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The Bos Dairy Farm parade entry featured Caleb Bos driving the ATV with Amber Bos and Annie Bos riding with him pulling a baby dairy calf in a trailer.
By nearly all accounts Friendship Days was a success with many events for all ages and interests staged over the weekend. “Although it was a hot weekend, it was very successful,” said Annette Elbers of the local organization Helping Build Communities Stronger. “Thank you to all who came to enjoy...
Ag education and philanthropic fundraising joined forces Sunday night for a “Farm to Table” event that met both education and fundraising goals. The Luverne Area Community Foundation (LACF) and the Rock County Corn and Soybean Growers hosted a meal at The Bluestem for nearly 100 people. Chef Skyler...
The new routine on the Loopy's building is starting to take shape on East Main Street. This photo was taken Friday.
The Loopy’s storefront on East Main Street Luverne is taking shape as the building receives a facelift under the Historic Façade Improvement Program. According to the plans, the front awning will be removed (the awning next door will remain intact and will have an end cap), and everything from that...
A Luverne couple appeared in Rock County District Court Tuesday on felony charges stemming from a June 12 domestic disturbance in their home on West Warren Street. According to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Rock County District Court, Rodney Dale Thomas and Chasity Dawn Hughes were...
Luverne’s Dolly Talbert (right) purchases a book from Minnesota author William Kent Krueger and Krueger (inset) inscribes his latest book as a birthday present to Taubert’s son.
William Kent Krueger addressed about 50 people Wednesday afternoon, June 8, at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne. Krueger and his wife, Diane, visited several libraries within the Plum Creek Library System including Adrian. Krueger, a New York Times best-selling author, lives in St. Paul...
Construction costs may impede efforts to keep Rock County ag service agencies under one roof. Costs were projected at over $1 million for the county to construct a facility that would keep the Rock County Land Management Office, Rock County Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation...
Several building improvements will greet students when they return to classes at Luverne Public Schools this fall. With almost $500,000 to spend on facilities this year, district officials have made use of about 57 percent of the funds or about $289,000 so far. Included in that amount are recently...
At Sunday night's Farm to Table event (see the page 1 story) the question was posed, “How many of you grew up on a farm?” Nearly half the people in the room put a hand in the air. Considering it was an event hosted in part by corn and soybean growers, this was no surprise. And we're a farming...
This Minnesota Department of Transportation photo shows the buckle in Rock County near the South Dakota border.
Motorists should be alert to the impact hot weather is having on some area highways. "Blowups" of concrete pavement can be very dangerous for motorists. Maintenance crews are keeping busy repairing the broken pavement, especially on portions of Interstate 90.  Other highways prone to buckling are...
Workers complete the intersection at Highway 75 on the north edge of town.
Luverne Loop biking and hiking path received a fresh coat of asphalt last week on Phase 1 of the project.

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