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Weather cooperated perfectly for the July 4 holiday, which included a “Songs of America” outdoor concert at the Courthouse Square by Ron and Jane Cote and their son, Wyatt. “I was really surprised by the number of people at the courthouse for the concert,” Lanphere said. “I counted over 140 and most of them were people that I had never seen at the events at The Lake.”
Despite pandemic social restrictions, the Fourth of July in Luverne was a festive holiday amid sunny weather and casual community activities.
MC&R workers Travis Gallop (left) and Jared Sperle prepare the groundwork, Wednesday, July 1, for Beaver Creek’s future community splash pad at the city park near the ball diamonds.
Groundwork is taking shape for Beaver Creek’s community splash pad under construction near the city park and ball diamonds.
The Luverne Area Chamber and local leaders are finding ways to continue summer celebrations amid pandemic precautions. Luverne will observe its iconic Hot Dog Night July 13 through 18 with social distancing modifications.
Nathan Meyer with Push-Pedal-Pull of Sioux Falls rolls down the new Cardinal emblem last week in the recently completed weight room in the former Luverne Middle-High School band and choir rooms.
With two months left before the 2020-21 school year begins, a deadline looms for Gil Haugan Construction, Sioux Falls, and project subcontractors.
Housing construction continues in the Springbrooke Addition of Beaver Creek near the golf course. Nine homes were built at the start of the golf course development, and since Rick Gourley bought the project, three new homes are under construction and several other lots have been sold and are in phases of design and development. Springbrooke Events can be seen in the back, right, of this photo, which was taken Wednesday, July 1, facing east.
Springbrooke Events is meeting state reopening standards with its spacious indoor areas and plenty of outdoor seating options that meet new social distancing requirements.
Team America won the team division of the 2020 Davis Lake Triathlon July 4 at The Lake in Luverne. Team members Camden Janiszeski (left), Kraig Rust and Krista Ahrendt completed the race that included kayaking, bicycling and running in 52 minutes.
Participants in the annual Davis Lake Triathlon competed in warm weather Saturday morning. The triathlon, which is always staged on the morning of July 4 at The Lake in southwest Luverne, included two different races.
Weather cooperated perfectly for the July 4 holiday, which included a “Songs of America” outdoor concert at the Courthouse Square by Ron and Jane Cote and their son, Wyatt. “I was really surprised by the number of people at the courthouse for the concert,” Lanphere said. “I counted over 140 and most of them were people that I had never seen at the events at The Lake.”
MC&R workers Travis Gallop (left) and Jared Sperle prepare the groundwork, Wednesday, July 1, for Beaver Creek’s future community splash pad at the city park near the ball diamonds.
Nathan Meyer with Push-Pedal-Pull of Sioux Falls rolls down the new Cardinal emblem last week in the recently completed weight room in the former Luverne Middle-High School band and choir rooms.
Housing construction continues in the Springbrooke Addition of Beaver Creek near the golf course. Nine homes were built at the start of the golf course development, and since Rick Gourley bought the project, three new homes are under construction and several other lots have been sold and are in phases of design and development. Springbrooke Events can be seen in the back, right, of this photo, which was taken Wednesday, July 1, facing east.
Team America won the team division of the 2020 Davis Lake Triathlon July 4 at The Lake in Luverne. Team members Camden Janiszeski (left), Kraig Rust and Krista Ahrendt completed the race that included kayaking, bicycling and running in 52 minutes.

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Weather cooperated perfectly for the July 4 holiday, which included a “Songs of America” outdoor concert at the Courthouse Square by Ron and Jane Cote and their son, Wyatt. “I was really surprised by the number of people at the courthouse for the concert,” Lanphere said. “I counted over 140 and most of them were people that I had never seen at the events at The Lake.”
Despite pandemic social restrictions, the Fourth of July in Luverne was a festive holiday amid sunny weather and casual community activities. In addition to the usual Davis Lake Triathlon and fireworks at The Lake, the day included a Freedom Loop Challenge and free golf cart rides on the Luverne...
MC&R workers Travis Gallop (left) and Jared Sperle prepare the groundwork, Wednesday, July 1, for Beaver Creek’s future community splash pad at the city park near the ball diamonds.
Groundwork is taking shape for Beaver Creek’s community splash pad under construction near the city park and ball diamonds. MC&R Pools, Sioux Falls, was awarded the bid, $175,000, for the project that city leaders hope will be supported by grants and donations. Company president Lorre Colburn...
The Luverne Area Chamber and local leaders are finding ways to continue summer celebrations amid pandemic precautions. Luverne will observe its iconic Hot Dog Night July 13 through 18 with social distancing modifications. For example, people are encouraged to order hot dog meals from local...
Nathan Meyer with Push-Pedal-Pull of Sioux Falls rolls down the new Cardinal emblem last week in the recently completed weight room in the former Luverne Middle-High School band and choir rooms.
With two months left before the 2020-21 school year begins, a deadline looms for Gil Haugan Construction, Sioux Falls, and project subcontractors. Luverne School Board members discussed the construction timeline during their June 25 meeting and afterward toured the campus to assess progress. “They...
Housing construction continues in the Springbrooke Addition of Beaver Creek near the golf course. Nine homes were built at the start of the golf course development, and since Rick Gourley bought the project, three new homes are under construction and several other lots have been sold and are in phases of design and development. Springbrooke Events can be seen in the back, right, of this photo, which was taken Wednesday, July 1, facing east.
Springbrooke Events is meeting state reopening standards with its spacious indoor areas and plenty of outdoor seating options that meet new social distancing requirements. Owner Rick Gourley welcomes reopening after weeks of being closed during the pandemic. “We’re happy we can be in business as...
Applications for the distribution of $500,000 to Rock County businesses are now available. Commissioners approved the Rock County Small Business Relief Fund application process Tuesday morning during their regular monthly meeting. The first 100 eligible businesses completing the application can...
Road improvements of more than $3 million are scheduled in Rock County and its small cities this summer. Commissioners approved the lower of two bids, $2.049 million, submitted by Duininck Inc. of Prinsburg at their June 16 meeting. The bituminous mill/overlay and concrete curb and gutter repairs...
Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after spring planting should make an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office before the applicable deadline. July 15 is a major deadline for most crops, but acreage reporting deadlines vary by county...
As political campaigns get underway for November elections, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds campaigners that state law prohibits placement of private signs on highway right of way in Minnesota. In addition, state law says that signs may not be placed on private land without the...

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