coronavirus

After three days of free COVID-19 testing at Grand Prairie Events last week, 545 people received nasal swab tests. Of them, 26 were positive and 519 were negative. According to Shawn Schloesser of the State Emergency Operations Center, the event accomplished what it was supposed to. “We were very...
Four residents at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills have lost their lives to Covid-19, and 30 others have tested positive for the virus. In addition, 15 staff members are positive as of Tuesday and are taking measures to quarantine. Some of those are returning to work after quarantining and some...
Luverne High School football players practice near the field on Thursday, Sept. 17. They join athletes across the state who will now participate in a fall sports season, according to a state high school league decision.
There was a splash of good news for high school athletes on the fall prep sports scene in Minnesota this week. On Monday, Sept. 21, the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors approved a motion to return football and volleyball to fall activities this season. With all the states...
Luverne High School marching band members practice their 2020 field routine last week on the high school football field. The group will be the only band participating in this year’s Tri-State Band Festival, which was canceled in August due to the coronavirus.
Much of the Luverne High School Marching Band performance schedule is canceled, including this weekend’s Tri-State Band Festival. However, festival organizers have developed a special educational clinic for the 52 local students who will take the field at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Due to the coronavirus...
After two weeks of instruction, Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek public schools will continue with their current safe learning models, even as coronavirus positive case numbers continue to rise in the county. The Minnesota Department of Health released the 14-day case rate per 10,000 residents on...
Luverne is among dozens of communities across the state that will host “no barrier” testing sites through the Minnesota Department of Health. The first sites are in Grand Rapids, Pine City and Waseca this week. Luverne’s round of testing is set for Oct. 13-15 at a location to be announced. Nasal...
President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion for agriculture producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin...
Beef judge DJ Folkerts talks with intermediate division showman Claire Knobloch about her market steer Friday morning, July 31, during the beef showcase.
The effort to make last week’s Rock County 4-H Showcase a meaningful experience didn’t go unnoticed by beef project judge DJ Folkerts. “I hope we don’t have to do this again,” he said Friday morning, the third of four days of livestock showcases. “Kudos to your program coordinators for having this...
In a special meeting Wednesday, Aug. 5, Luverne School Board members reviewed possible learning models for the opening of the 2020-21 school year. Superintendent Craig Oftedahl recommended waiting until the state-mandated deadline of Aug. 24 before announcing which of the four plans the district...
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian took a front-row seat to the community’s coronavirus experience last week after he came down with the illness. “It’s definitely respiratory,” he said Wednesday after testing positive. He described symptoms of fever, body aches and shortness of breath. “My chest was really...

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