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Last week 151st Street, three miles south of Kenneth, remained closed to traffic after the road had to be repaired from damage caused by repeated heavy truck traffic.
Future land use permits in Rock County may include agreements to repair township roads, according to recent discussions by county commissioners. Six conditional use permits were on the agenda at their April 5 meeting. All six had been recommended for approval by the county’s planning and zoning...
Spring Loaded, Luverne's home, health and living show, is set for this weekend, and Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere said the lineup of attractions this year is fresh and creative. Among the seminars Saturday at the Palace Theatre will be Nate Golla of the Luverne Farm Store with his...
Workers move dirt and lay the groundwork for Phase 1 of the Luverne Loop hiking and biking path Monday morning just west of the school campus.
Heavy dirt-moving equipment moved in next to Luverne Elementary School to begin Phase 1 of the Luverne Loop hiking and biking trail. The Loop, estimated to cost $2 million once complete, will be developed in four phases over a five-year time period. Phase 1 is 1.5 miles from the Blue Mound Trail on...
Rock County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jody Reisch (left) hands a $1 million check to Alliance Communications General Manager Ross Petrick (right) as he shakes the hand of Commissioner Stan Williamson Wednesday morning, April 6, in a pre-construction meeting for the Rock County Broadband Alliance Project.
Rock County’s portion of the $14 million broadband Internet service project was paid in full Wednesday, April 6, at the start of a pre-construction meeting. Rock County Board Chairman Jody Reisch presented Alliance Communications General Manager Ross Petrick the check for $1 million, as the formal...
According to siblings Helen Probst and Helmer Haakenson, the girls in the front row are Ruth Norelius (left), Phyllis Brooks, Arlene Johnson, Borgheld Birkeland, Betty Lou Jansma, Betsy Ross, (back) Mary Ann Tomlinson, Dorothy Koehn, Hilda Richards, Faith Vande Velde, Helen Long and Jeanne Edmonds.
A former Luverne High School student revealed the identities of 15 classmates recently depicted in a book about high school sports and activities in Minnesota. Helen Probst, a LHS Class of ’39 graduate, wrote the Star Herald from her Oroville, California, home with the student names. “I knew most...
Myhre Studio photographer Jim Juhl asks students in the back row to move slightly to the left for the formal portrait of Luverne High School’s Class of 2016. The 90 seniors started the day having their graduation portraits taken by Juhl before loading onto two school buses and one van for the trip...
There’s a child care shortage in Luverne and Rock County, especially for infants and toddlers in the home day care market. That's why the Luverne Economic Development Authority approved a $7,000 contract last fall with Maxfield Research and Consulting, Golden Valley, for a child care demand...
The Rock County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors more than tripled its annual number of cost-share agreements in a matter of minutes on Monday. Generally the five-member group approves six agreements per year to install a variety of conservation practices that protect and...
Two hundred randomly selected Rock County households will receive surveys in the mail this week asking them about their attitudes toward recycling. Selected residents received letters earlier this week, requesting their participation in the survey, which will be mailed later in the week by the...
Guitar Center store manager Jared Bennett (right) and Matthew Summers in sales assemble instruments for Luverne Street Music Wednesday, April 6, at the Carnegie Cultural Center, LSM's new home. Bennett and Summers donated their time and skills to deliver and assemble the Orff instruments, which will be used for a July 18-22 summer music camp using the Orff Schulwerk approach.
The historic Carnegie Cultural Center was filled with resonating tones of mallets on metallic and wooden bars of new instruments that were delivered Wednesday, April 6. Luverne Street Music purchased the instruments — metallophones, xylophones, glockenspiels and other percussion instruments — from...

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