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  Q: Why is it important not to disturb roadside ditches during the spring and summer? A: Roadside ditches are highly productive nesting sites, and they provide some of the most valuable wildlife habitat available in the state. More than 40 kinds of birds and animals nest on the ground or in low...
Serena Gutnik began as the new Rock County Community Library Director as of June 15.
  By  The Rock County Community Library in Luverne has a new director. Serena Gutnik began her duties on June 15.  “I’m excited to be here in Luverne and also to be a part of the Plum Creek Library System,” she said. Gutnik grew up in Sioux Falls and has worked in both school and public libraries...
Secretary of State Steven Simon (left) stopped in Rock County Monday to visit with Auditor Treasurer Ashley Kurtz.
State election policies can be burdensome for small counties with few resources. In Rock County, Ashley Kurtz communicated these concerns Monday with Secretary of State Steve Simon who toured southwest Minnesota to discuss election reform. Kurtz, who oversees elections in Rock County, urged Simon...
All 805 community survey responses on whether Luverne Public Schools should continue to start school before Labor Day will be considered at an upcoming school board work session. Superintendent Gary Fisher, in his last board meeting before retirement, asked board members for direction at the...
The proposed six-mile recreation trail around the city of Luverne took another step forward when Luverne School Board members approved an easement agreement with the city at their regular monthly meeting Thursday, June 25. Cost of the perpetual and temporary construction easement was $1. School...
Safety Survivors Day Camp participants and Rock County 4-H ambassadors pose with Hardwick volunteer firefighters (sitting in front) Chelsey Javner and Lowell Schelhaas. Pictured behind the firefighters (first row, left) are Erica Lysne, Mary Christians, Jaycee Chapa, Thea Richards, Blake Sauer, Jaydon Johnson, Maddox Miller, Ava Steinhoff, Lydia Schuld, Rachel Graves; (second row, behind volunteers) Anja Jarchow, Larissa Steinhoff, Layke Miller, Mitchell Sauer; (third row) Kris Severtson, Coulter Thone, Ter
On Friday morning, June 12, 21 children in first  through fourth grade attended the “Safety Survivor Day Camp” hosted by Rock County 4-H. Children participated in several activities to learn about four basic areas of safety. Activities included learning about germs and proper hand-washing...
  A group of Rock County teens traveled to the Adrian Elementary School last week as part of the Rock County Library teen programming to attend the Henna Body Art program, sponsored by the Adrian Branch Library. Pictured at the June 25 event are (front row, from left) Brandy Pilaczynski, Annabell...
  Fey Industries, Edgerton, will celebrate 50 years in business Friday, July 10. The public is invited to attend an open house event between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The event includes tours of the facility, cake and refreshments. Fey Industries is a light manufacturing company that was started in 1965...
Jaime Vincent
Jaime Vincent, Sioux Falls, is opening a new weight loss business in Luverne, The Ideal Weigh, which will offer the Ideal Protein health protocol. “I have been with The Ideal Weigh, Inc in Sioux Falls since we opened in 2008,” Vincent said. “The Ideal Weigh in Sioux Falls was the first Ideal...
Curt Bloemendaal
Curt Bloemdaal was honored Wednesday, June 24, as Luverne’s Outstanding Chamber Member. He was the guest of honor at a Chamber social and celebration at Sterling’s Café and Grille in Luverne. “Curt’s life of service for the Luverne community and his professional success at Tri-State Mutual...

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