter of a week, Minnesota’s weather went from seasonal fall temperatures to record setting snowfall over the weekend. Here in Rock County, snowfall accumulated in some areas as much as 4 inches. As low temperatures dropped into the teens Monday night, residents in northern portions of...
Rock County Rural Water System intends to apply for a federal grant that would extend a water main along West Warren Street as an additional water source for the city of Luverne. The grant would also be used to construct an additional water tower for the rural water system
Federal CARES Act dollars may support an additional water tower for the Rock County Rural Water System. County commissioners supported a grant application to the Economic Development Administration at their Oct. 6 meeting. The grant could pay 80 percent of the estimated $2.5-$2.9 million water...
The brick building (far left) at 202 W. Maple was purchased by the city in 2017 along with the blighted lot next door. The corner building was razed and now the former dental building may be renovated to house the Rock County Food Shelf.
Luverne City Council members toured a vacant building on West Maple Street last week as a possible new home for the Rock County Food Shelf. The brick building at 202 W. Maple decades ago served as a dental office and in recent years fell into disrepair. The city of Luverne purchased the property in...
Promotional material for the state's saliva mail test includes an image showing how the test works.
Rock County residents have one more option to do their part in slowing the pandemic thanks to a pilot program for at-home saliva testing. Through a mail order program, residents can order a saliva test online to be shipped to their home. The point, according to public health’s Jason Kloss, is to...
Surplus Luverne School District desks were loaded onto semitrailers Saturday morning by students and adult volunteers with the local youth group Rock the Edge and driven by Orphan Grain Train volunteers to communities who could use the desks.
Local volunteers loaded hundreds of surplus school desks, chairs and tables into two semitrailers headed south for use in other schools. More than 50 students and adults with Rock the Edge youth group and Southwestern Youth Services spent three hours Saturday morning loading the 80-foot trailers...
Minnesotans are shattering records for early voting in the 2020 presidential election, and Rock County is on pace to do the same. Auditor-Treasurer Ashley Kurtz is Rock County’s chief election official, and she said voter activity is truly historic. “I anticipated that we would have a larger amount...
Tuesday, Nov. 3, is Election Day, and nearly 40 percent of Rock County’s registered voters have already cast their ballots in early voting. Those who haven’t returned their mail ballots are advised to do so soon or in person, since there are competing messages about accepting mail ballots that come...
Luverne Elementary School students line the parking lot Friday afternoon in preparation for a parade walk by the members of LHS Class of 2021.
Friday was Senior Day at Luverne High School. For the first time in seven months since the coronavirus pandemic started, the 92 seniors in the Class of 2021 attended a full day of classes together. At the end of the day, in their honor, Luverne elementary students lined the school parking lot for a...
The U.S. Small Business Administration continues working with lenders nationwide on the Paycheck Protection Program and processing PPP loan forgiveness. To help, the SBA Minnesota District shares five PPP loan forgiveness tips small business owners should know:   PPP loan forgiveness is applied for...
Displaying homemade posters are (from left) Hope Bosch, Gracyn Wegener, Kamron Kellenberger, Malachi Bush, Cash Wilsey and Keiton Koller.
The 165 pre-K through fifth-grade students at Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary lined the west side of the school in Beaver Creek Friday afternoon in a show of school spirit while parents, friends and family members paraded by in vehicles. Friday was the last day of Homecoming Week, and in honor of the...

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