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Amber Wiersema (right) talks to judge Elizabeth Johnson about the dress she purchased for the clothes-you-buy and fashion revue projects. The clothing and textile projects were judged Monday for the Rock County Fair conducted later this month. Wiersema is a member of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club.
Rock County 4-H awarded its first ribbons Monday during an expanded Presentation Night and Fashion Revue events. Judges met with 4-H’ers at prearranged times for the individual project areas of clothing and textiles, fashion revue, video, performing arts, food revue, illustrated presentations and...
Local HAM radio operators Aaron Blank (left) and Ryan Connor participate in National Amateur Radio Field Day June 30 in Beaver Creek near the elementary school and ball fields.
Local HAM radio operators Aaron Blank and Ryan Connor participated in the National Amateur Radio Field Day on June 30. Luverne operator Bill Martin documented the day and said he hopes next year’s event spurs more participation.  “With all today’s modern technology, we’re always there,” Martin said...
Twelve Luverne High School Spanish language students and two chaperones traveled to Costa Rica June 13-21. The group visited the capital city, San Jose, two national parks and many other sites while they used their Spanish-language skills to learn about the culture of the Central American nation....
The Bell Museum of Natural History reopens this weekend on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota and will debut "Images of Home," by renowned nature photographer and filmmaker Jim Brandenburg. The photographer narrates viewers through his past 20 years of filming some of his most...
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants are responsible for ensuring that adequate, approved vegetative and practice cover is maintained to control erosion throughout the life of the contract after the practice has been established. Participants must also control undesirable vegetation,...
  The future tru Shrimp building site has so far been quiet, but company officials and Luverne city leaders have been scrambling to put pieces in place for groundbreaking this fall. At Monday’s meeting of the Luverne Economic Development Authority, another round of business was approved to pave the...
China’s 25-percent tariff on U.S. soybeans could mean $13 million loss for this year’s Rock County soybean crop   By Lori Sorenson Farmers are on the front line of the U.S.-China trade war, and rural farm economies may see the worst casualties, according to Rock County Corn and Soybean Growers...
Luverne is hosting its 56th annual Hot Dog Night tonight, Thursday, July 12. Throughout Luverne, merchants will be giving away 15,000 hot dogs and beverages starting at 5:30 p.m. until gone as a thank you to customers and visitors. A full night of activities is planned as follows: •Luverne Farmers...
Public hearings to vacate two township roads will remain open for the next three months in action taken Tuesday night, June 26, by the boards of Mound and Luverne townships. The hearings remain open as board members seek comment from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to vacate portions...
Kelby Robinson, Luverne, is bride-to-be of Christen Hildebrandt, Faribault. They will be married July 21.
Luverne artist Jerry Deuschle now offers “Clink and Clay” group pottery sessions as his own version of the popular “Wine and Canvas” parties. His first group was Saturday night — a bachelorette party for bride-to-be Kelby Robinson. Her sister and maid of honor, Emily Robinson, made the arrangements...

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