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June 19, 2024

Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spent two hours Friday morning at The Lake in Luverne instructing youth about fishing, fishing rules and how to catch a fish. The “Learn to Fish at The Lake” class through…

By
Lori Sorenson
June 19, 2024

When George Bonnema died Dec. 26, 2023, community members reflected on his spirit of giving and the positive impact he had on those around him.

The list was long and expansive, as people tallied the time and…

By
Jason Berghorst
June 19, 2024

“Andrew, you really put Luverne on the map.”

That’s how Dr. Anita Gaul summed up the work of Andrew Prekker of Luverne in creating the winning design of the new Minnesota state flag. 

By
Mavis Fodness
June 19, 2024

Librarians at the Rock County Community Library have more than 40 special events planned for the summer.

While most of the activities are geared toward families and children…

By
Mavis Fodness
June 19, 2024

The Hills-Beaver Creek School District is considering optimizing its bond authority to lessen the budget restraints on its current building projects.

A public hearing is…

Columns

By
Mavis Fodness, reporter

Father’s Day meant a three-generation gathering at our Hardwick farm.

There was food, an air-conditioned garage and a recently purchased jungle gym to keep the youngest…

June 19, 2024
By
RIck Peterson, general manager

This past Sunday was Father’s Day, and I think most dads would say every day is Father’s Day.

Sure, some of those days being a dad can be a bit troublesome, but for the most part every day…

June 19, 2024

The origins of Flag Day can be traced to a resolution adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777, following a report by the special committee assigned to suggest the flag’s design.

It recommended that…

June 12, 2024
By
Brenda Winter, columnist

While most mothers of the bride spend months planning a daughter’s wedding, I’ve spent months wondering if there is something I’m supposed to be doing. 

Our youngest, Kate, who is getting…

June 12, 2024

Obituaries

June 19, 2024

Sue Ellen Krick was born Dec. 30, 1958, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She was called home unexpectedly at age 65 in her sleep at her Tampa, Florida, home June 4, 2024.

In Los…

June 19, 2024

Audrey Lucille DePauw, age 95, of Luverne, died Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.

Audrey was born April 5, 1929, in Chester…

June 19, 2024

Gary Clinton Stamman, 86, of Rochester, Minnesota, passed away peacefully with family members at his side on Saturday, April 6.

 Gary was born Aug. 15, 1937, on a farm just outside of Hardwick…

June 12, 2024

Richard Rudolph Zebe was born on November 22, 1943, to Rudolph and Marie (Hellwinckel) Zebe at the hospital in Pipestone, Minnesota. He grew up on a farm by Edgerton, Minnesota, and was a Boy Scouts leader and played basketball in school.

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