coronavirus

Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary preschool teacher Macy Ellingson (top, second from left) snapped a picture of her class April 2 participating via Zoom in a distance learning session from each of their homes. Pictured top row from left are Leland Morris, Teacher Macy Ellingson, Claire Kruger, RaeLynn Poncelet, (second row) Hadley Miller, Rydr Klosterbuer, Aubrey Nuffer, Kale Smith, (third row) Jaelyn Fick, Harper Uittenbogaard, Elliot Engelkes, Harper DeJong, (fourth row) Ryker Mathers, Vivienne Tatge and Mayl
Last week Luverne High School freshman Ashlyn Johnson sang her classroom assignment on her choir teacher’s deck. “She even played the piano for me,” said the daughter of Jim and Heather Johnson of Luverne. Instructors like LHS choir teacher Seana Graber resumed teaching online March 30, after...
To the Editor:      Thank you, Kat Dahl, for your thoughtful, intelligent editorial.      Tragically, our dangerously inept commander in chief ignored experts on the science of contagion and didn’t take the steps necessary to attack its spread. Now his missteps are affecting us here in Rock County...
Lori Sorenson
My oldest son earned a law enforcement degree a couple of years ago at a time when mothers might worry about their sonsworking in law enforcement.      So, when he took a job in security and surveillance at Avera McKennan, I felt comforted to know he’d be less often in harm’sway. How many armed bad...
Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday delivered his second State of the State address from the Governor’s Residence where he has beenin self-quarantine. “Self-quarantine. Self-isolation. Social distancing,” he said at the start of his speech. “Phrases that many of us never usedbefore now roll off our tongue in...
Confirmed cases of coronavirus are showing up in communities closer and closer to Rock County, the latest in Lyon County Tuesday and increasing numbers (28) in Minnehaha County just 30 miles to the west. Testing capacity is limited, so numbers aren’t telling the whole story. That’s why public...
Sunshine store manager Jason Oye stocks shelves in Luverne on March 26.
While most local businesses are losing revenue due to coronavirus measures, Sunshine Foods and Blue Mound Liquor are struggling to keep up with demand. “It’s been busier than ever,” said liquor store cashier Christi Wilson. “I haven’t seen a madness like this since the holidays. People are just...
Gevo Inc., which operates Agri-Energy in Luverne, announced Friday it will cease operations at the biofuel production plant.      The close was effective Friday and terminates the employment of 27 workers.      “We will resume production once the economy is up and running again,” said Gevo...
Kevin and Logan Peterson wave as fire trucks drive through their neighborhood Sunday in Luverne.
Firefighters and first responders from the Luverne Volunteer Fire Department and Rock County Ambulance formed an eight-vehicle “parade” Sunday afternoon as they drove through each neighborhood with sirens, lights and smiles during the 90-minute ride. The event was intended to brighten everyone’s...
The coronavirus pandemic and its social distancing measures have made the grief process more painful for those who have lost loved ones, according to local funeral home directors. “It’s preventing friends and family from grieving properly because of the lack of fellowship and support from the...
Area residents are looking for ways to help friends and neighbors who are affected by coronavirus hardships, and the Luverne Area Community Foundation is matching dollars to causes. “COVID-19 will affect our community in more ways than we realize, and this will act as disaster relief funding to...

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