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Stroeh’s Auto Center in downtown Luverne is celebrating 15 years in business. The staff includes owner Alan Stroeh (left), mechanics Doug Flier and Cliff Enninga, and office manager Robin Erlandson.
Stroeh’s Auto Center on East Main Street in Luverne is celebrating 15 years in business. Owner Alan Stroeh purchased the business from Lyle Nelson in 2004 and moved it to the former Bush’s 66 location on the corner of Main and Spring streets. “I always wanted to go into business on my own and I’m...
Organizers of Fourth of July events in Luverne estimate roughly 2,000 people came and went from The Lake and nearly 5,000 watched the fireworks display Thursday night.
An estimated 2,000 people celebrated the Fourth of July at The Lake in Luverne Thursday. The event — the fifth in a row — was marked by sunshine, blue skies and busy shorelines and lake water. “There were tons of kids and adults in the water throughout the day,” said Chamber Director Jane Wildung...
The numerous sidewalks circling around through the Courthouse Square made the Arts in the Park event more accessible to wheelchairs, walkers, strollers and others who appreciate solid footing.
Luverne’s 35th annual Buffalo Days weekend unfolded under near-perfect weather conditions, which made the celebration especially enjoyable, according to Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere. “We have to give credit to the weather gods,” she said. The sunshine was especially welcome after an...
Luverne’s Ben Vander Kooi (at podium) emceed groundbreaking ceremonies in 1991. Pictured with golden shovels are (from left) Rep. Vin Weber, the late Sen. Gary DeCramer, Sen. Jim Vickerman, Sen. Joe Bertram, Rep. Andy Steensma and Rep. Norm DeBlieck.
On Jan. 24, 1994, the Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne, welcomed its first two residents. That day marked the culmination of a three-year lobbying effort to locate the state facility in Luverne and two years of construction after Luverne was selected in 1991. It also marked the start of an...
Trinity Lutheran Church is 125 years old and its parish members are celebrating the anniversary this weekend, with food, fellowship and a look back on the church’s history in the community of Jasper. The German Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church was organized in the early 1890s around the same...
After proudly caring for more than 841 Minnesota veterans and their families since opening in 1994, the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne is recognizing its 25th anniversary with a community celebration on Friday, June 7. The public is invited as current and former staff, volunteers, resident...
Participants were encouraged to enjoy The Loop by riding bikes, walking or accepting a special opportunity to ride on chauffeured golf carts. A children’s scavenger hunt encouraged about 120 kids to dismount their bikes and enjoy three of the pocket parks and nature areas located along The Loop.
After months of rain, snow and gray skies, the Luverne Area Chamber organized a “Bike, Walk, Ride” event for Thursday, May 16, on The Loop bike trail with a fundraiser pork loin sandwich meal at The Lake. The event was deemed a success when rain showers stayed away. According to chamber director...
Sometimes the best ideas come from friends talking over a cup of coffee. Luverne's first annual tractor ride on Friday, Sept. 2, is a good example. According to Rodger Ossenfort, the Luverne Area Chamber is discussing having a tractor ride next year as part of Luverne's 150th Anniversary...
The Fourth of July celebration at The Lake in Luverne was everything everyone had hoped for and more. “It was an amazing day,” was one comment on the Star Herald’s Facebook post about the event. “We appreciate it a lot for everyone that made it possible.” Another said, “The fire works were...
Adrian will host an event July 2 that highlights people and resources that support veterans. The event, called the Dawg Days of Summer, features a mobile unit that memorializes military working dogs and their handlers who have been killed in the War on Terror.  Activities will be from 1 to 4 p.m....

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