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Rock County Highway Department workers load downed trees and branches along County Road 7 in Hardwick Tuesday morning. The area received strong winds and several inches of rain from Saturday’s storm.
Storms that swept through Rock County and the tri-state area Saturday night left downed trees, damaged crops and property, and wet basements. Hills, Beaver Creek, Steen and Luverne all had downed trees, some of them large, and some fell on vehicles and buildings. A large maple tree in Roger...
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission gave approval last week to the 109-megawatt Walleye Wind project in west-central Rock County.  The regulatory agency issued permits to NextEra Energy for both site construction and certificate of need for the electricity. NextEra plans to construct up to 40...
City of Luverne public works employees put up the new school campus street signs on Wednesday, Aug. 25. Pictured at the intersection of Alumni Avenue and Cardinal Drive are city workers Derek Elbers (left) and Dan Serie.
Streets in and around the Luverne School District campus have been renamed as part of rebranding and school pride initiatives. Luverne City Council members approved an ordinance this summer to change the street names, and the new red-and-white signs went up last week. The following streets were...
The westbound ramps for I-90 at Luverne and Beaver Creek reopened last week following summer construction between the two towns. The work involved resurfacing the existing westbound pavement, and westbound motorists were shifted to the eastbound lanes in “head-to-head” two-way traffic between...
Members of the Bottoms Up Pink Ladies presented a gift bag and $500 to the Lisa and Mark Ehlers family Friday night during the Rock County Relay for Life event at Take 16 in Luverne. Pink Ladies Jennifer Luitjens (far left) emphasized that “no one fights alone” and honored Lisa for her fight...
Free coronavirus testing will continue at Luverne Public Schools for the upcoming school year. A grant from the Minnesota Department of Education will support the three tests available in the 2021-22 school year. Available tests include an at-home, over-the-counter option, the cue test administered...
Stone Hill Excavation of Sioux Falls tears down the former Hills Co-Op Creamery Association building on West Third Street in Hills on Aug. 25 and hauls away the structure. The two-story brick building was constructed in 1927 and local dairy producers supplied the milk to make butter. According to...
New staff at Hills-Beaver Creek Public Schools include (front, left) Nicole Morey, Heather Erickson, Julie Shamatt, Lydia Hildebrandt, Kerri Baker, (back) Tedra Voss, Max Wolgen, Erika Bierman, Danielle Kneip and Graham Sudenga.
Hills-Beaver Creek Public Schools will welcome seven new teachers and three new paraprofessionals when the 2021-22 school year begins Tuesday. Lydia Hildebrandt will be in the sixth-grade classroom when the 2021-22 school year begins at H-BC Elementary in Beaver Creek on Tuesday. The Mountain Lake...
Seven new licensed staff join Luverne Public Schools for the 2021-22 school year. Pictured (front, left) are Cassie Uithoven, Eric Arnold, Stacey Thone, (back) Maddie Jenkins, Amy Chapa, Tara Sudenga and Christina Aukes.
When Luverne Public Schools opens the doors for the 2021-22 school year, seven new teachers will be in the classrooms. Some of the faces are familiar. However, this time they’ll be in the front of the classroom instead of behind a student desk. Cassie Uithoven (nee Pap) is an LHS graduate and will...
Firearm and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest antlerless deer in a deer permit area designated as antlerless permit lottery this hunting season are reminded they must purchase their license by Thursday, Sept. 9. Hunters who purchase their license before this date are automatically entered...

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