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10 years ago (2007) •The Luverne City Council is planning ahead for next year’s budget and met to discuss the capital budget last week. City Administrator John Call said, “I think we’ll be able to balance the budget and be on solid ground without a huge tax increase.” The estimation is after the...
10 years ago (2007) •Sheriff Evan Verbrugge thinks increased efforts will decrease speeding in school zones. When school starts this year, there will be new reduced speed signs with flashing yellow lights and radar signs telling drivers their speeds. … The cost of the new radar equipment is $1,570...
10 years ago (2007) •Luverne’s Victoria White was both tearful and joyful Tuesday anticipating her son’s return home after serving nearly two years in Iraq. “My emotions are all over the place,” she said, dabbing her eyes. Groups of National Guard soldiers from Luverne and Pipestone were scheduled...
10 years ago (2007) •The vacant former Law Enforcement Center, next to the courthouse, will have an occupant. The Rock County Historical Society will move to the former jail and police station. The move is possible because former Luverne resident Warren Herreid II and his family foundation, K.A.H.R...
10 years ago (2007) •Luverne School Board members approved $2,737 in expenses related to the damage to school property that occurred during a Jan. 7 school burglary. This amount covers replacement and finishing of the doors that were damaged when burglars broke into the middle school/high school...
10 years ago (2007) •Rock County Commissioners approved the adult use ordinance after a hearing Tuesday that resulted in no public feedback. The ordinance will regulate the types of businesses of adult nature that can be operated in unincorporated areas of the county. The ordinance defines what “...
10 years ago (2007) •Next Thursday at 10 a.m. 4, 5 and 6 of the Spring Brook Addition in Beaver Creek will be put up for sale by the Rock County Sheriff. The foreclosure auction will sell the property that contains the former Beaver Creek Golf Course and Beaver Lodge. The land was purchased and...
10 years ago (2007) •Groundbreaking is Tuesday morning for the new Alzheimer’s Day Room Addition to the Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne, Staff members have been planning several years for the 1,500-square-foot addition, which will mean more space, better lighting and improved quality of life for...
10 years ago (2007) •Through a grant, Rock County is trying to get rural residents to reduce their use of burn barrels. The Land Management Office hopes to publicize the effort near the time of the Rock County Fair. Pollution Control experts say that burning garbage is more hazardous than...
10 years ago (2007) •The Memorial Day weekend brought feature titles to area drivers. Two men won feature events at Rapid Speedway Friday night. Two more drivers drew checkered flags during Monday’s races at Huset’s Speedway. Luverne’s Scott Overgaard and Kanaranzi’s Colter Deutsch won feature...

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