winter

Brenda Winter
Day 78 Dear Diary, We awoke again this morning to the sound of rain pattering against the bedroom window and the neighbor hammering away at his ark. We believe building an ark is a bit of an overreaction to a weather pattern, but we are willing to admit this rain is driving us all toward madness....
A Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow clears the southbound shoulder on Highway 75 south of Hardwick Tuesday morning.
Friday, March 1, was the first day of meteorological spring, but the mercury in the thermometer and the ever-growing snow piles on the ground tell another story. While the long winter has created hardships on many fronts, some obvious complications are surfacing on city streets. Piled high...
Sundogs rise in a dramatic circle over wind turbines on the horizon north of Beaver Creek Monday morning. This scene was repeated with the rising and setting sun throughout the week of subzero temperatures and windswept snow.
An arctic front settled over the region this week, bringing with it sub zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills. By Wednesday, temperatures were forecast to hit minus 25 degrees with wind chills registering at minus 60 degrees. With these conditions expected to last for days at a time, most...
Sisters Valeria and Noemi Cazares and Jasmine Lomeli took advantage of the ice and snow that returned to the area Thursday and Friday to do some sledding on their day off Friday from school. Luverne Public School officials made the decision to call off school due to the icy road conditions and...
Question: What items should I have in my vehicle during this extreme cold weather? What is the proper procedure if I become stranded and/or go off the road? Answer: With the recent below-zero temperatures, being prepared with an emergency kit and plan can save your life. We recommend the following...
Winter’s back; do you need winter driving refresher tips? Winter hit with a vengeance this week, and by all reports Minnesotans (Rock County included) forgot how to drive in winter conditions. The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety issued numerous warnings...
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...
Rick Peterson
This column is mostly about this, that and the other thing. Did you notice this past Easter weekend how Easter Sunday started out with the winter white stuff on the ground and then grass covered lawns by the end of the day? Compare that to this past Christmas. If you remember, that day started out...
Winter is the best time to prune trees to keep them healthy and protect them from disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 

 “Pruning trees when they are dormant is a way to protect them from diseases such as oak wilt or Dutch elm disease that are active during the...
Sixth grade concert band
Luverne instrumental students entertained audiences Thursday night, Dec. 17, with their performance of the Winter Band Concert in the Luverne High School gym. Fifth-graders, under the direction of Angie Swenson, made their performance debut, and the evening’s music grew more polished as the older...

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