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The Hills-Beaver Creek 2018 Homecoming court includes front (from left) mistress of ceremonies Josie Scholten, queen candidates Grace Bundesen, Madison Spath and Bailey Swan, king candidates Garrett Raymon, Bailey Susie and Hunter Bork, and master of ceremonies Wyatt Westrum, (back) freshman...
By most accounts, Highway 75 in Luverne is in poor shape and it’s rapidly deteriorating. Yet, rebuilding the road hasn’t been a priority for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Luverne City Council members expressed their frustration to state officials last week. MNDOT representatives...
The 68th annual Tri-State Band Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 29, with 23 bands and more than 2,000 students participating. Bands from Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa converge on the Luverne community for one of the longest-running marching band competitions in the region. “It is a joy to work...
The bid process could be different the second time around for Luverne School District’s building improvement project. In a special board meeting Tuesday night, Sept. 18, program manager Todd Wetzel, with the Sioux Falls consulting firm ICS/FJJ, proposed a single contractor bid strategy. Previously...
The Prairie Ally Outdoor Center will host an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at its location on North Blue Mound Avenue, Luverne. A public food forest and productive perennials riparian buffer demonstration site were installed at the site this spring, making way for educational...
Rock County and the Rock County Community Library will host a Blandin Broadband Community Vision meeting to set priorities and develop projects to improve Internet access and use in Rock County. In June Rock County was named one of four Blandin Broadband Communities, a program that provides...
Coffey Contemporary Arts is currently hosting the work of Boston sculptor and fabricator Zach Gabbard in its Lord Grizzly Gallery in Luverne. Gabbard’s current projects merge illuminated poetry with wordless sculptural abstracts. “I want to make work that lovingly defies rapid apprehension on any...
Local residents may be surprised to hear that opioid abuse has arrived in Rock County, but as a small group was reminded Monday night, farmers don’t typically talk about struggles, particularly if it involves opioid dependency. That point, among others, was raised during candid discussion at The...
Without community support, The Cottage in Luverne would not be an option for families whose loved ones face a terminal medical condition. The Cottage opened in 1998 as the first-of-its-kind hospice residence in rural Minnesota. Tammy Moeller serves as hospice manager. “There were only three others...
Two large murals on the exterior of the History Center on East Main Street Luverne have dozens of pictures depicting the history of the main communities of Rock County. According to History Center volunteer Dave Smith, organizers spent time finding photographs from Hardwick, Kenneth, Kanaranzi,...

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