2020

Rock County’s voter turnout in the 2020 presidential election was 94.94 percent, a record as far as chief election official Ashley Kurtz can recall. “This has been the highest voter turnout since I’ve been with Rock County,” Kurtz said. “The next closest was 2012 where we saw a 94.44 percent...
Meetings Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 16, at the township hall in Beaver Creek   Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the township hall. Battle Plain Township Board will meet 7:30 pm Monday Nov. 9, at the home of Mark Vander Pol.  ...
Luverne firefighters were called to a house fire south of Luverne around 2 p.m. Sunday and discovered it was already engulfed in flames. According to Luverne Fire Chief David Van Batavia, the fire was called in by a farmer in a nearby field who noticed flames coming from the house. “The northeast...
While the rest of the region struggles with rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills is seeing a return to normal after an outbreak took the lives of nine residents and sickened many others. In all, there were 39 confirmed cases among residents over the course of several...
Nonprofit organizations are at the heart of our communities, but many of our local organizations have canceled fundraiser galas and activities due to the pandemic. This is not only a loss of social connections, but it represents lost fundraising that would support 2021 projects that strengthen the...
Lori Sorenson
A group text among my sisters typically makes the rounds during holidays: “When and where will we gather?” and "Who’s bringing what for food?” But this year we’re asking, “Should we gather?” And if so, “How can we safely gather?” There are five of us sisters, and with our growing families we’re...
To the Editor: Congratulations to the voters of Rock County. You turned out inrecord numbers to support your candidates. On the evening when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were speaking totheir supporters in Delaware, celebrating the honor of being chosen tolead the country forward,there was also...
Dispatch report Oct. 30 •Complainant on S. Kniss Avenue and W. Fletcher Street reported someone selling items without a license. •Complainant eastbound on Interstate 90, mile marker 8, Beaver Creek, reported assistance from another department was requested. Oct. 31 •Complainant west-bound on...
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office issued the following press release Monday morning: “At approximately 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, the Rock County Sheriff's Office received a call of a missing person. A member of the Rock County Sheriff's Office would locate a body floating in the water in the...
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that in the first month of the application period, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) approved more than $7 billion in payments to producers in the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. CFAP 2 provides agricultural...

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