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Terry Luke (left) and Josh Johnson of Heartland Glass, Sioux Falls, installed the new windows for the History Center in what used to be the Herman Motors showroom on Main Street.
For several months the new History Center downtown Luverne has been shrouded in plastic while work continues inside to convert the 100-year-old Herman Motor building into the Historical Society’s new home. In the past week, the plastic came off and massive custom windowpanes were placed in the...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph.: 283-8502 St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellsworth Thursday, March 31: 1-4 p.m. Parish Fun Day. Friday, April 1: 9:30 a.m. Anointing Mass at Parkview Manor. 3 p.m. Holy Hour of Mercy at St. Catherine. Saturday, April 2: 5:30 p.m....
Lee Christians is the first dispatcher/deputy under a hybrid full-time position arrangement within the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.
County commissioners and union representatives have approved a combined deputy/dispatcher position within the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. The move may save the department as much as $25,000 in annual costs. Last month, County Administrator Kyle Oldre brought the hybrid proposal to the county’s...
The quality of drinking water is important for every rural well owner, and nitrate is one of the most common ground water contaminants found in rural areas.  Drinking water with high nitrate concentrations can cause serious health effects in infants, and the presence of nitrate may indicate other...
A report released earlier this year named Rock County as one of only 10 counties in Minnesota to have fully recovered from the 2010 recession. The National Association of Counties report indicated a large majority (93 percent) of U.S. counties have not recovered to prerecession levels in jobs,...
Dispatch report March 18 •Complainant reported vandalism to a vehicle. •Deputies did a check in Hardwick. •Complainant requested a deputy come to the jail to help him with an issue. •Complainant reported she passed a green SUV that was all over the road and driver was slouched. Complainant thinks...
Workers from Jerke Construction Crane Service, Sioux Falls, and Alliance Communications, Garretson, maneuver the largest of five reinforced concrete huts into place last week. This repurposed equipment hut, being lifted into place in Hardwick, is the largest and the heaviest at 56,000 pounds.
Five repurposed equipment huts were lifted into place last week as crews gear up for the $14 million broadband Internet service project in Rock County. The huts located in or near Jasper, Hardwick, Magnolia (2) and Beaver Creek arrived from various locations on semitrailers, and a crane was used to...
Each year Rock County Relay for Life recognizes survivors who share stories about their experiences with cancer.  This year, in addition to having an Honorary Survivor, the group is recognizing an Honorary Caregiver.  “Caregivers are often unsung heroes in the journey of a cancer patient,” said...
Mark Overgaard of New Vision Coop presents a check to Mary Gehrke of the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf Thursday afternoon, March 10, at the Food Shelf in the basement of the United Methodist Church. New Vision gave $1,000, which was matched by Land ‘O Lakes for another $1,000. Because March is...
Important dates: •March 15: 2016 NAP Pasture and Spring-seeded Annual Crops sales deadline •March 30: MPP Premium Payment Deduction authorization deadline •March 31: 2015 Small Grains Loans and LDS request deadline •April 1: 2016 Maple Sap Acreage certification deadline •April 15: 2014 and 2015 ARC...

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