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For the first time in 15 years, tillable land in Rock County decreased in market value. That was one finding reported by Rock County Land Records Office Director Tom Houselog during the county’s Board of Appeals and Equalization meeting Tuesday night, June 16, in the Rock County Courthouse. Rather...
Straight-line winds destroyed a machine shed, enclosed cattle barn and grain bins and damaged the home on LeRoy and Denise Veldkamp farm in northwest Rock County Monday.
LeRoy Veldkamp woke up his wife, Denise, shortly before 5 a.m. Monday and told her they needed to get to the basement. That was a good call. Moments later straight-line winds hammered their home, damaging the roof and sending debris through the south windows. “A board came through and embedded...
  Singers, musicians, comedians and entertainers of all ages are encouraged to sign up for the 14th annual Rock County Fair Amateur Talent Contest. The event will be Wednesday night, July 29, at the historic Palace Theatre in Luverne. Prizes of $100, $75 and $50 are awarded to the top three winners...
Pictured at Monday’s ribbon-cutting at the Rock County Veterans Memorial are (front, from left) Nancy VanDeBerg, Don Bryan, Derek Boeve, Ryan DeBates, Billy Cowell, Alan Cox, Cindy Cox, Steve Ennis, Dave Hup, (back) Holly Sammons, Faye Bremer, Patti Olson and Dave Haugom.
Community members gathered for a ribbon cutting Monday afternoon at the Rock County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn. The event recognized new Luverne Chamber members Cox Realty and Land Services, LLC, which includes Alan Cox, broker; and Realtors Cindy Cox, Dave Hup and Billy Cowell....
Eastern neighborhoods of Luverne, south of County Road 4 (East Main Street), were underwater on June 16, 2014, when heavy rains caused the Rock River to overflow its banks. Mike and Karen Mensen’s two-story home is pictured surrounded by water.
Last year Father’s Day weekend celebrations were put on hold in Rock County as residents dealt with the aftereffects of severe flooding. The persistent weather front helped the area recover from a yearlong drought, but it turned into too much of a good thing June 14-16, 2014, when more than 13...
Nate Golla (left) holds the squealing pig for Exchange State Bank Branch Manager and Vice President Ryan DeBates to kiss during Friday night's Relay for Life of Rock County. After the exchange of affection, the pig quieted, prompting aonther peck from DeBates as Ryan Wynia with First Farmers and...
  Rock County Sportsman’s Club June 9 Team Scores: Slocum Taxidermy 2 – 118 Slocum Taxidermy 1 – 109 Agri-Energy LLC – 108 Howling Dog – 107 Luverne Body Shop – 107 Bill’s Water Conditioning – 107, 94 Woody’s Bar – 104 Minnwest Bank – 103 Big Orv’s Bar – 102 Freedom Ranch Firearms – 97 Main Street...
Trey Roberts reaches for the ball during one of the Luverne VFW baseball games this past weekend.
  The Luverne VFW baseball team played four games this week with one game in progress postponed due to lightning. The Cardinals were hosting Pipestone on Thursday at Redbird Field when lightning caused the game to be postponed in the top of the fifth inning with the score Pipestone 3, Luverne 1....
  Rock County residents may have noticed a unique-looking vehicle slowly driving down local streets this week. A team of five vehicles, each with a 360-degree camera and laser scanner mounted on the top, were in the area collecting imagery for Bing StreetSide, a Microsoft program that allows people...
  Are you interested in systems like strip tillage, but are unsure if reduced tillage actually has much of an impact on soil and its erosion potential? Do you currently practice reduced tillage and would like to see what is going on at and below the surface of your soil? Do you advise farmers and...

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