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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...
10 years ago (2006) •Earth-moving equipment has had a big presence along Highway 75 this week as the dirt work is in progress on the former Fledgling Field for a new Dingmann Funeral Home. According to Dingmann, construction is scheduled to be complete by the end of this year. Plans call for the...
10 years ago (2006) •Two building projects may be in Rock County’s future. Heartland Express and the Rock County Highway Department both fall short of what they could have for space and working environments. Heartland Express, the public busing system, received a $400,000 grant from the state with...
10 years ago (2006) •Vince Gacke has opened the doors of his new restaurant business on Highway 75, across from Sharkee’s. Vinnie has tentative hours of 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. but that could change, as things are just getting underway. Right now, he and his children are hoping more employees will join...
10 years ago (2006) •Local theater buffs are in for a treat next month when the Luverne Area Community Foundation teams up with the Green Earth Players to stage a murder mystery on the prairie. … The plot of “Murder at the Midnight Hour” invites guests (the audience) to attend a New Year’s Eve...
10 years ago (2006) •After discussing the option at previous meetings, the Luverne City Council Tuesday reviewed plans that could convert 11,000 square feet of the former hospital into a new Luverne City Hall. Because many walls and utilities don’t have to be moved, the total cost is expected to be...
10 years ago (2006) •Norma Remme is living her professional dream, and the experience is sweetened by the fact she’s living it with her family members. Norma, her husband, Dennis, their son Scott and his wife, Lisa, are co-owners of Luverne’s newest business, Remmedez (pronounced “remedies”). They...
10 years ago (2006) •The Lewis and Clark Rural Water Board is allowing members to pre-pay their share of the project to get more money to spur the project along immediately. As the project is able to collect more money now, members are able to save money in the long run by avoiding inflation costs...
10 years ago (2006) •The city of Luverne will be able to build on the historic look of downtown with the donation of a town clock. Warren Herreid said he and his extended family would like to buy a standing clock that would be installed next to the Palace Theatre, in front of FGL Commodities and in...
10 years ago (2006) •With roughly $30,000 in grants and donations already paid for the hospital’s healing garden, some are wondering why nothing’s growing there yet. “Many people are concerned about why their donations have not been used and why the garden has not been started,” said Lynette Jauert...

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