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Mavis Fodness
February 28, 2024

Opponents of Rock County’s first large-scale solar farm say the 1,500-acre business will change the rural ways of living.

Three concerned citizens talked with county…

By
Mavis Fodness
February 28, 2024

Although the comment, “bigger nutcracker than Luverne” was made in jest, Hills residents weren’t shy about sharing ideas on where they see their community in 10, 15 or 20 years from now.

By
Mavis Fodness
February 28, 2024

A state grant will provide funding for a new surface on the 4.2-mile Blue Mound Trail in 2025.

At their Feb. 20 meeting, Rock County Commissioners approved a cooperative…

By
Lori Sorenson
February 28, 2024

Hills Beaver Creek High School students are wrapping up a monthlong campaign to raise awareness of teen brain health ahead of World Teen Mental Wellness Day on March 2.

Student council members took the lead on…

By
Lori Sorenson
February 28, 2024

Local organizers are planning a “Woofstock” event for dogs and their owners on Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Luverne City Park.

Luverne Area Chamber Director Jane Lanphere approached city council members at their Feb.…

Columns

By
Mavis Fodness, reporter

In an era of political correctness, I’m happy to see a state agency is not shying away from humor, and it comes from an unlikely department: the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

February 28, 2024
By
RIck Peterson, general manager

Every four years Feb. 29 shows up on the calendar, and for some it’s their birthday. To those folks I say, “Happy Birthday.” For me and thousands of pheasant hunting enthusiasts, it means it’s Sioux Falls’ turn to host the Annual Pheasant Fest.

February 28, 2024
By
Scot Rall, Outdoor Columnist

Minnesota’s Legislature is now in session, and as always there are bound to be some issues that surface when it comes to natural resources funding.

When it comes to funding sources, Minnesota has done a pretty good job of protecting many of these funds from diversion to other non-related…

February 28, 2024
By
Brenda Winter, columnist

On May 9 the “elderly spinster sisters from Leota, Minnesota,” Marlene and Darlene, played by DJ Luethje and me, will take the stage at the Palace Theatre for the annual Generations spring fundraiser.

This year’s show is called “…

February 21, 2024

Obituaries

February 28, 2024

 

James A. Hamann, age 85, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, passed away suddenly on February 18.

Jim was a 1956 graduate of Luverne High School. His career was in education as a teacher, principal and…

February 28, 2024

Marta Jean Achterhof, 52, of Rochester, Minnesota, took her final bow on February 25, 2024. The last curtain fell on her inspirational, two-act life while she was at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, where she was surrounded by love and compassion.

February 28, 2024

Jerry Michael Hendricksen, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, Minnesota.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, at…

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