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Paul Witte III (far left), Jack Baustian, Zoe Brown, Adam Fodness and Mira Uithoven (not pictured) were chosen to participate in Boys and Girls State as representatives from the Luverne and Hardwick American Legions and Auxiliaries. The students all attend Luverne High School.
Each year Minnesota’s American Legion posts and auxiliaries choose one male and one female to participate in the Legion-sponsored Boys and Girls State. Open to high school juniors, the programs’ primary purpose is to teach how government works, according to the organization’s website. Participants...
City workers and James Misino (center) finish rescuing one of six ducklings that fell into the city’s storm sewer Thursday morning, May 21, on Luverne Main Street.
Thanks to three concerned citizens, nine ducklings are roaming in a safer environment. On Thursday, May 21, Luverne businessmen Bill Weber and Gene Cragoe were working at their respective offices on Cedar and Main streets. “I was talking to someone on the phone … I couldn’t believe it,” Cragoe said...
For the second time in as many years, the water at Blue Mounds State Park has been turned off due to presence of E. coli bacteria in its water lines.
Waterlines at Blue Mounds State Park were being flushed with bleach Tuesday morning as park officials deal with another fecal coliform contamination within its water system. Park director Chris Ingebretsen said he learned late Thursday afternoon, May 21, that one water tap tested positive for E....
  Dispatch report May 15 •Complainant reported she is missing her front license plate. She was told that if she doesn’t find it, she should buy new plates and report the one as stolen. •Complainant reported that her hubcap was off of her vehicle this morning and there was red paint on her vehicle....
Each Wednesday evening until the Rock County Fair in late July, 4-H horse project members will be learning horsemanship basics in the newly resurfaced arena at the Rock County fairgrounds in Luverne.
The Rock County 4-H Horse Project participants kicked off their 2015 season Wednesday, May 13, with the first of 11 sessions to help 4-H’ers learn to ride and be eligible to show at this year’s Rock County Fair. The sessions take place each Wednesday evening from now until July 22. Each of the 42...
With all members present, the Rock County Commissioners finalized funding for the county’s portion of the fiber optic project and upcoming library remodel project. The commissioners’ unanimous agreement at Tuesday’s meeting concluded the tax abatement discussion that began two weeks ago at the...
Rock County Commissioners approved funding for a Rural Water expansion project during their meeting Tuesday, May 19. The Rural Water Board was awarded a $2.448 million loan and $2.246 grant from the USDA Rural Development to finance the water improvements. However, because rural water does not have...

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