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Luverne school officials will conduct another survey to decide whether or not to continue starting school before Labor Day. This time, however, instead of an online poll, the board plans to conduct a simpler paper survey during parent-teacher conferences in late October and early November. At the...
This is the view from inside the atrium of Blue Mound Tower as workers power-wash the flat skylights. A noticeable difference in the amount of light shining through can be seen between the washed and unwashed panels.
Luverne’s Blue Mound Tower received a minor facelift last week when workers power-washed the building’s skylights. Workers from Bargen Inc. of Mountain Lake spent Tuesday, Sept. 27, ridding the flat rooftop skylights of several years of dirt and grime. “They’re still discolored,” said Executive...
Rowers need to pack 90 days' worth of rations, first aid-kits, and safety equipment for the entire crossing. As the rules state: if they run out of rations and have to ask for extras, they will be disqualified.
A Luverne High School graduate is training for the physically demanding “Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge,” a 90-day, 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean starting in December. Caitlin Miller, Hardwick, and her race partner, George Pagano, Philadelphia, recently returned from the UK...
How water moves around and through the Rock County Demolition Debris Landfill will receive an in-depth look as required by the state’s permit renewal process. County commissioners recently hired Melanie Niday, a hydrogeologist with Short Elliot Henderson Inc., St. Cloud, for $13,450. Niday will...
Before work begins on burying miles of fiber-optic cable, organizers want to know how many customers want the service in greater Rock County. For several weeks Alliance Communications Cooperative has been marketing the Internet, cable TV and/or telephone service by advertising in newspapers, on...
This was the scene in Luverne much of last week while crews applied stripes on Highway 75 to designate two driving lanes and one for turning.
Motorists on Highway 75 in Luverne are adjusting to three lanes instead of four since the new system was striped last week. The new lanes, which are in effect for the full two-mile stretch through Luverne, accommodate one lane of traffic from each direction with a wide turn lane in the middle....
Lucas Peters (right) with the Rock County Soybean Growers Association presents graphic arts teacher Bill Thompson and school social worker Stacy Schepel with a start-up kit for the new after-school LEGO League beginning this month.
Luverne Middle School will join the First LEGO League in offering an additional after-school opportunity for students. School board members approved the additional offering at their regular monthly meeting Sept. 24. “We would like to get underway by Oct. 13 and meet once a week for practice,” said...
Todd Shank (left) and Allan Kruse with Heartland Glass, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, lift the new counter and bulletproof glass frame into place Sept. 22 at the court administrator’s office in the Rock County Courthouse. Luverne contractor Okie Honken (right) had already built two signature tables on each side of the window.
Installation of bulletproof glass at the county’s court administration office is the latest in several security upgrades to the Rock County Courthouse this year. The updates stem from a grant received by the Minnesota Judicial Branch to conduct courthouse security training in various regions across...

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