Ryan Gee drone image facing south.
Uithoven Addition lots are shaping up on the city’s west side with curbs being poured Tuesday morning. The future twin home subdivision is on the west edge of town on the south side of Dodge Street.
Bomgaars is under contract to purchase the former Shopko building for expansion south of I-90.
Henning Construction, Adrian, purchased two lots in Luverne’s industrial park to accommodate its local construction projects.
Luverne High School marching band takes the field in the 2018 Tri-State Band Festival
The 2019 Tri-State Band Festival, scheduled for Sept. 28, will be the largest festival in years. Twenty-nine bands from three states are scheduled to participate in the 69thannual marching band competition.
The second round of 2019 Prairie Photo Contest judging is complete, and the Luverne Area Chamber announced winners Sept. 12.
Six Rock County 4-H’ers compete at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 13-16 in St. Paul. Pictured are Gavin Johnson (left), Lizzie Chapa, Kallie Chapa, Kennedy Safar, Joni Vander Beek and Ayden Bonnett.
Six Rock County 4-H’ers competed at the 2019 Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 13-16 at the state fairgrounds in St. Paul in both individual and group events.
Ryan Gee drone image facing south.
Luverne High School marching band takes the field in the 2018 Tri-State Band Festival
Six Rock County 4-H’ers compete at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 13-16 in St. Paul. Pictured are Gavin Johnson (left), Lizzie Chapa, Kallie Chapa, Kennedy Safar, Joni Vander Beek and Ayden Bonnett.

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Ryan Gee drone image facing south.
Uithoven Addition lots are shaping up on the city’s west side with curbs being poured Tuesday morning. The future twin home subdivision is on the west edge of town on the south side of Dodge Street. Three cul-de-sacs will provide 15 lots for twin homes to provide a total of 30 residences. Henning...
Bomgaars is under contract to purchase the former Shopko building for expansion south of I-90. “We’re too small for what the community needs,” said Luverne store manager Darrel Nielsen. “We need a bigger building to serve our customers better.” In Luverne, the move will more than double the space...
Ellsworth City Council will conduct a special meeting Sept. 23 to consider bids for a new city hall and maintenance building. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Eight interested construction companies submitted bids by the Sept. 5 deadline, and council members met in special session to open bids the same...
Henning Construction, Adrian, purchased two lots in Luverne’s industrial park to accommodate its local construction projects. “It was available, and it seemed like it would suit us,” Brent Henning said. “Right now we park a lot of equipment at our gravel pit … It just seemed like a good idea.” The...
Commissioners received 2020 budget requests from the various county departments, and if the requests would be  granted, the county levy would increase by 7.11 percent. Requests over $10,000 include an additional $100,000 to the highway department for road and bridge repairs, $82,000 to human...
Luverne High School marching band takes the field in the 2018 Tri-State Band Festival
The 2019 Tri-State Band Festival, scheduled for Sept. 28, will be the largest festival in years. Twenty-nine bands from three states are scheduled to participate in the 69thannual marching band competition. “We will have a great festival,” said Jane Wildung-Lanphere, executive director of the...
Six Rock County 4-H’ers compete at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 13-16 in St. Paul. Pictured are Gavin Johnson (left), Lizzie Chapa, Kallie Chapa, Kennedy Safar, Joni Vander Beek and Ayden Bonnett.
Six Rock County 4-H’ers competed at the 2019 Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 13-16 at the state fairgrounds in St. Paul in both individual and group events. Attending the four-day event were Ayden Bonnett, Lizzie Chapa, Kennedy Safar, Joni Vander Beek, Kallie Chapa and Gavin Johnson. As a...
Luverne High School band instructor James Jarvie (far left) greets students in the new band room Monday. The band room is located in the former school auditorium and adjoins the new choir room, which students used for the first time on Tuesday.
Monday was a memorable first day of school for staff and students at Luverne Middle-High School. Some were challenged to find the correct classroom. Others were happy to have one. The school building is currently undergoing a $23 million renovation and won’t be finished until 2021. For the next...
A change in the recycling market means more expense to taxpayers if they dispose of plastic bags in recycling bins. On Oct. 1 the county’s recycler, Millennium Recycling, will charge up to an additional $75 per ton if plastic bags are found among the other single-stream recyclable materials....
A change in the recycling market means more expense to taxpayers if they dispose of plastic bags in recycling bins. On Oct. 1 the county’s recycler, Millennium Recycling, will charge up to an additional $75 per ton if plastic bags are found among the other single-stream recyclable materials....

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