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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...
10 years ago (2007) •After 40 years, the Rock County Developmental Achievement Center in Luverne has a new name. Now known as Rock County Opportunities Inc., the facility on West Main Street is a thriving center of activity that serves 36 disabled adults. It provides work for them in a structured...
10 years ago (2007) •Color Guard members stood at attention for the groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning, March 1, in front of the courthouse for the Rock County War Memorial. Turning shovels amid the snowstorm were Susan Skattum, John Call, Gloria Rolfs, Warren Herreid, Annabelle Frakes, Rick...
10 years ago (2007) •Sticks and stones are taking the form of electronic bullying, and it’s showing up on Luverne students’ computers and cell phones. Superintendent Gary Fisher said Luverne School District’s student handbook addresses student bullying, but he said districts statewide are...
10 years ago (2007) •If it hadn’t been for Kathy Jarchow’s 5 p.m. discovery of water in her store basement Friday, a major water main break downtown may not have been discovered until Saturday morning. … She estimated she and her husband John removed about 200 gallons from the basement floor. The...
10 years ago (2007) •The Luverne Area Community Foundation announced last week a campaign to raise $1 million or more to renovate Luverne’s historic Palace Theatre. The Legacy Campaign, Preserving the Palace for Generations to Come, is part of a plan to restore the foremost historic landmark in...
10 years ago (2007) •Blue Mound Woodcarvers and students at Southwest Youth Services, Magnolia, have been spending time together since the carvers have offered their skills teaching the students the art of woodcarving. “These kids do an awful lot in Luverne, and they used to help out setting up for...
10 years ago (2007) •A patriotic “Star Spangled Spectacular” USO-style variety show will be at the Palace Theatre Sunday ... as a part of a series of events that prelude the release of the Ken Burns PBS World War II documentary “The War” in September. Pat Baustian hosts the event as a Bob-Hope-...

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