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Keagan Jessen, an incoming eighth-grader at Luverne Middle School, is the only 4-H sheep exhibitor at this year’s Rock County Fair that opens Wednesday. This is Jessen’s fifth year exhibiting at the Rock County Fair. The sheep show is at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Keagan Jessen, 13, is carrying on a family 4-H tradition of sheep showing at the Rock County Fair, his fifth year. He has taken his sheep to the Minnesota State Fair each year, and it appears he has a lock on a state trip this year as well. The son of Matt and Trisha Jessen is the only Rock County...
Pillars in the Rock River south of the Luverne City Park are reminders of a former railroad bridge that was abandoned in 1940. While the rail and decking were removed, the pillars remained and have impeded the river’s flow for decades.
A joint public-private project will restore a portion of the Rock River back to its natural course. The city of Luverne and two private land owners are working with state and federal agencies to remove six former railway pillars in the Rock River south of the Luverne City Park. Planning began in...
Rock Ranch founders Dan and Marie LaRock will host an open house Thursday, Oct. 8, for the new indoor riding arena, office and stall facility west of Hills. The almost eight-month long project was supported by donations and allows the Rock Ranch to offer equine therapy and rudimentary lessons for children through senior citizens regardless of the weather.
A year ago, Dan and Marie LaRock dreamed about an indoor arena for the equine-assisted therapy and riding programs at their nonprofit Rock Ranch. Marie, who works full time for the ranch, spent much of 2019 rescheduling or canceling the outdoor classes due to the multitude of inclement days. When...
The Hardwick city office and fire hall need structural improvements, and Denver Township has money to build one structure that could meet the needs of both entities. Denver Township and Hardwick City Council members met in special session Aug. 11 to consider building design and potential locations...
Brenda Winter and DJ Luethje took their popular “Marlene and Darlene” act to the Palace Theatre stage Sunday as a fundraiser for the Generations building project. The two comedy shows, one at 2 and one at 7, attracted a total of more than 450 people and donations are still coming in for the new...
A truck from Anderson Truck Service of St. Cloud transports a 180-foot-long wind turbine blade down Luverne Main Street Dec. 18. It was the last of six blades delivered for Gevo to the Rock County Wind Fuel project currently under construction west of Luverne.
The last of six wind turbine blades were escorted through Luverne Dec. 23 on their way to the Rock County Wind Fuel project west of town. The blades, 180 feet in length, were transported by a semitrailer with special blade holding apparatus to the site 2 1/2 miles west of Luverne on County Road 4....
The Luverne Middle-High School lobby prior to the remodel.
progress was revealed Friday when the plywood walls around the former theater were removed. The former theater entrance area now serves as a gathering space in the new concessions area.   The former theater was remodeled into the new music suites for the band and choir programs that were finished...
It’s been nearly three years since the former Sharkee’s property was cleared to make way for the new Towne Square mixed-use development along Highway 75 and Hatting Street. At a liaison meeting last week, city and county officials discussed progress of those plans and the status of a potential...
Rock County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve conditional use permits for the construction of two wind towers west of Luverne over the objections of neighboring property owners. John and Cathy Jarchow live northwest from the proposed wind towers in Luverne Township. They were...
Members of the Luverne Economic Development Authority approved a commercial demolition request at their Aug. 12 meeting for Scott and Tricia Viessman to improve the property at 401 W. Edgehill Street. The Viessmans, who own Momadic Properties LLC, acquired the property for commercial business...

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