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Rock County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution urging Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to allow all Rock County businesses to reopen. At their Tuesday morning Zoom meeting, commissioners indicated in the resolution the “inequity in the closure of some businesses and the reduction in...
To celebrate the second to the last day of school for the 2019-20 school year, the public is invited to a “drive-by” good-bye from Luverne Public School teachers and staff from 5 to 6 p.m. today (May 21). Teachers and staff will stand along the front of the middle-high school and the south parking...
Stephanie Sparks and her son, KC, of Beaver Creek, videos the two C-130s, as they fly over the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
Two C-130s out of St. Paul flew over the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne and several additional southwest Minnesota communities Wednesday, May 13, in a training exercise called Operation American Resolve. The statewide flyovers, which involved the Minnesota Air National Guard 133rd Air Wing and...
Physicians at Sanford Luverne and Adrian clinics are encouraging parents to continue with well-child visits and immunization schedules, particularly for children ages 2 and under. “I’ve heard some hesitancy from parents about bringing their children in to the doctor right now. It’s very important...
Occupational Therapist Karla Kruse (left) works with patient Shelbi Gesch, Luverne, who is recovering from surgery on her wrist.
Amid coronavirus concerns, people still get sick and suffer injuries, and they still need preventative care. Sanford Luverne has been open for these services, and CEO Tammy Loosbrock is reminding community members to take care of themselves, even under the threat of a pandemic. “I think the biggest...
Vendors and patrons of Luverne’s Farmers Market will meet for their weekly produce and home goods sales this year, but they’ll follow a long list of social distancing guidelines. In a message to vendors, local market organizers shared details. “The health and safety of our vendors, customers and...
Fey Industries employee Lisa Gunnink (right) delivers a box of face shields to Hardwick Fire Department member Joan Kindt in Hardwick.
Fey Industries, Edgerton, is on a mission to distribute personal protective equipment to everyone who needs it on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to filling orders for customers nationwide, the company is donating protective face shields to communities where Fey Industry...
Minnesotans will once again be able to access the majority of driver and vehicle services starting May 19, butoffice visits will look different with changes made to protect the health and safety of customers and staff in light of theCOVID-19 pandemic.        The Minnesota Department of Public...
Three area students are members of the 2020 MSCA All-State Team for achieving a series of milestones established by the Minnesota Speech Coaches Association (MSCA) by their senior year. Nicole Hoogland and Alexa Chesley from Luverne High School and Maritza Beltran from Adrian High School are among...
Dallas Hamm
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office has retained legal counsel through the Minnesota Counties Insurance Trust in defense of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota.  The suit, filed May 6 in U.S. District Court, names Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge and deputies Dallas...

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