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Important dates: •March 15: 2016 NAP Pasture and Spring-seeded Annual Crops sales deadline •March 30: MPP Premium Payment Deduction authorization deadline •March 31: 2015 Small Grains Loans and LDS request deadline •April 1: 2016 Maple Sap Acreage certification deadline •April 15: 2014 and 2015 ARC...
Efforts to spruce up the city of Hardwick took a step forward Thursday, March 11, when council members voted to adopt a nuisance ordinance. “If we are going to do some cleaning up and if we are going to do it right,” Mayor Jan Baustian said, “I think we’d better have everything we need first.”...
When the five-year road and bridge construction plan is unveiled at a public hearing March 22, county commissioners will consider a wheelage tax to defray some construction costs. The hearing begins at 1 p.m. in the Rock County Community Library. Information and discussion about the tax to collect...
More than 1,100 electric customers in Rock County and surrounding areas were without power for up to 90 minutes early Monday morning. Two substations were involved in the outage, one located west of Luverne on County Road 4 and the other near Hardwick. Both substations were connected to L & O...
Crossing guard David Ruddy (far right) stops traffic for Luverne students Friday afternoon at the intersection of Dodge Street and Highway 75. “We hoped the project would have been completed last fall when electricity and foundations were in place,” said Luverne City Administrator John Call. Since...
Taking home individual honors at the Montevideo Speech Invitational Saturday were (from left to right) Gunnar Oldre, Alexa Chesley, Knute Oldre, Shelbie Nath, Paul Witte III, Xavier Carbonneau, Derek Krueger, Jonah Louwagie, and Hannah Ehlers.
Sixteen members of the Luverne Cardinal speech team competed in the Montevideo Invitational Saturday, March 12. Taking home individual honors were Gunnar Oldre, second, Humorous Interpretation; Alexa Chesley, ribbon, Duo Interpretation; Knute Oldre, first, Discussion; Shelbie Nath, sixth, Creative...
For one day a year anyone can don a little Irish heritage during Luverne’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade or take part in two added events. This year’s parade will be March 17, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Anyone can decorate a float, car, wagon or bicycle or dress in costume for the Thursday event,...
It takes a village to launch a church improvement project.  That was the case for the Palisade Lutheran Church in rural Rock County where new siding is replacing old and weathered siding. More than a dozen volunteers from the church congregation and surrounding neighborhood showed up Saturday to...
Seventh and eighth grade band
Luverne Middle School band and choir students presented a free public concert Thursday night, March 3, in the Luverne High School Middle School gym. The sixth-grade band and choir performed individual numbers, and the seventh- and eighth-grade band and choir combined forces on their performances....
The Blue Mound Figure Skaters competed at Skate Parade in Minneapolis this past weekend in nearly 200 team and individual events against skaters from 18 other clubs. This year the home rink, SQSA Parade, took first place and the Blue Mound Figure Skaters, coached by Cathy Shearer, Sarah Nuffer,...

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