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Luverne Public Schools will replace two staff members before the 2016-17 school year starts this fall. At their Feb. 25 meeting, School Board members approved the retirement of Craig Nelson, middle-high school guidance counselor and track coach. His last day is June 11. Nelson’s retirement comes on...
LifeLight 2016 will present a Shine A Light concert in Luverne at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the American Reformed Church. ARC youth teacher Tami Bergman said she’s excited the group decided to start this year’s tour early to include the Luverne stop. “I was just blown away,” Bergman said. “What...
The Luverne Fire Department was called to a report of a gas smell at 211 W. Main Street Monday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol closed off the block while firefighters investigated the source of the odor. After CenterPoint Energy personnel...
Feb. 20-27 was National FFA Week, and several students drove their tractors to school Tuesday, Feb. 23. They’re pictured here at the Holiday Station on South Highway 75: (from left) Justin Mente, Riley Baker (who drove the tractor on the far left), Tucker Oeltjenbruns, Tyler Reisdorfer (who was...
Twelve members of the Blue Mound Figure Skaters captured the first-place team trophy at the Yankton Winter Miracle Feb. 20-21 in Yankton, South Dakota. Pictured (from left) are Elisabeth Kelm, Moriah Flanagan, Maranda Thier, Breanna Richters, Brooke Top, Marisa Thier, Hannah Henning, Katharine Kelm, Anisa Vanden Bosch, Ashley Hohn and Hannah Hofer. Not pictured: Mara Thier.
The Blue Mound Figure Skaters were represented by 12 skaters at the Yankton, South Dakota, Winter Miracle on Feb. 20-21. The teams Blue Mound, Yankton, Sioux Falls and Brookings were represented at the competition.  Even after having a couple of skaters become ill and not being able to finish...
Since the Rock County Community Library closed to patron visits Feb. 15, workers from Jones Library Services, Carlisle, Iowa, returned to assemble the new shelving that arrived earlier than expected. They later brought lending materials from the basement back up to the main floor. By week’s end the...
Phil Gorter with G&S Auto Sales and Services, Luverne, removes a 2006 Pontiac G6 from the ditch along County Road 8 near 161st Street Tuesday morning. Driver Carol Bertrand, 57, of Wilmont, was treated and released from Sanford Luverne Hospital. Roads were slick due to freezing moisture at the...
Luverne High School’s Mock Trial Team returns to state competition March 3-4 in St. Paul. The team earned the right to compete at state by defeating Lakeview High School Feb. 20. Pictured are (front, left) team members Knute Oldre, Tatiana Gust, Susan Thompson, Emma Verbrugge, Kaitlyn Roberts, Dylan Thorson, (back) Hannah Hoogland, Hans Bakken, Jadyn Anderson, Mira Uithoven, Madi Schandelmeier, Megan Rogers and Alexa Chesley.
Luverne’s Mock Trial Team returns to this year’s state tournament building on confidence from last year’s tenth-place finish in the state. “We think we are better prepared,” said junior Dylan Thorson, a three-year member of Luverne High School’s team. “Last year we were sort of awestruck.” The 2015...
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A Hills woman and an Illinois man were arrested Sunday after emergency personnel were called to a Hills residence for a heroin overdose. According to criminal complaints filed Tuesday in Rock County District Court, 32-year-old Christopher Theilken, Springfield, Illinois, and 35-year-old Serenity...
More Rock County residents now have the option to vote by mail than ever before in a general election. This fall, registered voters in seven additional Rock County precincts will receive ballots in the mail instead of traveling to their traditional polling locations. These precincts include the...

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