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Congratulations to Paul Doherty on winning election to his first three-year term on the Rock FSA County Committee and to Allen Gilmore on winning reelection to his second three-year term on the Pipestone FSA County Committee. Paul and Allen will begin their new terms on Jan. 1, 2019, with Paul...
This will be the first Christmas in over 20 years that we don’t have a real tree in our home. It looks great, but it was clearly never a living, growing, green thing … with a thirsty trunk and sticky sap and loose needles. When the kids were little, we went once or twice to a Christmas tree farm to...
A request from Rock County officials to pay Southwest Health and Human Services $272,727 for their involvement Southern Prairie Community Care recently went unheard at a meeting in Redwood Falls. SPCC is an integrated health partnership comprised of 12 counties under a joint-powers agreement to...
Similar ceremonies will be conducted Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. at Tuff Village in Hills and at 4:30 p.m. at the Adrian Fire Hall
Sanford Luverne Hospice personnel and volunteers conducted their annual “Tree of Lights” ceremony Thursday night, Nov. 29, at the corner of Highway 75 and Main Street in Luverne. After a welcome, singing of Christmas carols, an inspiration message and tree lighting ceremony, almost 250 names were...
The parcel the city purchased from Warren Baker includes the 71.43 acres between the acreage on South Freeman to the Rock River to the existing wastewater treatment plant on the upper right corner of the image.
Warren Baker and the city of Luverne have a purchase agreement on nearly 72 acres of land along Freeman Avenue south of the fairgrounds. According to details agreed upon Tuesday afternoon, the city will pay $230,000 for the parcel that doesn’t include the acreage. The irregular-shaped parcel is...
USAgain driver Doug Willing loads one of the company’s distinctive white-and-green-colored metal collection bins into his truck. Rising transportation costs prompted company to only collect unwanted clothing from locations closer to the Twin Cities.
USAgain removed all of its recycling bins from Luverne last week, citing financial reasons. For the past four years the Chicago-based recycler has accepted clothing, shoes and other household textiles left in its white- and green-colored metal bins in Luverne. The USAgain Minneapolis Division...
Nearly 50 people gathered in the commissioners room of the Rock County Courthouse Thursday afternoon when Governor-elect Tim Walz asked for input about whom he should hire for his upcoming administration. “What do you think is the most important trait for people in these positions?” Walz said while his staff gave everyone in the room a notecard to jot down ideas. “We’re looking for people with a passion to serve Minnesota,” he said. Walz takes office as Minnesota’s new governor in January.
With stops in all four corners of state, ‘One Minnesota’ tour includes listening sessions in 24 communities Nearly 50 people gathered in the Rock County Courthouse Thursday afternoon when Governor-elect Tim Walz asked for input about whom he should hire for his upcoming administration. “What do you...
Toothbrushes are lined up for 20 second-graders outside the bathrooms at Luverne Elementary School Monday. The students are the first to brush their teeth after lunch each day as part of the Rock County Oral Health Task Force pilot program. The special holder sanitizes the toothbrushes after each use.
Jessica Van Batavia’s second-grade students spent an extra five minutes after lunch Monday brushing their teeth in a pilot program spearheaded by a local citizens group. The #Luv1LuvAll Rock County Oral Health Task Force received a $1,000 grant from the Luverne Area Community Foundation and...
Winter weather affected attendance at some of Luverne’s Winterfest celebration events, but overall, Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere said it was a good experience. “A lot of people worked really hard, but it’s just one of those things in life that you can’t help,” she said about the weekend...
Demolition crews took down this blighted home at 115 West Warren Street Tuesday morning to improve the lot for future housing. The city purchased the lot on Oct. 24 from James and Heidi Mehlhaff for $35,000. “It’s a nice area with some newer condos, so the neighbors will be happy,” City...

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