December

Question: What are the legal ramifications if someone is arrested for DWI with a child in a vehicle? Answer: If the child is less than 16 years of age and is greater than 36 months younger than the driver, the DWI violation would be enhanced to include Child Endangerment. •First offense DWI under a...
Dispatch report Dec. 2 •Complainant reported a couple nights ago, maybe Tuesday, someone went into his garage in Steen. It woke him up when they shut the door. •Dispatcher received a 911 call with yelling on the phone. Parties are staying at different places for tonight. •Complainant requested a...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on Dec. 18, 1925:   KIDDIES TO SEE SANTA CLAUS HERE TOMORROW   Children from All sections of Rock county Invited to Attend Community Christmas Tree Party   CANDY AND FREE MOVIE SHOW TO BE PROVIDED   Santa Claus Due To Arrive In Luverne at 1:40...
Donna Mae Peterson, 71, Vergas, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at Sanford Health in Fargo, North Dakota. A funeral was Saturday, Dec. 10, at Furey Funeral Home Chapel in Vergas. Donna Mae Olson was born May 11, 1945, to Alf and Doris (Burk) Olson in Adrian,. She grew up in Magnolia graduated from...
Nellie Van Santen Nellie Van Santen, 89, Luverne, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral service was Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Nellie Van Hemert was born July 24, 1927, to Arend...
By Lori Sorenson Gevo continues to expand markets for its isobutanol biofuel and recently secured a deal for on-road vehicles. The company’s distribution partner, Musket Corp., will ship isobutanol-blended gasoline to regional rest stop chain Buc-ee’s for use in their Houston stores. This marks the...
Chad Kempema and his children, Logan (front), Hannah (left) and Grace, get acquainted with puppies from Tracy Area Animal Rescue Saturday morning at Bomgaars in Luverne. At far right is Adelyn Rodriguez. The organization brought the puppies and several other animals waiting to be adopted into their “forever homes.” Organizers say the event resulted in several adoption inquiries and arrangements for adoption.
The festive gathering of pets and families Saturday morning turned somber after a puppy was stolen from the event at Bomgaars in Luverne. Several people reported seeing a man in his 50s or 60s leaving the building with a puppy and driving away. Luverne’s Beth Capistran had helped to organize the “...
Former Loopy’s Dollar Store manager Amy Kruger has opened her own business, Four Seasons, in the Loopy’s location. She purchased the store’s inventory and has taken over the building lease on East Main Street in Luverne. She managed Loopy’s for 16 years for Pipestone’s Gary and Tom Ploeger, who...
On an average day, 1,700 vehicles travel Luverne’s Barck Avenue. The residential street is the emergency route from Highway 75 to Blue Mound Avenue, and that means no stop signs for the entire seven blocks through town. The 30 mph speed limit signs were removed during a road resurfacing project in...
Twila Walker (left) and Linda Brady hold mittens handmade from used sweaters. The St. John Lutheran Church quilting committee donates the mittens and their quilts to stores that support mission work. In Luverne the mittens are available at Redeemed Remnants on Main Street.
The Mother Goose nursery rhyme, “Three Little Kittens, They Lost Their Mittens,” came to mind as Twila Walker aptly cut out a mitten pattern last week at St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne. The hand warmers are donated to Redeemed Remnants, a Luverne secondhand store that supports the mission of...

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