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County commissioners will meet in an emergency meeting at 9 a.m. Monday to review plans on how Rock County will operate under Gov. Walz’s two-week Shelter in Place order.   The order begins midnight Friday and goes through Friday, April 10 and is intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus in...
Rock County 4-H’ers Whitney Elbers, Steen, and Christian Kruse, Ellsworth, will receive scholarships for 2020. The county 4-H executive committee selected the students based on their involvement in state and local 4-H activities. Elbers is the daughter of Kurt and Lanette Elbers and is a senior at...
Since 2017 Ellis & Eastern Railroad, Sioux Falls, (pictured coming through Luverne this fall) has leased the Buffalo Ridge Regional Railroad from Rock and Nobles counties and recently received a $14.4 million federal grant to rehabilitate the rail line from outside of Worthington through Rock County to Ellis, South Dakota. The $33.9 million project will take five to seven years to complete.
Three Rock County officials spent three days in Washington, D.C., at the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the March 4 National Rail Day on Capitol Hill. Their trip garnered a $14.4 million federal Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program grant that will...
The first settlers to Rock County saw nothing but prairie grass and a few tree-lined rivers and streams when they arrived in the early to mid-1800s. The Blue Mounds and surrounding Sioux quartzite outcroppings were the most notable geographic characterization, so when the county formally organized...
Rock County Auditor-Treasurer Ashley Kurtz provided data that shows mail ballots yielded better voter turn-out.
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon applauded the 21-percent statewide voter turnout in the 2020 presidential nomination primary. “We hadn’t held a binding primary like this since 1956, and so there was no real way to predict how voters would turn out,” he said, adding that 885,000 primary...
DFL caucus
Rock County Democrats and Republicans, along with Minnesotans statewide, gathered for precinct caucuses Feb. 25, one week ahead of this week’s Presidential Nomination Primary. The Democrats met in the Generations building on East Lincoln Street in Luverne, where 22 people participated. Rock County...
Seven aggregate and gravel pit operators paid $146,373 in taxes in 2019. Rock County Auditor-Treasurer Ashley Kurtz released the amounts at the Feb. 18 commissioners meeting. The self-reported amounts are the highest total collected since 2010 and are $7,378 higher than taxes collected in 2018....
Summer 2020 road improvements will focus on the small cities in Rock County, according to the six-year road and bridge construction plan adopted Feb. 18 by county commissioners. Highway engineer Mark Sehr outlined the 2020 to 2025 projects in a 27-page Powerpoint presentation and will share it at a...
Eleven Rock County townships and the city of Beaver Creek will need to replace their property tax assessor in the next 90 days. Previous assessor Pete Jessen announced Feb. 18 to Land Records Director Tom Houselog that he will step down from the position by the end of 2020. Houselog met with county...
Betty Mann
Rock County will celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. The news will be the history of Rock County, townships, and communities. The following appeared in the Rose History of Rock County, printed in 1911.   County and Township Organization — 1870-1878 (continued from 02-20 edition) Luverne...

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