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Rock County is expecting nearly $1 million in government aid next week through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The city of Luverne is expecting $355,000, and other Rock County small cities and townships will also receive some aid under a distribution formula based on...
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, there are several safe opportunities to celebrate the Independence Day holiday in Luverne. Dave Duffy is bringing back the July 4 Davis Lake Triathlon, which will be divided into two races. The Minnow Race begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes a quarter-mile kayak...
A July 11 fireworks display at the Hills Rez Park is intended to promote a sense a community — at a safe distance. Howie Vis is an organizer with Helping Build Communities Stronger, a community club focused on promotional activities in Hills, Beaver Creek and Steen. The group annually hosts the...
School officials are taking a short break before tackling plans for the 2020-21 school year amid uncertain pandemic precautions. “We are taking about two weeks to just breathe and close out this school year,” Luverne Schools Superintendent Craig Oftedahl told board members at their June 25 meeting...
The community is invited to observe a water rescue training Tuesday evening at The Lake in Luverne. Sanford Luverne Ambulance (Rock County Ambulance) and the Luverne Fire Department will drill for water rescue training starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7. “Kayaking is popular on the river and there’...
Early absentee voting began Friday for the Aug. 11 primary election in Minnesota, and by law any eligible Minnesotan can vote early by mail or in person, but mail ballots are encouraged to minimize contact during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office, more...
Cathy Mulder retired from Luverne Public Schools with 35 years in the lunchroom. In May when Mulder hung up her apron for the last time, co-workers hosted a little celebration in her honor in an empty cafeteria due to the coronavirus pandemic prompting students to learn from home.
An unexpected career change in the mid-1980s led Cathy Mulder to work 35 years in Luverne Public School lunchrooms. In May Mulder quietly exited the elementary school kitchen, where she had spent the majority of her time preparing and serving breakfasts and lunches. She hung her apron a final time...
The Luverne School Board approved a new three-year contract with Superintendent Craig Oftedahl that includes a 2.5 percent pay increase following a favorable yearly review. For the 2020-21 school year Oftedahl will receive $141,282, followed by $144,674 in 2021-22, and $148,435 for the 2022-23...
Two rural streetlights will be installed at the intersection of Highway 75 and County Road 12 in northern Rock County. The lights will improve visibility for the intersection at the Rock-Pipestone county line.
Two streetlights will illuminate the intersection of Highway 75 and County Road 12 at the Rock and Pipestone county line, according to action at the Rock County Board meeting June 16. The rural intersection lights will improve visibility during inclement weather and nighttime conditions. In January...
Jubilee Day-ish featured casual gatherings of friends, neighbors and visitors in Hardwick. Pictured here are (from left) Richard Moerke, Phil Vos, Mike Vos, Nancy Patton, Cindy Moerke, Loren Vos, Carol McClure, Doug McClure, Keith Swenson, McKenzie Kruse and Jonathan Swenson.
The Green Lantern Bar and Grill hosted a modified version of Hardwick’s Jubilee Day Saturday with several events related to the annual celebration. The day included a cruise-in “parade and park,” a straw bale toss, a corn hole tournament and a DJ on the back patio. Jubilee Day normally includes a...

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