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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...
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...

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