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  Singers, musicians, comedians and entertainers of all ages are encouraged to sign up for the 14th annual Rock County Fair Amateur Talent Contest. The event will be Wednesday night, July 29, at the historic Palace Theatre in Luverne. Prizes of $100, $75 and $50 are awarded to the top three winners...
  Recognized as top performing hotels as reviewed by travelers GrandStay Hotel and Suites, now in its fifth year in Luverne, is among GrandStay® Hospitality, LLC hotels to receive the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award. The award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to...
The Carnegie Cultural Center in Luverne is currently featuring a display by professional photographer Deb Leilani Parks, including student photos taken at Blue Mounds State Park by her “Capture the Prairie” photography class. The exhibit is on display now until the end of July at the Carnegie on...
Pictured at Monday’s ribbon-cutting at the Rock County Veterans Memorial are (front, from left) Nancy VanDeBerg, Don Bryan, Derek Boeve, Ryan DeBates, Billy Cowell, Alan Cox, Cindy Cox, Steve Ennis, Dave Hup, (back) Holly Sammons, Faye Bremer, Patti Olson and Dave Haugom.
Community members gathered for a ribbon cutting Monday afternoon at the Rock County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn. The event recognized new Luverne Chamber members Cox Realty and Land Services, LLC, which includes Alan Cox, broker; and Realtors Cindy Cox, Dave Hup and Billy Cowell....
Water availability in northeast Rock County will become less susceptible to drought thanks to an estimated $3.6 million project proposed by Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water System (LPRW). Mark Johnson, LPRW chief executive officer, and LPRW commissioner Jerry Lonneman met with Rock County...
Jim Kneip attended the Luverne City Council meeting Tuesday, June 9, on behalf of the Luverne High School Spanish Club. Kneip, Luverne, requested that the council approve plans for Spanish Club students to paint house numbers on corresponding curbs. Students are offering the service for $15 per...
Luverne City Council members approved plans and specifications for Phase 1 of the Luverne Loop hiking and biking path during their Tuesday, June 9, meeting. Phase 1 of the Luverne Loop will start in the Veterans Pond area, cross Highway 75 and continue west to the dry dam area behind West Fairview...
Tracy Lee Snedeker
A rural Rock County man encountered a surprise when he came home to find an intruder in his home on the afternoon of June 2. Tracy Lee Snedeker, 47, of Le Mars, Iowa, made his first court appearance on June 12 to face charges of burglary and trespassing in the home of Warren Jansma of Kanaranzi...
Dr. Marlen Van Otterloo of Minn-I-Kota Veterinary Clinic on East Main Street.
Luverne’s two veterinary clinics are now under the same ownership. Rock Veterinary Clinic purchased Minn-I-Kota Veterinary Clinic from Dr. Marlen Van Otterloo, effective June 1. Rock Veterinary Clinic is owned by a partnership of veterinarians Dr. Erin deKoning, Dr. Jason Johnson, and Dr. Paul...
The only county in Minnesota without a natural lake is going to host its first-ever Fourth of July Water Parade this year. Mike Davis, who serves on the Luverne Convention and Visitors Bureau board, came up with the idea to host a Fourth of July event on what is known as the Creamery Pond on the...

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