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Hills-Beaver Creek Community Education supervisor Dylan Gehrke (sitting) asks student Kenadie Fick a series of questions before she is allowed to participate in the summer weight lifting program Monday in Hills.
Students participating in Hills-Beaver Creek Community Education summer lifting program are asked a series of questions and have their temperatures taken before each class begins. The precautions were put into place in response to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Dylan Gehrke supervises the...
Since taking over the Walleye Wind Farm project last fall, NextEra Energy officials planned a series of meetings to explain the proposed renewable energy project in western Rock County. Pandemic social distancing prevented those meetings, but since December, the company has donated more than $16,...
Local leaders watched the Minnesota Legislature attentively last week for action to release federal funds to offset economic losses during the pandemic. But at the end of the day Friday, lawmakers adjourned the special session without voting on a measure to activate millions of dollars of relief...
The local Brain Health initiative that started last fall is resuming this week in the form of online community messages. “It’s the next step in the process of making sure we’re taking care of ourselves and our mental health,” said Sanford’s Angela Nolz, who organizes the Brain Health community...
The Rock County Planning Commission will host a public hearing Monday to consider proposed changes to the local renewable energy ordinance. Zoning administrator Eric Hartman told commissioners at their June 16 meeting that three areas could potentially change. •eliminating wind farm setback...
Thirteen students showcased their created businesses to the public Wednesday night, June 17, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. The students from Luverne, Hills-Beaver Creek, Southwest Minnesota Christian, Edgerton and Adrian spent the past school year learning real-life entrepreneur lessons from area business leaders as part of the Southwest MN CEO organization.
Unbeknownst to incoming Luverne High School senior Rylee Gee and Southwest MN CEO student, the fourth grade valentine box she made from metal led to the creation of a business seven years later. Gee’s business called “OG Metal Design” was one of 13 showcased Wednesday night, June 17, ending the...
Dennis Madison lowers the flag at the city of Magnolia/post office building Friday morning.
In Minnesota on the 19th of each month, all U.S. flags outside of state and federal buildings in Minnesota are to be flown half-staff from sunrise to sunset. The directive, from Gov. Tim Walz, is to remember, mourn and honor lives lost due to COVID-19.
Work stops on the County 52 bridge west of Beaver Creek Thursday morning, June 11, as a Burlington Northern Sante Fe train passes under the concrete bridge’s newly installed beams.
Eight concrete beams were lifted into place Thursday, June 11, for the new County 52 bridge over the railroad tracks west of Beaver Creek. A crane operator from the Barnhart crane division and crews from Prahm Construction of Slayton worked between train passings to set the beams into place in one...
Construction is wrapping up on the 128,000-square-foot Premium Minnesota Pork processing plant. The company is investing $30 million to retrofit the former Gold’n Plump building on the west edge of Luverne.
Premium Minnesota Pork will begin processing hogs Monday, June 22, starting at half capacity and ramping up to 2,500 head per day within six weeks. President Dan Paquin said Thursday that the management team has been hired, and plant employment is at more than 150 of the anticipated full employment...
“I really miss seeing those people.”  That’s how Luverne’s Dolly Talbert described being away from her volunteer work at the Sanford Luverne Clinic since March.   “I really enjoy working at the front desk, greeting all the people who come in,” Talbert says. “It’s fun to see so many people,...

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