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For the second time in as many years, the water at Blue Mounds State Park has been turned off due to presence of E. coli bacteria in its water lines.
Waterlines at Blue Mounds State Park were being flushed with bleach Tuesday morning as park officials deal with another fecal coliform contamination within its water system. Park director Chris Ingebretsen said he learned late Thursday afternoon, May 21, that one water tap tested positive for E....
  Dispatch report May 15 •Complainant reported she is missing her front license plate. She was told that if she doesn’t find it, she should buy new plates and report the one as stolen. •Complainant reported that her hubcap was off of her vehicle this morning and there was red paint on her vehicle....
Each Wednesday evening until the Rock County Fair in late July, 4-H horse project members will be learning horsemanship basics in the newly resurfaced arena at the Rock County fairgrounds in Luverne.
The Rock County 4-H Horse Project participants kicked off their 2015 season Wednesday, May 13, with the first of 11 sessions to help 4-H’ers learn to ride and be eligible to show at this year’s Rock County Fair. The sessions take place each Wednesday evening from now until July 22. Each of the 42...
With all members present, the Rock County Commissioners finalized funding for the county’s portion of the fiber optic project and upcoming library remodel project. The commissioners’ unanimous agreement at Tuesday’s meeting concluded the tax abatement discussion that began two weeks ago at the...
Rock County Commissioners approved funding for a Rural Water expansion project during their meeting Tuesday, May 19. The Rural Water Board was awarded a $2.448 million loan and $2.246 grant from the USDA Rural Development to finance the water improvements. However, because rural water does not have...
A candlelight vigil is planned in Luverne for Sunday, May 24, on the eve of Memorial Day. The ceremony will be at dusk, about 8:30 p.m., at the Rock County Veterans Memorial at the Rock County Courthouse Square in Luverne. The event will honor the service and sacrifice of Rock County service...
Ryan Wynia (right) at First Farmers and Merchants Bank and Ryan DeBates at Exchange State Bank are accepting donations for the American Cancer Society for Rock County's June 12 Relay for Life event.
Rock County Relay for Life’s “Kiss the Pig” fundraising effort is shaping up to be a battle of the Ryans at competing local banks. Ryan Wynia at First Farmers and Merchants Bank and Ryan DeBates at Exchange State Bank are accepting donations for the American Cancer Society for Rock County’s June 12...
Friday’s announcement of no local bird exhibits in Minnesota for the rest of 2015 has left local county fair organizers and poultry project participants disappointed but understanding. Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) joined decision-makers at the University of Minnesota Extension canceling...

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