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Rock County Talent Contest winners announced

LUVERNE — The annual Rock County Talent Show took place Wednesday at the Historic Palace Theatre, Luverne. Winners in each of the three categories are invited to compete in the statewide competition during the Minnesota State Fair.

Winners in the pre-teen division were: Spotlight Dance’s Vivian Brockberg, doing solo dance “Stone Cold,” first; Spotlight Dance ensemble doing “This Is Me,” second; and Spotlight Dance’s Alyssa Evers doing solo dance “I Don’t Know My Name,” third.

Teen division winners were Spotlight Dance’s Mary Opitz doing solo dance “Beautiful Thing,” first; Spotlight Dance Ensemble doing “Mama Makes 3,” second; and Samara Nordby, Worthington, vocal solo “Hallelujah,” third.

Winners in the open division were Shyanne Kaml, Bemidji, vocal solo “Girl in 14G,” first; Mary Brown, Luverne, vocal solo “Alabaster Box,” second; and Alexis McCarvel (vocal) and Jake Loof (guitar), Tea, S.D., performing “Home.”