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Luverne school nurse Phil Paquette said dental care is important for student health and academic success. He’s pictured here with items in a gift bag that each student was given after screening.
Luverne Elementary School students opened their mouths and said “ahhh” Friday for a screening to determine if any of them need dental care. A team of professionals with the non-profit Caring Hands Dental, Alexandria, met with students as part of an effort to identify children who may not have...
Eight Adrian High School students participated in last week’s Section 3A Speech Tournament in Tracy. Pictured from left are Tristan Thier, Sabdi Bravo, Sara Knips, Emma Fuerstenberg, Jayda Castaway, Maritza Beltran, Alexia Kemper and Felicity Alvarado.
Six out of eight Adrian High School students earned medals in the Thursday, April 12, Section 3A Speech Tournament in Tracy. Two students move on to this weekend’s state competition. At the section meet, sophomore Maritza Beltran and junior Sabdi Bravo qualified for the state tournament.  Students...
Eight Luverne High School students earned medals at the Section 3A speech tournament April 12 in Tracy. Pictured (front, left) are Nicole Hoogland, Luke Thorson, Xavier Carbonneau, Alexa Chesley, (back) Chance Tunnissen, Shane Berning, Gunnar Oldre and Jonah Louwagie.
Seventeen Luverne High School speech team members competed in the Section 3A speech tournament Thursday, April 12, at Tracy. The event was moved up two days from Saturday, April 14, due to extreme weather forecasts. Section 3A competition included schools in sub-sections 10, 11 and 12. The top...
Sophomore Alexia Chesley admits she feels nervous about qualifying for Friday and Saturday’s Minnesota State High School Speech Tournament in Apple Valley. “It’s a relief to be going,” she said Monday. “I hope I can do the best I can.” The first-time state qualifier is keeping a Luverne High School...
The second annual Love the Ladies Expo expanded its seminar spaces into exterior tents and into the Grand Prairie Events kitchen Saturday in order to free up more space for vendors and shoppers. It turns out that was a good call, because a steady crowd of people streamed through the building most...
Hope was the theme of the 2018 ATLAS of Rock County fundraising banquet Thursday night, April 5, and the teen guest speaker epitomized hope in the face of life’s adversities. Trenton Bass, a senior at Hills-Beaver Creek High School, was injured in a Sept. 8, 2017, football game. The impact to his...
Lead dispatcher Aaron Blank (far left) handles inquiries at the window as dispatcher Brooke Walgrave watches the monitors and answers calls last week at the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a time to thank dispatchers for their hard work and dedication.
Behind the 8,394 phone calls to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office in 2017 are five dispatchers who made sure requests for help were relayed correctly. This week, April 8-14, is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, designated in 1981 to celebrate and thank those serving the public. Locally...
Rock County officials viewed firsthand how tru Shrimp’s Luverne Bay Harbor will operate when construction is finished in 2020. Local leaders joined officials from Nobles, Murray, Lyon, Lincoln and Pipestone counties at the Wednesday, April 4, facility tour organized by the Association of Minnesota...
The USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Direct Farm Ownership loans are a resource to help farmers and ranchers become owner-operators of family farms, improve and expand current operations, increase agricultural productivity, and assist with land tenure to save farmland for future generations....
Farmers and ranchers still have time to be counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Although the first deadline has just passed, NASS will continue to accept census information through the...

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