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The state will compensate Rock County more than $36,000 for costs incurred by the failed upgrade of Minnesota’s Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS). “This is a great deal,” said county auditor-treasurer Ashley Kurtz. “Thirty-six thousand exceeds what we hoped for.” Legislators appropriated $...
Derek Deutsch (left), Nikole Koffron and Josh Mallon
Three athletes from Luverne competed at the state 2019 Summer Games June 21-23 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Derek Deutsch (left), Nikole Koffron and Josh Mallon competed in the track and field games. Deutsch placed second in the long jump, third in shot put and 50-meter dash....
H-BC’s Tess Van Maanen recorded identical scores of 101 in both rounds at the Minnesota Class A State Golf Championships in Becker.
Hills-Beaver Creek’s Tess Van Maanen represented the Patriots at the Minnesota Class A State Golf Championships June 11 and 12. The freshman competed against the state’s top Class A golfers at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker. Van Maanen made her second appearance at the state golf meet after...
Adrian senior Madelyn Odell recorded the highest score of area golfers at the Class A State Golf Championships. Her meet total of 196 placed her 38th overall.
Four Adrian Dragon golfers competed at the Minnesota Class A State Golf Championships June 11 and 12. The event, played at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker, included two rounds of 18 holes each with one round played per day. Adrian was represented by senior Madelyn Odell, sophomore Gracia Elias,...
The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots were represented by five athletes competing in three events at the Minnesota Class A State Track and Field Championships. The annual event showcasing the top high school track and field athletes from around Minnesota was staged at Hamline University in St. Paul June...
Nine Luverne Middle-High School students earned trips or were named alternates to the national FCCLA convention in Anaheim, California, this summer. The students (from left) include Adriana Gonzalez, Parker Carbonneau, Ross Bergman, Courtney Wendland, Mikayla Wiederhoeft, Zoe DeBates, Jacinda Hustoft, Carissa Cunningham and Lindsey Roemeling.
Twenty-six Luverne Middle-High School students were among nearly 1,000 youth who attended the Minnesota Family, Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA) state conference March 28-30 in Bloomington. The leadership conference featured competitions, awards, leadership training sessions and motivational...
Gov. Tim Walz signed legislation that allows school districts to count snow days as instructional time without loss of state funding. However many districts, including Luverne, are opting not to use the pass, since they will still be required to pay staff for the contracted school days. In Luverne’...
Luverne High School students and staff assemble for a pep fest Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, in honor of the school’s Mock Trial team’s fifth consecutive berth in the state Mock Trial Tournament Feb. 28-March 1. Coach Jason Berghorst explains the uniqueness of the extracurricular activity in which team scores are not disclosed during the contest, only at the end of the trial.
Luverne wrapped up the 2019 Mock Trial season with its fifth-consecutive trip to the state tournament. Team results have not been released, but two individuals were recognized for their performance at the Duluth tournament on Feb. 28-March 1. Senior Jessica Anderson was named All-State Attorney and...
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...

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