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Sixth-grader Traytan Sayavong of Luverne thumbs through the constellation handbook included with the telescope currently available to check out at the Rock County Library.
The local library is encouraging patrons to go outside. Recently the Rock County Library added a telescope to its checkout items, thanks to the support of the local Friends of the Library group. “It’s a great opportunity for youth and adults in our community to have free access to a telescope, as...
Middle and high school students send off Luverne High School mock trial members Wednesday afternoon, March 4, in the school gym ahead of the 2020 Minnesota Mock Trial Tournament.
A 1-2 performance at the 2020 Minnesota State Mock Trial State Tournament March 5-6 put Luverne High School in 10th place among the 16 teams in the contest. It was similar to last year’s season when LHS placed 11th in 2018, the first year of the expanded 16-team format. “Mock trial is a one-class...
Luverne Native Charlotte (Green) Dammer, now lives in Rushmore, where the community booster club hosts puzzle tournaments fundraisers. "Puzzle Tournaments are a thing," said Dammer, who was fixing a puzzle with her granddaughter, Kiley Dammer, in Luverne Saturday. "They've been really popular in the Cities."
The dining room tables at Generations in Luverne were covered with brightly colored puzzle pieces Saturday for the Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament that involved 19 teams. Thirteen-year-old Mazzi Moore and her mom, Lexi, of Hills took first place in the 300-piece division of the afternoon session. They had...
Community leaders will host the annual LIFT Gala and Community Report Friday, March 20, in Grand Prairie Events, Luverne, with a 5 p.m. social hour, 6 p.m. program and 7 p.m. dinner LIFT — Luverne Initiatives For Tomorrow — was established in 2010 as a collaboration of public and private sectors...
The first settlers to Rock County saw nothing but prairie grass and a few tree-lined rivers and streams when they arrived in the early to mid-1800s. The Blue Mounds and surrounding Sioux quartzite outcroppings were the most notable geographic characterization, so when the county formally organized...
Minnesota is home to over 44,000 snowbirds, people who call this state home but live elsewhere for part of the year, and the State Demographic Center is hoping they’re counted as Minnesotans for the 2020 Census. To raise awareness, March 13 is Text Our Snowbirds Day, and the local Complete Count...
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Board of Directors focused considerable discussion Monday on grain quality concerns and related farm safety measures. “It’s always hard to store higher moisture grain. Combine this with low-test weight, and we are having a perfect storm of grain quality...
Rock County Auditor-Treasurer Ashley Kurtz provided data that shows mail ballots yielded better voter turn-out.
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon applauded the 21-percent statewide voter turnout in the 2020 presidential nomination primary. “We hadn’t held a binding primary like this since 1956, and so there was no real way to predict how voters would turn out,” he said, adding that 885,000 primary...
Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15. “Through this CRP Grasslands signup, farmers and ranchers can protect grasslands, rangelands and pastures, while maintaining the land...
The first competition of the Luverne High School robotics team yielded a rookie team award and plenty of experience, according to coach Aaron Perkins. Perkins, 17 students and three adult chaperones traveled to the Great Northern Regional 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition Feb. 26-29 in Grand Forks,...

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