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Eight to 10 inches of rain saturated widespread areas of Rock County and the tri-state area over the past week, causing damage to roads and public property in addition to homes, fields and livestock. The first deluge hit Wednesday and Thursday, June 20 and 21 when nearly six inches fell in a 24-...
Saturday’s Rock the River water trip could be quite an adventure for thrill-seeking kayak and canoe enthusiasts Saturday, June 30. But organizers are concerned about the safety of 60-plus people signed up for the event, and as of Tuesday, the river in Luverne was still moving rapidly at only a few...
Luverne’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously Monday night to approve a conditional use permit request by a Hospers, Iowa, pork processor to slaughter 2,200 hogs per day in the former Gold’n Plump facility. Two interested citizens attended Monday night’s public hearing in City Hall,...
Rock County Library is one of four entities chosen for the Blandin Foundation 2018-2020 Broadband Communities Grant that will help local entities make the most of Internet capabilities. The library joins Swift County, Cannon Falls School District and Koochiching Tech Initiative in the current four-...
Managers of Luverne School District’s $32 million building improvement project anticipate a mid-August groundbreaking for the 15-month project. Local school board members unanimously approved a 1 p.m. July 24 bid letting at their meeting Thursday night, June 21. Joel Bornhoft with ICS/FJJ is the...
Plans are underway to develop a 100-megawatt wind farm in Martin Township in southwestern Rock County. Walleye Wind Farm is being developed by Renewable Energy Systems, a global renewable energy company headquartered in England with offices in Broomfield, Colorado. RES received approval Tuesday...
Question: I recently purchased a 2018 Polaris Ranger. We have a 2-year-old son and I am wondering what the laws are. Does he need to be in a car seat or booster seat with a helmet? Thank you in advance. Answer: When riding ATVs, OHVs and motorcycles on public lands or waters, or on a public road...
Jadyn Anderson, an incoming senior at Luverne High School, advocated for policies against flavored tobacco products during her recent participation in the 2018 session of the American Legion Auxiliary Minnesota Girls State in St. Paul. Anderson introduced mock legislation that would ban the sale of...
The Luverne Area Community Foundation is excited to announce its Spring 2018 Grant Awards in the amount of $33,808.   Healthcare Grants •Sanford Luverne Medical $9,094 for an autoclaveable camera head. •Luverne BackPack Program $2,000 for weekend nutrition needs for students. •LIFT/Luverne Farmers...
Pete and Kristie Jessen (center, with scissors) celebrated a ribbon-cutting and open house at their new business, Top Notch Car Wash, south of I-90 on the Shopko road. Pictured are (from left) Faye Bremer, Judy Fenske, Annie Opitz, Delores and Shorty Leenderts, Ashley Carlson, Pete Jessen (holding...

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