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In line with the state’s continued peacetime emergency response to COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Revenue has announced that taxpayers filing their annual Minnesota Individual Income Tax return for tax year 2019 now have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to file and make their payments without...
While you can't go inside without an appointment, the Rock County Library's services are still available to the public. The library staff can still assist you! Call them at 507-449-5040 or email at rockcountylibrarystaff@gmail.com. Here is the message from the library staff: Curbside pickup is...
Two days after announcing their doors would remain open, Rock County officials decided this morning 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...
Doug Rozeboom and his family purchased the Verne Drive-In from Glenn Burmeister.
When the Verne Drive-In opens May 1, movie patrons likely won’t notice the change of ownership. Doug Rozeboom will still be in charge, checking on concessions, tickets, employees and other theater duties, just like he’s been doing for the past five years. Only this time, he’ll be there as the...
Gevo Inc. celebrated the completion of two 2.5 MW wind turbines west of Luverne to power its local ethanol and isobutanol production plant Wednesday morning, March 11. Landowner Greg Gabrielson (in middle, holding scissors) completed the ribbon-cutting with (from left) Gevo representative Chris Ryan, Rock County Commissioners Greg Burger, Stan Williamson, Sherri Thompson, Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber, landowner Greg Gabrielson, Harrison Street representatives Carolyn Arida, Christopher Merrill, Commissioner Gary
Gevo Inc. stepped closer to becoming the first bio-based production company to use renewable energy resources to power its production plant and reduce its carbon footprint on the environment. The two wind turbines — west of the Luverne Agri-Energy facility — are expected to supply electricity to...
First-grader Maddie Carson holds her “Moody Cow” jar steady as fifth-grader Brayden Overgaard adds dish soap.
Students at Luverne Elementary School continue to learn about their minds and how to take care of themselves. As a helpful tool and reminder, all 527 kindergarten through fifth-grade students recently made “Moody Cow” jars. Elementary counselor Marie Atkinson-Smeins began in January to introduce...
Almost 100 children and adults gathered on the lawn of Tyson and Monica Facile’s Luverne home Friday night, March 13, in a two-hour candlelight tribute for the family’s 5-month-old son, Jackson, who died March 10 from AVSD (atrioventricular septal defect). Amy Chapa of Luverne organized the event...
Hills-Beaver Creek School Board approved their first tax abatement request at their meeting Wednesday night, March 11. Jason and Sheila Steinhoff of rural Steen applied to abate $133 over five years as part of the Rock County Home Initiative. The school board voted 6-0 to grant the request at the...
For the third consecutive year, energy production taxes will drop in Rock County. Auditor-treasurer Ashley Kurtz released the wind production tax amounts at the March 10 Rock County Commissioners meeting. She will bill the four wind energy companies operating in the county a total of $734,294 in...

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