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The northernmost picnic shelter at Schoneman County Park will have its support poles replaced as soon as this fall under plans approved Oct. 3 by Rock County Commissioners. The park is located on U.S. Highway 75 south of Luverne.
The Schoneman County Park picnic shelter will receive some needed attention this fall, according to action taken by Rock County Commissioners Oct. 3. County Engineer Mark Sehr brought three proposals to the board for their consideration at their Tuesday morning meeting. Two of the plans propose...
Mark and Amy Van Essen will move Tyana's Boutique into the former Creeger building, which they have purchased. This artist's rendering illustrates what the facade will look like finished.
Mark and Amy Van Essen have purchased the former Creeger building on East Main Street where they’ll move their business, Tyana’s Boutique, from its current location in the new Mall on Main. The couple will renovate the building’s façade with help from the city’s Historic Façade Improvement Program...
Luverne Fire Department member James Rahm talks to day care children in the Luverne Fire Hall Tuesday morning. He showed them what he wears to go into a burning structure, and he specifically pointed out how scary he looks and sounds when he is wearing his full protective gear. He told them to not...
Luverne Elementary School students in Brooke Van Essen's third-grade classroom demonstrate their new flexible seating options that they received courtesy of a Monsanto grant through "America's Farmers Grow Communities."
Rock County farmer Jared Pap has won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 dollar donation to Luverne Elementary School from Monsanto’s program, America’s Farmers Grow Communities. Luverne Elementary will use the funds to create a flexible seating classroom, a research-based seating system that allows...
A few members of the Magnolia Juniors 4-H Club pose with the donated pet food from Saturday’s community pride event. Pictured (in front, left to right) are Mallie Fick and Morgan Bonnett, (middle) Tya Van Essen, Andrea Luitjens, Blakely Fick, (back) Brianna Kinsinger and Nathan Kinsinger.
The Magnolia Juniors 4-H Club partnered with Shopko and the Tracy Area Animal Rescue to host “Paws to Remember Dani” Saturday morning, Oct. 7. “I really wanted to do some kind of a community pride project,” said 4-H’er Mallie Fick, a fifth-grader at Luverne Elementary. “I thought it would be kind...
Luverne district residents will vote Nov. 7 on a $23 million bond referendum for school building upgrades and improvements. While property owners study its impact on their taxes, students are studying the referendum as a class project in their high school government class. Teacher Dave Rysdam said...
A public hearing is set for Tuesday, Oct. 17, for the county to consider adopting a local ordinance to enforce the state’s new buffer law. The hearing begins at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Rock County Courthouse. Commissioners will take comments as well as act on the proposal outlining...
Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr will seek federal funds to replace the timber-pile bridge destroyed by a July fire near Beaver Creek. Commissioners originally considered using $520,000 earmarked for the weight-restricted bridge south of Magnolia to repair the burned County Road 52 bridge...
Luverne Public School’s proposed facility improvement received a positive review by the state’s education commissioner. In the Oct. 3 letter to the district, Dr. Brenda Cassellius said the district met the necessary state requirements and her office reviewed the $31 million facility improvement and...
Donations of new or clean, gently used coats of all sizes are being accepted now until the end of the month for individuals and children in Rock County for the “One Warm Coat” program. Coats and other cold weather accessories can be dropped off at the Luverne Elementary School commons or at the...

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