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Jason Schultz (left) and Mike Davis (center) duke it out in the first Stein-Holding Contest as organizer Rick Peterson encourages the men’s division finalists to keep their glass steins at shoulder level. The contest was part of Rock River Beerfest activities Saturday afternoon at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne.
Twenty-seven people participated in the first Stein-Holding Contest during Saturday afternoon’s Rock River Beerfest. The contest featured a men’s and a women’s division with each challenged to hold, at shoulder height, a glass stein filled with beer weighing 5 ½ pounds. Each division was limited to...
Luverne voters will have an opportunity this fall to answer the question of allowing on-sale liquor on Sundays. Recent history shows a lack of support for the measure. In 2004, 60 percent of Luverne voters said “no” to the question of allowing on-sale liquor on Sundays. In 2008 Luverne voters again...
Hinkly House summer night of music Aug. 18 Trumpeters David Nelson and Hans Bakken performed on the front porch of the Hinkly House Thursday night, Aug. 18, as part of the Hinkly House Summer Night of Music series. The front lawn of the Victorian period home was filled with listeners in lawn chairs...
Luverne may soon be home to a community solar garden. The city of Luverne has budgeted $100,000 in 2017 to pursue plans for a possible city-owned solar garden. “We are still very much in the preliminary stages,” said Luverne City Administrator John Call. “We don’t really have a timeline yet and no...
Sanford Luverne Clinic was recently recognized with a 2016 Minnesota Bridges to Excellence Award for delivering exceptional quality outcomes for patients with diabetes, vascular disease and  depression. The Minnesota Bridges to Excellence program is a health care purchaser-led pay for performance...
About the same number of small game hunters took to the field in 2015 compared to the year before. By species, the number of pheasant hunters was up slightly, with duck hunters stable and grouse hunters down slightly, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources annual small game...
Important dates: •Sept. 1: 2016 MPP premium payment deadline; 2017 NAP Fall-Seeded Annual Crops sales deadline; 2017 NAP Value Loss Crops sales deadline; 2017 NAP Controlled Environment Crops sales deadline. •Sept. 5: FSA Office closed for Labor Day. •Sept. 15: CRP Managed Harvesting and Grazing...
More than 300 law enforcement agencies statewide will take drunk drivers off the road as part of the extra DWI enforcement campaign Aug. 19 — Sept. 5. The idea is to get drivers to plan ahead as summer winds down. In the last five years, August was the worst month for DWI offenders, averaging 2,509...
Even though we are getting fairly late into the growing season, some crop challenges remain. The very wet and warm growing season in much of the Midwest has been very favorable for the development of corn and soybean diseases. Some of these diseases that occur before plants reach maturity can cause...
Ron Boyenga (foreground) and Darrel Van Aartsen draw cards Aug. 11 to break a tie vote in the Rock County Commissioner District 3 primary election. At the table in the Commissioners Room of the Courthouse are (from left) Tammy Johnson, Ashley Kurtz, Stan Williamson and Denise Brandel,
A new deck of thoroughly shuffled playing cards settled a second-place tie in the Rock County Board District 3 election. Three candidates had filed for election to that seat, including 32-year incumbent Ron Boyenga, rural Kanaranzi, and two challengers, Greg Burger and Darrel Van Aartsen, both of...

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