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10 years ago (2009) •The Luverne Elementary School third-grade classes enjoyed an afternoon of skating as part of their Valentine’s Day party. On Wednesday, Feb. 11, third-grade teachers Patsy Amborn, Pam Christensen, Delaine Jensen and Karla Osterday took their classes open skating at the Blue...
10 years ago (2009) •Several City Council agenda items Tuesday night dealt with Luverne’s airport runway expansion project. Work began last summer to expand the existing runway from 2,400 feet to 4,200 feet, and plans are in place for Phase II of the project to be completed this summer. Phase I of...
10 years ago (2009) • A major thrust of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is aimed at creating jobs through federally funded infrastructure projects. ... Congressman Tim Walz of Minnesota’s first congressional district was in Luverne Friday to say he plans to make sure rural Minnesota’s...
10 years ago (2009) •The Chamber office is moving this week to the newly renovated Galleries on the Rock County Courthouse Square. The historic quartzite building has been under construction for the past year, and for Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere, this week’s move is important for several...
10 years ago (2009) •The swimming pool at the Rock County Community Pool and Fitness Center is open again after staff tackled an unusual water quality problem last week. The pool was forced to close Jan. 2-5 after facility managers noticed discoloration along the walls of the pool. “It’s something...
10 years ago (2009) •An Edina-based company has its sights on Rock County as a source of wind energy. Geronimo Wind Energy plans to construct an 80- to 133-turbine wind farm in Rose Dell and Denver townships north and west of Hardwick. Director of Development Charlie Daum said the project will have...
10 years ago (2009) •“Doom,” “gloom” and “ugly” were three words often repeated at Tuesday’s meeting of the Rock County Board of Commissioners as they discussed the impact of state finance woes on Rock County. One result of the state’s projected $5 billion shortfall for 2009-2010 is an “unallotment...
10 years ago (2008) •Sears employee Marvin Hawes hauls in his last load of food to the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf at the United Methodist Church last week. Sears donated more than 300 food items through its “Share the Joy” promotion. Sears customers received discounts on their merchandise if...
10 years ago (2008) •Luverne City Administrator John Call announced wage freezes this week for all non-union city employees. This wage freeze, which he will recommend at the Dec. 23 City Council meeting, will affect about a dozen city employees, mainly supervisors and department heads, including...
10 years ago (2008) •The first part of Tuesday’s City Council meeting was open to the public for the Truth in Taxation hearing. No members of the public attended, but City Administrator John Call presented information about the 2009 budget for the benefit of television viewers. Among notes of...

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