The hydro hammer attached to an excavator makes quick work of jackhammering through a rocky area on 140th Avenue west of the Blue Mounds State Park north of Luverne.
Halfway is where the Rock County Broadband Alliance Project stands this week as crews race to bury underground fiber before the ground freezes.
Ashley Kurtz (left) Megan Scholten (back) and Megan Nelson recount ballots Aug. 17 in the courthouse. Ron Boyenga (back) and Darrel Van Aartsen and LaDonna Van Aartsen observe.
Last week’s recount in the tied county commissioner primary election revealed the same number of votes for each candidate — 67 for Ron Boyenga and 67 for Darrel Van Aartsen.
This Google Maps image shows an ariel view of the city park, Rock River Road, and the former Boys Scouts campground that Mike Davis and Billy Cowell, both of Luverne, recently purchased from the Luverne Country Club for a possible campground site.
The wooded property near the Luverne City Park has been purchased by private investors for a possible campground site.
Roselynn Hartshorn concentrates on reaching the correct pitch during her third band lesson on the French horn.
Incoming Luverne fifth-graders Roselynn Hartshorn and Henry Hartquist chose two non-conventional band instruments to begin lessons with last week.
Dick Remme was as proud as punch Thursday night when he took his 1940 Pontiac Silver Streak to the classic car show at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
Jason Schultz (left) and Mike Davis (center) duke it out in the first Stein-Holding Contest as organizer Rick Peterson encourages the men’s division finalists to keep their glass steins at shoulder level. The contest was part of Rock River Beerfest activities Saturday afternoon at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne.
Twenty-seven people participated in the first Stein-Holding Contest during Saturday afternoon’s Rock River Beerfest.
The hydro hammer attached to an excavator makes quick work of jackhammering through a rocky area on 140th Avenue west of the Blue Mounds State Park north of Luverne.
Ashley Kurtz (left) Megan Scholten (back) and Megan Nelson recount ballots Aug. 17 in the courthouse. Ron Boyenga (back) and Darrel Van Aartsen and LaDonna Van Aartsen observe.
This Google Maps image shows an ariel view of the city park, Rock River Road, and the former Boys Scouts campground that Mike Davis and Billy Cowell, both of Luverne, recently purchased from the Luverne Country Club for a possible campground site.
Roselynn Hartshorn concentrates on reaching the correct pitch during her third band lesson on the French horn.
Jason Schultz (left) and Mike Davis (center) duke it out in the first Stein-Holding Contest as organizer Rick Peterson encourages the men’s division finalists to keep their glass steins at shoulder level. The contest was part of Rock River Beerfest activities Saturday afternoon at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne.

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The hydro hammer attached to an excavator makes quick work of jackhammering through a rocky area on 140th Avenue west of the Blue Mounds State Park north of Luverne.
Halfway is where the Rock County Broadband Alliance Project stands this week as crews race to bury underground fiber before the ground freezes. “The project is going well,” said Andy Hulcher with Alliance Communications of Garretson, South Dakota. “Michels Construction and the subcontractors have...
Ashley Kurtz (left) Megan Scholten (back) and Megan Nelson recount ballots Aug. 17 in the courthouse. Ron Boyenga (back) and Darrel Van Aartsen and LaDonna Van Aartsen observe.
Last week’s recount in the tied county commissioner primary election revealed the same number of votes for each candidate — 67 for Ron Boyenga and 67 for Darrel Van Aartsen. Greg Burger captured the most votes in the Aug. 9 primary in the District 3 commissioner race to advance to the general...
This Google Maps image shows an ariel view of the city park, Rock River Road, and the former Boys Scouts campground that Mike Davis and Billy Cowell, both of Luverne, recently purchased from the Luverne Country Club for a possible campground site.
The wooded property near the Luverne City Park has been purchased by private investors for a possible campground site. The Luverne Country Club owned the former Boy Scouts land and sold it earlier this month for roughly $36,000 to Billy Cowell and Mike Davis, with possible financial support by...
Roselynn Hartshorn concentrates on reaching the correct pitch during her third band lesson on the French horn.
Incoming Luverne fifth-graders Roselynn Hartshorn and Henry Hartquist chose two non-conventional band instruments to begin lessons with last week. Most first-year students choose flute, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone or trombone, but these two had their own ideas. Hartshorn chose the French horn...
Dick Remme was as proud as punch Thursday night when he took his 1940 Pontiac Silver Streak to the classic car show at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. The white-wall tires were spotless and the black paint and chrome trim were polished to a mirror finish. And Remme was grinning from ear to...
The filing period closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, for candidates interested in running for upcoming school board, small cities and some township elections. Rock County Auditor Treasurer Ashley Kurtz has received final information from those offices, and is finalizing candidates for the Nov. 8...
Phase II of the “four corners facelift” project is underway on the northeast corner of Highway 75 and Main Street in Luverne. Crews started last week in front of W-2 Quality Meats, digging up sidewalk and laying the groundwork for what will become an “entrance” to Luverne’s downtown district. “The...
Jason Schultz (left) and Mike Davis (center) duke it out in the first Stein-Holding Contest as organizer Rick Peterson encourages the men’s division finalists to keep their glass steins at shoulder level. The contest was part of Rock River Beerfest activities Saturday afternoon at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne.
Twenty-seven people participated in the first Stein-Holding Contest during Saturday afternoon’s Rock River Beerfest. The contest featured a men’s and a women’s division with each challenged to hold, at shoulder height, a glass stein filled with beer weighing 5 ½ pounds. Each division was limited to...
Luverne voters will have an opportunity this fall to answer the question of allowing on-sale liquor on Sundays. Recent history shows a lack of support for the measure. In 2004, 60 percent of Luverne voters said “no” to the question of allowing on-sale liquor on Sundays. In 2008 Luverne voters again...
Hinkly House summer night of music Aug. 18 Trumpeters David Nelson and Hans Bakken performed on the front porch of the Hinkly House Thursday night, Aug. 18, as part of the Hinkly House Summer Night of Music series. The front lawn of the Victorian period home was filled with listeners in lawn chairs...

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