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  • By Lori Sorenson
    June 26, 2024
    Early voting for the Aug. 13 primary election is from June 28-Aug. 12. On Luverne primary ballots are three-way contests for Luverne mayor and North Ward Luverne City Council. Pat Baustian will face two challengers in his bid for re-election as Luverne mayor after Isaac DeBoer and Willy Baker also filed for election to the office of mayor. Dan Nath will also face two challengers for his North…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    June 26, 2024
    Two local funeral directors and Southwest Health and Human Services disagree about how public dollars should be spent on the final disposition of bodies when financial assistance is requested. On May 1, SWHHS updated its policy that stipulates cremation as the primary disposal method, and no other funeral add-ons can be completed without jeopardizing the $3,900 payment. If family members, a…
  • June 26, 2024
    As Minnesotans deal with the heat and humidity this summer, Animal Humane Society is sharing tips for keeping your pets safe, cool, and comfortable: *On hot days, leave your pet inside with the air conditioning on. If you are outside with your dog, ensure they have access to plenty of shade and fresh water in a tip-proof bowl. *Limit exercise to morning or evening hours. Take extra care with…
  • June 26, 2024
    With the risk of flooding increasing in many parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) urges private well users to prepare for the possibility that their wells might flood. If you get your drinking water from a private well, taking these preventative actions now may help protect that water from becoming contaminated. If your well is in a flood-prone area and you have time,…
  • June 26, 2024
    Friday morning, June 22, the Luverne Fire Department responded to a semitrailer rollover on the east-bound lane of Interstate 90 near Magnolia. The semi was 80 percent underwater due to flash floods in the area, with two victims located on top of the semi. 
  • June 26, 2024
    From the Rock County Highway Department: Due to the June 21 - 22 flood event, the following roads are closed for damage incurred and will not reopen until repairs are completed. Some roads may be closed for weeks. - County Highway 3 (190th Avenue) from the Iowa/Minnesota State Line (11th Street) to County Highway 1 (41st Street) is expected to be reopened later this week. - County Highway 58 (…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    June 26, 2024
    Three charter members of the Hardwick American Legion Post 478 will lead the Hardwick Jubilee Days parade on Saturday. The parade begins at 7 p.m. Lowell Ahrendt, Harold Kindt and Russell Wenzel were chosen by Hardwick Community Club members to lead the parade. The three served in the Korean War and became members of the post when it organized in 1957. The men, all in their 90s, continue the…
  • June 26, 2024
    Fourteen local youth participated in “Mission Impossible,” the first of three themed summer day camps offered through Rock County 4-H. Mission Impossible took place June 7. The three-hour event featured all 14 “secret agents” learning how to make and solve codes, and they also took a closer look at fingerprint patterns. Closing out the camp was a test to solve a scavenger hunt set up on the…
  • June 19, 2024
    Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spent two hours Friday morning at The Lake in Luverne instructing youth about fishing, fishing rules and how to catch a fish. The “Learn to Fish at The Lake” class through Luverne Community Education was the first time the DNR brought its interactive program to Luverne. “We want to connect kids with the outdoors,” said DNR’s…
  • By Lori Sorenson
    June 19, 2024
    When George Bonnema died Dec. 26, 2023, community members reflected on his spirit of giving and the positive impact he had on those around him. The list was long and expansive, as people tallied the time and resources Bonnema freely shared through his talents in gardening, landscaping, baking (especially carrot cakes and apple desserts), decorating, mentoring and more. And a common theme was…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 19, 2024
    “Andrew, you really put Luverne on the map.” That’s how Dr. Anita Gaul summed up the work of Andrew Prekker of Luverne in creating the winning design of the new Minnesota state flag.  Gaul is vice chair of the Minnesota State Emblems Redesign Commission and joined Prekker to present a program about the new state flag at the History Center in Luverne on Flag Day, June 14.  Gaul, a history…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    June 19, 2024
    Librarians at the Rock County Community Library have more than 40 special events planned for the summer. While most of the activities are geared toward families and children, some are planned just for adults. “It is important to offer a variety of activities during the summer to show libraries are becoming much more than just a place to check out books,” said librarian Bronwyn Wenzel. “We…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    June 19, 2024
    The Hills-Beaver Creek School District is considering optimizing its bond authority to lessen the budget restraints on its current building projects. A public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the district office in Hills. Information about how the district is able to secure up to $3 million for long-term facility maintenance projects within the district will be presented.…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    June 19, 2024
    The Hardwick City Council hosted a public hearing Tuesday, June 11, about a $4.6 million project to replace the city’s aging water system. As part of the USDA Rural Development grant application process, the city is required to conduct a meeting to inform residents about the potential project. Five members of the public attended the 30-minute public hearing and no one objected to plans.…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    June 19, 2024
    Low enrollment in the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriot enrichment after-school care program forced its closure. H-BC school board members approved the closure and elimination of the coordinator position at their June 10 meeting. The program started three years ago and expanded two years ago to serve up to 20 students. “We have very little interest in this coming year,” said board member Tami Rauk,…
  • June 19, 2024
    In preparation for the new 924 area code, all customers located within the 507 area code region should prepare for 10-digit dialing. Beginning July 30 all local calls made within the 507 area code region must be placed using 10 digits (area code plus the seven-digit telephone number). Starting July 30, calls placed using just seven digits will not be completed. Beginning Aug. 30 new telephone…
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