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In February, Frosty weighed in at 820 pounds. Next week, he will be weight again for the Rock County Fair
For many of the 179 4-H’ers expected to exhibit at next week’s Rock County Fair, the experience is something they look forward to each year. For some 4-H’ers like 9-year-old Lanae Elbers of Steen, this year’s annual event will be the first time she’s old enough to be an exhibitor, earning premium...
Klarissa Burkman holds up an “ear of corn” made from a plastic bag filled with Gold Fish crackers with the corn covered with green tissue paper as the husk.
Area youth learned a little more about living on a farm during Rock County 4-H’s “Ag is Everywhere” day camp conducted July 10 at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Luverne. With the help of seven youth ambassadors, 10 participants created corn sun catchers, played an ag jeopardy game and learned about...
Four members of the Luverne High School FCCLA Chapter traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to compete at the national convention. Pictured at the Marriott Marquis, where the parliamentary procedure competition took place, are (from left) Zoe Brown, Jenna Schelhaas, Mira Uithoven and Katerina Siebert.
Four Luverne High Schools students and their advisor traveled to Washington, D.C., July 6-9 to attend the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) national leadership conference. Students Zoe Brown, Jenna Schelhaas, Mira Uithoven and Katerina Siebert, along with advisor Amy Cook,...
Crowds gather on Luverne’s Main Street for its 53rd Annual Hot Dog Nite on Thursday, July 16.
Nearly 15,000 free hot dogs were consumed Thursday night as part of Luverne's 53rd Annual Hot Dog Night. The event included the annual wiener dog beauty contest and wiener dog races, as well as the annual Wienerman Triathlon and all the festive live music, Spotlight Dancers, demonstrations and...
Rock County Commissioners approved the expansion of a swine-finishing barn in Mound Township at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, June 16. Chad Hoff, Luverne, applied for a conditional use permit through the Rock County Land Management Office earlier this month. A public hearing was conducted...
McKenzie Van Grootheest (left) and Anna Boltjes, who broke her leg earlier in the day sliding into third base, create their own shade Saturday, July 11, at the Dutch Festival girls’ softball tournament in Edgerton, where temperatures reached in the 90s. “She wanted to cheer on the team,” said mom,...
A Cloquet man was seriously injured Wednesday, July 8, in a one-vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 90 east of Luverne. The driver, Emil H. Juntunen, 50, of Cloquet, was eastbound in a 1996 GMC Jimmy when he lost control and went into the ditch. He overcorrected in the ditch, resulting in the...
Workers from Premier Systems Inc. of Sioux Falls work at shingling the roof of the 65,000-square-foot Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne last week. The project began June 29 and is expected to take about two weeks to complete, according to Veterans Home Administrator Luke Schryvers. Cost was...
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr will lead his first Prairie Pedal Bike Tour from Luverne to Marshall from July 29-31. The commissioner is inviting the public to join him on the 155-mile bicycle ride.
The public is invited to join Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr on a 122-mile “prairie pedal” bicycle ride from Luverne to Marshall, July 29-31. The event is the first by the DNR commissioner for the area. Stops along the three-day ride will highlight some of the...
Missoula Children’s Theatre directors Jackie Wiles and Emma Harr work their way through the circle of local children auditioning for parts in this weekend’s performances of “Cinderella.” Auditions were Monday morning at St. Catherine Church, Luverne, and rehearsals and performances are at the Palace Theatre.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre, the nation’s largest touring children’s theater group, is in Luverne this week with its directors, set, lights, props and costumes. Nearly 60 young local actors and singers will take the stage this weekend to perform the musical, “Cinderella,” after rehearsing for...

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