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10 years ago (2007) •Next Thursday at 10 a.m. 4, 5 and 6 of the Spring Brook Addition in Beaver Creek will be put up for sale by the Rock County Sheriff. The foreclosure auction will sell the property that contains the former Beaver Creek Golf Course and Beaver Lodge. The land was purchased and...
10 years ago (2007) •The Memorial Day weekend brought feature titles to area drivers. Two men won feature events at Rapid Speedway Friday night. Two more drivers drew checkered flags during Monday’s races at Huset’s Speedway. Luverne’s Scott Overgaard and Kanaranzi’s Colter Deutsch won feature...
10 years ago (2007) •If Randy Swaney is tried in Rock County for the murder of Carrie Nelson, costs for the county will be close to $50,000. Rock County Commissioners looked at a cost estimate for the trial for budgetary purposes Tuesday during their regular meeting. Sheriff Evan Verbrugge said, “...
10 years ago (2007) •Adrian High School students attended class Friday under lockdown as a result of a terroristic threat. According to information shared with district families Thursday night, a student told school officials after school Thursday that a message had been written on the wall of the...
10 years ago (2007) •A break in the local Carrie Nelson murder case — now six years old — can be attributed to new DNA technology. DNA from a watch found at the murder scene recently matched that of a prisoner in the South Dakota State Penitentiary. Murder charges were filed Monday against 35-year-...
10 years ago (2007) •The Luverne Economic Development Authority Monday approved a financial package to help a local company expand. Midwest Fire Equipment and Repair Co. will receive a city loan and Job Opportunity Building Zone state tax exemptions to help it along. Owner Scott Schneekloth said...
10 years ago (2007) •The Rock County Veterans War Memorial took dramatic shape over the past week as workers erected the back wall and the center obelisk. The project on the courthouse lawn had plenty of sidewalk supervisors Thursday morning, April 19, as a large crane lifted the solid granite...
10 years ago (2007) •The latest Census figures show a population downslide in most of Southwest Minnesota, including Rock County. From 2000 to 2006 Rock County’s population dropped from 9,713 to 9,535. That is a 1.9-percent loss. It’s a small change, but the starting number is already one of the...
10 years ago (2007) •A proposed ATV ordinance was tabled at Tuesday’s Luverne City council meeting. A full crowd attended the meeting to voice objections to the ordinance, which would limit ATV use for business purposes or for handicapped people. Even then, hours would be limited and permits would...
10 years ago (2007) •The Lewis and Clark Water System received $21 million in federal funding this year, up from the expected $17 million. Lewis and Clark Board Chairman Red Arndt gave the Luverne City Council an update on the project Tuesday night. He said he expects federal funding to increase as...

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