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Luverne’s Cadyn Wessels won his first-ever feature race in the Hobby Stocks class at 1-90 Speedway near Hartford, South Dakota, Saturday. Wessels is racing in his rookie season after competing in enduro races for three years.
Three Luverne men won races at three different tracks this weekend. Although fewer Rock County racers than usual competed over the weekend, those who did race made the most of it. One driver picked up his first victory in his rookie season and two others were repeat winners. Cadyn Wessels gained...
Tim Connell, Ben Nath and Chris Nowatzki
The 82nd annual Luverne Country Club Men’s Club Championship tournament was played Saturday and Sunday at LCC. Luverne’s Ben Nath (above, center) won his first club championship with a score of 146. Tim Connell of Luverne (above, left) placed second with a score of 150 and Chris Nowatzki, Luverne,...
Kim Rockman, director of Luverne’s Prairie Ally food forest, said there’s untold value in time spent outdoors and in eating fresh, locally grown foods. “Spaces like this, even though there’s not a lot of food being produced yet, it’s still just a great opportunity for people to come through and relax and watch the butterflies.”
The pear tree at Luverne’s Prairie Ally food forest is loaded with pears that are ripe for picking. On Monday they were still a bit crunchy, which is how Kim Rockman said she prefers them, but over the next several days she said they’ll be just right. “We really want the community to enjoy this,”...
An Ellis & Eastern locomotive pulls grain cars along the Buffalo Ridge Railroad east of Luverne Friday afternoon. The cars were renting the “parking” space on the rail line west of Luverne until the fall harvest. E&E and Buffalo Ridge Railroad Authority representatives will present a public railroad improvement update during a 2 p.m. outdoor event in Magnolia Thursday, Aug. 20.
Five months after receiving a $14.4 million federal grant, officials with the Buffalo Ridge Railroad Authority (BRRRA) and Ellis & Eastern Railroad (E&E) will celebrate with an outdoor event at 2 p.m., Aug. 20 in Magnolia. “It took a lot of cooperation to win the grant, and we would like to...
Yvette VanDerBrink is the 2020 Relay for Life featured speaker.
A drive-through Rock County Relay for Life will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Luverne City Park The event that once filled the entire city park has been scaled back dramatically this year to accommodate social-distancing requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It has definitely...
A.C.E. of SW Minnesota Rock County volunteers Bonnie Kochel (left) and Gayle Stegemann place essential products into bags Monday morning at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. The assembly was financed through a $5,000 grant received by the #Luv1LuvAll community group.
More than a dozen volunteers with A.C.E. of SW Minnesota packed 300 reusable cloth bags with free essential products at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne Monday. They donned facemasks and put distance between each other while filling each bag with toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes...
Luverne School Board members unanimously accepted a “Return to Learn” plan at a special Aug. 5 meeting. The decision allows administrators to continue planning for the four learning models outlined by the state that the district could operate under for the 2020-21 school year due to the continuing...
Instead of multiple marching band performances, this year’s Tri-State Band Festival will feature one band with limited in-person attendance. Committee members announced last week that the 70th annual Tri-State Band Festival planned for the last Saturday in September will instead take place Sept. 25...
Crews from Musch Construction of Pipestone began work on the 2020 small cities road improvement projects Monday in Hardwick. Musch will also complete the curb and gutter improvements in Hills, Steen, Beaver Creek and Magnolia as the subcontractors for the $2.049 million project awarded in July to...

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