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The 15-year anniversary of the 9-11 terror attack that killed nearly 3,000 people will be remembered locally on Sept. 11. Diane Sherwood, president of the Remember Rally group, said an event is planned to thank and honor local first responders. “This year Remember Rally is going to donate a...
Schomacker Flooring and Appliance owners and staff celebrated a ribbon-cutting and open house Monday night in their newly remodeled store at Cedar and Main streets. Pictured are Chamber Board members Mark Ommen, Stan Knobloch, Patti Olson, Annie Opitz, store representatives Joe Schomacker, Sharon...
Local law enforcement and South Dakota officials responded to what was reported as a car jacking Sunday in rural Rock County. According to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, officers were called to the residence of 64-year-old Wayne Hartz around 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, regarding an assault and...
Seven Luverne youth attended the BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture camp in July. Among the students participating were (from left) Emilie Bartels, Susan Thompson and Emily Wendland.
Luverne High School graduates Susan Thompson, Emily Wendland, Tatiana Gust and Zoe Brown along with current students James Erickson, Christopher Jelken and Emilie Bartels recently attended a summer business camp through sponsorships provided by the KAHR Foundation. In total, more than 100 companies...
The hydro hammer attached to an excavator makes quick work of jackhammering through a rocky area on 140th Avenue west of the Blue Mounds State Park north of Luverne.
Halfway is where the Rock County Broadband Alliance Project stands this week as crews race to bury underground fiber before the ground freezes. “The project is going well,” said Andy Hulcher with Alliance Communications of Garretson, South Dakota. “Michels Construction and the subcontractors have...
Ashley Kurtz (left) Megan Scholten (back) and Megan Nelson recount ballots Aug. 17 in the courthouse. Ron Boyenga (back) and Darrel Van Aartsen and LaDonna Van Aartsen observe.
Last week’s recount in the tied county commissioner primary election revealed the same number of votes for each candidate — 67 for Ron Boyenga and 67 for Darrel Van Aartsen. Greg Burger captured the most votes in the Aug. 9 primary in the District 3 commissioner race to advance to the general...
This Google Maps image shows an ariel view of the city park, Rock River Road, and the former Boys Scouts campground that Mike Davis and Billy Cowell, both of Luverne, recently purchased from the Luverne Country Club for a possible campground site.
The wooded property near the Luverne City Park has been purchased by private investors for a possible campground site. The Luverne Country Club owned the former Boy Scouts land and sold it earlier this month for roughly $36,000 to Billy Cowell and Mike Davis, with possible financial support by...
Roselynn Hartshorn concentrates on reaching the correct pitch during her third band lesson on the French horn.
Incoming Luverne fifth-graders Roselynn Hartshorn and Henry Hartquist chose two non-conventional band instruments to begin lessons with last week. Most first-year students choose flute, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone or trombone, but these two had their own ideas. Hartshorn chose the French horn...
Dick Remme was as proud as punch Thursday night when he took his 1940 Pontiac Silver Streak to the classic car show at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. The white-wall tires were spotless and the black paint and chrome trim were polished to a mirror finish. And Remme was grinning from ear to...
The filing period closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, for candidates interested in running for upcoming school board, small cities and some township elections. Rock County Auditor Treasurer Ashley Kurtz has received final information from those offices, and is finalizing candidates for the Nov. 8...

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