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Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 13. The new time officially goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday, so residents are reminded to set their clocks ahead one hour before retiring to bed at the end of the day Saturday, March 12. Daylight Saving Time remains in effect until Nov. 6. At that time,...
Green Earth Players actors Shawn Kinsinger and Casey McKenzie play the roles of Frog and Toad, respectively, in the upcoming production of "A Year with Frog and Toad,' which opens this weekend at the Palace Theatre in Luverne. Call 507-283-4339 for ticket information.
The popular children’s book characters, Frog and Toad, will come to life on the Palace Theatre stage this weekend with the Green Earth Players’ musical version of Arnold Lobel’s well-loved book. The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, with another 7:30 p.m. performance Saturday and a 2 p.m....
Republicans broke turnout records at caucuses nationwide on Tuesday, March 1, and in Rock County it was no different. The Luverne Elementary School commons area was full of people (more than 200) who had plenty to talk about in terms of GOP candidates and party platform ideas.
Super Tuesday brought out super turnout in caucus meetings statewide, and that trend also held true in Rock County where caucus-goers turned out in record numbers. “It was chaotic,” said Jane Wildung Lanphere, secretary-treasurer of the Rock County Republican Party, which registered 194 voters for...
Librarians (from left) Bronwyn Wenzel, Serena Gutnik and Barb Verhey sit in the new teen room at the Rock County Community Library. After two months of construction, the library will reopen to patrons Monday.
The Rock County Community Library has been closed to patrons over the past month, and during that time the inside of the building received fresh paint, new carpeting and a whole new update. The library will reopen to patrons Monday. “We finally get to share all this work with the community,” said...
Do you know any of these athletes? This photo of the 1937 state champions, Luverne High School, is included in a book celebrating the 100 years of the Minnesota High School League. The names of the athletes were not included in the book.
A book depicting the 100-year history of the Minnesota State High School League includes photographs of Luverne students and credits a former Luverne Public School’s official as the “Father of the State League.” However, the photographs, besides those of Bell, do not list who is pictured in them....
Awanda Siebenahler empties a pan of green eggs.
Skits were among many special observances of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, including storytime with Superintendent Craig Oftedahl, reading with buddies, wearing “Cat in the Hat” red-and-white striped hats and eating green eggs and ham for lunch.
During Parents Night Monday, Feb. 29, parents watch as Luverne Mock Trial Team member Dylan Thorson (standing) asks Jadyn Anderson (sitting in the witness chair portraying Wilhelmina Hamm) questions about her character’s kidnapping. The team was able to practice in the courtroom at the Rock County Courthouse.
Luverne’s Mock Trial Team earned an eighth-place finish at the state Mock Trial competition March 3-4 at the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul. Twelve teams qualified for the two-day competition. Deb Schandelmeier and attorney Jeff Haubrich coach the team. “I’m proud of them,” Haubrich said. “It...
As snowflakes gently fall Tuesday morning, Don Patton of Hardwick cleans the Main Street sidewalks of new snow that fell overnight. March came in like a lion, blanketing parts of Rock County with almost 5 inches of snow. According to Farmer’s Almanac, the saying “In like a lamb, out like a lion”...
LaDonna Iveland, Luverne Street Music president (left), and Vice President Janine Papik are pictured in the Carnegie's main floor, which is undergoing improvements along with a $91,000 worth of basement construction.
A cloud of construction dust hangs in the air at the Carnegie Cultural Center as workers prepare the historic building for its new tenants. Luverne City Council members approved a 10-year agreement with Luverne Street Music to lease the city-owned Carnegie Cultural Center. The non-profit music...
Danielle Evers is the certification specialist for the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program, a new statewide voluntary initiative to accelerate adaption of on-going farm conservation practices.
A new statewide water quality program will give 10 Rock County farmers up to $300 each if they become certified producers. Successfully piloted since 2013 in three watersheds located in various parts of the state, the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program is now expanding...

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