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April 5 is the deadline for public comment on the Minnesota DNR’s plans for the Blue Mounds State Park former interpretive center area. The architect’s proposal includes three drawings for the trailhead site that incorporate remnants of the former Fred Manfred home, along with new trailhead...
Rock County will receive an estimated $1.8 million over the next 12 months as part of the American Rescue Plan passed earlier this year. An additional $1 million will be divided among the county’s cities and townships, according to the plan. Rock County Commissioners learned of the allocations at...
Poplar Creek tenant Bill Holling (center) celebrated his 98th birthday with his daughters Priscilla Pater (second from right) and Patricia Jones and their husbands, Randy Pater (far left) and Bryan Jones. They were the first family allowed to visit as a group in Poplar Creek since the facility closed March 11, 2020, amid the pandemic.
Luverne World War II veteran Bill Holling saw his family Friday for the first time in over a year when his daughters and their husbands visited him at Poplar Creek apartments. “This was such a joyous occasion,” his daughter Patricia Jones said Monday morning. “I’m still on a high now.” She and her...
A sign on the front door of the Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School in Beaver Creek welcomes parents to the school’s kindergarten round-up Friday. The event was the first time the preschoolers spent a whole day in the classroom as kindergartners.
Seventeen 4- and 5-year-olds enthusiastically decorated coffee filters with colored markers in Haley Tollefson’s classroom Friday as they became “kindergartners for a day.” In a twist to the school’s traditional Kindergarten Round-Up, the incoming 2021-22 kindergartners experienced a day in the...
The Luverne High School speech team finished first out of nine teams March 18 in the Big South Conference virtual competition. Students reaching the final round for the school’s winning effort in the small schools division include (front, left) Zoe Perkins, Brianna Kinsinger, Roselyn Hartshorn, Maddy Schepel, Destiny Matthiesen, (back) Chance Tunnissen, Burke Johnson, Xavier Carbonneau, Parker Carbonneau and Luke Thorson. Not pictured are Mia Wenzel, Josie Golla and Bethany Behr.
The Luverne speech team beat its competition in the small schools division March 18 during the Big South Conference virtual meet. Nine Luverne students on the first-place team also received individual honors. Earning all-conference speech honors by placing first or second in their category were...
At the Rock County Board of Commissioners meeting March 16, vice chairman Jody Reisch (left) tosses a coin in the air to decide which company would receive the road striping bid. Two companies submitted identical bids and with the coin landing “heads” side up (verified by county attorney Jeff Haubrich, right) the bid was awarded to Traffic Marking Services Inc. of Maple Lake.
The Rock County Board of Commissioners decided a tied bid for highway striping with the flip of coin at their March 16 meeting. Traffic Marking Services Inc. of Maple Lake won the coin flip in what was a first-ever tied bid-letting process for Rock County engineer Mark Sehr. “Both quotes were...
The state of Minnesota’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program is expanding further this week, with temporary vaccination events in Marshall at the MERIT Center and Worthington at the Worthington Event Center. Vaccine will be administered at the Marshall and Worthington events to currently...
The Helping Building Communities Stronger (HBCS) club will meet later this month to plan the 2021 Friendship Days. “There are never enough hands,” said HBCS president Howard Vis. The planning meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, March 29, at the Hills Legion Hall. Vis made the announcement at the March 9...
Rock County Commissioners approved a 10-year abatement of county taxes March 2 for Rock River Ag Properties LLC south of Luverne. Owners Brad Bergman and Joshua Renault requested abating 100 percent of taxes on the six acres in Clinton Township. It’s the site of a combined warehouse, seed storage...
St. Patrick’s Day parades aren’t typically a big deal in Luverne, but this year it was different. A first-ever marching band of Edgerton students led the procession of green-colored parade entries, and crowds lined the parade route in numbers not seen at a Luverne St. Patrick’s Day Parade in...

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