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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...
Cheryl and Eric Hartman portray Melvina and Philo Hawes near Redbird Field Friday morning, July 14, in a historical re-enactment. Hawes was the founder of Luverne in 1867.
Prior to this past weekend, Luverne’s 4,669 residents went about their business without dwelling on the history surrounding their prairie town that started in 1867. However, after filling themselves up with 10,000 free hot dogs during the 55th annual Hot Dog Night Thursday, July 13, residents of...
The logo for Hardwick’s 125th anniversary celebration recognizes agriculture and the railroad for the founding of the town in 1892.
“There’s no place like home” is the repeated phrase Dorothy mutters in the movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” as she wishes herself safely home to her Kansas farmhouse. For many who grew up in Hardwick, the phrase summarizes this weekend’s Jubilee Days and the town’s 125th Anniversary celebration and all-...
Open Houses Hendrene Veldkamp Van Wyhe will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Edgerton Public High School. Greetings may be sent to 301 County Road 6 Apt. 118, Hills, MN 56138.   Darwin and Beverly Wahlert will celebrate their 50th wedding...

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