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10 years ago (2010) •After an overcast, humid day Saturday, storm clouds gathered in the southwest and delivered a downpour in Luverne and much of Rock County Saturday night. According to volunteer weather recorder Troy Thone, Luverne officially received about a half inch of rain in the storm, but...
10 years ago (2010) •Karen Roberts has been a nurse for more than 40 years. And with the professional precision of a registered nurse, she counts her nursing career years as in the high 30s. “They made you quit when you had children back then,” she said. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Roberts was honored...
10 years ago (2010) •The city of Luverne is proposing a $75 rebate for city residents who purchase low-volume toilets to replace old ones that use more water. City Finance Director Barb Berghorst presented information to Luverne City Council members at a recent meeting. “We are very interested in...
10 years ago (2010) •Twenty-five school districts in Southwest Minnesota started classes on August 23 — about two weeks earlier than their usual post-Labor Day start. Now these schools are monitoring advantages and disadvantages of when the early start might be. The flexible learning is a...
10 years ago (2010) •A note found in Luverne High School’s home economics room prompted a district-wide evacuation Friday. “School’s going to blow up at 12:30,” is what the note stated, handwritten in pencil on a partial sheet of torn white paper. Luverne High School senior Adam Gruis found the...
10 years ago (2010) •This year the Rock County Sheriff’s Department has had 43 reports of narcotic-related problems and 65 total charges, according to Sheriff Evan Verbrugge. With drug traffic being an increased problem, Verbrugge said he wants to “be proactive, not reactive.” At Tuesday’s Rock...
10 years ago (2010) •The rich aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans wafts through the halls and work areas of Rock County Opportunities Inc. in Luverne. RCO, which provides employment for adults with disabilities, is now packaging its own brand of coffee. “Buffalo Joe Coffee Beans” will soon be...
10 years ago (2010) •Luverne’s Diane Sherwood is planning her eighth year of Remember Rally, the annual motorcycle benefit ride to honor 9-11 and military personnel. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 11, beginning and ending at the Howling Dog Saloon in Luverne. This year, a special feature for the...
10 years ago (2010) •New Luverne teachers Amy Guigisberg, Tyler Woods and Gavin Folkestad agree that the first two weeks of school have gone well. All three are versatile district employees, teaching during the school day and being involved with activities before and after the bell rings. From the...
10 years ago (2010) •There was a time in Rock County when pioneer families didn’t have insurance to protect them financially from the devastation of natural disasters. The founders of Beaver Creek Mutual Insurance Company recognized a need for protection, and back in 1885 the business was...

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