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  Area students named to USF Fall 2018 dean’s list The University of Sioux Falls has released its dean’s list for Fall 2018 semester. Students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale to qualify. Named to the dean’s list from Hills were Kendra Paulsen, a senior majoring in music education...
Contact the Rock County Library at rocklibrarystaff@gmail.com or 507-449-5040 for more information or to register for events. The 2019 Winter Reading Program is underway and operates until March 31. Prizes are earned by participants who read/listen to 12 books over the three-month timeframe....
Palace Theatre executive director Shawn Kinsinger holds the book, “Herman’s Place,” about the Palace’s founding father, Herman Jochim. Kinsinger said Jochim loved the theater and he hopes to continue the performing arts tradition Jochim started 104 years ago when the Palace opened as an opera house.
If the first month’s work in his new position at the historic Palace Theatre in downtown Luverne is any indication, Shawn Kinsinger may have found his perfect job. Kinsinger, of Luverne, was hired for the newly created executive director position within the Blue Mound Area Theatre, a nonprofit...
How do you cut through 4 feet of Sioux quartzite bedrock to bury a 3-inch waterline six feet underground? Dynamite, of course. Workers with Henning Construction, Adrian, are connecting Rock County Rural Water to the Blue Mounds State Park, but they hit a snag on the final stretch to the park office...
The Blue Mounds State Park is officially using Rock County Rural Water in its office and shop after testing revealed the pipes and water are free of bacteria. Henning Construction started June 4 on the state-funded project to bring rural water to the park, and crews estimated taps would be running...
Contact the Rock County Library at rocklibrarystaff@gmail.com or 507-449-5040 for more information or to register for events. The 2019 Winter Reading Program is underway and operates until March 31. Prizes are earned by participants who read/listen to 12 books over the three-month timeframe....
The Luverne-Adrian and Hills-Beaver Creek FFA chapters will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 16-23. FFA week embraces more than 91 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. Nearly 670,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and...
Submitted photo The Luverne High School speech team took home the second-place trophy Saturday at the Redwood Valley Speech Invitational in Redwood Falls. Earning medals/ribbons were (front row, left) Jonah Louwagie, Alexa Chesley, Adriana Gonzalez, Lindsey Roemeling, Julia Ferguson, Cameron Wessels, (second row) Seno Chanthalangsy, Luke Thorson, Isabelle Hoiland, Gretchen Jacobsma, Sage Ver Steeg, Melanie Rittenhouse, (back) Nicole Hoogland, Meagan Hansen, Gunnar Oldre, Chance Tunnissen, Parker Carbonneau
  Twenty-nine Luverne students were among the 230 speakers from 16 schools who competed Saturday at the Redwood Valley Speech Invitational. The Cardinal team captured the second-place large team trophy. “With so many schedule changes due to weather events, all schools had students who could not...
City officials are hopeful that bipartisan legislation introduced today in the Minnesota Legislature will give a long-awaited boost to the state’s Local Government Aid (LGA) program. The bill, led by chief authors Sen. Bill Weber (R-Luverne) and Rep. Dave Lislegard (DFL-Aurora), aims to increase...
Premium Iowa Pork has signed an agreement with the city of Luverne that outlines its responsibilities for managing wastewater loads discharged from the plant. The significant industrial wastewater agreement, as it’s called, is a technical guide for the pork processer that spells out the maximum...

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