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Commissioners voted 3-2 at their Jan. 5 meeting not to pay a bill the county recently received from the Luverne Fire Department. This is the first time a $750 bill for a fire call was presented for payment to the county. On Oct. 9, 2015, the Luverne Fire Department responded to a grass fire in the...
At their Jan. 5 meeting, Rock County Commissioners postponed a decision on authorizing more than $230,000 for a computer-aided dispatch system for the sheriff’s department. The CAD system, which would put computers in each of the county’s squad cars, is seen as streamlining officers’ paperwork...
The Rock County Community Library will be closed for seven days as a planned remodeling project gets underway. From Tuesday, Jan. 19, through Wednesday, Jan. 27, the library will be closed to patrons. A planned closure was already set for Jan. 18 for Presidents Day. When the facility reopens Jan....
The Rock County Land Management Office issued more than twice as many livestock feedlot permits in 2015 than it did the year before, according to LMO assistant director Doug Bos. In 2015 the LMO issued 24 feedlot permits, up from 11 issued in 2014. Bos, who also serves as the county’s feedlot...
Jan Baustian is sworn in as the mayor of Hardwick. She will finish out the last year of the previous mayor John Javner’s two-year term. Javner resigned at last month’s meeting.
When Jan Baustian is sworn into office tonight (Thursday) as Hardwick’s newest mayor, she will be stepping back into a position she first served in almost 30 years ago. This time, however, Baustian said her role would be one of nurturing instead of trailblazing. “The council, bless their hearts,...
Q: How does the DNR decide whether to aerate a lake to prevent winter fish kill? A: The DNR does not aerate lakes, but we do issue permits to lake associations, counties and other local partners who wish to aerate shallow lakes that are prone to fish kills due to lack of dissolved oxygen in the...
Bill Ketterling of Ketterling Services announced this week that it will no longer pay for aluminum cans and aluminum scraps, effective immediately. Ketterling Services, the local solid waste and recycling operator, has for years offered 25 cents per pound of aluminum (which amounts to about 40 cans...
A Luverne teen faces felony charges for his alleged role in a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl. Micah Stensland-Bos, 18, appeared in Rock County District Court Monday on charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct filed last summer. According to court documents, an incident occurred on...
Rock County Community Library Director Serena Gutnik is pictured with a collection of prizes that will be awarded to reading who complete their goals in the winter reading program that began Jan. 2.
Rock County Community Library Director Serena Gutnik is reaching out to all local reading enthusiasts to sign up for the annual winter reading program, “Book Your Winter Getaway.” The more readers, the more books, the better, said Gutnik, who said the Rock County Community Library gets special...
Workers at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills will receive pay raises, thanks to recent legislation that changes how nursing homes are funded. The Minnesota Legislature recently passed the Senior Care Reimbursement Reform Bill, which gives $138 million in additional funding to nursing homes. Tuff...

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