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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...
Gevo last week signed agreement with FCStone Merchant Services LLC to originate and supply corn for Gevo’s plant in Luverne. According to company officials, having FCStone conduct Gevo’s corn purchasing at Luverne will free up more than $1 million of working capital, which was previously tied up in...
New Vision Co-op has sold its New Vision Feed LLC to Farmers Co-operative of Hanska in Hanska, effective June 12, 2015. New Vision Co-op purchased New Vision Feed LLC in September 2008. It has operated feed mills and elevator facilities in Courtland and Mankato. According to New Vision Board member...
Representatives from CHS Eastern Farmers in Luverne and Magnolia presented a donation of $12,643.32 to the Rock County Food Shelf Thursday, May 28, at the United Methodist Church, Luverne, where the food shelf is located. Pictured (from left) are Josh Hanson and Carl Gehrke (agronomy department, Magnolia), Dan Kindt (energy department, Luverne), Sheila Stegenga (food shelf volunteer), Gary Lee (grain, Luverne) and Michelle Reinke (accounting, Luverne).
For three weeks in March, employees at CHS Eastern Farmers conducted their annual Harvest for Hunger food and funds drive. On Thursday, May 28, employees at the Luverne and Magnolia CHS locations donated $12,649.32 to the Rock County Food Shelf. “Large donations are wonderful,” said food shelf...
Enel Green Energy North America is requesting that Rock County Commissioners return a late penalty assessed to the company when it missed a tax payment deadline by more than two weeks. Enel operates the Prairie Rose Wind Farm located in northwest Rock County. Each February, energy production...
  Rock County residents may have noticed a unique-looking vehicle slowly driving down local streets this week. A team of five vehicles, each with a 360-degree camera and laser scanner mounted on the top, were in the area collecting imagery for Bing StreetSide, a Microsoft program that allows people...

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