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Luverne School Board members met in special session Friday morning to accept the resignation of longtime teacher Jane Cote, who submitted her resignation Aug. 31. School began Sept. 6. Cote began as a teacher in Magnolia in 1981 and became part of the Luverne elementary teaching staff when the two...
Rock County Opportunities Director Beth Bartels is asking for community support to lobby against a proposed rate change by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Bartels brought the issue to Rock County Commissioners Sept. 6 after state officials were not able to assist in lobbying to stop the...
Another downtown business has been approved for Luverne’s Historic Façade Improvement Program. The program offers free technical assistance for architectural design services as well as financial assistance in the form of loans and grants. On Monday the Luverne Economic Development Authority...
Brenda Winter
I’ve begun attending a cancer support group.  For a pre-group warm-up, the kind and soft-spoken instructor tells the room full of cancer survivors and their caregivers to “shrug our shoulders” and “reach to the left” and “reach to the right.” We all have permission slips from our oncologists...
Andrew Raak, Guernsey champion merit, Dairy Showcase.
Minnesota 4-H’ers from 86 counties arrived with more than 2,800 animals for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair 4-H livestock encampment Aug. 25-28 in St. Paul. Rock County had 39 livestock exhibitors who could show one animal at the State Fair and could earn ribbons in individual classes as well as...
Corey Nelson holds the tractor and silage wagon steady as Jeff Ahrendt operates the chopper filling the wagon Friday morning north of Magnolia. At an average of 23 tons per acre, the yield is considered about average for the area.
With rain predicted in the weekend forecast, Magnolia farmer Chad Nelson was busy hauling silage to the concrete bunker on his farmyard. “This (today) seems like a pretty ideal time for us,” Nelson said. Nelson hopes by late Saturday night that he, his brother Corey, dad Jim and chopper operator...
There will be no shortage of things to do in the coming days with several events and activities slated in Luverne and Rock County. The Take 16 Block Party will be Thursday night, Sept. 8, with live music, local food, free games and beer in the Take 16 Brewery parking lot on East Main Street in...
Jason Waltman from G & D Viking Glass, Sioux Falls, stands in the window opening as Nate Carlson puts the new window frame into place Aug. 29 at the former power plant on East Main Street in Luverne. The city of Luverne is investing $200,000 this year and next to tuck-point and install new...
“Andrew and the Land of Legs” is available for purchase on Amazon.com. The children’s book was written and illustrated by two former Luverne residents.
According to former Rock County resident Carol Poppenga, everyone should do three things during their lifetime: follow their dreams, learn something new each day and forget about the housework. The last piece of advice garnered laughter during last week’s phone interview from Poppenga’s summer home...

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