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10 years ago (2006) •The Interpretive Center atop the Blue Mounds State Park is open again, after three years of being closed for lack of state funding. But it’s not state funding that reopened the doors. It was efforts and donations of local groups and individuals that now funds a part-time...
10 years ago (2006) •Luverne will finally have what many have said is missing — a veterans memorial. A father-son pair have spearheaded the project. Warren Herreid, a decorated veteran who’s been active in the community, notes that a memorial would be appropriate for veterans of all branches of...
10 years ago (2006) •Betty Mann will play an old pump organ at 7 p.m. Monday in the Rock County Historical Museum during the tri-annual meeting. The organ was recently donated by Erma Schubbe, Hills, who has kept the organ in her family. It was her great aunt’s and the Rock County Historical...
10 years ago (2006) •The Luverne City Council wants to know if the community would support installing an old-fashioned-looking city clock. Mayor Andy Steensma found a clock that will cost about $2,000. It is about 20 feet tall and fairly ornate. The city would have some additional costs in the...
10 years ago (2006) •National Guard members from the Luverne and Pipestone unit have been gone since September and deployed last month to Iraq. But that doesn’t mean they’re completely without the comforts of home. Family Readiness Coordinator Gina Newman and several families of deployed soldiers...
10 years ago (2006) •Sioux Valley Luverne Medical Center recently received Honorable Mention in the New Construction category for the 2006 Vista Team Award. More than 140 nationwide healthcare design and construction projects were entered in this national competition. Of those, three were awarded...
10 years ago (2006) •Rock County received its first round of federal grants for the new voting machines to be used in the September primaries. ... The total cost of the machines and accessories is about $5,000, including a warranty and annual maintenance. However, some Rock County precincts have...
10 years ago (2006) •A contingent of Rock County residents joined thousands of family members and friends at a Mississippi military base last week to spend time with soldiers about to head overseas. There are 73 National Guard members with the Luverne and Pipestone units who will join 2,600...
10 years ago (2006) •Corn is now planted an average of 23 days earlier compared to the mid 60s. Since 1968 the average planting date for Minnesota’s corn acreage has been earlier by about one-half day per year. The average planting date for corn was May 20 in 1966 but was May 3 in 2005.   25 years...
10 years ago (2006) •The city of Luverne is still confident that Minnesota West Community and Technical College will start a campus in the former Luverne Community Hospital. Minnesota West President Dr. Ron Wood will meet with city officials next week. Wolf said the meeting will focus on the...

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