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Jubilee Day-ish featured casual gatherings of friends, neighbors and visitors in Hardwick. Pictured here are (from left) Richard Moerke, Phil Vos, Mike Vos, Nancy Patton, Cindy Moerke, Loren Vos, Carol McClure, Doug McClure, Keith Swenson, McKenzie Kruse and Jonathan Swenson.
The Green Lantern Bar and Grill hosted a modified version of Hardwick’s Jubilee Day Saturday with several events related to the annual celebration. The day included a cruise-in “parade and park,” a straw bale toss, a corn hole tournament and a DJ on the back patio. Jubilee Day normally includes a...
Mallory Thorson paints between the ladder rungs.
Unbeknownst to incoming Luverne High School senior Rylee Gee and Southwest MN CEO student, the fourth grade valentine box she made from metal led to the creation of a business seven years later. Gee’s business called “OG Metal Design” was one of 13 showcased Wednesday night, June 17, ending the...
A bulldozer appeared this week on the former Sharkee’s lot signaling work is about to begin on the long-awaited Towne Square Addition. Luverne developer Don Jahnke announced Monday that financing is in place and construction can start this summer on the three-story apartment building. He also...
David Owens joined the Klosterbuer & Haubrich Law Firm in Luverne in early March, just as the coronavirus pandemic was declared. Three months later he is ready to reassume the duties as the assistant county attorney as the court system begins rescheduling hearings postponed since late March.
Quality of life and community involvement influenced the newest Rock County assistant attorney to step away from a prestigious law firm to join the two-attorney firm of Klosterbuer and Haubrich in Luverne. Rock County commissioners recently approved David Owens to assist County Attorney Jeff...
Hills-Beaver Creek Community Education supervisor Dylan Gehrke (sitting) asks student Kenadie Fick a series of questions before she is allowed to participate in the summer weight lifting program Monday in Hills.
Students participating in Hills-Beaver Creek Community Education summer lifting program are asked a series of questions and have their temperatures taken before each class begins. The precautions were put into place in response to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Dylan Gehrke supervises the...
Since taking over the Walleye Wind Farm project last fall, NextEra Energy officials planned a series of meetings to explain the proposed renewable energy project in western Rock County. Pandemic social distancing prevented those meetings, but since December, the company has donated more than $16,...
Local leaders watched the Minnesota Legislature attentively last week for action to release federal funds to offset economic losses during the pandemic. But at the end of the day Friday, lawmakers adjourned the special session without voting on a measure to activate millions of dollars of relief...
The local Brain Health initiative that started last fall is resuming this week in the form of online community messages. “It’s the next step in the process of making sure we’re taking care of ourselves and our mental health,” said Sanford’s Angela Nolz, who organizes the Brain Health community...
The Rock County Planning Commission will host a public hearing Monday to consider proposed changes to the local renewable energy ordinance. Zoning administrator Eric Hartman told commissioners at their June 16 meeting that three areas could potentially change. •eliminating wind farm setback...
Thirteen students showcased their created businesses to the public Wednesday night, June 17, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. The students from Luverne, Hills-Beaver Creek, Southwest Minnesota Christian, Edgerton and Adrian spent the past school year learning real-life entrepreneur lessons from area business leaders as part of the Southwest MN CEO organization.
Unbeknownst to incoming Luverne High School senior Rylee Gee and Southwest MN CEO student, the fourth grade valentine box she made from metal led to the creation of a business seven years later. Gee’s business called “OG Metal Design” was one of 13 showcased Wednesday night, June 17, ending the...

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