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The message from Rock County landowners has been heard loud and clear: We want to fix our lands. Action taken by the Rock County Commissioners at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 21, allows the county’s Land Management Office (LMO) to hire a full-time technician and shift its focus to...
Luverne School District is in line to receive gifts of $3,500 for technical training and possibly $20,000 in sponsorships. The offers surfaced during the community input session prior to the July 23 meeting of Luverne School Board members —  who were left speechless. The silence was broken by a...
Jamie Rotert (left), Salem, South Dakota, finishes tuck-pointing with David Niessink last week. The duo placed stone caps on the brickwork before replacing the cast iron bell on top. The bell was originally refurbished and painted as a project by Luverne High School’s Class of 1972.
More than 40 years after it was placed in front of Luverne High School, the cast iron bell pedestal received a needed facelift last week. Since 1972 the pedestal has battled various weather elements while on display near the school’s flagpole. Time had worn away some of the mortar, and the wooden...
City Council members approved the purchase of 6.59 acres for Julia and Burdell Kruse on the west edge of Luverne for $80,000. The area is shown roughly in the white rectangle on this Google map.
A recent city land acquisition will put Luverne’s new biking-hiking path in a good position for it’s southern loop around town. According to action at the July meeting in City Hall, City Council members approved the purchase of 6.59 acres from Julia and Burdell Kruse on the west edge of Luverne....
Teachers and students at Luverne Public Schools will have another tool available for learning when school resumes next month. The well-known search engine for the Internet, Google Inc., has developed user-friendly applications for use in education. After piloting the network this spring, local...
The former hospital is now home to Luverne City Offices and Minnesota West Community and Technical College.
Ten years ago on July 29, 2005, Sioux Valley Luverne Hospital opened its doors for its first official day of business in its new location on the north edge of Luverne. “Not only is it a beautiful building, but it’s a neat thing that the community would put their trust in us to build it,” Jerry Carl...
Medical student Kat Dahl examines patient Lorraine DeGroot, Edgerton, as part of a two-week summer internship under the mentorship of her mother, Dr. Diane Kennedy.
Luverne High School graduate Kat Dahl is experiencing first-hand the benefits of family practice medicine in a small rural community. The first-year medical school student at the University of Minnesota Duluth is in her second week of a two-week internship with her mother, Dr. Diane Kennedy,...
Elise Ferrell (left), Mia Wenzel and Annaliese Braucht scrub chairs at the Rock County Fairgrounds Monday night, July 20. The 4-H’ers are members of the County K-9s.
The 2015 Rock County Fair is set to begin next week with 4-H judging starting on Monday, July 27, and shows opening Wednesday, July 30. Events and activities are set to continue through Saturday night, and Fair Board Secretary Lee Sells said this year’s event is shaping up to be a crowd pleaser....
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...

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