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10 years ago (2008) •In a decade-long trend of rising land values in Rock County, news of $5,000 or $6,000 per acre land sales hasn’t been unusual. Bit a land auction last weekend brought prices that top any so far - $7,800 per acre. “We went from $3,000 to $7,000 in less than three minutes,” said...
10 years ago (2008) •The new tennis courts planned at Luverne schools will double the space for tennis play and education. The Luverne School Foundation is now trying to help the project along and has launched the Campaign for Courts, hoping to raise $75,000 for the project. Mix Cox is president of...
10 years ago (2008) •Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge has an opportunity to better lead the department. Rock County Commissioners approved the request Tuesday at their regular meeting. Commissioner Ron Boyenga voted against the $10,000 training cost, saying he thought Verbrugge and County...
10 years ago (2008) •A Luverne man was arrested last week after fleeing from law enforcement, first in his vehicle and then on foot. According to the criminal complaint filed Monday in Rock County District Court, 22-year-old Jason LeRoy Paplow was charged with fleeing a peace officer after he was...
10 years ago (2008) •With a struggling Luverne retail market, two local offices are teaming up to hire a consultant to study current trends and suggest possible solutions. The Luverne Area Chamber of Commerce requested $2,900 from the Luverne Economic Development Authority for a $5,400 proposal to...
10 years ago (2008) •After this paper went to press Wednesday, the Luverne School Board was scheduled to approve a master agreement with the Luverne Education Association. The LEA Monday accepted the school district’s most recent offer, which amounts to a 9.91 percent increase (an average of $5,917...
10 years ago (2008) •Jerry Reisch of Luverne Livestock Auction was tired at the end of the day after he and his crew handled a record high 2,400 animals at their annual feeder calf sale Monday afternoon. The event filled most of the fairgrounds with makeshift holding pens for the calves for sale by...
10 years ago (2008) •The former law enforcement center is nearly gutted, nearly ready to be remodeled into the future Rock County Heritage Center. Dick Naughton owns the construction firm that’s handling the remodeling, and they also built the Veterans Memorial. Naughton said, “It's very important...
10 years ago (2007) •An impartial third party might settle the teacher contract that teachers and the district can’t agree upon yet. The Luverne Education Association requested that its contract go to arbitration because it felt negotiations have stalled. The school applied for arbitration, but...
10 years ago (2007) •Students and staff in Adrian High School spent the better part of Tuesday afternoon in lockdown mode after a shooting threat was discovered in a computer lab. According to a letter sent to parents Tuesday afternoon, a student reported to school officials earlier that day that a...

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