10 years ago (1990)

"With budget time nearing, talk of an addition to the Rock County Community Pool has resurfaced. The Luverne City Council Monday voiced its approval of the pool's budget which included the expansion. - Council Member Bill Weber said according to the budgets, the council and board would spend $6,500 more each year to subsidize the pool without the expansion."

25 years ago (1975)

"The Frederick Manfred home, on the Blue Mounds, has been officially transferred to the Division of Parks and Recreation. Wally Bartel, manager of Blue Mounds State Park, said the Manfred family have vacated the home, which was purchased with Bush Foundation Funds and given to the state for use as an interpretive center."

50 years ago (1950)

"Three little boys, bubbling with boyish enthusiasm as they played with their coaster wagon Tuesday afternoon, were injured, but none critically, when struck by a car on West Bishop Street in Luverne. And the fact that they are alive today has many folks believing that miracles still do happen.

Randy Creeger, age 6, -Skippy' Frakes, age 4, and Scott Creeger, age 3, were literally run over by a car driven by Kenneth Sandstede, Steen."

75 years ago (1925)

"The opening to the public of nature's great beauty spot at the Mounds received new impetus this week through the efforts of E.H. Canfield, and a movement to attain this object is now well under way.

The Mounds have long been recognized as one of the oddest and most beautiful spots in Minnesota, but such recognition largely has been on the part of non-residents of Rock County. As is invariably the case, people seldom, if ever, appreciate the things at home made familiar by association.

100 years ago (1900)

"Up to three o'clock yesterday afternoon 550 feet of sewer pipe had been laid from the Rock River north and a crew of sixteen men were busy with shovels extending the line of the excavation. The contractors expected then that by six o'clock Thursday evening they would have completed 800 feet of the ditch and by Saturday reach the Omaha railroad bridge."

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