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This Little Free Library at the Blue Mounds State Park campground is the first of four new structures proposed for the Luverne area. Another library is currently open in Magnolia.
Readers in Rock County will have additional locations to pick up or drop off a book as part of the Little Free Library program that allows people to take books and return them once they’re read. The Rock County Early Childhood Initiative is coordinating the project with the help of the Luverne Area...
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of vehicle break-ins reported last week in Luverne. According to Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, his office took five reports of break-ins to vehicles in the neighborhoods of the 400 block of North Freeman down to the 200 block of West Lincoln and...
Rock County’s Judicial Ditch No. 2 will be repaired and improved as the result of action taken May 3 by the Rock County Commissioners. The $45,000 estimated repair cost will be assessed to property owners who have benefited from the drainage system since the early 1900s. Judicial Ditch No. 2 is...
In 15 years the livestock capacity in Rock County has almost doubled with more expansion planned in 2016. Doug Bos, Rock County’s feedlot officer, presented that information to county commissioners April 19 along with a map showing where the county’s feedlots (with 300 or more animal units) are...
The Rock County emergency officials now have the ability to send local messages to everyone’s cell phone. Sheriff Evan Verbrugge and Emergency Management Director Kyle Oldre are now certified to use the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System or IPAWS. “As long as you don’t deactivate it off...
Dear survivors of sexual assault, It’s not your fault.  You didn’t ask for it.  I believe you.  You might be thinking that you’re not a victim of sexual violence because you weren’t kicking and screaming or because it was someone you knew. The truth is that 82 percent of sexual assaults are...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph.: 283-8502 St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellsworth Thursday, April 21: 12:30 p.m. Tuff Anointing Mass. 4 p.m. Mass at Veterans Home. 7 p.m. St. Catherine Parish Council. Friday, April 22: 9:30 a.m. Mass at Parkview Manor. Saturday...
Veterans and family members tour the Fagen Fighters WWII museum in Granite Falls. Some of the participants on the tour include (from left) Brad Wilson, Dean Wenzel, Lowell Ahrendt, Bill Clausen, Mark Coney, Bruce Wilson, Paul Aukes and Larry Tweet. The group is pictured in front of one of the restored fighter planes called the “Desert Shark.”
A handful of local war veterans boarded a bus recently and received an up-close look at World War II memorabilia, courtesy of a road trip organized by three Luverne siblings. Jeff, Brad and Troy Ahrendt fulfilled a wish of their father’s to tour the Fagen Fighters World War II Museum in Granite...
Gov. Mark Dayton has declared this week, April 18-22, Water Action Week to encourage Minnesotans to establish an ethic of clean water practices. Throughout the week, state agencies will promote practices and work being done to restore and protect Minnesota’s water. Responsibly managing our water...
Rock County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jody Reisch (left) hands a $1 million check to Alliance Communications General Manager Ross Petrick (right) as he shakes the hand of Commissioner Stan Williamson Wednesday morning, April 6, in a pre-construction meeting for the Rock County Broadband Alliance Project.
Rock County’s portion of the $14 million broadband Internet service project was paid in full Wednesday, April 6, at the start of a pre-construction meeting. Rock County Board Chairman Jody Reisch presented Alliance Communications General Manager Ross Petrick the check for $1 million, as the formal...

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