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Tom and Jodi Fick were honored as Outstanding Conservationists of the Year at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Dec. 12-14.
Tom and Jodi Fick, Luverne, were honored as Outstanding Conservationists of the Year at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Dec. 12-14 in Bloomington.  They were selected by the Rock Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) for the award,...
Rock County Commissioners agreed with findings from an environmental assessment worksheet that warrant a more in-depth study on Northern Con-Agg proposed mineral extraction expansion in Luverne Township. The proposed area is within the Drinking Water System Management Area for the city of Luverne and is 600 feet away from one of four city wells in the area. Water from the Luverne municipal wells comprised 20 percent (70.5 million gallons) of the city’s water needs in 2020. Half of the water came from the fo
Rock County commissioners supported a closer look into Northern Con-Agg’s mining request in Luverne Township — specifically its effects on local drinking water. The Dec. 28 decision supported findings from an environmental assessment worksheet recently completed by the county’s Land Management...
Leola Sweeny (left) and Arlene Bendix were recently awarded the Blue Mound Quilter Award. They were recognized for their quilting talents, dedication to the art of quilting, and willingness to help their fellow quilters. Both women were involved in last year’s Hospice Quilt Art project, and their...
United Community Action Partnership (UCAP) Transportation announced last week that community transit fares are returning to pre-covid rates. Director Nick Leske said that special funding for transit systems during the pandemic expired at the end of 2021, so a return to normal fare prices is...
The cost for eligible students to learn to drive through Luverne Community Education increases $15 for the 2022 program year. Classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction will now cost $355 per student. The increase takes effect with classroom sections next month and in June. The approved increase by...
Rock County has completed an updated draft of its Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) and is now seeking public feedback on it. Citizens can find a link to review the plan and offer feedback by visiting z.umn.edu/rock_hmp. The review and comment period is open through Sunday, Jan. 16. After that,...
Independent auditor Matt Taubert repeatedly used “great” as he presented the recent fiscal end audit to members of the Hills-Beaver Creek School Board. Taubert is a certified public accountant with Meulebroeck, Taubert and Co. from Pipestone. The firm has audited the school district’s financials...
Rock County Commissioners approved pay increases for elected employees at their last meeting of 2021 on Dec. 28. The increases took effect Jan. 1. Sheriff Evan Verbrugge’s pay increased 4.5 percent, from $100,838 to $105,375. County attorney Jeff Haubrich’s salary increased 2.74 percent from $91,...
City of Luverne union employees are about to start the third year of a three-year contract, and at their Dec. 14 meeting, council members approved year-end finance resolutions that included wage adjustments for 2022. The city’s non-union, administrative and department heads will also receive 3.25-...
Commissioners unanimously certified the 2022 levy at $6.5 million during their Dec. 28 meeting. This represents a 2.97 percent increase over the current amount. Commissioners reviewed the county’s $13.7 million budget planned for this year at their meeting. The $188,264 levy increase will pay for...

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