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Area farmers are catching up with the rest of the state in getting the 2016 crop into the ground. Since February southwest Minnesota has averaged 10 days of measurable precipitation that continued through May.
Rock County farmers experienced typical spring weather as they worked to get crops into the ground for the 2016 crop season. Luverne dairyman and crop farmer Rick Van Santen described this year’s planting season. “It was long and strung out,” he said. In southwest Minnesota measurable rain...
An Uncle Sam holding a flag to greets visitors in the driveway of Curt and Marilyn Bloemendaal.
As spring rolls into summer, the Rock County Master Gardeners are organizing their annual garden tour as a fundraiser and as a way to showcase local gardens to the public. Cindy Arends of Hardwick became a master gardener through the University of Minnesota program. She said she was asking so many...
Tonight’s performance of Nashville’s You Knew Me When will be the duo’s 130th performance at the craft brewery.
Take 16 Brewing Co.’s latest Block Party on Main features a husband-wife duo with a full band sound. Calling themselves You Knew Me When, Cie and Karisa Hoover have been performing full time since quitting their Nashville jobs four years ago. Tonight’s appearance in Luverne marks the 130th craft...
Crews with Michels Corporation pull cable through the south ditch of County Road 5 west of Luverne on Wednesday, June 1.
Crews working on the $14 million broadband Internet service project in Rock County are about 10 percent finished after two months on the job. Boring of the main fiber line began April 11 in Jasper. Since then crews have finished Beaver Creek and have moved on to Hardwick. The work slowed almost...
This 1952 Hudson Wasp remains parked on Main Street Luverne after Buffalo Days organizers cancel the annual car show because of threatening weather Friday.
Despite careful planning and well-laid plans, Mother Nature had her way with Luverne’s 32nd Annual Buffalo Days celebration. The weekend’s kick-off signature event, the Friday Night Cruise-In on Main Street, was canceled due to threatening weather. According to Chamber Director Jane Wildung...
When the filing deadline closed on May 31, three local races emerged with three or more candidates. Four candidates are seeking election to the open county commissioner seat in District 1 currently held by Ken Hoime, who opted not to seek re-election. Candidates are Don Bryan, Hardwick; Mike Davis...
Former Luverne resident Derek Boeve's tree atop Blue Mounds State Park was named winning photo for May.
Board members of the Luverne Convention and Visitors Bureau selected the May winners of the Prairie Photo Contest. With over 50 entries submitted, the board selected two photos, which will be made into postcards and sold to support programs at Blue Mounds State Park and Touch the Sky Prairie. The...
Meetings Beaver Creek Township Board monthly meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the township hall. Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the Pizza Ranch. Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, in the Blue Mound Room of Sanford Luverne. Rock...
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office and the Rock County Ambulance were called to a two-vehicle accident with possible injuries at 3 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Dodge Street and North Freeman Avenue in Luverne. Amanda Goettig, 23, Hardwick, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala and was traveling...
Minnesota corn made history Tuesday when Alaska Airlines flew with alcohol-to-jet biofuel made from corn at the Gevo plant in Luverne. The recently certified fuel underwent extensive testing and analysis and received certification from ASTM International last month. Tuesday’s flights were the first...

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