lewis and clark

Red Arndt
A Luverne man credited with bringing a stable water supply to the city has died, leaving behind a legacy of leadership. Lennis “Red” Arndt of Luverne was an original board member of Lewis & Clark when it was incorporated in January 1990.  He became vice-chairman in 1994 and then chairman in...
Rock County Rural Water System intends to apply for a federal grant that would extend a water main along West Warren Street as an additional water source for the city of Luverne. The grant would also be used to construct an additional water tower for the rural water system
Federal CARES Act dollars may support an additional water tower for the Rock County Rural Water System. County commissioners supported a grant application to the Economic Development Administration at their Oct. 6 meeting. The grant could pay 80 percent of the estimated $2.5-$2.9 million water...
Winter Brothers Underground workers move 14-inch water pipelines into position for burial along 190th Avenue, four miles north of Magnolia in Vienna Township last week. The Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water project brings water from the Lewis and Clark water pipeline’s meter house in Magnolia to the planned LPRW water reservoirs north of Edgerton. Cost is estimated at $10 million.
Construction began in northeastern Rock County on a $10 million project to bring water from the Lewis and Clark water pipeline to the Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water pump station in Edgerton. Installation of the 21-mile, 14-inch trunk line began in September and is expected to be in operation...
Luverne City Council members took action at their Tuesday night meeting to lift a watering ban that has been in place since 2012. Adequate spring rains and winter snow melt have raised the static levels of city wells, but Luverne water users also have the luxury of a guaranteed source from the...
The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System’s board of directors awarded a $5,257,710 contract to Carstensen Contracting of Pipestone for the 6½-mile segment of 24-inch steel pipe between Luverne and Magnolia. Magnolia is a connection point for both Rock County Rural Water District (RCRWD) and...
Luverne City Councilman Kevin Aaker, Lewis and Clark’s Red Arndt and Luverne City Administrator John Call are pictured in front of the last section of 24-inch pipe for the line between the Iowa border and Luverne.
The last section of 24-inch pipe was laid Wednesday, Nov. 4, for the long-awaited Lewis and Clark Regional Water System connection to Luverne.  Carstensen Contracting out of Pipestone is the contractor for this portion of the project, which includes 18 miles of 24-inch pipe from the Minnesota-Iowa...
Workers prepare to bury an 8-inch water line along County Road 11 near the County Road 5 intersection west of Luverne Wednesday, Sept. 2. The work is part of a $5 million expansion and improvement project to the western and northwestern parts of Rock County Rural Water.
It’s been a busy summer for Rock County Rural Water, which is improving and expanding its system in the western and northwest part of the county and connecting to Lewis and Clark on the south end. Both projects, which happened to come together at the same time, will make the system stronger and...
Lewis & Clark Rural Water System hosted members of the House Capital Investment Committee for a construction tour Thursday, Aug. 27. Rep. Joe Schomacker, who is not a member of the committee, joined his colleagues. Bonding bill requests go through this committee and their counterpart committee...
  Rock County Rural Water began receiving water last week from the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, becoming the 12th member connected to L&C. The water, which is piped from the Missouri River aquifer, officially arrived in Rock County with the completion of a meter building on the...
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