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The six-year wait for a renewed solid waste permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) may soon be over for Rock County. A letter dated June 23 from MPCA assistant commissioner Kirk Koudelka outlined a timeframe and a plan to expedite Rock County’s renewal of its demolition landfill...
Each Minnesota community smaller than 5,000 residents will split $12.5 million for city street repairs, thanks to the Small Cities Assistance Bill passed during the recently completed Legislative session. The one-time funding is in lieu of a transportation bill that earmarks funds for road repairs...
Dallas Hamm is named to the eighth Minnesota All-Star team. He attended the awards ceremony with his wife, Jessica, and son, Carter.
  Rock County Deputy Dallas Hamm is among 39 law enforcement officers and prosecutors recognized as DWI Enforcer All-Stars during the Minnesota Twins pregame activities at Target Field Thursday, July 9. The All-Stars represent 32 agencies and, in 2014, they made 2,281 DWI arrests across Minnesota,...
Submitted photo The Livewires 4-H Club’s banner “Improve your ‘selfie’ with 4-H” earns a grand champion ribbon. Presenting their idea to judge Joyce Soderholm are (from left) Hannah Kruse, Leah Kruse, Megan Popkes, Dalton Popkes, (standing) Karly Kruse, Claire Popkes and Sage VerSteeg.
  Rock County 4-H conducted their annual Presentation Night on Monday, July 6, with members participating in performing arts, demonstrations, foods review and club banner judging. This year’s performing arts performances included piano, clarinet, flute, saxophone and vocal selections, as well as a...
  Severe thunderstorms were certainly at the forefront of June weather for what has been a fairly lackluster severe storm season to this point.  The first event occurred Friday night/Saturday morning, July 19 and 20,with hail primarily being the issue Friday night and a second set of strong storms...
Serena Gutnik began as the new Rock County Community Library Director as of June 15.
  By  The Rock County Community Library in Luverne has a new director. Serena Gutnik began her duties on June 15.  “I’m excited to be here in Luverne and also to be a part of the Plum Creek Library System,” she said. Gutnik grew up in Sioux Falls and has worked in both school and public libraries...
  Rock County Sportsman’s Club June 30 Team Scores: Slocum Taxidermy 1 – 112 Agri-Energy LLC – 111 Big Orv’s Bar – 109 Minnwest Bank – 108 Luverne Body Shop – 108 Main Street Financial – 107 Freedom Ranch Firearms – 102 Bill’s Water Conditioning – 102, 104 Slocum Taxidermy 2 – 101 Woody’s Bar – 99...
  A group of Rock County teens traveled to the Adrian Elementary School last week as part of the Rock County Library teen programming to attend the Henna Body Art program, sponsored by the Adrian Branch Library. Pictured at the June 25 event are (front row, from left) Brandy Pilaczynski, Annabell...
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...

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