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Artwork created by the elementary students and RCO clients is for sale at the Rock County Opportunities facility, located at the west end of Main Street in Luverne.
End of school year field trips allow students and teachers a break from normal classroom activities. Leaving the building for a morning field trip doesn’t mean that learning stops. On May 7 the 100 Luverne Elementary fourth-graders traveled in two groups to Rock County Opportunities. RCO serves...
Volunteers (from left) Dick Smook, Laurin Carroll, Denny Strassburg and Keith Erickson made their final deliveries last week for the Luverne BackPack Program, which began 10 years ago.
The Luverne BackPack Program is in its 10th year of providing at-risk children with nutritious, pre-packaged foods for weekends until school and access to meal programs resume. This program is funded by local donations, staffed by volunteers and serves more than 200 children ages preschool to 12th...
One stolen vehicle has been located and another has been reported stolen, according to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. A minivan was stolen May 11 from Centennial Apartments in Luverne and was recovered this past weekend in Sioux Falls. The report stated that the red 2003 Dodge...
By Lori Sorenson In the April 30 poverty simulation at Grand Prairie Events, Luverne High School student Alyssa Nattress was assigned the role of a 9-year-old whose mother was in prison and her father wasn’t in the picture. She and her 7-year-old brother lived with their disabled grandpa and their...
Rock County Red Arrow recently gave a $1,000 donation to Generations (formerly known as Rock County Senior Citizens) to support the upcoming building project for a new dining and activities center. Pictured are Generations president George Bonnema (from left) and Red Arrow board members Peggy Adams...
The deadline for Resource Conservation Partnership Program – Conservation Stewardship Program applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2019 is Friday, June 21, 2019. This special RCPP-CSP sign-up is targeted for four partnership projects: •Improving Working Lands for Monarch...
In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the county FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. Please see the following 2019 acreage reporting deadlines for Minnesota: •Nov. 15, 2018:  fall seeded...
This summer MnDOT crews will conduct emergency mill and overlay repairs to Highway 75 this summer.
Highway 75 in Luverne is falling apart, and it will likely require a structural rebuild to bring it up to acceptable standards. That was the general consensus at a meeting of local leaders and state transportation officials Tuesday, but funding isn’t available to do it. In fact a Band-Aid “milling...
Senior Michael Kinsinger (far left) maneuvers his kayak pulling a canoe full of garbage removed from The Lake. Tom Brown (center) and Gaige Nath push a discarded tire to shore.
A bur oak tree planted by representatives of the Luverne High School Class of 2019 grows on the Rock County Courthouse lawn in honor of Luverne’s businesses. The 94 graduates of the LHS Class of 2019 spent Friday as “Senior Service Day,” a decades-old tradition of students spending a half day...
Above the former grocery store in Hardwick is a three-bedroom apartment.
Hardwick’s Main Street received a boost May 1 when the council accepted an agreement from a rural Jasper man to purchase the city-owned former grocery store, returning the structure to the private sector. Bill Rolfs offered $50,000 for the two-story brick building, which council members unanimously...

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