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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...
10 years ago (2006) •Imagine a time when doctors can retrieve patients’ medical histories with a touch of a button. Also imagine that same button providing patients’ history with other doctors, in addition to any medication they’ve been on or are currently on. That time has arrived in Luverne, and...
10 years ago (2006) •The Luverne Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its Home, Health and Garden show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cardinal gym and commons. What used to be the Luverne Home Show will now include health and garden issues.   25 years ago (1991) •Luverne and Magnolia school...
10 years ago (2006) •Luverne School District will see more than $90,000 of new computer equipment and software in the coming months, courtesy of Microsoft Corporation. The money is from a settlement of a class-action lawsuit in which Minnesota customers and businesses claimed Microsoft Corp. was...
10 years ago (2006) •Land values in Rock County are reaching all time highs, with land sales recorded at $5,000 an acre in some places. According to the Rock County Land Records Office, tillable ag land has been steadily increasing in value over the past several years. For example, the average acre...
10 years ago (2006) •The Luverne Planning Commission is recommending the city allow Dingmann Funeral Home on Fledging Field. … The Luverne City Council has the final vote on the permit, and the Planning Commission will approve specific conditions for the construction at another meeting.   25 years...
10 years ago (2006) •Higher education is coming to Luverne for the first time. Minnesota West Community and Technical College President Dr. Ron Wood said the system intends to start a “storefront” operation out of the former Luverne Community Hospital.   25 years ago (1991) •Business at the...

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