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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...
  A resolution adopted recently by the Luverne School Board is leading student involvement in athletics and activities in a more positive direction. Our young people will be better served by this change. Instead of thinking athletic and activity events as after-school events, the board views...
  Dear Rock County readers: People who know me know that history has been a passion of mine for nearly my entire life. That's why it's been so gratifying to see that I'm not alone in my mission to preserve our Rock County history and to establish a fitting home for local artifacts and information....
  For those of you not sure what that wet stuff was that fell in the month of May, you are forgiven. Following the previous 10 months of below normal precipitation, the emergence of an abundance of rain — yes, rain — was a strange but welcome sight to behold.  Nearly 4 1/2 inches of rain fell in...
  Rock County Rural Water began receiving water last week from the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, becoming the 12th member connected to L&C. The water, which is piped from the Missouri River aquifer, officially arrived in Rock County with the completion of a meter building on the...
Martha Bakken grew up on a farm several miles southwest of Luverne and attended a one-room school in District 13 in Rock County. She attended high school in Luverne, staying “in town” during the week and going home on weekends. She is pictured here for her high school graduation photograph in 1929.
  Martha Ingeborg Lunde Bakken, the oldest known resident in Rock County, died Thursday, May 28, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls at the age of 104 years and 16 days. Martha was born to Nels and Emma (Rossum) Lunde in Luverne Township May 12,1911, and was a lifelong resident of Rock County.  ...
This photograph shows the first section of 24-inch steel pipe being installed.
Carstensen Contracting of Pipestone is making good progress on the Lewis & Clark water pipeline installation to Luverne. Construction started in February on 23 borings for the Hwy. 75, stream and railroad crossings between the Iowa border and Luverne.  The contract includes 5.9 miles of 14-inch...
  Applicants will begin receiving disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014. The program, reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides disaster relief to producers...

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