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Luverne City Council members took action Tuesday night toward redeveloping two lots on Highway 75 currently occupied by Culligan and a condemned house next door. The City is in the process of purchasing the properties in the block north of the stoplights and will ultimately demolish both buildings...
This year’s Rock River Beer Festival features a stein-holding contest for men and women. The event and beer fest take place Saturday, Aug. 20.
A new attraction will be on tap at the 2016 Rock River Beerfest in Luverne Aug. 20. The inaugural stein-holding contest kicks off at 3 p.m. at the Blue Mound Ice Arena. The contest is limited to 20 men and 20 women who will compete for $50 cash and their name etched on a traveling trophy. “It's a...
Eighteen-year-old Noah Machino, Pipestone, was connecting a service line at FourWay Insulation in Luverne for Hulstein Excavating Co., Edgerton, when the trench collapsed around him.
A young worker from Pipestone is lucky to be alive after a trench he was working in collapsed around him Thursday night at a worksite in Luverne. According to Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, emergency personnel were dispatched at 5:09 p.m. in response to a report of a trench collapse near the...
Rock County, along with every city within its borders, has declined in population in the last five years, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The official government census is taken every 10 years, but the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program calculates changes in the...
Two Rock County producers received conditional use permits to expand their operations in 2016. For the permit, both producers need to meet county and state feedlot rules but G & A Farms Inc. had two extra stipulations added as a result of the July 25 public hearing. County commissioners...
Luverne’s latest housing market study is complete, and the results aren’t surprising: our population is aging, and the need for more senior housing is greater than ever before. The project identifies potential demand for nearly 360 new housing units over the next 10 years, and about 65 percent of...
The lawnmower ride is the highlight of Kenneth Fun Days Friday and Saturday in Kenneth. The seven-mile lawnmower ride begins at 4 p.m. on Main Avenue.
Urban and rural residents of Kenneth will gather this weekend for some summer fun in preparation for the winter months. Kenneth Family Fun Days takes place Friday night and Saturday in Kenneth. “We do it to pay for snow removal,” said organizer and businessman Dave Groen. A free movie kicks off Fun...
In an effort to lower banking fees, Rock County Commissioners moved five checking accounts and two savings accounts to a single bank in action taken at their Aug. 4 meeting. Last month the county sent out a proposal for professional services to local banks. Proposals were received from Minnwest,...
Necessary work at the Adrian library includes repairs to the ceiling and walls, flooring, light fixtures, ductwork, plumbing, electrical upgrades and more.
The Adrian Branch Library will soon begin a major renovation, and fundraising is underway to help finance the project. The library, located on Maine Avenue in Adrian, is a branch of the Nobles County Library in Worthington. The Adrian Branch Library serves residents from Adrian and western Nobles...
Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season will open on Saturday, Sept. 24, with similar bag limits and season dates that were in place last year, according to Steve Cordts, DNR waterfowl specialist. 
“All signs point to this being a great year for duck and goose hunting,” he said. “Many hunters look...

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