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10 years ago (2009) •A report of early morning deer shining and shooting from the road resulted in a citation Sunday, Nov. 29. According to the Rock County Sheriff’s Department, an individual had called to report someone shining deer and shooting along a roadside in the area northeast of the Blue...
10 years ago (2009) •Starting Dec. 1, Luverne residents can bring their old light bulbs to Luverne City Hall and exchange them for new battery-efficient bulbs. The light bulb exchange is part of the city’s goal to reduce residential energy consumption through the state’s Conservation Incentive...
10 years ago (2009) •Yields are good, but test weights are down. That’s the report so far on the 2009 corn harvest, at least from one part of the county. According to Brad Berkhof, western area manager for New Vision Coop, Hills, the local corn harvest was about 35 percent complete as of Monday. In...
10 years ago (2009) •The man found guilty last summer of murdering Luverne’s Carrie Nelson is appealing his conviction. Randy Swaney, now 38, is serving a life sentence in prison for the May 20, 2001, murder of 20-year-old Nelson in the Blue Mounds State Park. In August last year, a jury found...
10 years ago (2009) •The H1N1 flu virus continues to make its rounds through local families, and the numbers of affected victims are reflected in student attendance records. In Luverne Public Schools, absenteeism due to illness has remained high over the past couple of weeks. “Last week was really...
10 years ago (2009) •Heartland Express drivers, administration and buses moved into their new building near the Highway Department Monday. The 5,300-square-foot building includes about 1,700 square feet of office space, and the remainder is garage space. Heartland Express has four buses, but the...
10 years ago (2009) •Eastern Farmers Cooperative is moving dirt and pouring cement for a new 10,000-ton dry fertilizer storage facility west of Magnolia. Eastern Farmers purchased 15 acres of land from John Bowron and his sister, Judy Bowron, for the purpose of consolidating its agronomy operations...
10 years ago (2009) •There was a lot more than frost on the pumpkins over the weekend and into Monday. With winter weather Friday night into Saturday, and Sunday night into Monday, several inches of snow had accumulated on lawns, trees, shrubs, patio decks and, yes, on the pumpkins. After an...
10 years ago (2009) •The Rock County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a trio of break-ins that occurred last week in Luverne churches. According to Sheriff Even Verbrugge, break-ins were reported on Thursday, Oct. 1, by the American Reformed Church and Grace Lutheran Church. … On Friday, Oct....
10 years ago (2009) •The Rock County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a string of mailbox vandalisms in the Kenneth, Luverne and Magnolia areas. Damage reports came in from Wednesday, Sept. 16, to Friday, Sept. 18, and during those three days, 16 mailboxes were vandalized. On Wednesday, Sept....

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