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Sen. Bill Weber (left) receives the Legislator of Distinction Award from CGMC President and Little Falls Mayor Greg Zylka on July 29 in Alexandria.
Sen. Bill Weber was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 29 during the Coalition’s summer conference in Alexandria for his positive impact on environmental issues in Greater Minnesota. Sen. Weber, a Republican from Luverne, is serving his third term in the Minnesota...
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian (left) receives the Excellence in Service Award from CGMC President and Little Falls Mayor Greg Zylka on July 29 in Alexandria. Baustian was also elected CGMC president on July 30, taking the reins from Zylka, who served as president for the 2020-2021 year.
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian was elected to serve as president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 30 at the coalition’s summer conference in Alexandria. As president, Baustian will help direct efforts to inform state legislators on issues unique to Greater Minnesota, such as...
Art Franken, Sioux Center
The Garretson Tractor Ride headed east Friday morning through Rock County on their way to Luverne for a lunch and tour at Midwest Dry Cast on South Highway 75. The group traveled 65 miles and included 39 tractors of all ages, makes and models, making it the largest in the group's history of annual...
The deadline is Friday, Aug. 20, to apply for the DNR special youth hunt at the Blue Mounds State Park Nov. 20-21. The number of participants will be limited to 10 with a bag limit of two. Orientation will be Nov. 19. Youth special firearms hunt applicants must be at least age 12 and under age 16...
Jason Schutz’s photo titled “Peaceful Waters” hangs in the Sanford Luverne Clinic. The clinic used 69 local photographs as artwork during a facelift project that is nearing completion. Schutz took the photo at Touch the Sky Prairie.
As work finishes on the Sanford Luverne Clinic remodeling project, 69 photographs will be hung as artwork throughout the building. “When we started looking at plans to give the clinic a facelift, we realize that artwork is usually what your eye wants to go to — not just the carpet or wall color,”...
The Blue Mound Quilters’ “trunk show” attracted more than 40 quilting enthusiasts for the Monday evening, Aug 2, presentation in the Rock County Library lower level. Betty Pomrenke of Worthington (left) and Becky Berning of Sioux Falls presented ideas and information for the show, which included a...
Crowds returned Saturday, July 31, to the Rock County Fair after a day of rain brought temperatures into the 70s from highs in the mid-90 degrees.
The 2021 Rock County Fair promised “something for everyone” during its July 28-31 run, and the weather offered variety of its own. “Each day was different,” said Adam Kinsinger, Rock County Ag Society president. “We had extreme heat, smoke, rain and sunshine. Thankfully, it didn’t slow people down...
Full-time store manager Adam Smith recently moved to Luverne from the Twin Cities to take the reins of the 15-year-old Dollar General.
After a summer of sporadic hours and frequent closures, Dollar General in Luverne will soon be back on track for regular business. That’s according to new full-time store manager Adam Smith, who recently moved to Luverne from the Twin Cities to take the reins of the 15-year-old convenience retail...
Rock County has seen an uptick in COVID activity over the last week, according to public health officials, and masks may again be recommended for indoor spaces. The number of new COVID-19 confirmed cases in Rock County meets the CDC’s definition of “High Community Transmission” level for COVID. To...

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