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Luverne native David Beimers, PhD, presents Nancy Lange of Southwest Health and Human Services with the Social Work Alumna of the Year award. Beimers is an associate professor in social work and is chair of the Department of Social Work at MSU. Lange graduated from Mankato State College in 1976 with a double major in social work and corrections. She currently works in Rock County as a social service supervisor in children’s services with Southwest Health and Human Services.
The Department of Social Work at Minnesota State University, Mankato, awarded Nancy Lange of Southwest Health and Human Services with its Social Work Alumna of the Year award. Lange received the award Nov. 6 at the MSU Social Work Honors Day event. Lange graduated from Mankato State College in 1976...
Rock County residents are known for their generosity, and Christmas is the time of year when that spirit shines, according to Luverne volunteer Molly Golla. Golla has been volunteering with SHARE (Sharing Hearts Are Reaching Everyone) for over 12 years and she said she’s always impressed by local...
There may be a permanent solution to the ongoing drinking water issues at the Blue Mounds State Park. That’s according to a pending agreement between Minnesota DNR and local officials at the Nov. 17 Rock County Board meeting. Under the agreement, a study will be conducted to determine the...
Ron McClure
Ron McClure will be remembered in Rock County for his kind demeanor and compassion for humanity, especially during his years wearing a badge. McClure worked 33 years in law enforcement, 25 years in Rock County and 12 of those as sheriff in the county he grew up in. “I loved my job. I loved helping...
Beginning Nov. 5, court users will have the ability to electronically file and serve documents through an online portal. The move to electronic filing and service of case documents — known as eFiling and eService — is part of the Minnesota Judicial Branch’s eCourtMN initiative to replace paper-...
Two Rock County motorists were involved in a crash Tuesday night on County Road 4 east of Luverne. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was reported at 6:10 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 9, the landfill road. Kaemphet Xaphakdy, 52, of Magnolia was...
Corn harvest is almost finished for Ron Fick as he combines a field northwest of Luverne Thursday morning, Oct. 22.
Ten years after setting Rock County’s highest average corn yield, area producers are confident the record will be broken once the 2015 growing season is wrapped up. How much the average could be raised is yet to be determined. Meanwhile, local farmers have enjoyed 24 days of rain-free weather from...
How water moves around and through the Rock County Demolition Debris Landfill will receive an in-depth look as required by the state’s permit renewal process. County commissioners recently hired Melanie Niday, a hydrogeologist with Short Elliot Henderson Inc., St. Cloud, for $13,450. Niday will...
Before work begins on burying miles of fiber-optic cable, organizers want to know how many customers want the service in greater Rock County. For several weeks Alliance Communications Cooperative has been marketing the Internet, cable TV and/or telephone service by advertising in newspapers, on...
For Rock County communities outside of Luverne, preliminary property tax levies ranged from zero to 10.1 percent. On Sept. 30 cities, counties, townships, school districts and special taxing districts in Minnesota must submit preliminary 2016 tax levy amounts to county auditors. Each entity will...

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