Snow covers the “o” in the stop sign at the corner of County Road 4 and 3 in Magnolia Wednesday morning.
Schools across the tri-state region closed classes for the day Tuesday, Feb. 2, ahead of the heavily forecast blizzard that started in Nebraska and Iowa and moved northward through southern Minnesota.
The local construction industry has been steadily busy over the past several years, according to data from the Luverne building and zoning office.
Luverne’s Zoe Brown is collecting prom dresses to lend out to area students who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend their high school proms. ATLAS of Rock County is providing the drop-off and pickup location for Brown’s project.
A Luverne High School senior wants every high school girl to have a chance to experience prom.
University of Minnesota professor Luverne Seifert will conduct a physical comedy and play reading workshop next week in Luverne. “It is by funny coincidence,” he said about sharing his name with the city of Luverne.
Area residents are invited to assist a University of Minnesota acting professor in writing a play during a three-day workshop next week in Luverne. The event is free and is open to anyone age 14 and older.
Members of the 2016 Mock Trial team for Luverne High School include (front row from left) Gunnar Oldre, Hannah Hoogland, Madi Schandelmeier, Mira Uithoven, Megan Rogers, Emma Verbrugge, Kaitlyn Roberts; (back) Hannah Ehlers, Alexa Chesley, Nicole Aanenson, Grace Sweeney, Knute Oldre, Hans Bakken, Dylan Thorson, Jadyn Anderson and Susan Thompson. Not pictured are Tatiana Gust, Anika Gust and Zayna Hustoft. Deb Schandelmeier is the team’s adviser.
Luverne High School’s Mock Trial team earned three wins since the 2016 season began late last month. The team most recently traveled to Redwood Falls Friday, Jan. 29, earning a win over Minneota, 230-215.
King Derek Krueger and Queen Hannah Hoogland
Luverne High School celebrates its first Snow Week coronation Wednesday, Jan. 27, naming seniors Hannah Hoogland and Derek Krueger as queen and king respectively.
Snow covers the “o” in the stop sign at the corner of County Road 4 and 3 in Magnolia Wednesday morning.
Luverne’s Zoe Brown is collecting prom dresses to lend out to area students who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend their high school proms. ATLAS of Rock County is providing the drop-off and pickup location for Brown’s project.
University of Minnesota professor Luverne Seifert will conduct a physical comedy and play reading workshop next week in Luverne. “It is by funny coincidence,” he said about sharing his name with the city of Luverne.
Members of the 2016 Mock Trial team for Luverne High School include (front row from left) Gunnar Oldre, Hannah Hoogland, Madi Schandelmeier, Mira Uithoven, Megan Rogers, Emma Verbrugge, Kaitlyn Roberts; (back) Hannah Ehlers, Alexa Chesley, Nicole Aanenson, Grace Sweeney, Knute Oldre, Hans Bakken, Dylan Thorson, Jadyn Anderson and Susan Thompson. Not pictured are Tatiana Gust, Anika Gust and Zayna Hustoft. Deb Schandelmeier is the team’s adviser.
King Derek Krueger and Queen Hannah Hoogland

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Snow covers the “o” in the stop sign at the corner of County Road 4 and 3 in Magnolia Wednesday morning.
Schools across the tri-state region closed classes for the day Tuesday, Feb. 2, ahead of the heavily forecast blizzard that started in Nebraska and Iowa and moved northward through southern Minnesota. Five to 8 inches of snow were predicted for Rock County and southwest Minnesota, and as the Star...
The local construction industry has been steadily busy over the past several years, according to data from the Luverne building and zoning office. “Looking at current and past data, it appears for the most part consistent,” said Luverne Building Official Chad McClure about the city’s building...
Luverne’s Zoe Brown is collecting prom dresses to lend out to area students who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend their high school proms. ATLAS of Rock County is providing the drop-off and pickup location for Brown’s project.
A Luverne High School senior wants every high school girl to have a chance to experience prom. Zoe Brown is coordinating a prom dress exchange with ATLAS of Rock County to make that happen. For the cost of dry cleaning, any area high schooler can borrow a glamorous dress for the special night. “I...
University of Minnesota professor Luverne Seifert will conduct a physical comedy and play reading workshop next week in Luverne. “It is by funny coincidence,” he said about sharing his name with the city of Luverne.
Area residents are invited to assist a University of Minnesota acting professor in writing a play during a three-day workshop next week in Luverne. The event is free and is open to anyone age 14 and older. Luverne Seifert (no relationship to the town of the same name) is a professor at the...
Members of the 2016 Mock Trial team for Luverne High School include (front row from left) Gunnar Oldre, Hannah Hoogland, Madi Schandelmeier, Mira Uithoven, Megan Rogers, Emma Verbrugge, Kaitlyn Roberts; (back) Hannah Ehlers, Alexa Chesley, Nicole Aanenson, Grace Sweeney, Knute Oldre, Hans Bakken, Dylan Thorson, Jadyn Anderson and Susan Thompson. Not pictured are Tatiana Gust, Anika Gust and Zayna Hustoft. Deb Schandelmeier is the team’s adviser.
Luverne High School’s Mock Trial team earned three wins since the 2016 season began late last month. The team most recently traveled to Redwood Falls Friday, Jan. 29, earning a win over Minneota, 230-215. The first round was earlier in January against Lakeview High School with Luverne winning 226...
King Derek Krueger and Queen Hannah Hoogland
Luverne High School celebrates its first Snow Week coronation Wednesday, Jan. 27, naming seniors Hannah Hoogland and Derek Krueger as queen and king respectively. Last week featured special dress up days and a dance, organized by the student leaders in grades 9-12 and fun winter activities....
Emergency personnel respond to a rollover accident Monday afternoon about a half mile north of Luverne on Highway 75. Roads were ice- and snow-packed at the time of the incident. Driver Jeffery Buckley and passenger Cindy Buckley, both of Luverne, were not injured.
The Minnesota State Patrol recorded 121 traffic incidents from snow-packed and icy road conditions in its Marshall district during the past week. From Jan. 18 through 25, there were 38 property damage crashes, 10 injury crashes and 73 vehicles reported off the road, according to the Troy...
This photograph, taken shortly after the June 2014 flood, shows the lake drained and beach washed away. Since then the lake and shoreline has become marshland.
The future of the Blue Mounds State Park water recreation hangs in the balance as park officials consider how to address the flood-ravaged dam that was destroyed in 2014. An open meeting next week will allow the public to provide input on alternatives to restoring the site and to learn about issues...
The concept of "Luverne Nutcracker Village" in Luverne for the holidays is under consideration following Betty Mann's donation of more than 2,400 nutcrackers to the Rock County Historical Society. The pieces, some of them rare collectibles from Germany, will be on display at the new History Center in downtown Luverne.
Christmas is over, but a group of local volunteers is already planning next year’s holiday season in Luverne. The concept of “Luverne Nutcracker Village” is under consideration following Betty Mann’s donation of more than 2,400 nutcrackers to the Rock County Historical Society. “These are all sizes...
Tatiana Gust (sitting) plays “Jo” in the upcoming one act play, “I Hate Love,” at the Luverne High School Auditorium. Paul Witte III (far left) acts as “Pain” grabbing “Love’s” arm (played by Zoe DeBates). Student director Ashlee Boltjes (far right) fills in as “Happiness.”
Second-year director Julie Fettes hopes this year’s one act play performance propels Luverne High School to the state contest. “Our goal is to advance this year,” she said. On Saturday Luverne will be one of four teams at the 3A subsection competition in Pipestone. The top two teams earn the right...

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