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Ryan Gee drone image facing south.
Uithoven Addition lots are shaping up on the city’s west side with curbs being poured Tuesday morning. The future twin home subdivision is on the west edge of town on the south side of Dodge Street. Three cul-de-sacs will provide 15 lots for twin homes to provide a total of 30 residences. Henning...
The first campground under Rock County’s revised ordinance received a favorable recommendation for a conditional use permit Monday night by the Rock County Planning and Zoning Commission. Fourteen people gathered in the Law Enforcement Center in Luverne along with campground organizers Billy Cowell...
In the coming weeks city and township officials will decide whether or not to join the newly formed Rock County Economic Development Authority. A 14-member committee of county commissioners studied the pros and cons of forming a countywide EDA for two months before recommending the new board. Robin...
Have you read a newspaper lately? Was it your local newspaper? Was it in print or online? I’m fortunate to have a daily, regional newspaper delivered to my door every day. I also have two neighboring community newspapers delivered weekly. Why do I spend this money? It is my connection to my...
The city of Luverne is in the process of acquiring land west of Shopko to create opportunities for future commercial development. City Council members went into closed session at their meeting Tuesday night, July 24, to discuss negotiations on three lots — a total of 9.6 acres west of Shopko south...
Heavy equipment breaks ground on Computer Clinic north of the Laundromat.
By Lori Sorenson The city of Luverne’s efforts to remove blighted properties and replace them with development has become increasingly evident in recent months. Luverne’s new business, Computer Clinic, is under construction on the lot north of the Laundry Room on Highway 75 near the Main Street...
Luverne High School’s Senior Leadership Group recently met for their last activity, tie-dying T-shirts and socks. Pictured in front are Melissa Tweet (sitting), Jenna Schelhaas, Tayler Hoogeveen, Susan Thompson, Brianna Jonason, (back) Freddi Stroeh, Sam Aanenson, Nicole Kneip and Madi Oye.
During the 2015-16 school year, a group of senior girls began meeting Thursday mornings to grow in their leadership skills. Throughout the fall the group continued to progress, and the ideas of what they wanted to learn grew, according to school social worker Stacy Schepel. Schepel and Amy Cook,...
Sharkee's property on South Highway 75 and the adjacent Mert's Repair property on Hatting Street may be combined into a single TIF district.
The Sharkee's property on South Highway 75 and the adjacent Mert’s Repair property on Hatting Street may be combined into a single tax increment financing district to encourage future development. Luverne City Council members took action on this TIF plan during their March 22 meeting. Sharkee’s bar...
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