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10 years ago (2006) •They didn’t plan the training to coincide with National Prevention Week, but members of the Luverne Fire Department handled three house fires in two days this week. They burned down a rural house Monday night as part of a training exercise, but at 1 a.m. and about 7 p.m....
10 years ago (2006) •Rock County Commissioners Tuesday approved a variation of a plan to improve the Rock County Highway Department building. Heartland Express is using a state grant to construct a new office space and garage area, or “bus barn,” next to the Highway Department. As that work was...
10 years ago (2006) •By Saturday about 150 Rock County residents will be trained to the federal standards of the National Incident Management System. If training isn’t completed and a disaster comes to the county, federal funding for mitigation might not be granted. … The federal training is...
10 years ago (2006) •Minnesota West’s initial plans to have a small presence here have grown into an agreement that will make Luverne a medical career training ground. ... For this venture Minnesota West became a partner with the city of Luverne and Sioux Valley Health System. The new training...
10 years ago (2006) •Earth-moving equipment has had a big presence along Highway 75 this week as the dirt work is in progress on the former Fledgling Field for a new Dingmann Funeral Home. According to Dingmann, construction is scheduled to be complete by the end of this year. Plans call for the...
10 years ago (2006) •Two building projects may be in Rock County’s future. Heartland Express and the Rock County Highway Department both fall short of what they could have for space and working environments. Heartland Express, the public busing system, received a $400,000 grant from the state with...
10 years ago (2006) •Vince Gacke has opened the doors of his new restaurant business on Highway 75, across from Sharkee’s. Vinnie has tentative hours of 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. but that could change, as things are just getting underway. Right now, he and his children are hoping more employees will join...
10 years ago (2006) •Local theater buffs are in for a treat next month when the Luverne Area Community Foundation teams up with the Green Earth Players to stage a murder mystery on the prairie. … The plot of “Murder at the Midnight Hour” invites guests (the audience) to attend a New Year’s Eve...
10 years ago (2006) •After discussing the option at previous meetings, the Luverne City Council Tuesday reviewed plans that could convert 11,000 square feet of the former hospital into a new Luverne City Hall. Because many walls and utilities don’t have to be moved, the total cost is expected to be...
10 years ago (2006) •Construction of Rock County’s new Law Enforcement Center is so far on schedule and within budget, according to an update at Tuesday’s County Board meeting. … Project superintendent Dave Molberg said he’d rather not talk about early timelines, because snags can occur later in...

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