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Vineyard takes root for future Blazing Star winery
by mfodness on 01/07/2020 at 4:31 pm
Last weekend almost 3,000 bare root vines were planted in local soil in anticipation of the opening of Blazing Star Winery.
Federal CARES Act Funds Approved for Minnesota Communities
by mfodness on 01/07/2020 at 4:27 pm
Rock County is expecting nearly $1 million in government aid next week through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Luverne hosts July 4 events
by mfodness on 01/07/2020 at 4:24 pm
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, there are several safe opportunities to celebrate the Independence Day holiday in Luverne. Dave Duffy is bringing back the July 4 Davis Lake Triathlon, which will be divided into two races. The Minnow Race begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes a quarter-mile kayak […]
Fireworks in Hills July 11
by mfodness on 01/07/2020 at 4:22 pm
A July 11 fireworks display at the Hills Rez Park is intended to promote a sense a community — at a safe distance. Howie Vis is an organizer with Helping Build Communities Stronger, a community club focused on promotional activities in Hills, Beaver Creek and Steen. The group annually hosts […]
Schools consider options amid pandemic
by mfodness on 01/07/2020 at 4:21 pm
School officials are taking a short break before tackling plans for the 2020-21 school year amid uncertain pandemic precautions. “We are taking about two weeks to just breathe and close out this school year,” Luverne Schools Superintendent Craig Oftedahl told board members at their June […]
Water Rescue training planned for July 7 at The Lake
by mfodness on 01/07/2020 at 4:19 pm
The community is invited to observe a water rescue training Tuesday evening at The Lake in Luverne. Sanford Luverne Ambulance (Rock County Ambulance) and the Luverne Fire Department will drill for water rescue training starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7. “Kayaking is popular on the river and […]
Voters can cast early ballots for Aug. 11 primary
by mfodness on 01/07/2020 at 4:18 pm
Early absentee voting began Friday for the Aug. 11 primary election in Minnesota, and by law any eligible Minnesotan can vote early by mail or in person, but mail ballots are encouraged to minimize contact during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lunch lady leaves school kitchen after 35 years with Luverne district
by mfodness on 01/07/2020 at 4:16 pm
An unexpected career change in the mid-1980s led Cathy Mulder to work 35 years in Luverne Public School lunchrooms. In May Mulder quietly exited the elementary school kitchen, where she had spent the majority of her time preparing and serving breakfasts and lunches. She hung her apron a final time […]
Luverne School Board evaluates superintendent, approves salary increases
by mfodness on 01/07/2020 at 4:14 pm
The Luverne School Board approved a new three-year contract with Superintendent Craig Oftedahl that includes a 2.5 percent pay increase following a favorable yearly review. For the 2020-21 school year Oftedahl will receive $141,282, followed by $144,674 in 2021-22, and $148,435 for the 2022-23 […]
Crash history results in streetlights at Highway 75-County Road 12 intersection
by mfodness on 01/07/2020 at 4:06 pm
Two streetlights will illuminate the intersection of Highway 75 and County Road 12 at the Rock and Pipestone county line, according to action at the Rock County Board meeting June 16. The rural intersection lights will improve visibility during inclement weather and nighttime conditions.