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Walkers wrap up the “Out of the Darkness” Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk Saturday with a final lap with the “hope wall,” which contained ribbons that people wrote messages on.
Saturday morning’s “Out of the Darkness” suicide prevention and awareness walk at Cardinal Field involved more than 300 people and raised more than $14,000. That far exceeded the initial goal of 75 people and $5,000. “ “It’s so exciting to see people come together for this,” said Angela Nolz, one...
High winds forced a tree to fall on Nicole Halverson’s home on East First Street (County Road 7) in Hardwick early Friday morning.  17. No one was injured.
Nicole Halverson was sitting at her dining room table early Friday morning, Sept. 17, when she heard a noise around 12:30 a.m. that caused her to move away from the table. “Thank God I did, because as soon as I was out of the way, that’s when the tree came down on my house — that was one of the...
Kimberly Schoneman and Allan met at Leader Dogs for the Blind, Rochester, Michigan, which is supported by Lions Club chapters around the nation — including the Luverne Lions Club.
Allan is a 3-year-old lab-retriever mix who’s lighting the way for Kimberly Schoneman’s ever-darkening world. Schoneman, Luverne, was diagnosed in 2009 with retinopathy uveitis. “My retinas are dying,” she told a roomful of Luverne Lions Club members last week.  The autoimmune disease has taken her...
Construction on the Elk Creek Solar Farm north of Magnolia is expected to begin in the spring of 2022. Rock County commissioners accepted a developmental agreement with National Grid Renewables, which is developing the project in Vienna and Magnolia townships. The agreement outlines which county and township roads National Grid will use during the construction period.
Rock County and developers of the future Elk Creek Solar Farm near Magnolia signed a development agreement Sept. 7. Commissioners were the last entities to sign on to the agreement for the 700-acre solar farm located between Vienna and Magnolia townships. Officials of both townships reviewed the...
Mask Mandate Dropped More than 75 people wait for Thursday’s emergency meeting of the Luverne School Board, which voted 7-0 to remove the mask mandate.
In an emergency meeting Sept. 16, the Luverne School Board unanimously supported dropping the mask mandate that was instituted Sept. 14. The emergency meeting had one agenda item: “Due to the lack of community support, the Luverne School District is not able to institute the mask mandate at this...
Luverne’s 70th Annual Tri-State Band Festival returns to Main Street and Cardinal Field Saturday after a pandemic year off in 2020. The 2021 lineup features 23 participating bands, with 17 competing in parade performances and 11 marching on the field. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. with the route...
A fire Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15,  at Page 1 Printers in Slayton caused damage to the warehouse portion of the building and sent four people for medical treatment for smoke inhalation. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the warehouse, sparing the facility’s printing operations. The...
The Luverne High School Homecoming Royalty pose for a group photo Monday night after the coronation ceremony in the school’s new performing arts center. Pictured (seated from left) are Mia Wenzel, Payton Behr, Belle Smidt, Cedar Viessman, page Hobey Sandbulte, King Casey Sehr, page Charlotte Rensink, queen Brooklynn VerSteeg, Trista Baustian, Billi Connell, Elise Ferrell, Olivia Wieneke, (standing, back) Ethan Rahm, Keaton Ahrendt, Will Serie, Trenton Carson, Gr
Fifty years after his grandfather, Steve Sehr, was crowned LHS Homecoming King, his grandson, Casey Sehr, followed in his footsteps Monday night as Casey and Brooklynn VerSteeg were crowned LHS Homecoming King and Queen respectively in the new performing arts center. Steve said he was crowned...
Rock County Commissioners will consider an ordinance change to include storage units as a conditional use on zoned agricultural land during an Oct. 5 public hearing. The hearing begins at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ room of the courthouse. Land Management Director Eric Hartman brought the proposed...
Local 4-Hers at the State Horse Show were (from left) Ayden Bonnett, Mallie Fick, Morgan Bonnett, Kallie Chapa, Kennedy Safar, Kellie VanDerBrink and Cash Bonnett.
Seven Rock County 4-H’ers participated in the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 17-20 at the state fairgrounds in St. Paul. Local riders included Kallie Chapa, Kennedy Safar, Kellie VanDerBrink, Ayden Bonnett, Morgan Bonnett, Mallie Fick and Cash Bonnett.  Chapa represented Rock County in the...

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