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This year is the 100th anniversary of Minnesota state parks and the 125th anniversary of America’s national parks. To celebrate, a summer of special events and activities has been planned at the Blue Mounds State Park and Touch the Sky Prairie. The celebration continues this weekend with “Teddy...
The Luverne Area Community Foundation recently announced spring grants awarded in two categories: health care and general (anything not health care).   Health care grant awards $23,886 •Sanford Luverne Medical Center $13,000 for a Bravo pH monitor system. •Good Samaritan/Mary Jane Brown Home $2,000...
Maggie Rose Berndt-Dreyer will be ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in Christ’s one, holy, catholic and apostolic church at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 26, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. The Rev. Jon Anderson, bishop of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church...
Construction of the passing lane two miles north of Jasper will begin at 6 a.m. Monday, June 27. The project will NOT require a detour. Traffic will be shifted onto the shoulder. The lanes will be narrowed and speed reduced in the work zone. Please drive with caution and be aware of workers in the...
A Minnesota chicken company has recalled 55,608 pounds of meat after an incident involving the Cold Spring plant. GNP Company, the parent company of Gold’n Plump and Just BARE, made the announcement on June 19 after the USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a Class I recall of...
The 11,500-square-foot Grand Prairie Events Center can accommodate 600 people, but it can be sectioned into three separate rooms.
Mike and Wanda Jarchow’s soon-to-open Grand Prairie Events Center will accommodate up to 600 people with tables, chairs, linens, china and everything needed for special events. “It’s kind of a stationary version of the tent business,” Mike Jarchow said, referring to their Big Top Tent Rental...
The community of Luverne and Rock County lost a kind and gentle soul early Sunday morning when Frederick Manfred Jr. passed away in Sioux Falls under hospice care. He was 62 years old and had fought the effects of kidney disease most of his adult life. Fred was born in and lived in Luverne most of...
Southwest Health and Human Services Environmental Health Manager Jason Kloss shot these pictures containing mostly ag lime with some rotten grain June 2 when he visited Mouw’s Feed and Grain in Hardwick. The piles were all removed and the materials disposed of by June 9.
Piles of what looked like dirt and sand at Mouw Feed and Grain in Hardwick were removed last week along with an odor that had prompted resident complaints in recent months. Those piles, however, were not all dirt and sand but spilled grain mixed with ag lime from last fall’s harvest. Twenty-seven...
Makayla Oechsle colors a blue band around her Styrofoam cup that will be used as a pot to grow a vegetable or a flower at Friday’s 4-H day camp.
Former Rock County 4-H’er Cheyenne Edmundson was right at home Friday coordinating the first of two summer day camps. As this year’s summer intern, Edmundson sees her position not just as a job but a way to repay an organization she credits for cultivating the focus and passion for agriculture...
More than 950 luminary bags lined Luverne City Park Friday night for the 16th annual Relay for Life of Rock County. The bags were decorated with messages in memory or in honor of someone with cancer.
Efforts to revitalize fundraising for cancer research may have wilted Friday as the Relay for Life of Rock County fell short of surpassing last year’s amount. As of Monday, the group of 11 teams comprising 126 individuals raised $27,784 with some donations still expected. “We are confident we will...

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