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Camping opportunities are plentiful in Jackson County
Sound the alarm: WPD dispatch addresses public's concern about severe weather siren
Lake Street work continues
Well level drop again; ban stays
Renewable fuels group blast big oil
VFW baseball: Post 3958 makes statement
Legion baseball: Windom, Jackson win easily
Amateur football: Demetrius Washington leads the Huskerz way
Scott Rall: The fine art of Canada thistle dispatching
Amateur baseball: Fireballer from Fairmont halts Worthington
Column: Hillary Clinton's lawyerly past
Letter: Alert driving improves safety for all road users
Column: Battle looms over health plans' secret price data
Column: Could a GOP Congress benefit Obama?
Column: Washington gets 'F' on border security
Elmer Louis Sauder
Donald Damian Basche
Leslie Thomas Schroeder
Mariella E. Heeren
Bernard W. Rue
Karen family finds peace, happiness in southwest Minnesota
Column: 100 years later, remembering greatness
Looking Back: 2004 - Pawlenty hosts news conference in Wilmont
Column: There's no shortage of history in our cemeteries
Pain relief: Young woman finds help for chronic condition
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Data: July 12, 2014
Notice of Filing for City Election
Data: July 10, 2014
Notice to Bidders of Bridge Replacement
Data: July 9, 2014
July 1, 2014
Bicyclist killed in Rock County
STEEN, Minn. — A bicyclist pulling a trailer carrying two children who died in a collision with a truck in southwest Minnesota on Monday has been identified. Andrea Boeve, 33, of Steen, was killed in the crash near Steen in Rock County, a Minnesota State Patrol report said....
July 1, 2014 - 2:57pm
June 27, 2014
Ravaged rails: Disasters declared, counties now assess damage
WORTHINGTON — Following a joint meeting via interactive television Friday morning, Rock County commissioners approved spending up to $750,000 toward an estimated $1.5 million repair bill to get the Buffalo Ridge Regional Rail Authority (BRRRA) back in operation after flooding caused...
June 27, 2014 - 10:16pm
June 26, 2014
Group recommends Fifth Judicial candidates to Dayton
ST. PAUL — The Commission on Judicial Selection announced Thursday it is recommending three candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District. The vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Linda...
June 26, 2014 - 9:39pm
June 24, 2014
Much to be thankful for at Hardwick’s Jubilee Days
HARDWICK — A week and a half ago, the community of Hardwick in Rock County looked like a war zone. Trees were toppled, windows broken out, roofs and siding were damaged and water was everywhere — washing out shoulders of county roads and creeping up in basements of homes and businesses. Heavy...
June 24, 2014 - 9:13pm
June 20, 2014
Second chances: Vos reflects on life by writing biography
When Kenneth Vos set out to write a book about his life, he had two motives for doing so. “One was for myself,” he said, referencing psychologist Eric Erikson’s eight stages of development. “You look back at your whole life: Does it make any sense? Is it a story that has...
lifestyles / people
June 20, 2014 - 12:44pm
June 5, 2014
Several file for county offices
The deadline for applying for county-level elected office was Wednesday. The following individuals have filed for candidacy: Cottonwood County County Commissioner, District 1: James Schmidt County Commissioner, District 3: Donna Gravely, Tom White County Commissioner, District...
June 5, 2014 - 9:39pm
Two arrests made in Hills Bar burglary
HILLS — The Rock County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men connected with last week’s burglary at the Hills Bar. Sheriff’s deputies began their investigation after receiving a call Thursday from the new owner of the Hills Bar stating that she had been robbed of the ATM...
May 5, 2014 - 8:05pm
March 28, 2014
Bensons to be honored as Faces of Hope
BIGELOW — David and Sally Anne Benson of rural Bigelow will be honored as the Faces of Hope during a Southwest Crisis Center banquet April 5 at BenLee’s Cafe in downtown Worthington. The event will recognize the Bensons for their work to support victims of domestic and sexual...
March 28, 2014 - 9:58pm
Southwest Crisis Center, partners awarded grant
WORTHINGTON — The Southwest Crisis Center, in partnership with New Horizons Crisis Center and the Committee Against Domestic Violence, has been awarded a grant from Minnesota Department of Health to develop a program to help sexually exploited and sexually trafficked youths. The...
March 28, 2014 - 9:54pm
March 25, 2014
Rock-Nobles Community Corrections keeping tabs on 1,000 offenders
WORTHINGTON — On any given day, the 11 staff members of the Rock-Nobles Community Corrections office have approximately 1,000 clients — both adults and juveniles — with whom they are in contact. “That’s in both Rock and Nobles counties, and the severity and amount...
March 25, 2014 - 1:53pm
Long road leads to success for Cordova
WORTHINGTON — Cynthia Cordova still recalls the first time she saw snow. It was 1996, and she was the 16-year-old daughter of a migrant worker from Texas who, after years of shuttling seasonally between there and the Del Monte plant in Sleepy Eye, finally decided to stay put. Nearly...
March 25, 2014 - 1:49pm
March 19, 2014
Rock County approves $4 million bond for roads, bridges
LUVERNE — Rock County Commissioners unanimously approved a $4 million bonding project following a public hearing in Luverne Tuesday and will dedicate the funds toward improving roads and bridges. “Every Rock County Commissioner will tell you the most common complaint they get...
March 19, 2014 - 8:42pm
February 13, 2014
Man arrested after fiancée arrives at emergency room
HARDWICK — Several felony assault charges were filed against a Hardwick man last week after his battered fiancée showed up in the Sanford emergency room in Luverne. James Anthony Holloway, 34, has been charged with two counts of second-degree felony assault, one involving...
news / crime
February 13, 2014 - 10:16pm
February 5, 2014
Police respond to suicidal male
KENNETH –— The Rock County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call Tuesday about a male that was potentially suicidal, eventually leading to a standoff situation. At approximately 10:30 a.m., members of the sheriff’s office responded to a call at acreage near Kenneth. A 21-year-old...
February 5, 2014 - 9:46pm
November 6, 2013
Rock County Sheriff’s Office recognized for service
LUVERNE — “It’s the law — no discussion” has been Evan Verbrugge’s motto throughout his long career. This kind of attitude helped the Rock County Sheriff’s Office receive an award for its Safe and Sober Program at Tuesday’s Rock County Board of Commissioners meeting...
news / crime
November 6, 2013 - 12:17am