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Several home day care groups took advantage of sunny weather Friday to have a picnic in the Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom at Luverne Elementary School.
The Outdoor Classroom, built in 2014 with support from grants and community donations, is designed for preschoolers to learn by discovery and exploration.
Josie Scholten
The Minnesota State Fair opens today (Aug. 24) and runs until Labor Day in Falcon Heights. Rock County 4-H will be well-represented at the annual event with 38 livestock exhibitors, 29 general project exhibitors and three state ambassadors. Livestock exhibitors moved into the State Fair Aug. 23 and...
Linda McGinty (left) and Doreen Nicolaus team up for Luverne Community Education’s first jigsaw puzzle tournament Wednesday morning, Aug. 9, in the Early Childhood Family Education parent room.
Young and old met Wednesday morning, Aug. 9, for the first jigsaw puzzle competition offered through Luverne Community Education. Luverne’s Jacki Johnson organized the tabletop event after reading about a similar tournament conducted by the Rushmore Booster Club. She also hosted for personal...
              Luverne will be the site of trū Shrimp’s first $50 million production facility, according to a company announcement Tuesday.   The Luverne Bay Harbor, as it will be called, will be built in the industrial park west of Papik Motors along I-90. The city of Luverne offered 30 acres (what...
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in four people with prescription opioids struggles with addiction. To curb this epidemic of opioid addition, the CDC released new guidelines for the prescription of opioids for chronic pain, urging health care providers to reduce the use of opioids...
Important dates: •May 1: 2017 NAP ornamental nursery sales deadline. •May 15: Final RMA small grain planting date; CRP primary nesting and brood rearing season begins. •May 29: FSA office closed for Memorial Day. •May 31: 2016 corn and soybean loan and LDP request deadline; 2017 ornamental nursery...
Friday marks the last day of work at the Rock County Law Enforcement Center in Luverne for Terri Ebert, who retires after 33 years of working in communications.
After 33 years with the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, dispatcher Terri Ebert is a walking encyclopedia of sorts in terms of whom and what she knows. In her career she has answered hundreds of emergency calls, typed thousands of pages for reports, processed dozens of prisoners, and worked with a...
Lori Sorenson photo/1201 tow plow Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow driver Mark Holtz, Magnolia, has been training to use the new doublesided “tow plow” on I-90. A tow plow is a 26-foot plow mounted on a trailer pulled by a tandem axle snowplow truck, the combination of which clears two lanes at a time.
Snowplow driver Mark Holtz, Magnolia, won’t say he’s excited for the next winter storm, but he is looking forward to trying the new “tow plow” that he’s been training to operate. “I’m excited to see how it works,” Holtz said Monday afternoon under dark clouds and spittering precipitation. A tow...
By Lori Sorenson A highlight of this weekend’s Winterfest Celebration will be Luverne’s first-ever nutcracker scavenger hunt. There are over 100 participating locations with life-sized nutcrackers all over Luverne, and the challenge for scavenger hunters will be to visit each one to learn their...

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