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10 years ago (2013) •Northwestern College senior Kelby Robinson is on a mission — a music mission. Robinson and fellow college band members are traveling to Cuba in February with the goal of bringing the Christian gospel message to musicians there. Band members are also collecting musical...
10 years ago (2013) •Members of the Hills Fire Department put their lives on the line Saturday to train in the cold weather of the Hills Rez. Retired firefighter Dan Bernardy traveled to Hills from Inver Grove Heights to train the local firefighters on water and ice rescue techniques and equipment...
10 years ago (2013) •A new business is coming soon to the former Renfro Variety store on Main Street. David and Stacy Riphagen, Luverne, purchased the building this fall and will reopen the doors next spring as “Dragonfly,” a custom furniture and interior design boutique. The business will feature...
10 years ago (2013) •Rock County Commissioners approved $100,000 for the purchase of pictography services from Pictometry International Corp. The New York-based company provides high-resolution aerial photography from images taken at a 40-degree angle from low-flying airplanes. The photographs show...
10 years ago (2012) •Students at Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary spent the month of December collecting food items for the Rock County Food Shelf. The 1,211 items collected were part of the Holiday Outreach Project organized by the student council. Each grade level kept track of the number of items...
10 years ago (2012) •Rock County residents and their holiday guests are encouraged to visit the third floor of the Rock County Veterans Memorial Building this month. The Herreid Military Museum Task Force announced this week that the Heritage Gallery — the third floor exhibit — will close on Dec....
10 years ago (2012) •Voters living in the Hills-Beaver Creek School District voted to increase the district’s operating referendum to $1,521 per pupil unit. Nearly 60 percent, or 389 voted to increase taxes and approve the referendum during the three-hour Tuesday evening vote. The 651 voters of 1,...
10 years ago (2012) •More than $900 was raised for the Rock County SHARE program during photos with Santa at the Winterfest Craft Show Saturday at Luverne Elementary School. Rodger and Dianne Ossenfort played the part of Santa and Mrs. Claus for their 26th year. They posed for pictures, listened to...
10 years ago (2012) •The Christensen girls are on a mission to bring affordable, high quality, gently used, upscale clothing to Luverne’s Main Street. Sisters Sue (Christensen) Hoffman and Amy (Christensen) Cowell are opening Sassy Seconds, a used-clothing store, Dec. 1 in the former Roberts Barber...
10 years ago (2012) •Luverne’s Grace Lutheran Church will host a hymn festival at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, to celebrate the renovation and expansion of its pipe organ. For most of the congregation and visitors, the day will be pleasant musical reflection on the instrument that has accented worship...

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