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Brenda Winter, Luverne, is the 2016 Rock County Relay for Life honorary chairwomen, and her husband, Jim Juhl, is the event's first-ver honorary caregiver. The two speak at the American Cancer Society fundraiser, which begins at 5:15 p.m. Friday in the Luverne City Park.
Jim Juhl and Brenda Winter believe cancer has strengthened them — both in their Christian faith and in their relationship with each other. As Rock County Relay for Life honorary chairwoman and caregiver, they’re looking forward to sharing this message during Friday night’s event in Luverne City...
Crews with Michels Corporation pull cable through the south ditch of County Road 5 west of Luverne on Wednesday, June 1.
Crews working on the $14 million broadband Internet service project in Rock County are about 10 percent finished after two months on the job. Boring of the main fiber line began April 11 in Jasper. Since then crews have finished Beaver Creek and have moved on to Hardwick. The work slowed almost...
Grace Loose
Grace Agnes Loose, 100, Luverne, died Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, at the United Methodist Church in Luverne. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. A visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May...
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...

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