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Workers are taking advantage of no classes at Luverne Middle-High School with about a dozen more plumbers, electricians, dry wall applicators and demolition crews ascending on the school last week. The construction and remodeling project is now into its second year. According to site manager Dave...
On Friday the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits. They’re designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar for...
With tables and chairs set more than six feet apart, the Hills-Beaver Creek School Board met in regular session Monday night.        The group met in the high school commons instead of the conference room in response to the coronavirus pandemic and limiting contact between individuals.        H-BC...
Luverne School Board members unanimously accepted a two-year union agreement with teachers during a special session conducted electronically March 19. The agreement ended six months of discussions including a Feb. 28 mediation between the district and teachers union. Combined salary and benefits is...
Monsignor Gerald Kosse delivers a live Mass Sunday morning in his chapel with parishioners watching from home or in their vehicles parked outside St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Luverne.
Churches in Rock County suspended weekday and Sunday services for several weeks in order to contain the local spread of the coronavirus. Many relied more heavily on local cable and radio broadcasts to stay connected with parishioners, but others added social media broadcasts, some for the first...
Just days after announcing their doors would remain open, Rock County officials decided last week to restrict access to their offices in Luverne, due to coronavirus concerns. “This isn’t what we wanted, but we just weren’t able to accommodate social distancing,” said Rock County Administrator Kyle...
By Mavis Fodness Security Savings Bank wants to change the terms of a banking agreement with Rock County due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. “This is unprecedented,” said Ryan DeBates, Security Savings Bank branch manager in Luverne. “We are asking for a temporary amendment.” He approached county...
What are Sanford Luverne’s resources in terms of bracing for local cases? Sanford Luverne, as well as Sanford Health, has been working to prepare for COVID-19 for several months. This is one of the advantages of being part of a larger health system. We are able to share knowledge and resources with...
Playing with oversized building blocks in the Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School gym is Samual Aanning
When the state closed schools to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the mandate included the stipulation that schools devise plans for child care for emergency services personnel. Under the Governor’s Executive Order 20-02, free school age care for the children of emergency workers (including...
Rock County 4-H’ers Whitney Elbers, Steen, and Christian Kruse, Ellsworth, will receive scholarships for 2020. The county 4-H executive committee selected the students based on their involvement in state and local 4-H activities. Elbers is the daughter of Kurt and Lanette Elbers and is a senior at...

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