Chad Kempema and his children, Logan (front), Hannah (left) and Grace, get acquainted with puppies from Tracy Area Animal Rescue Saturday morning at Bomgaars in Luverne. At far right is Adelyn Rodriguez. The organization brought the puppies and several other animals waiting to be adopted into their “forever homes.” Organizers say the event resulted in several adoption inquiries and arrangements for adoption.
The festive gathering of pets and families Saturday morning turned somber after a puppy was stolen from the event at Bomgaars in Luverne.
Former Loopy’s Dollar Store manager Amy Kruger has opened her own business, Four Seasons, in the Loopy’s location. She purchased the store’s inventory and has taken over the building lease on East Main Street in Luverne.
On an average day, 1,700 vehicles travel Luverne’s Barck Avenue. The residential street is the emergency route from Highway 75 to Blue Mound Avenue, and that means no stop signs for the entire seven blocks through town.
Twila Walker (left) and Linda Brady hold mittens handmade from used sweaters. The St. John Lutheran Church quilting committee donates the mittens and their quilts to stores that support mission work. In Luverne the mittens are available at Redeemed Remnants on Main Street.
The Mother Goose nursery rhyme, “Three Little Kittens, They Lost Their Mittens,” came to mind as Twila Walker aptly cut out a mitten pattern last week at St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne.
The Carnegie Minstrel’s tree had some extra admirers Friday afternoon from Festival of Tree viewers Bonnie Moeller (left), Marcia Moeller and Evelyn Reyne. Nine trees from different organizations and individuals are set up at the Carnegie Center and will be on display through the end of the month. Viewing hours are Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.
The Winterfest Festival of Trees display at the Carnegie Center features one tree intended to bring light to dementia residents at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
City of Luverne public works employees remove debris from the basement of the old yellow house at the corner of Highway 75 and Lincoln Street Friday afternoon. In all, they removed 9 ½ tons of garbage and household items from the condemned house.
City of Luverne public works employees removed 9 ½ tons of garbage and household items from the house at the corner of Highway 75 and Lincoln Street last week.
Chad Kempema and his children, Logan (front), Hannah (left) and Grace, get acquainted with puppies from Tracy Area Animal Rescue Saturday morning at Bomgaars in Luverne. At far right is Adelyn Rodriguez. The organization brought the puppies and several other animals waiting to be adopted into their “forever homes.” Organizers say the event resulted in several adoption inquiries and arrangements for adoption.
Twila Walker (left) and Linda Brady hold mittens handmade from used sweaters. The St. John Lutheran Church quilting committee donates the mittens and their quilts to stores that support mission work. In Luverne the mittens are available at Redeemed Remnants on Main Street.
The Carnegie Minstrel’s tree had some extra admirers Friday afternoon from Festival of Tree viewers Bonnie Moeller (left), Marcia Moeller and Evelyn Reyne. Nine trees from different organizations and individuals are set up at the Carnegie Center and will be on display through the end of the month. Viewing hours are Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.
City of Luverne public works employees remove debris from the basement of the old yellow house at the corner of Highway 75 and Lincoln Street Friday afternoon. In all, they removed 9 ½ tons of garbage and household items from the condemned house.

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Chad Kempema and his children, Logan (front), Hannah (left) and Grace, get acquainted with puppies from Tracy Area Animal Rescue Saturday morning at Bomgaars in Luverne. At far right is Adelyn Rodriguez. The organization brought the puppies and several other animals waiting to be adopted into their “forever homes.” Organizers say the event resulted in several adoption inquiries and arrangements for adoption.
The festive gathering of pets and families Saturday morning turned somber after a puppy was stolen from the event at Bomgaars in Luverne. Several people reported seeing a man in his 50s or 60s leaving the building with a puppy and driving away. Luverne’s Beth Capistran had helped to organize the “...
Former Loopy’s Dollar Store manager Amy Kruger has opened her own business, Four Seasons, in the Loopy’s location. She purchased the store’s inventory and has taken over the building lease on East Main Street in Luverne. She managed Loopy’s for 16 years for Pipestone’s Gary and Tom Ploeger, who...
On an average day, 1,700 vehicles travel Luverne’s Barck Avenue. The residential street is the emergency route from Highway 75 to Blue Mound Avenue, and that means no stop signs for the entire seven blocks through town. The 30 mph speed limit signs were removed during a road resurfacing project in...
Twila Walker (left) and Linda Brady hold mittens handmade from used sweaters. The St. John Lutheran Church quilting committee donates the mittens and their quilts to stores that support mission work. In Luverne the mittens are available at Redeemed Remnants on Main Street.
The Mother Goose nursery rhyme, “Three Little Kittens, They Lost Their Mittens,” came to mind as Twila Walker aptly cut out a mitten pattern last week at St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne. The hand warmers are donated to Redeemed Remnants, a Luverne secondhand store that supports the mission of...
The Carnegie Minstrel’s tree had some extra admirers Friday afternoon from Festival of Tree viewers Bonnie Moeller (left), Marcia Moeller and Evelyn Reyne. Nine trees from different organizations and individuals are set up at the Carnegie Center and will be on display through the end of the month. Viewing hours are Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.
The Winterfest Festival of Trees display at the Carnegie Center features one tree intended to bring light to dementia residents at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Lorraine Stoel’s Christmas tree, called “Granny Squares,” is covered with dozens of crocheted creations in various sizes. As a...
City of Luverne public works employees remove debris from the basement of the old yellow house at the corner of Highway 75 and Lincoln Street Friday afternoon. In all, they removed 9 ½ tons of garbage and household items from the condemned house.
City of Luverne public works employees removed 9 ½ tons of garbage and household items from the house at the corner of Highway 75 and Lincoln Street last week. The city recently purchased the century-old house from Marja Ramage, Townsend, Georgia, for $40,000 after more than a year of condemnation...
Authorities executed a search warrant last week that may be connected to a recent string of burglaries and break-ins in Luverne. According to a Nov. 30 search warrant filed in Rock County District Court, deputies searched the residence of Michael James Arntson Jr. at 603 ½ N. Kniss Avenue. The...
Gold’n Plump employees process chicken products in this 2001 Star Herald file photo. The Luverne plant currently employs 230 people, according to GNP officials.
Gold’n Plump has been purchased by Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, headquartered in Greeley, Colorado. According to an announcement Tuesday, Pilgrim’s Pride intends to pay $350 million in cash for GNP Co., which produces Gold'n Plump and Just Bare chicken, based in St. Cloud. It's not yet clear what...
By Mavis Fodness A Sioux Falls educational design company will work with Luverne Public School officials on the district’s comprehensive facilities plan. Under the proposal, Foster, Jacobs and Johnson Inc., will start work on the plan in January at a cost of $23,320. For the past four months board...
FFA Ag Mechanics team headed to state event Three members of the Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter team will compete next April at the Minnesota State FFA Convention. Kris Severtson, JJ Dooyema and Tanner Wiese recently placed fifth out of 12 teams at the Region 6 Ag Mechanics Contest at Minnesota West...

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