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Compliance checks were completed recently in Rock County according to its tobacco ordinance adopted in 2013. Nine out of the 10 businesses who are licensed to sell tobacco passed the test. Kenneth Bar allowed someone under the age of 18 to purchase tobacco during business hours. State law prohibits...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now offering an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts, making it easier to transfer property to the next generation of farmers, including family members. The land that is eligible for the early termination...
Diane Sherwood, Luverne, is ready for the 2017 event of Remember Rally, which she started after the 9-11 terrorists’ attack on the United States. The event this year will be a “Walking Military Memorial” in downtown Luverne.   “We realize that many businesses will have pictures or items in their...
Beaver Creek farmer Jim Willers added his unique perspective and experience to the National Biodiesel Conference last week in San Diego. Willers joined more than two dozen representatives of the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council to meet with industry leaders in California. He said...
High school students enjoy sunshine and 40-degree temperatures at they wait outside the Adrian Branch Library while science teacher Rob Williamson exits. It took about 2 1/2 hours to move and place the books on shelves in the correct order at the temporary location.
About 200 Adrian High School students and staff moved roughly 9,500 books from the community library in Adrian to a temporary location two blocks away. The Adrian Branch Library is undergoing a major renovation, so the books and media will be stored at the New Vision Coop building where library...
Luverne High School seniors Knute Oldre (left) and Bergin Flom were crowned king and queen at Monday’s coronation ceremony. The two students were chosen by staff out of 103 eligible seniors for their excellence in leadership, character and academics. This is the second year where student council...
Luverne administrators and school board members work with long-range planners (standing, left) Mike Hubbard, Roger DeGroot and Lori Eckrich of Foster, Jacobs and Johnson Inc. of Sioux Falls Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, in the high school library. The threesome will conduct nine other listening sessions including two with the community on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6
Luverne Public Schools kicked off the first of 10 meetings to compile various stakeholders’ thoughts, wishes and challenges into a long-range education and facility plan for the district. Two community listening sessions are planned to gather the public’s thoughts and ideas. The meetings are...
Barb Sandbulte (left) and Barb Bork at the Sewing Basket in Luverne display a finished project at the shop on Main Street. They're encouraging people to finish their artistic ventures by participating in their PHD Society for "projects half done"
Barb Bork and Barb Sandbulte at Luverne’s Sewing Basket are helping people with their New Year’s resolutions. In particular, their Sewing Basket clients and crafty colleagues are getting support from the PHD Society, which stands for Projects Half Done. “We wanted a good name so people would want...
Rock County 4-H’er Justin Mente (left) helps Cloverbud Elijah Graves find the center of the T-shirt in preparation for Saturday’s tie-dying session at the Rock County Library.
Magnolia Junior 4-H Club member Justin Mente is learning more about himself through Rock County 4-H Lead to Succeed Academy. Mente and 14 other youth leaders met at the Rock County Library Saturday for the first of five sessions designed for youth in grades 7-12 to discover their personal...
A year ago members of Reclaim Community toured the former Jasper High School for the first time. Pictured in front are Elicia Kortus and Terry Skyberg; behind are Kristie Weinkauf and Jason Madtson.
Mavis Fodness The volunteer group charged with repurposing the former Jasper High School into a multi-use facility will repeat its most successful fundraiser on Sunday. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Reclaim Community will serve pancakes and conduct a silent auction at the Memorial Hall in Jasper. The...

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