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By Lori Sorenson Two Rock County students were honored for their writing skills at Friday night’s Veterans Day Banquet in Luverne. Middle school student Danette Leenderts and high school student Jo-Hannah Ladd, both in the Hills-Beaver Creek School District, wrote winning essays for the VFW...
Third time’s a charm; Sunday liquor passes in Luverne Luverne voters answered “yes” to the question of allowing on-sale liquor on Sundays. The measure passed 1,473-885 with 62 percent favoring the proposal. City officials had speculated this might be the year Sunday liquor is approved in Luverne,...
By Lori Sorenson The Luverne/Adrian Boy Scouts Troop 32 received a grant from the Luverne Area Community Foundation this year. The local troop will use the funds for their summer 2017 Northern Tier High Adventure experience in which they’ll spend a week in the most rugged and remote region of...
Blue Mounds State Park to close during youth deer hunt Nov. 19 and 20 During a special hunt to prevent overpopulation of deer and protect resources on Nov. 19 and 20, Blue Mounds State Park will close to all except youth hunters who were drawn in the special permitted hunt. Visitors are welcome to...
By Mavis Fodness After 30 years of nurturing rural economic development, the Southwest Initiative Foundation is celebrating three decades by offering communities resources to grow their own workforce. SWIF’s “Grow Our Own” summit will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Southwest Minnesota State...
By Mavis Fodness Luverne graduate Lindsey (Nelson) Bonnett was honored as part of American Education Week in Adrian where she was selected as Teacher of the Year. “Lindsey has been a great mentor to me,” said Ann Thier, a fellow science teacher in Adrian. “Her enthusiasm for what she does is...
Luverne High School Class of 1976 celebrated its 40th class reunion this past weekend in conjunction with Luverne's Buffalo Days celebration. Pictured in the front row (from left) are Deone Perkins Hemme, Aryln Sneller, Bill Ripley, Bob Vrtacnik, Sharon Remme Miller, Pat Teclaw, Nancy McGuire...
The old water tower in the center of town is about to get a cleaning, safety check and new paint, according to action at the April 12 City Council meeting. The council approved an agreement with DGR Engineering to provide services for upcoming work on the city's water tower on Highway 75. The...
Action taken by a neighboring county will double the fees collected on future aggregate material removed from Rock County gravel pits. On Tuesday, April 12, the Pipestone County Commissioners voted to adopt an aggregate tax at the state-mandated rate of 15 cents per ton. Annually since 2003, Rock...

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