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Record-breaking heat descended on the area for Memorial Day weekend prompting this Angus cow south of Hardwick to seek a way to stay cool. Temperatures reached the 90s across the region with reports of areas reaching 100. According to the National Weather Service, Luverne’s Quentin Aanenson Field...
Katie Walgrave is an honorary Relay for Life chairperson and her husband, Russell Forrest, is this year’s honorary caregiver. Both will speak at the June 7 event.
  A new location, a new day and new honorary chairpersons will greet those who attend this year’s Rock County Relay for Life event in Luverne next week. Scheduled for Thursday, June 7, the event begins with the 5:30 p.m. supper and the 7 p.m. opening ceremonies in the Luverne Elementary School....
Rock County Auditor-Treasurer Ashley Kurtz (standing, front) explains the terms and conditions during the tax forfeiture sale Wednesday morning, May 23. Four properties were sold to the highest bidder.
  Four Rock County tax-forfeited properties were sold at an informal auction Wednesday morning, May 23, and all four properties found new owners. A dozen people gathered in the commissioners’ room of the Rock County Courthouse in Luverne with auditor-treasurer Ashley Kurtz, who conducted the...
The Star Herald invited Korean War veterans living in Rock County to gather for a commemorative picture Friday morning, May 18. Twenty-two veterans met at the grounds of the Rock County Courthouse including (front, left) Norm Ykema, John Hup, Russell Wenzel, Harold Kindt, Bob Lange, George...
25-year-old Mary Weddell, Sioux Falls, and 27-year-old Sean Symouksavanh, Minneapolis, are in custody.
An incident that began in Worthington Wednesday night turned into a pursuit that ended in Rock County near Beaver Creek. According to Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, his deputies were alerted around 12:30 a.m. Thursday of a pursuit on I-90 of a suspect vehicle that was traveling west. Local...
A public hearing is set for Tuesday, Oct. 17, for the county to consider adopting a local ordinance to enforce the state’s new buffer law. The hearing begins at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Rock County Courthouse. Commissioners will take comments as well as act on the proposal outlining...
Dale Hamann
Dale R. Hamann, 88, Luverne, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Saturday, Oct. 7, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Dale Hamann was born on Aug. 29, 1929, to...
Commissioners voted unanimously at their Sept. 19 meeting to increase the Rock County levy by 4.75 percent. The 2018 preliminary levy increase of $613,010 will bring the new levy amount to $5,727,498. “These numbers are just the taxpayers’ contribution, not the total budget,” Oldre said. “The...
There were farm tires and smokestacks as far as the eye could see Friday when nearly 70 tractors paraded around Rock County for the Second Annual Tractor Ride. This photograph was taken at Blac-X Farms where Peter and Jay Bakken hosted the group for lunch that was sponsored by Rock County Farm Bureau.
There were farm tires and smokestacks as far as the eye could see Friday when nearly 70 tractors left Luverne City Park and tooled around Rock County. Many of the riders and drivers were returnees from last year’s popular event, which immediately prompted plans for a 2017 encore. “It was a good...
On Sunday, Aug. 27, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, along with Luverne and Rock County officials, toured the construction underway on the 4-million-gallon reservoir being constructed southwest of Luverne. Pictured are (front from left) Red Arndt, Klobuchar, Rock County Commissioner Sherri Thompson, Lewis and...

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