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2 dead in Rock County crash

Two people are dead after two pickups collided head-on in Rock County Thursday morning. Drivers Matthew Alan Crawford, 44, of Slayton, and Jacob Vincent Mulder, 26, of Brandon, SD, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened at about 6 a.m. A state patrol crash report says...
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Minnesota StateMarshall Independent

2021Minnesota State Cattleman’s Summer Beef Tour and Trade Show

The Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Association will host the 2021 Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association Summer Beef Tour & Trade Show on Tuesday, July 13. Rock and Nobles counties are located in extreme southwest Minnesota along the Buffalo Ridge, the wind corridor of the upper Midwest, with the largest towns in the counties being Worthington (Nobles) and Luverne (Rock). The trade show and tour headquarters will span the spacious and well-equipped Worthington Arena. The arena is located on the Nobles County Fairgrounds, just off of Interstate 90 near U.S. 59 and Minnesota 60.
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Rock County, MNMinneapolis Star Tribune

Death of elderly woman investigated in Rock County

TOWN OF CENTER, Wis. — The Rock County Sheriff's Office said it's investigating what it calls the "complex, violent death" of an elderly woman. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the Town of Center about 5:30 a.m. Monday after getting a 911 call from a relative who went to check on the woman. The victim was found dead in the garage.
Rock County, MNWorthington Daily Globe

For the Record: June 11, 2021

2:19 p.m. Thursday: East Main and South Cedar streets, Luverne. 8:38 p.m. Thursday: 100 block of South Walnut Avenue, Luverne. 1:12 a.m. Friday: 1000 block of 30th Avenue, Beaver Creek. 8 a.m. Friday: 1000 block of South Crailsheim Drive, Worthington, female who had fallen outside. Crashes. Rock County Sheriff’s Office:...
Rock County, MNWorthington Daily Globe

Rock County I-90 construction scheduled

MANKATO — Modifications have been made to the start date of lane and ramp closures for the westbound Interstate 90 Rock County construction project from Beaver Creek to Luverne, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Starting Monday, June 14, westbound I-90 traffic will be shifted to the eastbound lanes,...
Rock County, MNWorthington Daily Globe

For the Record: June 4, 2021

11:09 a.m. Wednesday: 200 block of Oak Drive, Luverne. 3:51 p.m. Thursday: 200 block of East Warren Street, Luverne. Rock County Sheriff’s Office: vehicle in ditch, 4:34 a.m. Thursday, 51st Street and 60th, Hills. WPD: hit and run, 5:57 a.m. Friday, 1700 block of Northeast Minnesota 60. WPD: motor vehicle...
Rock County, MNWorthington Daily Globe

Westbound I-90 work in Rock County begins June 7

MANKATO — Construction on westbound Interstate 90 from east of South Dakota to Luverne will begin Monday, June 7. Motorists are advised to expect lane restrictions and ramp closures during construction. Westbound I-90 traffic will be shifted to the eastbound lanes, reducing traffic to a single lane, head to head...
Minnesota StateWorthington Daily Globe

Southwest Minnesota adds five new COVID-19 cases

REGIONAL — Two newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Pipestone and Rock counties during the latest 24-hour period, with one new case in Nobles County, according to Friday morning’s report from the Minnesota Department of Health. The new cases were among 690 statewide during the reporting period. The...
Rock County, MNWorthington Daily Globe

For the Record: May 21, 2021

One of the chemicals being transported by the train that derailed Sunday in Sibley, Iowa was potassium hydroxide. It was incorrectly identified as potassium hydrochloride in an article published Wednesday. Dalton Popkes was among the graduating Ellsworth seniors included in Wednesday’s special graduation supplement. His last name was misidentified. Ambulance.
Rock County, MNRock County Star Herald

Are you an entrepreneur?

Our local students learn the spirit of 'thinking outside the box'. The Southwest Minnesota CEO (Creating Entrepreneur Opportunities) chapter in Rock County is one of three CEO chapters of the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship program in Minnesota. Recently Midland’s executive director Austin Brooks and national program manager Amy Tarr visited...
Luverne, MNWorthington Daily Globe

Redeemed Remnants, ATLAS happy to share space in Luverne

LUVERNE — Redeemed Remnants, a thrift shop that serves as a fundraising arm for ATLAS of Rock County, has seen both its donations and sales increase since moving into much larger digs in the former Kawasaki building in downtown Luverne. Michael Blank, director of ATLAS (an acronym for Attaining Truth,...
Luverne, MNWorthington Daily Globe

Seed library sprouts up at Rock County Library in Luverne

LUVERNE — The Rock County Community Library in Luverne has found a unique way to repurpose its beautiful, but retired, card catalog. On Earth Day, the library — along with local partners Prairie Ally and Project Food Forest — unveiled the Rock County Seed Library. The drawers of the catalog, once containing index card-sized information about library books, are now filled with more than 100 varieties of seed and available to anyone who is interested in planting them. Seed options include everything from vegetables and melons to herbs, flowers and grass seeds.
Cottonwood County, MNWorthington Daily Globe

Four new COVID-19 cases in Cottonwood, Pipestone counties

REGIONAL — Four more Cottonwood County residents and four more Pipestone County residents received positive COVID-19 results during the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to this morning’s update from the Minnesota Department of Health. Meanwhile, there were two new cases each in Jackson and Murray counties,...
Rock County, MNWorthington Daily Globe

For the Record: May 7, 2021

4:35 p.m. Tuesday: 100 block of East Luverne Street, Luverne. 5:20 p.m. Tuesday: 300 block of Rock County 6, Hills. 8:02 a.m. Wednesday: 500 block of Britz Drive, Luverne. 7:08 p.m. Wednesday: 100 block of South West Park Street, Luverne. 10:37 a.m. Friday: 1300 block of East Ninth Avenue, Worthington,...
Pipestone, MNWorthington Daily Globe

New COVID-19 cases decline around region

REGIONAL — Cottonwood County recorded three new cases of COVID-19 during the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Monday, while Jackson and Rock counties each reported one new case and Murray, Nobles and Pipestone counties added no new cases. The additional new cases were among 998 added statewide during the single-day reporting period, according to this morning’s update from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Nobles County, MNWorthington Daily Globe

Rock County has five new COVID-19 cases; Nobles County adds three

REGIONAL — Rock County has added five new cases of COVID-19, according to Sunday morning's update from the Minnesota Department of Health, while Nobles County reported three new cases. Cottonwood, Murray and Pipestone counties each added one new case of the novel coronavirus, and Jackson County had no new cases....
Nobles County, MNWorthington Daily Globe

Nobles, Rock counties each have three new COVID-19 cases

REGIONAL — Minnesota recorded 1,569 additional cases of COVID-19 during the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Saturday, according to Sunday’s update from the Minnesota Department of Health. The new cases included three each in Nobles and Rock counties, as well as one apiece in Jackson and Murray counties. Cottonwood and Pipestone counties each had no new cases.