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10 years ago (2011) •Visitors will find it easier to navigate Touch the Sky Prairie following the unveiling of three directory kiosks Tuesday. Dignitaries and school children gathered to see the covering removed from a three-sided, wood-framed kiosk containing maps, brochures and photographs...
10 years ago (2011) •Judge Timothy Connell wears a black robe over a white collar, but he said ruling from the bench is rarely as simple as black and white. “It’s not a one-size-fits-all sort of thing that comes with experience.” After 35 years of practicing law, Connell has acquired a voice of...
10 years ago (2011) •Sanford Hospital Luverne is addressing a scabies outbreak among its staff and patients. According to the Center for Disease Control website, scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite (sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis). The microscopic scabies mite burrows into...
10 years ago (2011) •Rock County Commissioners adopted an agreement with Geronimo Wind Energy to restore county and township roads after a wind tower project in northwest Rock County is completed in 2012. Preliminary road work in Rose Dell, Springwater and Denver townships begins this fall....
10 years ago (2011) •Gary Holmgren held up a training manual the size of a big phone book and said, “This is the basic EMT training manual.” Holmgren has spent the past 19 years making sense of that manual for emergency medical technicians (and several other manuals) during his tenure as the...
10 years ago (2011) •A Rock County participant saw success at the Minnesota State Fair 4-H Beef Show last week. The Champion Prospect Heifer calf was exhibited by Thomas Norman of Rock County. The animals were shown on the first day of the fair Thursday, Aug. 25. Selection of the overall winners...
10 years ago (2011) •A powerful storm swept through Rock County in the overnight hours of Tuesday morning. Nearly 60-mph winds uprooted trees, tore rooftops off buildings and collapsed grain bins, among other reported damage. … The most concentrated area of damage, and perhaps the most visible, was...
10 years ago (2011) •Legislation dealing with concussions in school sports is dictating how coaches decide when or if an injured athlete should return to the game. Laws passed in more than 30 states this summer essentially prevent coaches and trainers from allowing athletes with head injuries to...
10 years ago (2011) •Luverne’s new airport manager is enjoying steady business since taking over the reins on May 1. Ben Baum moved his business, Sierra Delta Aviation, LLC, from Custer, S.D., to Luverne when he assumed management and fixed base operation duties at Quentin Aanenson Field. Since...
10 years ago (2011) •Dan and Amy Leuthold and their sons, Mitch, 15, and Jared, 13, Luverne, were recently named the 2011 Rock County Farm Family of the Year. They were recognized during the Rock County Fair on July 21 and will be honored in a ceremony at Farmfest in Redwood Falls on Aug. 4. “It’s...

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