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Luverne Redbird Ben Serie scored two runs in a 9-5 win over the Castlewood Monarchs Saturday. Luverne swept two South Dakota teams to up their season record to 3-0. The team’s home opener is Wednesday, June 17 at Redbird Field.
The Luverne amateur baseball team played two games in Castlewood, South Dakota, Saturday and won both contests. The Redbirds defeated the Castlewood Monarchs 9-5 before coming out on top of the Castlewood Ravens 9-0. The local team has played its first three games in South Dakota because...
Luverne’s annual Buffalo Days celebration was canceled due to social distancing requirements of coronavirus, but the Friday Night Cruise-In organizers decided last week to show off their classic wheels anyway — with an informal “cruising” Friday Night Cruise-In. Dozens of classic cars, trucks,...
Minnesota National Guard soldiers stand in front of the state capitol building in St. Paul with other law enforcement on May 31 during a demonstration in response to the death of George Floyd on May 25. Soldiers and airmen were first activated in response to civil unrest in the Twin Cities on May 29 followed by the entire Minnesota National Guard being activated on May 30 as part of the largest domestic deployment in our 164-year history.
When protests turned violent in Minneapolis and St. Paul on May 27, troopers from around the state were dispatched with the Minnesota State Patrol to support Twin Cities law enforcement. In the days following George Floyd’s May 25 death under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, dozens of...
Andrew Kellenberger was hired as the new Hills-Beaver Creek secondary principal during Monday’s school board meeting
Andrew Kellenberger, a 1999 graduate of Hills-Beaver Creek High School, will return to the school July 1 as its principal. Kellenberger was one of 13 applicants for the position vacated by Molly Schilling, who was hired by the Adrian district last month as its superintendent. Kellenberger comes to...
Betty Mann (center, behind fire truck) leads a tour of the History Center in Luverne for the Rock County Commissioners (from left, Greg Burger, Gary Overgaard, Jody Reisch, Sherri Thompson and Stan Williamson and County Administrator Kyle Oldre (right) Tuesday morning, June 2. Mann requested that the county increase its annual contribution to the Rock County Historical Society to $35,000.
The Rock County Historical Society would like the county to increase its annual contribution from $10,00 to $35,000. Society president Betty Mann addressed commissioners at their June 2 meeting about continuing a $25,000-per-year contribution the county has been paying for six years as part of a...
Cerrisa Heath (left) is proud of her 9-year-old daughter Briella John’s actions of May 3 and the happy ending to a serious horse riding accident. The two were riding Dakota (far left) and Dallas near their acreage northwest of Kenneth when Dallas bucked Heath off, causing serious injuries and a five-day hospitalization.
In a special ceremony June 2 on the lawn of the Rock County Courthouse in Luverne, Rock County officials presented a Lifesaving Award to Briella John of rural Kenneth. “Heroes do not always wear capes, they can come in the form of a 9-year-old girl named Briella,” said Rock County Sheriff Evan...
The standards would apply to about 16 miles of the Rock River from Luverne to the Iowa border.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will host a public online forum at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 11, to provide information about changing standards for wastewater effluent in the Rock River. “It’s important to the city and its waste water treatment,” said Forrest Peterson of the MPCA Marshall...
The fairgrounds in Luverne will be prepared as usual this summer even though the 2020 Rock County Fair was canceled last week. The Rock County Ag Society Board of Directors met Tuesday, June 2, in a socially distanced, in-person meeting at the fairgrounds. Society president Adam Kinsinger said...
When the filing period closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, four candidates had announced their candidacy for the District 22 Minnesota Senate. That position is currently held by Luverne Republican Bill Weber, who is seeking election to his third term in office. Shawna Marshall, rural Luverne, and...
After three months of pandemic-driven social distancing, Gov. Tim Walz last week announced another “turn of the dial” to allow business to resume almost as usual in Minnesota. As of Wednesday, indoor dining, gyms and entertainment venues are cautiously reopening. “Thank you, Minnesotans, for the...

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