Water creeps over the railroad tracks at the Gabrielson Drive intersection near Gevo and County Road 4 in Luverne.
Raging floodwaters that closed roads and damaged property last week quieted down over the weekend, and several dry days and freezing overnights have slowed the spring thaw.
Business partners and friends Manda Steensma (left) and Vicki Altena are seeking a new owner for their WildFlowers Coffee Boutique but will keep the business open and operating as usual until the right buyer can be found.
Business partners and friends Vicki Altena and Manda Steensma have poured their hearts into WildFlowers Coffee Boutique in downtown Luverne.
The cast of “Larceny and Old Lace” will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne. Participating students include (on floor, from left) Meagan Hansen, Mia Wenzel, (second row, sitting) Jordan Winter, Kyle Ferguson, Luke Thorson, Alexa Chesley, Rylee Gee, Gunnar Oldre, Elise Jarchow, Seno Chanthalangsy, (back standing) Xavier Carbonneau, Jacob Hansen, Pierce Cunningham, Sophia Holmberg, Nicole Aanenson, Catalina Oakes, Adrianna Gonzalez, Melanie Rittenhouse, Kat
For Luverne High School spring play director Shawn Kinsinger, the choice for this year’s production is a compromise between students.
Three Luverne High School seniors, Mikayla Wiederhoeft (left), Adriana Gonzalez and Courtney Wendland, are collecting new and gently worn socks for their FCCLA project, “DeFEET Poverty.”
Three Luverne High School seniors continue to shine the spotlight on local poverty issues. Mikayla Wiederhoeft, Courtney Wendland and Adriana Gonzalez are collecting good clean socks for distribution locally.
Weather in 2018 adversely affected productivity from Rock County’s four wind farms.
Water creeps over the railroad tracks at the Gabrielson Drive intersection near Gevo and County Road 4 in Luverne.
Business partners and friends Manda Steensma (left) and Vicki Altena are seeking a new owner for their WildFlowers Coffee Boutique but will keep the business open and operating as usual until the right buyer can be found.
Sheriff Evan Verbrugge leads the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade Monday afternoon down Main Street Luverne.
The cast of “Larceny and Old Lace” will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne. Participating students include (on floor, from left) Meagan Hansen, Mia Wenzel, (second row, sitting) Jordan Winter, Kyle Ferguson, Luke Thorson, Alexa Chesley, Rylee Gee, Gunnar Oldre, Elise Jarchow, Seno Chanthalangsy, (back standing) Xavier Carbonneau, Jacob Hansen, Pierce Cunningham, Sophia Holmberg, Nicole Aanenson, Catalina Oakes, Adrianna Gonzalez, Melanie Rittenhouse, Kat
Three Luverne High School seniors, Mikayla Wiederhoeft (left), Adriana Gonzalez and Courtney Wendland, are collecting new and gently worn socks for their FCCLA project, “DeFEET Poverty.”

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Water creeps over the railroad tracks at the Gabrielson Drive intersection near Gevo and County Road 4 in Luverne.
Raging floodwaters that closed roads and damaged property last week quieted down over the weekend, and several dry days and freezing overnights have slowed the spring thaw. But area residents and emergency officials are bracing for the next round with a warmer forecast and hydrology warnings for...
Business partners and friends Manda Steensma (left) and Vicki Altena are seeking a new owner for their WildFlowers Coffee Boutique but will keep the business open and operating as usual until the right buyer can be found.
Business partners and friends Vicki Altena and Manda Steensma have poured their hearts into WildFlowers Coffee Boutique in downtown Luverne. “Between remodeling the building, working as baristas and managing part-time employees, it has been a joyful adventure,” Altena said. They announced last week...
Rock County residents need to wait an extra month for their annual property evaluation and classification notices to arrive in the mail. “It’s a combination of a perfect storm,” said Land Records Director Tom Houselog. A March 6 letter to township and city officials explained the reasons for the...
The cast of “Larceny and Old Lace” will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne. Participating students include (on floor, from left) Meagan Hansen, Mia Wenzel, (second row, sitting) Jordan Winter, Kyle Ferguson, Luke Thorson, Alexa Chesley, Rylee Gee, Gunnar Oldre, Elise Jarchow, Seno Chanthalangsy, (back standing) Xavier Carbonneau, Jacob Hansen, Pierce Cunningham, Sophia Holmberg, Nicole Aanenson, Catalina Oakes, Adrianna Gonzalez, Melanie Rittenhouse, Kat
For Luverne High School spring play director Shawn Kinsinger, the choice for this year’s production is a compromise between students. “Last fall I asked the kids what they wanted to do; half the kids wanted to do a musical and half wanted to do something different, but well-known,” he said. “...
Three Luverne High School seniors, Mikayla Wiederhoeft (left), Adriana Gonzalez and Courtney Wendland, are collecting new and gently worn socks for their FCCLA project, “DeFEET Poverty.”
Three Luverne High School seniors continue to shine the spotlight on local poverty issues. Mikayla Wiederhoeft, Courtney Wendland and Adriana Gonzalez are collecting good clean socks for distribution locally. “Socks for Souls” aims to collect 100 pairs. “We found out that socks are the most...
Shopko Hometown in Luverne will close its doors by June. Local store employees were informed Monday of the closure affecting all Shopko stores nationwide. “This is not the outcome we had hoped for when we started our restructuring efforts,” said CEO Russ Steinhorst, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Hometown...
Weather in 2018 adversely affected productivity from Rock County’s four wind farms. Based on production tax numbers released in late February, Rock County will collect $754,440 in production tax revenue, the lowest amount collected since 2012. Last year, the county received $825,431 from 2017...
Volunteer-led Friends of Blue Mounds State Park will implement a habitat restoration project at Blue Mounds State Park with support from the Minnesota DNR and funds issued by Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota. The project will include volunteer opportunities for community members at events...
Luverne City Council members approved a resolution at their March 12 meeting to support local efforts toward a complete count in the 2020 census. The city of Luverne established a Complete Count Committee (CCC) earlier this year to support the 2020 U.S. Census efforts. The committee’s goals are to...

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