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Candace Porter
Thirty-six Rock County 4-H’ers exhibited livestock and general projects during the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 26-Sept. 6. Seven local youth came away with high honors. In the livestock competition, Christian Kruse received champion middleweight market lamb and reserve champion overall market lamb...
Christian Kruse
A Rock County 4-H member was one of 115 youth who earned entry into the 4-H Purple Ribbon Auction Aug. 28 at the Minnesota State Fair. Christian Kruse’s sheep was selected by judges as the reserve champion market lamb after being crowned the champion middleweight market lamb. His high ribbon...
Katharine Kelm, a Luverne High School junior, is this year’s designer of the Tri-State Band Festival button.
A design by a Luverne High School junior will be used on this year’s Tri-State Band Festival button. Katharine Kelm’s design features four band members, two musical notes and words noting the upcoming event. The band members include a drum major, instrumentalist, drummer and a color guard member. “...
Workers (from left, John Homandberg, Josh Meyer and Jered Smith) with Musch Construction of Pipestone place barricades across the recently completed bike path through the Luverne City Park on Sept. 1. The cement path will connect the Luverne Loop bike path with the Chris M. Ashby Memorial Bike Path...
Luverne electric workers Mike Buss and Brian Remme recently installed a car charger at the trailhead in Luverne.
The city of Luverne recently installed an electric car charger at the East Main Street and Blue Mound Avenue intersection. The Level 2 charger is approved by Luverne’s electricity provider, Missouri River Energy Services, and city workers installed it in late August. It’s capable of charging two...
Students electronically selected Homecoming king and queen candidates last week. Candidates include (front row from left) Kenadie Fick, Tara Paulsen, Mackenzie Voss, Mistress of Ceremonies Samantha Moser, Danette Leenderts, (back) Austin Allen, Cole Baker, Oliver Deelstra, Master of Ceremonies Casey Kueter, and Andrew Harris.
On the first day of classes, Hills-Beaver Creek High School announced candidates for the upcoming 2021 Homecoming Week, Sept. 13-17. Coronation takes place at 6 p.m. Monday at the high school in Hills. The Homecoming game against Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda begins at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17.  
This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs...
Rock County has agreed to a settlement of all claims asserted in a federal lawsuit against Rock County and its deputies related to the Nov. 27, 2018, stop and search of Kelli Jo Torres.   Named in the suit are deputies Dallas Hamm and Shelley Douty, Sheriff Evan Verbrugge and Rock County. Under the...
Josh Hieserich with FLR Sanders Inc. of Princeton works late Thursday night, Aug. 26, putting the first layer of black paint on the stage floor of the new Luverne Middle-High School performing arts center. Cameron Spencer (right) lies on the floor to paint under the curtain rigging. Contractors are putting the final touches on more than two years of remodeling and building that has occurred on the school campus. The 2021-22 school year begins Tuesday.
A car show, bag toss tournament and grilled burgers were offered at the first Luverne High School Senior Night Monday evening in the school’s new commons and the performing arts center. About 63 seniors gathered for the event hosted by the school’s student council. The students were sophomores when...

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