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A Texas man has been charged in Rock County for two felony offenses relating to an incident late in November. According to a complaint filed Dec. 1, officers responded to a report around noon Nov. 30, that Karl Arthur Keene, 50, was intoxicated at the floral shop and was driving to City Hall....
Trenton Bass poses for a selfie with Samantha McGaffee.
H-BC senior Trenton Bass returned to Hills Thursday, Dec. 21, after spending the past couple of months at Craig Rehab in Denver, Colorado. He’s been recovering and regaining strength from a football injury Sept. 8 that paralyzed him from the torso down. His mother, Missy Bass, shared a Facebook...
Peer helper Mikayla Wiederhoeft (left) rolls Delaney Ahrendt’s baked hedgehog cookie in a crumb mix after first dipping the treat in melted chocolate.
Twenty-eight kindergarten though sixth-grade students gathered in Luverne High School’s home economics room to learn how to bake and decorate several types of holiday cookies Thursday afternoon, Dec. 14. The popular “Kids in the Kitchen” is taught by Victoria Stearns and assisted by the school’s...
Rock County Land Management Office (LMO) personnel received two awards for their local conservation work. LMO was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for excellence in implementing Minnesota’s innovative Agricultural Best Management Practices (AgBMP) Loan Program. Rock...
Mike Cox will retire from Main Street Financial Services in Luverne, a business he started 28 years ago on Main Street, across the street from the retail business he operated for 14 years.
For more than 40 years, Luverne’s Mike Cox has been a fixture on Main Street. The first 14 years Cox was on the street’s north side operating the combined Ben Franklin and Schutz Hardware stores. The last 28 years Cox has been part of Main Street Financial Services, located across the street from...
Community residents recently gave Wade Hofer a 1989 Jeep Wrangler in recognition of his military service.
A secret kept for months was revealed recently when a Valley Springs man returned home after a recent tour of duty with the National Guard. Wade Hofer is a member of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 135th Engineer Battalion in Huron, South Dakota. He is also part owner of Up the Dam Creek bar...
City crews demolished another blighted property in Luverne Monday, this one at 107 S. Estey Street. The city purchased the property south of NAPA earlier this year for $32,500. The lot will be razed and cleaned up for future public parking, housing or other economic development needs. The small...
A mobile classroom emerged from Precision Planting LLC’s custom semitrailer Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 6, in the Grand Prairie Events parking lot. More than 50 area producers interacted inside the trailer equipped with tiered-chair seating and video screen at the Thursday morning training about the technologically advanced equipment designed to improve the planting process.
Precision Planting LLC rolled its mobile classroom into Luverne Dec. 7 and offered about 50 producers an inside look at planting corn more effectively. Planted too deep or too shallow, seeds may not germinate. Seeds planted too close together compete for nutrients and lose yield potential. No seed...
Grace Lutheran Church youth group and families hosted their annual live nativity event Sunday, Dec. 17, with all live actors, both people and animals. The event was blessed by mild weather, which in turn drew large crowds. Pictured above are (from left) Ben Wagner, Hans Bakken, Jason Phelps, Reece...

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