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Luverne City Council members took action at their Dec. 11 meeting to rezone the future truShrimp property from industrial to agricultural use. The company is building its first bay harbor, hatchery, water treatment facilities and other affiliated structures on 70 acres of land located north of I-90...
Underground utilities are in place and a street nearly finished for Luverne’s next residential neighborhood, the Reisch Addition. The city has a tentative agreement with a local developer to build three twin homes in the new neighborhood north of Mary Jane Brown and Rock County Opportunities....
Rural Luverne welder Dean Wenzel lays out the 20 strings of lights for Hardwick’s new 21-foot-tall Christmas tree before pulling the cable lines taught and staking them into the ground. Once the strings are pulled into place, the 2,000 multi-colored lights radiate around the pole topped with a five-point star.
The Hardwick community received a special holiday present on Nov. 29 when an “elf” erected a 21-foot metal Christmas tree in the middle of town. In weeks leading up to that day, Dean Wenzel of rural Luverne designed and constructed the elements necessary for the metal tree at his welding and repair...
At the Dec. 11 County Board meeting, County Administrator Kyle Oldre and County Assessor Tom Houselog presented information about the proposed 2019 county budget and the effect local levies have on local property taxes. Houselog said the percentage of taxable market value among the three property...
At the Dec. 11 County Board meeting, County Administrator Kyle Oldre and County Assessor Tom Houselog presented information about the proposed 2019 county budget and the effect local levies have on local property taxes. Houselog said the percentage of taxable market value among the three property...
A South Dakota company straightened the flagpole at the U.S. Post Office in Luverne earlier this month. Postmaster Clint Roozenboom saw the pole’s noticeable southeast lean in March and made the necessary calls for repairs that took place Dec. 11. “The pole is not perfect but it’s better than it...
Millie Steece of Luverne brought dozens of her holiday crafts to the Luverne Senior Dining site Dec. 11, where diners could view and/or purchase her handcrafted items.
Visitors to the Luverne Senior Center received an unexpected surprise Dec. 11 when Millie Steece set up a display of the holiday crafts she makes and sells locally. The intricately knitted and assembled gifts have been regular daytime activities for most of her adult life, Steece said. “I only read...
Eating a little of the frosting while decorating his gingerbread house with chocolate chips is 2-year-old Julien Marshall-Booker with mom, Shawna Marshall.
Early Childhood Family Education partnered with the Rock County Library Monday night for a special “Gingerbread Holiday Event” in the library basement. Twenty-one children, ages 2 to 5, worked with aunts, parents or grandparents to create a gingerbread house from graham crackers, white frosting and...
The Rock County Food Shelf received the LACF Non-Profit Spotlight Award. Pictured are Mary Lou Mulligan (left), Food Shelf Director Mary Gehrke and LACF Director Emily Crabtree.
Luverne Area Community Foundation celebrated its 2018 grant recipients during a reception Tuesday night, Dec. 11, at Take 16 Brewing Company. Pictured are (front, from left) Tom Rolfs (Sanford Luverne), Sara Hartquist (SHARE), Beth Capistran (Luverne Elementary Music), Tara Zewiske (Luverne...
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has established a new acreage reporting deadline for perennial forage for 2019 and subsequent years. Previously set in the fall, the new deadline is July 15 for all states, except for Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Timely and accurate acreage reports for all crops and land...

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