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One thing sets the Southwest Minnesota CEO program apart from others across the country — community support. As the 2020-21 CEO class opens their group business venture, “Souper” Supper, this weekend, the students will have already reached half of their fundraising goal of $15,000 through business...
For the fourth time in six years Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company (Midwest Fire) was named one of 50 winners in Prairie Business Magazine’s (Prairie Business) “50 Best Places to Work 2020” contest. This is the second time the company has received the award in back-to-back years. “It’s a...
Thirteen students showcased their created businesses to the public Wednesday night, June 17, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. The students from Luverne, Hills-Beaver Creek, Southwest Minnesota Christian, Edgerton and Adrian spent the past school year learning real-life entrepreneur lessons from area business leaders as part of the Southwest MN CEO organization.
Unbeknownst to incoming Luverne High School senior Rylee Gee and Southwest MN CEO student, the fourth grade valentine box she made from metal led to the creation of a business seven years later. Gee’s business called “OG Metal Design” was one of 13 showcased Wednesday night, June 17, ending the...
The city of Luverne recently completed a $125,000 overhaul of the former Casey’s building on East Main Street. It includes handicap-accessible public restrooms that are now open for use.
The former Casey’s convenience store on East Main Street in Luverne is the new trailhead building for the Blue Mound Trail and Rock River water recreation. Luverne contractor Tom Nergaard recently completed the $125,000 project, which also includes handicap-accessible public restrooms that are now...
After three months of pandemic-driven social distancing, Gov. Tim Walz last week announced another “turn of the dial” to allow business to resume almost as usual in Minnesota. As of Wednesday, indoor dining, gyms and entertainment venues are cautiously reopening. “Thank you, Minnesotans, for the...
     Rock County employees are conducting their usual business in very unusual ways under the governor’s shelter-in-place directive that began at midnight Friday.        No county layoffs are planned as each department provides “critical services” as defined by the state.        Commissioners...
With tables and chairs set more than six feet apart, the Hills-Beaver Creek School Board met in regular session Monday night.        The group met in the high school commons instead of the conference room in response to the coronavirus pandemic and limiting contact between individuals.        H-BC...
LEDA and LIFT worked with Media One Advertising and Marketing to produce a series of video and print ads to promote Luverne.
City and community leaders recently released a series of videos and print advertisements to promote Luverne to potential businesses and residents. At Monday morning’s meeting of the Luverne Economic Development Authority, the board viewed the videos and images produced by the Sioux Falls agency...
Luverne hotel honored at franchise conference The GrandStay Hotel & Suites in Luverne received the 2018 Every Guest, Every Time customer service award during a May 8 annual conference. The award recognizes consistent high scores in guest surveys and through the brand quality assurance...
Luverne Chamber Board members and well-wishers participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon, Sept. 29, for Culligan’s new location on West Main Street. Pictured are (front, from left) Annie Opitz, Lois Petersen, Lorraine Johnson, Pam Kopp, Lorna Vander Linden, Shar Berg, Rolf Berg, Faye Bremer, Missy Merrill, Patty Olson, Kevin Aaker, (back) Dave Anderson, Ryan Wynia, Mike Engesser, Gordon Mulder, Lynn Petersen, Nicie Bosch, Robert Corn, Ryan DeBates, Marilyn Bloemendaal, Sandy Bird and Es
Culligan’s ribbon-cutting and open house was a celebration of its new location in the former Palace Video building, but the Sept. 29 event also honored Culligan’s rich 70-year history in Luverne. Former Luverne resident Rolf Berg has been in the local Culligan business since 1970 and has seen the...

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