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Renewable Energy Systems hosted a landowner meeting last week to answer questions about plans for a $200 million wind farm. RES plans to construct 36 to 40 wind turbines in Martin and Beaver Creek townships in the southwest corner of Rock County. Scott Jansen and Lisa Bellen with RES conducted the...
Crews wrap up work at the corner of Highway 75 and West Dodge Street Friday, July 13, after the intersection was torn up for more than a week.   Workers repaired a water main and moved a fire hydrant to the west. The water main problem had been discovered during the school year, but the city...
Rock County Commissioners signed a proclamation Tuesday morning, July 10, designating Rock County as a Purple Heart County to honor local veterans who were wounded or killed while protecting the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans. “The Purple Heart is not an earned award but a reward for shedding...
Luverne High School students (from left) Sage Ver Steeg, Jacinda Hustoft, Zoe DeBates, Shane Berning and Lindsey Roemeling attended the National Leadership Conference recently in Atlanta, Georgia, and presented at the conference’s STAR event.
Five Luverne High School students earned national recognition at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference June 28-July 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. Zoe DeBates, Jacinda Hustoft, Lindsey Roemeling, Sage Ver Steeg and Shane Berning participated in one of 30 family and consumer science-related competitive...
Several local insurance professionals were recently recognized for excellence by the Insurance Professionals of Greater Sioux Falls. Samantha DeBates, Senior Advantage Account Underwriter of Continental Western Group of Luverne, was named Insurance Professional of the Year for excellence in the...
Temperatures and humidity combined last week in Luverne for a heat index near 100 degrees on the Fourth of July. But that didn’t stop hundreds of locals and visitors from celebrating the holiday at The Lake where there were plenty of water activities to keep people cool. In addition to the Davis...
Dr. Michelle Lenertz has joined the team of veterinarians at Rock Veterinary Clinic, Luverne. Lenertz received her undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University, Brookings, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri, Columbia. “It’s nice to be closer to home,”...
For 62 years students and residents in Luverne School District watched sporting events, musical programs and graduations from the wooden bleachers first used when the school opened in 1956. For two days last week, six workmen with Construction Specialties of Alexandria manually loosened thousands...
Fifty-three would-be local actors auditioned Monday morning for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Palace Theatre in downtown Luverne. After the casting audition and five days of practice, the group will present the play Friday night and Saturday morning at the theatre.
Friday’s and Saturday’s productions of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Luverne Palace Theatre harken back to the vaudeville acts for which the 1915 facility was originally constructed. This week Missoula Children’s Theatre used the facility to rehearse for its annual production. On Monday...
Amber Wiersema (right) talks to judge Elizabeth Johnson about the dress she purchased for the clothes-you-buy and fashion revue projects. The clothing and textile projects were judged Monday for the Rock County Fair conducted later this month. Wiersema is a member of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club.
Rock County 4-H awarded its first ribbons Monday during an expanded Presentation Night and Fashion Revue events. Judges met with 4-H’ers at prearranged times for the individual project areas of clothing and textiles, fashion revue, video, performing arts, food revue, illustrated presentations and...

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