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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...
10 years ago (2008) •Activity on Luverne’s Rock River Bridge will pick up in the next few days, according to County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr. Traffic control markers and lights will be installed on either end of the structure, making it a one-lane bridge for the coming months. The total...
10 years ago (2008) •Revenge will be on the mind of every Luverne player when the Cardinals take the field in the Metrodome for Friday’s Prep Bowl. One year after dropping a 14-7 decision to the Caledonia Warriors in the 2008 Class AA championship game, Luverne will have a chance to avenge that...
10 years ago (2008) •The wind has been used as a legitimate power source, but capturing and storing that energy has been a missing piece of the puzzle. Now researchers believe they've cracked the code to wind energy storage, and it is being tested on the local Minwind Energy turbines near Beaver...
10 years ago (2008) • Winter made an early debut this week, with pouring rain starting Wednesday night, Nov. 5, cold temperatures setting in over the weekend, and a layer of freezing rain Monday night turning to snow on Tuesday. The Minnesota State Patrol listed dozens of cars in ditches Tuesday...
10 years ago (2008) •Rock County Commissioners voted unanimously to build a bus garage and offices for Heartland Express near the Law Enforcement Center on North Blue Mound Avenue. The county must contribute 20 percent of a $618,750 budget to receive a $495,000 federal transportation grant. The...

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