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  In June Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a new buffer initiative to help protect the state’s water resources from erosion and runoff pollution by establishing roughly 110,000 acres of buffer along waterways. “The new law generated a significant amount of interest,” said Arlyn Gehrke of the Rock...
The Historic Hinkly House Museum opened its doors Thursday night for the opening act of its summer music series with a front porch performance by Dolly Talbert and friends. Work has been in progress this summer to replace the roof of the historic home on North Freeman Street in Luverne, but that...
    Construction on U.S. Highway 75 in Luverne is two weeks behind schedule, but Luverne City Administrator John Call said all underground work finished the past week. “Everything that happens now, you’re going to see.” The installation of new water and sewer lines took longer than expected, he...
  The public is invited to join a free guided prairie hike at the Prairie Coteau Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18.  The two-hour hike will explore a 420-acre dry hill prairie, also known as the highland of the prairies, to learn about the plants and wildlife that make...
  Minnesota youth have from now until Friday, Aug. 14, to apply for one of 18 special deer hunts in October and November. “Youth can hunt in select state parks and other refuge areas with a parent, guardian or mentor during these annual opportunities,” said Mike Kurre, Minnesota Department of...
  Harley Fransman of Beaver Creek has received a special thank you for paying it forward in his community. Fransman was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks, a program that rewards people who go the extra mile for others. The $50 Tanks of Thanks gift card is redeemable at any Cenex...
  Video visits, Sanford Health’s service connecting patients with providers over a mobile device or computer for non-emergency health care concerns, are now available for patients in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. Video visits provide access to a designated team of acute care...
Dallas Hamm is named to the eighth Minnesota All-Star team. He attended the awards ceremony with his wife, Jessica, and son, Carter.
  Rock County Deputy Dallas Hamm is among 39 law enforcement officers and prosecutors recognized as DWI Enforcer All-Stars during the Minnesota Twins pregame activities at Target Field Thursday, July 9. The All-Stars represent 32 agencies and, in 2014, they made 2,281 DWI arrests across Minnesota,...
  Workers from Patten Roofing of Huntley nail asphalt shingles into place on the north side of the Hinkly House Museum in Luverne Thursday, July 2. The project began several weeks ago when workers began removing the old wooden shingles, replacing the underlayment, adding weatherstripping and...
Jeane Leslie, left, will be the manager of the thrift store Redeemed Remnants. She is pictured with ATLAS Directo Vicki Altena.
  Another category of retail business will join Luverne’s downtown lineup on July 23. ATLAS of Rock County is opening a thrift store, “Redeemed Remnants,” at 220 E. Main Street. ATLAS is a nonprofit Christian ministry that offers support and assistance to “those struggling with life’s difficult...

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