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Dave and Teresa Hup survived carbon monoxide poisoning over the holidays, and they’re sharing their story to alert others to the potential risk. “We both feel so much better now,” Teresa said last week. “I just would feel bad if it happened to someone else.” Around Christmas the couple started...
“Poverty: What’s YOUR Baggage,” a free dinner theater performance, was presented Monday night at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne to 120 audience members. Between dinner courses, audience members discussed ways to end poverty in Rock County as they watched the various character portrayals. The event...
Smart phones are putting children in danger, according to Alison Feigh with the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. The organization is providing a training session, “Forensic Aspects of Online and Social Media Usage,” Thursday, Jan. 25, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. “Technology is not a bad...
Sherri Thompson became chairwoman of the board Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the Rock County Commissioners’ first meeting of 2018. Thompson served as the board’s vice chairwoman in 2017 before assuming the top position from outgoing chairman Stan Williamson. Greg Burger was elected vice chairman. His...
The Southwest Research & Outreach Center (SWROC) along with the West Central Research & Outreach Center (WCROC) and University of Minnesota Extension will offer Winter Crops & Soils Day programs Feb. 7-9 in Lamberton, Luverne, and Morris, respectively. Winter Crops & Soils Day is a...
Blustery winds sweep snow over frozen fields in western Rock County Monday morning, prompting sundogs, an atmospheric phenomenon of bright spots on either side on the sun. They occur in very cold weather when drifting ice crystals in the air act as prisms to refract the light. Sub-zero temperatures...
Ninety-six figure skaters from six different clubs will compete in the 2018 Ice Crystal Classic Friday through Sunday, Jan. 19-21, at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne. The local ice skating club, the Blue Mound Figure Skaters, is hosting the event. Skaters compete for medals and trophies in both...
WildFlowers Coffee Boutique enjoyed an enthusiastic crowd of customers Tuesday morning for its official opening day. Business partners Manda Steensma and Vicki Altena answered a few questions while filling orders behind the counter. For example, why would these already professionally engaged women...
Morgan Kracht shares her learning accomplishments in Jennifer Engesser’s classroom with her parents through computer posts from her classroom during the school day.
Written notes home from teachers and lost student homework are rarely an issue anymore, thanks to a computer application at Luverne Elementary School. Seesaw Learning of Indianapolis, Indiana, developed a computer application similar to Facebook that is used exclusively in schools. The application...
A portion of Mike and Erika Ramstorf’s backyard is devoted to a hockey rink for their children and their friends to regularly practice and play on the ice. Pictured from left are Leo Ramstorf, Henry Ramstorf, Patrick Kroski and Emma Ramstorf.
The backyard of Mike and Erika Ramstorf on North Freeman Street has taken on a bit of a northern Minnesota flair when Mike constructed a 16-by-45-foot hockey rink in the couple’s backyard. Their three children, ­ Henry, Emma and Leo, ­ were born in Thief River Falls, where Mike said there are ice...

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