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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...
A car makes its way through the intersection of Main Street and Cedar Avenue Tuesday, July 5.
From 3 to more than 6 inches of rain fell in just over an hour Tuesday evening, causing flash flooding and overwhelming storm drains. National Weather Service alerts squealed on people’s cell phones, warning of high winds, heavy rain and hail, but much of Rock County escaped hail damage. The...
Shaun Swenson is using the lot next to the former Exhaust Pros building on South Highway 75 to collect scrap metal for his business in Luverne.
Shaun Swenson is a handyman working a dozen or so odd jobs that add up to one demanding and growing business. To encourage the business, Swenson Scrapping, Mowing, Painting & More, the Luverne Economic Development Authority is loaning him $5,000. “He’s really filling a niche in the community,”...
Hardwick was one of the stops on the Connell Classic Cruise around the county.
More than 150 vehicles followed each other through Rock County communities Saturday for the “Connell Classic Cruise” in memory of Terry Connell, who died last year at 57. The ride started and ended at the Eagles Club in Luverne where an estimated 400 people gathered that evening for live music (...
After more than a year of planning, the Cardinal Pride weekend is underway, starting with Thursday night’s 60th anniversary of Luverne’s iconic Hot Dog Night. The anticipated 15,000 free hot dogs, courtesy of Luverne businesses, will hit the grills all over town around 5 p.m. with serving from 5:30...

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