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The 2018 general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6, and local election officials are processing early votes and mail-in ballots. The early voting option opened Sept. 21, and voters in precincts that use mail ballots received theirs in the mail last week. Rock County Auditor Treasurer Ashley Kurtz said...
Rock County Commissioners joined the Highway 23 Coalition with a $1,000 membership that begins in January. Coalition secretary and treasurer Aaron Backman spoke with commissioners during their regular meeting Oct. 2 He said Highway 23 is recognized by the state Department of Transportation as a “...
More than 30 teenage members of Grace Lutheran Church traveled with their adult mentors to Houston, Texas, June 26 through July 1 for the National Youth Gathering of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Pictured are (front, from left) Jennifer Bakken, Genna Rolfs, Sadie Reisdorfer, Kaitlyn...
Three-time Olympic medalist Gisele “Gigi” Marvin will be in Luverne Sunday, April 29, to share her story on faith and her experiences playing on the women’s hockey team for U.S.A. She will speak at Grace Lutheran Church beginning at 7 p.m.
A Minnesota Olympic athlete will visit Luverne Sunday, April 29, with a message about how faith helped her through life and the Olympics. Gisele “Gigi” Marvin is a three-time medal-winning Olympic hockey player, most recently as a member of the U.S. gold medal team in February. The Warroad native...
25-year-old Mary Weddell, Sioux Falls, and 27-year-old Sean Symouksavanh, Minneapolis, are in custody.
An incident that began in Worthington Wednesday night turned into a pursuit that ended in Rock County near Beaver Creek. According to Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, his deputies were alerted around 12:30 a.m. Thursday of a pursuit on I-90 of a suspect vehicle that was traveling west. Local...
Blac-X Farms of rural Beaver Creek received national recognition last week in Phoenix, Arizona, at the 2018 National Cattleman’s Beef Association Convention.
Rural Beaver Creek cattle producers with Blac-X Farms received national recognition from their peers last week for quality beef production methods on their Bakken family farm. Jay and Suzie Bakken and Peter and Carrie Bakken traveled to Phoenix, Arizona, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, to accept the National Feed...
Human service professionals are crucial to supporting people with disabilities in the community. To recognize the accomplishments and contributions made by direct support professionals to people with disabilities, RCO in Luverne and the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (...
Minnesota Rep. Joe Schomacker, Luverne, received a certificate of appreciation from the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) during a ceremony Aug. 29 at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. He’s pictured with Elizabeth Schear, director of Rock...
Candidates for this year’s Hills-Beaver Creek Homecoming royalty are (front, from left) Hallie Hoekstra, Megan Gehrke, Olivia Richards, Paige Tilstra, (back) Dustin Teune, Trenton Bass, Dean Fuerstenberg and Preston Maassen. Coronation will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, and the Homecoming parade...
Jacob Raak, reserve champion Aryshire cow.
Rock County 4-H’ers joined representatives from the state’s 87 counties to exhibit 2,843 animals during this year’s Minnesota State Fair livestock encampment Aug. 23-27. Five local 4-H’ers received champion or reserve champion honors during the event. They are Justin Mente, champion cow/calf pair...

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