Magnolia

Interstate 90 from Luverne to Magnolia will be open to four lanes midweek next week (around Aug. 23) and the westbound ramp at Magnolia will open as the concrete repair and shoulder paving is completed. Motorists need to continue to be aware of workers in the area as the project also includes...
Dorothy Davis
Dorothy Davis, 94, Andover, formerly of Magnolia, died April 5, 2017, in Andover. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home in Andover. Interment will be at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Dorothy...
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...
Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge said he was surprised to receive state and national media inquiries Tuesday about a homicide arrest involving a Magnolia man. “It’s kind of intriguing, to be honest,” Verbrugge told the Star Herald Tuesday morning. “I’m not aware of any homicide.” When he searched...
Robert Rolph
Robert Ray Rolph, 92, Luverne, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a time of sharing at 1:30 p.m., at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. A graveside committal service with...
Robert Miller
Robert D. “Bob” Miller, 73, Luverne, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center.  A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial with full military honors provided by the Luverne American Legion and VFW  will be at...
To the Editor: I am writing this letter to encourage all voters in the first and third county commissioner districts to be sure to vote in the upcoming primary.  It is very important that those of us in agriculture maintain a balanced county board. Everyone in Rock County is affected by agriculture...
Aaron Conklin
Aaron Charles Conklin, 34, Magnolia, died Thursday, March 31, 2016, as the result of an automobile accident near St. Kilian. He was born Feb. 14, 1982, in Milford, Pennsylvania, to Richard and Frances (Egan) Conklin. Aaron is survived by his son, Donovan, Luverne; his mother, Frances Conklin,...
Janice C. Kroontje, 70, formerly of Magnolia, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the Sanford Jackson Medical Center in Jackson. A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 13, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne. Burial was in the Memory Gardens Cemetery near Luverne. Janice Carol Tousley was born Jan. 24,...

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