Rising water rushes down an intake drain in the Veterans Home Pond Thursday evening. At right is a photo taken Tuesday morning showing the drain at more normal water levels.
An all-day deluge flooded basements and overfilled ponds and streams Thursday, Sept. 15, and Luverne appears to have borne the brunt of the slow-moving system.
Lola and Tom Haugen are the parade marshals for Saturday’s Tri-State Band Festival in Luverne. The event gets underway at 9:30 a.m. with the parade competition.
Leading Saturday’s parade for the 66th annual Tri-State Band Festival will be a former Luverne couple who has been instrumental in keeping the local event going for more than five decades.
In April of 2014 Sharkee’s closed due to health code violations, mainly basement sewage backup, and on May 26, 2014, the building suffered damage from a fire reportedly set by arsonists. The arson remains under investigation but is essentially a cold case.
Dave Halverson and his attorney, Nick Maxwell, asked Luverne City Council members at their Sept. 13 meeting to delay action on the condemned Sharkee’s property.
Students pack ingredients during the 2015 event in Luverne.
The 2016 Rock Area Kids Against Hunger Food Packing Event will be from 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, through 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the Luverne High School gym.
On Monday retired football referee Mike Cox will instruct interested persons about the popular gridiron game called “Football 101 for Moms,” offered through Luverne Community Education. Cox will focus on explaining the game, whether moms watch a high school, college or pro football game.
For an hour on Monday moms of football players can learn about the gridiron game and put their fears to rest while their child safely plays the popular Friday night game.
Luverne’s Main Street comes to life Tuesday morning as the sun rises in the east to start another mild, late summer day that promised temperatures near 80 degrees. Fall officially begins Thursday, Sept.
Rising water rushes down an intake drain in the Veterans Home Pond Thursday evening. At right is a photo taken Tuesday morning showing the drain at more normal water levels.
Lola and Tom Haugen are the parade marshals for Saturday’s Tri-State Band Festival in Luverne. The event gets underway at 9:30 a.m. with the parade competition.
In April of 2014 Sharkee’s closed due to health code violations, mainly basement sewage backup, and on May 26, 2014, the building suffered damage from a fire reportedly set by arsonists. The arson remains under investigation but is essentially a cold case.
Students pack ingredients during the 2015 event in Luverne.
On Monday retired football referee Mike Cox will instruct interested persons about the popular gridiron game called “Football 101 for Moms,” offered through Luverne Community Education. Cox will focus on explaining the game, whether moms watch a high school, college or pro football game.

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Rising water rushes down an intake drain in the Veterans Home Pond Thursday evening. At right is a photo taken Tuesday morning showing the drain at more normal water levels.
An all-day deluge flooded basements and overfilled ponds and streams Thursday, Sept. 15, and Luverne appears to have borne the brunt of the slow-moving system. By midday, gauges in Luverne had measured more than 3 inches of water, and the rain kept coming — in heavy, pounding sheets throughout the...
Lola and Tom Haugen are the parade marshals for Saturday’s Tri-State Band Festival in Luverne. The event gets underway at 9:30 a.m. with the parade competition.
Leading Saturday’s parade for the 66th annual Tri-State Band Festival will be a former Luverne couple who has been instrumental in keeping the local event going for more than five decades. Tom and Lola Haugen will preside over the bands from Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa descending on Luverne...
In April of 2014 Sharkee’s closed due to health code violations, mainly basement sewage backup, and on May 26, 2014, the building suffered damage from a fire reportedly set by arsonists. The arson remains under investigation but is essentially a cold case.
Dave Halverson and his attorney, Nick Maxwell, asked Luverne City Council members at their Sept. 13 meeting to delay action on the condemned Sharkee’s property. The city is in the process of acquiring the lot on South Highway 75 through eminent domain, and Tuesday’s agenda included another step...
Students pack ingredients during the 2015 event in Luverne.
The 2016 Rock Area Kids Against Hunger Food Packing Event will be from 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, through 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the Luverne High School gym. Students from four area school districts, community members, faith community members, leaders, businesses and others will pack food for...
On Monday retired football referee Mike Cox will instruct interested persons about the popular gridiron game called “Football 101 for Moms,” offered through Luverne Community Education. Cox will focus on explaining the game, whether moms watch a high school, college or pro football game.
For an hour on Monday moms of football players can learn about the gridiron game and put their fears to rest while their child safely plays the popular Friday night game. Luverne’s Mike Cox teaches “Football 101 for Moms” through Luverne Community Education from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in the CE802...
Luverne’s Main Street comes to life Tuesday morning as the sun rises in the east to start another mild, late summer day that promised temperatures near 80 degrees. Fall officially begins Thursday, Sept. 22, and the forecast for those first autumn days calls for a marked change of climate to cooler...
According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, one in five people experience some form of mental illness in a year. It may be depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress syndrome, substance abuse disorder or something more involved. And encountering someone in mental or emotional crisis is...
The tax levy in Luverne may increase by 5.13 percent, according to action at the Tuesday, Sept. 13, City Council meeting. As required by law, the city of Luverne set its proposed 2016 tax levy (payable in 2017) at the meeting; the levy can be lowered at a later date but not increased. The City...
“Country Sunrise,” by Caryn Harrington of Adrian was a winner in the August Prairie Photo Contest.
The Luverne Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the winners of the August 2016 Prairie Photo Contest. “Country Sunrise,” by Caryn Harrington of Adrian, and “Touch the Sky Night Lights,” by Thomas Jungroth of Crystal, were named the August winners according to a judging panel comprised of...
Seven years after submitting an application to renew its demolition landfill permit, Rock County is on the final steps of completing that process. On Sept. 7 the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency opened the comment period with a “Public Notice of Intent to Reissue” letter. Interested individuals...

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