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Luverne High School football players practice near the field on Thursday, Sept. 17. They join athletes across the state who will now participate in a fall sports season, according to a state high school league decision.
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Luverne High School marching band members practice their 2020 field routine last week on the high school football field. The group will be the only band participating in this year’s Tri-State Band Festival, which was canceled in August due to the coronavirus.
Much of the Luverne High School Marching Band performance schedule is canceled, including this weekend’s Tri-State Band Festival.
In May the property at 203 E. Main Street in Hardwick was littered with unused items that included a discarded Santa Claus. In late July, property owner Travis Schoolmeester was fined $1,000 under the city of Hardwick’s nuisance ordinance and was subject to an additional $100 per day fine for non-compliance. City officials agreed to a $600 fine if Schoolmeester keeps his property clean.
Hardwick resident Travis Schoolmeester will have a portion of a $1,000 fine reduced if he continues efforts to clean up his property at 203 East Main Street.
Harlan Vande Kieft with the Rock County Ambulance shows first-responders with the Hardwick Fire Department Sept. 14 how to use the LUCAS chest compression machine. Five of the machines were purchased for first-responder units in Luverne, Magnolia, Hills, Beaver Creek and Hardwick through the CARES Act.
In a medical emergency where life-saving chest compressions are needed, local first responders now have help from an automated device.
Luverne High School football players practice near the field on Thursday, Sept. 17. They join athletes across the state who will now participate in a fall sports season, according to a state high school league decision.
Luverne High School marching band members practice their 2020 field routine last week on the high school football field. The group will be the only band participating in this year’s Tri-State Band Festival, which was canceled in August due to the coronavirus.
John Bowron is improving his property on East Lincoln Street.
In May the property at 203 E. Main Street in Hardwick was littered with unused items that included a discarded Santa Claus. In late July, property owner Travis Schoolmeester was fined $1,000 under the city of Hardwick’s nuisance ordinance and was subject to an additional $100 per day fine for non-compliance. City officials agreed to a $600 fine if Schoolmeester keeps his property clean.
Harlan Vande Kieft with the Rock County Ambulance shows first-responders with the Hardwick Fire Department Sept. 14 how to use the LUCAS chest compression machine. Five of the machines were purchased for first-responder units in Luverne, Magnolia, Hills, Beaver Creek and Hardwick through the CARES Act.
Leif Ingebretson (left) and Levi Gonnerman (right) compete in Luverne's home meet on Friday, Sept. 18.

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Luverne High School football players practice near the field on Thursday, Sept. 17. They join athletes across the state who will now participate in a fall sports season, according to a state high school league decision.
There was a splash of good news for high school athletes on the fall prep sports scene in Minnesota this week. On Monday, Sept. 21, the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors approved a motion to return football and volleyball to fall activities this season. With all the states...
Luverne High School marching band members practice their 2020 field routine last week on the high school football field. The group will be the only band participating in this year’s Tri-State Band Festival, which was canceled in August due to the coronavirus.
Much of the Luverne High School Marching Band performance schedule is canceled, including this weekend’s Tri-State Band Festival. However, festival organizers have developed a special educational clinic for the 52 local students who will take the field at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Due to the coronavirus...
John Bowron is improving his property on East Lincoln Street.
Two downtown Luverne buildings will be improved with help from the city’s Historic Facade Improvement Program. At their Sept. 14 meeting, members of the Luverne Economic Development Authority approved funds for John Bowron’s building on East Lincoln Street and for Luverne Counseling LLC on West...
In May the property at 203 E. Main Street in Hardwick was littered with unused items that included a discarded Santa Claus. In late July, property owner Travis Schoolmeester was fined $1,000 under the city of Hardwick’s nuisance ordinance and was subject to an additional $100 per day fine for non-compliance. City officials agreed to a $600 fine if Schoolmeester keeps his property clean.
Hardwick resident Travis Schoolmeester will have a portion of a $1,000 fine reduced if he continues efforts to clean up his property at 203 East Main Street. Hardwick City Council members unanimously agreed at their Sept. 9 meeting to waive additional fines and forgive all but $600 of the fine...
Harlan Vande Kieft with the Rock County Ambulance shows first-responders with the Hardwick Fire Department Sept. 14 how to use the LUCAS chest compression machine. Five of the machines were purchased for first-responder units in Luverne, Magnolia, Hills, Beaver Creek and Hardwick through the CARES Act.
In a medical emergency where life-saving chest compressions are needed, local first responders now have help from an automated device. The Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assist System (LUCAS) straps around the chest of a cardiac arrest patient to deliver compressions. First responders with the...
Leif Ingebretson (left) and Levi Gonnerman (right) compete in Luverne's home meet on Friday, Sept. 18.
Luverne cross country runners competed in their second home meet of the season on Friday, Sept. 18. In the team’s fourth meet of the season, both the girls’ and boys’ teams placed second. Camden Janiszeski made it four straight Top Five finishes to kick off the season. Janiszeski placed third with...
After two weeks of instruction, Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek public schools will continue with their current safe learning models, even as coronavirus positive case numbers continue to rise in the county. The Minnesota Department of Health released the 14-day case rate per 10,000 residents on...
Luverne is among dozens of communities across the state that will host “no barrier” testing sites through the Minnesota Department of Health. The first sites are in Grand Rapids, Pine City and Waseca this week. Luverne’s round of testing is set for Oct. 13-15 at a location to be announced. Nasal...
Minnesota Department of Transportation workers spent several days last week repairing the tire impressions on both the north- and southbound lanes of South Highway 75 from Main Street to Koehn Avenue. The impressions were causing “dishing” or potentially unsafe driving conditions when it rains....
President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion for agriculture producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin...

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