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For three years it has been a dream. A dream that has died one game short of a state final appearance twice. But this year, things were different.
Confirmed cases of coronavirus are showing up in communities closer and closer to Rock County, the latest in Lyon County Tuesday and increasing numbers (28) in Minnehaha County just 30 miles to the west.
Sunshine store manager Jason Oye stocks shelves in Luverne on March 26.
While most local businesses are losing revenue due to coronavirus measures, Sunshine Foods and Blue Mound Liquor are struggling to keep up with demand.
Gevo Inc., which operates Agri-Energy in Luverne, announced Friday it will cease operations at the biofuel production plant.      The close was effective Friday and terminates the employment of 27 workers.
Kevin and Logan Peterson wave as fire trucks drive through their neighborhood Sunday in Luverne.
Firefighters and first responders from the Luverne Volunteer Fire Department and Rock County Ambulance formed an eight-vehicle “parade” Sunday afternoon as they drove through each neighborhood with sirens, lights and smiles during the 90-minute ri
Patrons entering the Luverne Ace Hardware store often inquire about the business’ newest “worker,” a year-old black-and-white cat named Ace.
Sunshine store manager Jason Oye stocks shelves in Luverne on March 26.
Kevin and Logan Peterson wave as fire trucks drive through their neighborhood Sunday in Luverne.

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For three years it has been a dream. A dream that has died one game short of a state final appearance twice. But this year, things were different. This year, Hills-Beaver Creek had the desire, and the talent to capture the Minnesota State Nine-Man Championship. But it didn’t come easy. The Patriots...
Confirmed cases of coronavirus are showing up in communities closer and closer to Rock County, the latest in Lyon County Tuesday and increasing numbers (28) in Minnehaha County just 30 miles to the west. Testing capacity is limited, so numbers aren’t telling the whole story. That’s why public...
Sunshine store manager Jason Oye stocks shelves in Luverne on March 26.
While most local businesses are losing revenue due to coronavirus measures, Sunshine Foods and Blue Mound Liquor are struggling to keep up with demand. “It’s been busier than ever,” said liquor store cashier Christi Wilson. “I haven’t seen a madness like this since the holidays. People are just...
Gevo Inc., which operates Agri-Energy in Luverne, announced Friday it will cease operations at the biofuel production plant.      The close was effective Friday and terminates the employment of 27 workers.      “We will resume production once the economy is up and running again,” said Gevo...
Kevin and Logan Peterson wave as fire trucks drive through their neighborhood Sunday in Luverne.
Firefighters and first responders from the Luverne Volunteer Fire Department and Rock County Ambulance formed an eight-vehicle “parade” Sunday afternoon as they drove through each neighborhood with sirens, lights and smiles during the 90-minute ride. The event was intended to brighten everyone’s...
Patrons entering the Luverne Ace Hardware store often inquire about the business’ newest “worker,” a year-old black-and-white cat named Ace.      In the month since Ace joined the 14 employees at the store, manager Kevin Mick has noticed customers — men, women and all the kids — ask a variation of...
Second-grade classmates Ayla Nelson (in vehicle) and Isley Smith talk briefly in honor of Isley’s eighth birthday on March 25.
Luverne Elementary second-grader Isley Smith celebrated her eighth birthday with an unusual party Wednesday, March 25, by receiving birthday wishes curbside at her home on West Dodge Street. Parents Andrea and Michael Smith originally planned to take Isley and her friends to a bowling alley for a...
The coronavirus pandemic and its social distancing measures have made the grief process more painful for those who have lost loved ones, according to local funeral home directors. “It’s preventing friends and family from grieving properly because of the lack of fellowship and support from the...
Luverne’s seven school board members gathered via videoconference for their regular March 26 meeting using the Zoom application.      Superintendent Craig Oftedahl and board chairperson Jody Bosch originated the meeting at the district office with the other six board members at remote locations...
Area residents are looking for ways to help friends and neighbors who are affected by coronavirus hardships, and the Luverne Area Community Foundation is matching dollars to causes. “COVID-19 will affect our community in more ways than we realize, and this will act as disaster relief funding to...

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