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Lennox Ganun (far right, dressed as Princess Poppy) waves to a resident watching the Halloween parade walk through a window. Lennox walks with her mom, Kiley, and brother, Case, dressed as Branch the Troll. Behind the Ganuns are Otto (left) and Lexi Smook.
The annual Halloween Costume Walk took on a different format Saturday at the Tuff Memorial Home and Tuff Village in Hills. Instead of walking the halls with residents waving from doorways, costumed children and adults walked around the outside of the nursing home and assisted living facility as...
Blue Mounds State Park will be closed to all visitors for a special youth deer hunt one weekend in November. The park will close at sunset on Friday, Nov. 20, and remain closed until sunrise on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. The purpose for the hunt is to control the deer population and protect natural...
Question: Harvest season is upon us and with slow-moving farm vehicles on roadways, is it permissible to pass a slow-moving farm implement on Minnesota highways in a delineated no-passing zone? If passing is prohibited, maybe this is something to feature in the “Ask a Trooper” segments in various...
Crews work at the intersection of Blue Mound Avenue and East Main Street Friday afternoon to connect the Loop, improve aesthetics at the Trailhead corner (former Casey’s building) and widen the turn angle of the corner.  
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Rock County, Minnesota, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. department of agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. This natural disaster designation allows...
Lori DeBoer
Lori DeBoer received the Sanford Health Network Support Services Employee of the Year Award. Lori has been with Sanford Luverne for 25 years. “In our network, there are over 5,000 employees, with 3,000 just in the Sioux Falls region, so when we have an employee of the year it’s a special thing,”...
Josh Noerenberg allows an upclose glimpse of his Halloween makeup.
The coronavirus pandemic shut down Luverne’s popular Trunk ’N Treat Halloween event downtown, but the Luverne Chamber staff and volunteers created a “Street of Treats” that offered similar thrills and candy for local families. On Friday the one-way street along the east side of the high school was...
Agriculture producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Tuesday, Oct. 13. These key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety-net programs help producers weather...
Laura Zwaan casts her ballot in the drop box of the Rock County Courthouse entryway Tuesday morning. Her mail ballot is among more than 2,800 to be received early.
A line of voters wrapped around the corner of the building Tuesday morning when Jessica Mead opened the polling station in the Luverne High School gym on Election Day. “The longest anyone had to wait was 15 minutes,” said Mead, who serves as Luverne’s election official. “Beyond that, it’s just been...
Within a matter of a week, Minnesota’s weather went from seasonal fall temperatures to record setting snowfall over the weekend. Here in Rock County, snowfall accumulated in some areas as much as 4 inches. As low temperatures dropped into the teens Monday night, residents in northern portions of...

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