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Allison LaRock, a senior at Hills-Beaver Creek Secondary School, earned a Top 18 selection in the second annual CEO National Pitch Competition last month. LaRock (shown above in her video) pitched her custom song-writing business called “Hillel.”
Two local high school students received recognition in the annual CEO National Pitch Competition. Allison LaRock, a Hills-Beaver Creek senior, was named to the Top 18 and earned $100. Mia Wenzel, a junior at Luverne High School, earned $50 for honorable mention, one of 12 submissions so honored....
In a 5 -1 vote, Luverne School Board members decided not have two full-time substitute teachers on staff for the 2021-22 school year. Cost savings is estimated at $100,000. Board member Jeff Stratton cast the dissenting vote to the resolution to discontinue and reduce the educational positions....
The Rock County 4-H program 2020 was “A Year to Remember” as celebrated at last week’s awards night. Members started the year making cookies (bottom photo) then conducting their annual Fruit and More fundraiser (top photo) and later communications arts contest (third photo). As the coronavirus pandemic hit the state in March cancellations ensured including the Minnesota State Fair and the Rock County County Fair. Local 4-H’ers donned masks and participated in the swine showcase (second photo) and livestock
“A Year to Remember” was the theme of the 2020 virtual awards and recognition night for Rock County 4-H on Nov. 2. “Even though it wasn’t in person this year, we still had around 100 people attend,” said Kelsey Maeschen, 4-H program coordinator. “Rock County 4-H would like to give a special thanks...
Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15. “Through this CRP Grasslands signup, farmers and ranchers can protect grasslands, rangelands and pastures, while maintaining the land...
With the majority of counties in Minnesota in a federal disaster declaration following this year’s flooding, landowners in those counties are eligible to apply for the floodplain easement component of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service....
New homes built in Beaver Creek are eligible to abate property taxes for five years, according to action at the Sept. 18 city council meeting. Beaver Creek Mayor Josh Teune has been keeping pace with Rock County officials who approved a county-wide housing tax abatement on Sept. 3. Beaver Creek...
A bearded dragon named “Laverne” visits the Rock County Library in Luverne Friday morning with her reptile sister “Shirley” as part of a Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment program. Rachael Kroog from Bloomington (pictured in front with hat) led the interactive music and educational animal show...
The deadline for Resource Conservation Partnership Program – Conservation Stewardship Program applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2019 is Friday, June 21, 2019. This special RCPP-CSP sign-up is targeted for four partnership projects: •Improving Working Lands for Monarch...
Luverne High School students Lindsey Roemeling (left) and Jacinda Hustoft attended a week of BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) this summer.
Luverne High School students Jacinda Hustoft and Lindsey Roemeling attended a week of BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) this summer, thanks to sponsorship from the local K.A.H.R. Foundation. MBV is a business and career skills camp held each summer in partnership with the Herberger...
Roughly 120 people learned the basics of rock climbing at the Blue Mounds State Park over the weekend. All eight “I Can Climb!” sessions were filled with participants of all ages from all over the tri-state area. Trained professionals from Vertical Endeavors Guided Adventures, Minneapolis, provided...

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