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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...
Nine Rock County 4-H’ers qualified for the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 16-19 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. They were among 725 4-H’ers at 82 county fairs to earn state trips to compete in performance and game riding classes along with the events of horse judging, speech,...
Rock County Opportunities Director Beth Bartels is asking for community support to lobby against a proposed rate change by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Bartels brought the issue to Rock County Commissioners Sept. 6 after state officials were not able to assist in lobbying to stop the...
Youth can apply to hunt deer in the Blue Mounds State Park during a special hunt in November. “Parents or other adult mentors go with youth to the fields and forests during these annual hunting opportunities,” said Mike Kurre, Department of Natural Resources mentoring coordinator. “Time spent...
Moriah Flanagan
Moriah Flanagan and 27 other outstanding Minnesota 4-H youth have been selected as Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors for 2016-17. Elected through a meticulous selection process by 4-H adults and youth, this year’s group of state ambassadors will serve as spokespeople for the youth development...

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