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Necessary work at the Adrian library includes repairs to the ceiling and walls, flooring, light fixtures, ductwork, plumbing, electrical upgrades and more.
The Adrian Branch Library will soon begin a major renovation, and fundraising is underway to help finance the project. The library, located on Maine Avenue in Adrian, is a branch of the Nobles County Library in Worthington. The Adrian Branch Library serves residents from Adrian and western Nobles...
Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season will open on Saturday, Sept. 24, with similar bag limits and season dates that were in place last year, according to Steve Cordts, DNR waterfowl specialist. 
“All signs point to this being a great year for duck and goose hunting,” he said. “Many hunters look...
The Rock County Community Library will host a murder mystery event Friday, Aug. 26, at the library. Opening announcements begin at 5:15 p.m. with the mystery event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members of the teen reading club will perform as guests sleuth and interact to solve a theft inside an ordinary...
The AgStar Fund for Rural America has awarded a $3,000 grant to the Rock County Fair in Luverne for upgrades to its livestock wash rack. Pictured July 28 near the grandstands are Pat Barnette of AgStar (left) and Rock County Fair Board Secretary Lee Sells. The upgrades to the livestock wash rack...
Mike Engesser
First Farmers and Merchants Bank President and CEO Mike Engesser has announced he will retire Dec. 31 after 35 years at the bank. Engesser, who also serves as Senior Vice President of 215 Holding Co., started in 1981 for First Bank Luverne, which became First Farmers and Merchants Bank in 1987...
10 years ago (2006) •Construction of Rock County’s new Law Enforcement Center is so far on schedule and within budget, according to an update at Tuesday’s County Board meeting. … Project superintendent Dave Molberg said he’d rather not talk about early timelines, because snags can occur later in...
The Rock County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces that producers interested in increasing monarch butterfly habitat on private lands need to apply for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) – Monarch Butterfly Habitat Development Project by Aug. 19. This deadline...
For information or to register for these activities call Community Ed at 283-4724. Office is closed until Aug. 1. Soccer Morning Fun for ages 5 through grade 4 (as attended during 15-16) will be held four days the week of August 15.  Fee is $16. Register by Aug. 9. Class size limited to 20....
Dianne Karlstad (left) knows her Parkinson’s disease will progress to the point where traveling 30 to 60 miles to a support group won’t be feasible. On Aug. 19 she will conduct Luverne’s first Parkinson’s disease support group at 1 p.m. in St. John Lutheran Church. The meeting is also for caregivers like Karlstad’s significant other, Harold Hess.
It’s been almost a year since Dianne Karlstad of Luverne was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She said she visited three doctors because she couldn’t accept the explanation of why her right hand shook as she wrote and why she couldn’t walk distances without losing her balance. “I needed to talk...
In Tuesday’s primary election, local voters will narrow the fields in three local races that have three or more candidates. Four candidates are seeking election to the open county commissioner seat in District 1 currently held by Ken Hoime, who opted not to seek re-election. Candidates are Don...

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