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A 57-percent increase in their home’s assessed market value for 2023 prompted Greg and Margaret Kuiper of rural Luverne to question the valuation process used in the county at the June 28 Board of Equalization meeting. “There seems to be some discrepancy as a home is appraised or assessed as far as...
A committee of 20 stakeholders will help with long-term facility decisions for the Hills-Beaver Creek School District, and interested members have until Aug. 1 to apply. The H-BC School Board Building and Grounds Committee worked with ATS & R Architects of Minneapolis to evaluate the district...
Hills-Beaver Creek School District Superintendent Todd Holthaus received a “meets expectations” rating from board members this summer. The seven-member board rated Holthaus at 3.40 out of a possible 4.0. The evaluation took place in closed session June 27 with board members presenting results at...
Duininck Inc. of Prinsburg began widening the shoulders last week along County Road 4 east of Luverne from the Rock River bridge to County Road 9 near the radio station. The shoulder work (shown above from Friday) is completed and will be paved in early August during a mill and overlay of County...
Rock County commissioners unanimously passed a one-year moratorium halting the sale of hemp-derived THC food and beverages in Rock County. The county’s action Tuesday on the moratorium is in response to the state’s legalization of tetrahydrocannabinols, which began July 1. The cities in Rock County...
A benefit for Cindy and Billy Skaggs will start at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Living Rock Church on East Main.
Living Rock Church pastor Billy Skaggs survived two kidney transplants in his lifetime only to be diagnosed with cancer last summer. Skaggs retired from the pulpit in June after 12 years with the local congregation in order to focus on healing. “That was not very easy,” he said about the...
Workers with Court Surfaces & Repair of Blaine spent three days at the Luverne High School tennis courts filling cracks and applying a new asphalt base and painted acrylic paste surface. Workers then restriped the white lines for the tennis and pickle ball courts. The courts are painted green...
An upcoming Luverne High School junior will have her design featured on the 2022 Tri-State Band Festival button. Perceyis Trierweiler created the award-winning design as a sophomore in Bill Thompson’s graphic arts class. LHS students enrolled in a fine arts or graphic arts class are encouraged each...
Hunters can apply for special youth deer hunt permits through Friday, Aug. 19, to hunt in several state parks in Minnesota. The Blue Mounds State Park special youth hunt will be Nov. 19-20. The number of participants is limited to 10, with a bag limit of two bucks. These hunts are for youth ages 12...
Tony Opitz with Quality Printing of Luverne applies decals onto the new Hills Area Fire Department pumper truck Thursday afternoon, July 7, at Midwest Fire in Luverne. The new truck will be in service after being displayed at the July 14 Hot Dog Night in Luverne.
Midwest Fire Equipment and Repair of Luverne traditionally displays a new fire truck during Luverne’s annual Hot Dog Night. This year the featured truck has a local owner. Hills Area Fire Department ordered the 2022 Freightliner almost 16 months ago. The city of Hills and Martin Township split the...

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