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10 years ago (2007) •Although Rock County has some structurally deficient bridges and functionally obsolete bridges, a tragic collapse isn’t imminent. County Engineer Mark Sehr shared bridge information with the County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. He said he has a lot of questions since the...
10 years ago (2007) •Even though prior businesses have done so, Clyde’s Wash and Detail and U-Haul business may not park on the boulevard because of a 2003 city ordinance forbidding it. Chris Johnson represented the business Tuesday at the Luverne City Council and asked for a variance to that city...
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 (2006) •The Luverne City Council formally received word that the Minnesota Historical Society awarded a state grant of $100,000 for restoration work in the Palace Theatre. … Most of the money will go toward new seating. BMAT President Ben Vander Kooi said at the Tuesday council meeting...
10 years ago (2006) •Evan Verbrugge won by a nose in Tuesday’s election for Rock County Sheriff. When all the precinct votes were tallied, Verbrugge had 54.54 percent of the votes and incumbent Mike Winkels had 45.17 percent in the final 2,253-1,866 tally. •The Rock County Sheriff’s Office has a...
10 years ago (2006) •In this quarter of 2006 Sheriff Mike Winkels said crime in the city has been similar to recent quarterly reports. He shared those numbers with the Luverne City Council during its regular meeting last week. … Assault – 2 in this quarter, 11 in all of 2005. Disorderly conduct – 2...
10 years ago (2006) •For more than 20 years ice cream lovers have enjoyed Dilly Bars and specialty Blizzards at the Dairy Queen on Main Street and Highway 75. But a sign in he window now says “Closed. Thanks for your business.” Owner Marian Halverson operated the Dairy Queen for 12 years and said...
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...

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