Beaver Creek

Lowell Thone
Lowell Kenneth Thone, 88, Mission Viejo, California, formerly of Beaver Creek, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at Pacifica Cottage in Mission Viejo. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at...
Dale Matus
Dale Herbert Matus, 87, Beaver Creek, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at the Sanford Sheldon Care Center. A funeral service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Palisade Lutheran Church near Garretson, South Dakota. Burial followed at the Palisade Lutheran Church Cemetery. Dale Matus was born May 24,...
Harvey Taubert
Harvey Arthur Taubert, 90, Beaver Creek, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver Creek. Burial with full military honors followed at the Beaver Creek Cemetery. Harvey...
Deborah Hellwinckel
Deborah Marie Hellwinckel, 62, Beaver Creek, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, of a bilateral pulmonary embolism at her home. A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Deborah Hellwinckel was...
Hundreds of railcars are stored on railroad tracks between Luverne and Beaver Creek as companies rent rail space for their empty cars from Ellis & Eastern, which leases the 41-mile short-line railroad.
Residents and city leaders in Beaver Creek are questioning the placement of railcars on tracks north of town with openings only at intersections. City council member Pat Bender brought up the issue at Wednesday night’s meeting, asking how long the cars would be there. “If we knew it was short term...
Beaver Creek’s 50,000-gallon water tower, pictured July 14, was painted this summer. The council opted to keep the same light blue color, because it was less likely to fade.
The city of Beaver Creek learned this summer that manganese levels in its city drinking water are five times the level determined safe for infants by the Minnesota Department of Health. Recent MDH tests show manganese in Beaver Creek’s water at 500 micrograms per liter. For households with infants...
The Spring Brook Bridge is a single-span, reinforced concrete, filled-spandrel, barrel-vaulted, arch bridge, with slightly flared wingwall abutments. It was constructed in 1911 by Perley N. Gillham, who designed and constructed reinforced-concrete arch bridges.
Beaver Creek City Council members discussed the Spring Brook Bridge at their meeting Wednesday, June 9, after they were asked to provide $10,000 in matching funds to repair it. For several years, the bridge at the northeast edge of Beaver Creek has been showing signs of wear — cracking, pitting and...
Harold A. Sandstede died Feb. 1, 2021, while in hospice care. A celebration of his life is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at SpringBrooke Events and Golf Course in Beaver Creek. (0603 DN)
Richard Rauk
Richard Albert Rauk, 68, Beaver Creek, died Thursday, May 13, 2021, at his home surrounded by family. A funeral service was Monday, May 17, at First Presbyterian Church in Beaver Creek. Burial followed in the Beaver Creek Cemetery. Richard Rauk was born on June 8, 1952, to Edward and Elizabeth (...
Rick Rauk (front, center) passed away May 13, leaving behind a long legacy of volunteer firefighting service in the community. Marlys Rauk recently shared a photograph of seven Rauk firefighters with the Star Herald. “Two are retired and five are still active,” she said. “I think that it is pretty...

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