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Monday marked the first day of distance learning for area school district students who are sheltering at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.      Students last attended classes in Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek school districts on March 16. All Minnesota schools were closed by March 18, and...
Rock County had 5 deputies along with 1 state patrol officer involved.  Rock County Ambulance was also on scene.
Local law enforcement was involved in a standoff with a Luverne resident for several hours Monday night before the ordeal ended without incident. The Rock County Sheriff's Office was called to 123 North Estey at about 5:20 for a welfare check on Douglas Randall Schmidt. Law Enforcement was advised...
Luverne school staff assembled 500 sack breakfasts and lunches for students who have been sheltering at home since March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week the “lunch ladies” posted a social media message to students reaching out to them with a greeting that read, “Hi, kids, from the...
Local law enforcement was involved in a standoff with a Luverne resident for several hours Monday night before the ordeal ended without incident. The Rock County Sheriff's Office was called to 123 North Estey at about 5:20 for a welfare check on Douglas Randall Schmidt.  Law Enforcement was advised...
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...
Brett Hood seeks direction on where a grocery bag is going.
Luverne firefighters volunteered to deliver groceries in the community on March 18 to residents who weren't venturing out from home due to social distancing precautions.  Firefighters picked up groceries that residents had ordered at Sunshine Foods and made stops at the Blue Mound Tower, Centennial...
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...
Art projects remain unfinished last week at Luverne Middle-High School after all Minnesota public schools were instructed to close no later than March 18. Students were sent home in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus, and teachers were instructed to plan lessons for distance learning by March 30.
In a matter of days, area school staff transformed from classroom educators to meal caterers, child care providers and distance learning professionals. Last week state officials mandated all Minnesota schools close to stop the potential spread of the coronavirus. Schools in Hills, Beaver Creek and...
The Hills-Beaver Creek School Board met in regular session Monday night. Instead of meeting in the secondary school conference room, the board convened in the school commons to allow more distance between members. Pictured from left are Tim Bosch, Tami Rauk, Ethan Rozeboom, Dan LaRock, Board...
Dan Block is retiring from C&B Luverne effective April 1.
After 42 years working with John Deere, Dan Block recently announced he’ll retire this spring. The past 26 years of his career have been at the Luverne dealership where he grew the business and spearheaded a massive building project in 2018. Despite his role at the helm of a multi-million-dollar...

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