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Luverne’s Ariel DeBeer is enjoying a successful senior season as a member of the school’s softball program. Led by a senior-dominated team, the Cardinals are playing winning ball with an 11-8 record after going 5-13 in 2016. DeBeer has played a part in the on-field success by producing at the plate...
When the cellphone becomes a lifesaver   By Mavis Fodness The cellphone is becoming the Swiss army knife of the technological age. It certainly became a handy tool that recently saved my life. My husband, Bryan, and I purchased an enclosed horse trailer a year ago. I am still getting used to where...
By Rick Peterson, Tollefson Publishing General Manager One of Rock County’s former deputies made it to the pages of the Minneapolis Star Tribune last week. Nick Schafer, now a sergeant with the St. Paul Police Department, was recognized for his effort in reuniting the cremains of a man with his...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 1, 1925:   DOG LICENSES DUE   Dog owners in general should bear in mind that all dog licenses issued by the city of Luverne expire this morning and that under the provisions of a city ordinance they are required to secure new licenses and see...
Two Luverne High School seniors rose to the occasion during the 92nd version of the Howard Wood Dakota Relays in Sioux Falls over the weekend. Participating at a meet that attracts some of the best athletes in a three-state area, Luverne’s Matt Hup and Griffin Ahrendt did more than hold their own...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on May 9, 1924:   SALVATION ARMY CONTRIBUTIONS   The total amount contributed this year by Luverne citizens for the Salvation Army support is approximately $325.00, which sum is to be forwarded in a few days to Minneapolis, to the army headquarters...
Question: On most days I observe college students who are wearing dark jackets and hats, listening to "tunes" while walking, or walking in the same direction as motor traffic rather than facing that traffic. This street has no sidewalks so all the walking occurs close to the cars. I am concerned...
I recently joined a group having dinner with a young couple considering a move to Luverne. Not surprisingly, the conversation became kind of a recruiting session while we shared many positive features of our community. We covered all the usual highlights: the state park, great local restaurants,...
It’s May Day and I am looking out of my window at a beautiful array of colors of tulips blooming in the fresh snow. I don’t think I have ever witnessed this before. From here, I can’t really tell if those tulips are shivering, but I am! Well, weather is what weather is, and we are along for the...
It didn’t take Adrian’s Kevin Nowotny long to be on the receiving end of a well-deserved honor. Approximately 10 months after stepping down as Adrian’s head baseball coach after a 23-year run, Nowotny recently learned he’s been elected to the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association...

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