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Income for Rock County Opportunities Inc. community-based services has declined more than $60,000 in the year after the state implemented a $20 million reduction in funding. RCO Executive Director Elizabeth Schear reported the loss to county commissioners at their Sept. 5 meeting. The reduced...
Jacob Raak, reserve champion Aryshire cow.
Rock County 4-H’ers joined representatives from the state’s 87 counties to exhibit 2,843 animals during this year’s Minnesota State Fair livestock encampment Aug. 23-27. Five local 4-H’ers received champion or reserve champion honors during the event. They are Justin Mente, champion cow/calf pair...
Alexandra Hartman, purple ribbon cat project grades 9+.
Conference judging is used at the Minnesota State Fair to determine ribbon placings for purple, blue, red and white. A purple ribbon is the highest ranking given by judges in the general project area.Two Rock County 4-H’ers earned purple ribbons during their general project encampment.Receiving...
This sign is posted on the Rock County Courthouse door alerting residents of possible delays in the licensing center.
Nearly a month after the state’s Driver and Vehicle Services updated its computer mainframe, local residents are still waiting for business to return to normal. “We are at about 20 percent functionality,” said Rock County’s Auditor-Treasurer Ashley Kurtz last week. “With all the different types of...
Luverne High School seniors (from left) Dylan Thorson, Samantha Ykema, Marisol Hartshorn and Knute Oldre will participate Saturday in the 2017 Minnesota State High School League Speech Tournament. Together the group has 10 years of state tournament experience.
With a combined 10 state tournament appearances to date, four of Luverne’s senior speech students are determined to make the best of their last meet. When Marisol Hartshorn, Samantha Ykema, Knute Oldre and Dylan Thorson compete Saturday at the Class A 2017 Minnesota State High School Speech...
The Luverne boys’ hockey team punched their ticket to the Minnesota State Class A Boys’ Hockey Tournament for the second time in school history at the Lund Center on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter March 1. The Cardinals defeated Marshall 5-1 to complete a three-game run through the...
Burke Johnson tests one part of the tabletop mission with the Rock County 4-H LEGO robot at a recent practice session.
The Rock County 4-H Robotics team will compete in the state Qualifier B LEGO robotics competition Saturday at Memorial Middle School in Sioux Falls. The contest will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spectators are welcome to attend. Team members include Brandon Berghorst, Zoey Berghorst, Evan Bumgardner,...
By Mavis Fodness Luverne Public School’s LEGO League team used professionalism to advance to the Minnesota FIRST LEGO League competition. Calling themselves “Squid’s Revenge,” the six middle schoolers drew positive comments from the judges at the Dec. 3 regional event in Sioux Falls. Adult advisers...
In addition to choosing the next president of the United States, local voters are tasked with important choices for city, county, school and township leadership.   Rock County Board Mike Davis, rural Luverne, and Gary Overgaard, rural Magnolia, are on the ballot for the District 1 County Board seat...
Hunters who harvest deer outside the state are reminded that whole deer carcasses are no longer allowed to be brought into Minnesota from anywhere in North America. 
 This new restriction that includes all members of the deer family (deer, elk, moose and caribou) is an effort by the Minnesota...

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