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Jonathon Stearns (right) repeats the service oath administered by Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge Tuesday, June 22, at the evening meeting of the Rock County Commissioners. Stearns was hired as a deputy sheriff in February and recently finished field training with the local law enforcement...
The Hills-Beaver Creek School District made a final payment of $3,156 last week to the Minnesota State High School League, ending a seven-month standoff with the non-profit interscholastic high school sports organization. The amount is in addition to a $1,161 payment in December. Board members were...
An after-school child care option returns to Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary this fall. The H-BC School Board approved hiring a director and an assistant at their June 14 meeting. Hourly rates were set at $25 per hour for the director and $20 per hour for the assistant. The director will work with...
Rock County recently switched to a new phone service and so far has had no issues with emergency 9-1-1 services. Deputy county administrator Susan Skattum oversaw the transition that finished in late April. “The E911 issues were resolved immediately once the call paths were built within our network...
Longtime Hardwick residents Don and Nancy Patton (holding one of the couple’s rescue cats) will lead the community’s Jubilee Days parade Saturday night on Main Street Hardwick. The parade begins at 7 p.m. with several activities taking place before and after the event that was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tradition resumes this weekend as the Hardwick Community Club organizes activities for the Jubilee Days town celebration. The Saturday night parade for the annual event the last weekend in June highlights a long list of activities that begin Saturday afternoon and culminate with a community church...
Luverne’s KQAD and K101 are celebrating 50 years on the air in 2021. Pictured are (from left) KQAD morning show host Jay Kelly, general manager Joel Vis, K101 morning show host Rick Freitag, and Max Hodgdon, who is departing K101 for radio stations in Columbus, Nebraska.
Fifty years ago this year, Luverne’s radio stations first hit the airwaves. KQAD signed on at 800 on the AM dial on March 1, 1971. Six months later, KQAD-FM, now KLQL-FM, took to the airwaves on Sept. 1, 1971, at 101.1. “Both stations had KQAD call letters until the early ’80s when the FM station...
River Road Campground located east of the Luverne City Park on River Road, features overnight camping spots plus upcoming cabin rental.
Just in time for the Fourth of July holiday, Luverne area residents and visitors have new camping options at The Lake and at the former Boy Scouts campground east of the city park. The “Luverne Campground” at The Lake received Minnesota Department of Health approval Monday, and “River Road...
Road construction is in full swing on I-90 in the westboud lanes between Luverne and Beaver Creek. This photograph was taken Monday on the Highway 75 overpass in Luverne facing west. Construction includes resurfacing the existing westboud traffic lands and ramps, reconstructing shoulders,...
This year’s Rock County Fair is being planned as a Great Local Get-Together, as the largest get-together, the  Minnesota State Fair, also makes a comeback. “As a board we are excited to see everyone again,” said ag society president Adam Kinsinger. “I think people are ready and looking for a bit of...
Local beef producers will host the 40th Annual Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association Summer Beef Tour July 13. The event travels to different parts of the state each year, and the Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Association was on deck to host in 2020 when the pandemic shut it down. “We’re excited to get...

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