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New “Welcome to Beaver Creek” light pole banners are now on display in Beaver Creek. The city solicited support from local businesses and organizations to sponsor banners for $125 apiece, and nearly 30 banners were spoken for. This photograph was taken Wednesday night, April 14, after the Beaver Creek City Council meeting.
Nearly 30 red, white and blue light pole banners are on display in Beaver Creek, welcoming people to the community. Local businesses and organizations sponsored the two-sided banners for $125 apiece.  The 18-by-45-inch banners are the same size as the previous “Welcome to Beaver Creek” banners,...
Fishing seasons open for walleye, bass, trout in lakes, and northern pike on Saturday, May 15, with this year’s date taking the prize for the latest possible opener under Minnesota statute. “We know there is some confusion about this year’s opener date,” said Jon Hansen, fisheries program...
Many Minnesotans are thinking about their lawns, trees and gardens this time of year. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) urges everyone to safely use pesticides and fertilizers on your property by following all label directions....
Due to the high cost of investment in farm machinery, an ever-increasing number of farm operators are hiring other farm operators to provide some or all of their machinery resources for their farm operation. This is especially true with new and younger farm operators, as well as with children that...
Luverne High School Honor Roll Quarter 3 A Honor Roll Seniors: Russell Aanenson, Zachery Ahrendt, Kaitlyn Anderson, Cooper Arends, Peter Baustian, Ethan Beyer, Brody Bonnett, Simon Boyenga, Xavier Carbonneau, Rachel DenHerder, Regan Feit, Rylee Gee, Dyllon Gehrke, Josephine Golla, Emma Hinz,...
Rock County Ambulance crew members welcomed Sgt. First Class Jeff Thacker home from his National Guard deployment during their April 6 training meeting. Thacker and ambulance director Harlan Vande Kieft are kneeling in front. Ambulance personnel are (front, from left) Sheila Westfield, Jill Johnson, Tricia Huiskes, Cody Tinklenberg, Dan Fick, Dalton Bass, (back) Matt Goembel, Ranae Johnson, Callie Rathjen, Lexie Severtson and Sheila Meyer.
Sgt. First Class Jeff Thacker returned to Luverne in March after 18 months overseas with the Army National Guard. He presented a combat mission American flag to the Rock County Ambulance to be displayed in Sanford Luverne Emergency Services offices. “Everyone was really supportive of me while I was...
A crane lifts AT&T equipment from the roof of the Blue Mound Towers Friday, April 16, ahead of renovation work that is about to begin on the building. A temporary tower has been erected on the city parking lot east of City Hall, and a smaller device will remain on the roof to transmit signals...
The proposed Walleye Wind Farm consists of 40 wind turbines encompassing 31,000 acres in the Rock County townships of Beaver Creek, Martin, Luverne and Springwater. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is conducting two public hearings May 4 to gather additional input into whether to grant a site permit and certificate of need necessary for the project to begin construction this fall.
Two public hearings will take place next week for the proposed Walleye Wind Farm project in west central Rock County. The Minnesota Utilities Commission is conducting the meetings to gather public input as to whether the project should be issued a site permit and a certificate of need for the...
ATLAS of Rock County Ministry Center celebrated its grand opening Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 15, 16 and 17, with a ribbon cutting Thursday morning at 101 West Maple Street in Luverne. Chamber Board members, ATLAS ministry center staff and volunteers and community supporters present at the...
Hills-Beaver Creek Board of Education will choose a new member to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Dan LaRock from the board. On a voice vote Monday night, board members passed a resolution declaring a school board vacancy by resignation. LaRock did not attend the meeting. Members...

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