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Scott Rall
We’re in the process of getting a new puppy, and it reminds me of the very first hunting dog puppy I ever had. I grew up with lap dogs, but this was a yellow Labrador named Scout, the first puppy from the first breeding at the newly created Round Lake Kennels around 1996. I knew about as much as...
The first competition of the Luverne High School robotics team yielded a rookie team award and plenty of experience, according to coach Aaron Perkins. Perkins, 17 students and three adult chaperones traveled to the Great Northern Regional 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition Feb. 26-29 in Grand Forks,...
During the last snow day when most Minnesota schools were canceled, lesson plans carried on as usual for students in the Hills-Beaver Creek School District. As one of several e-Learning schools in the state, the district didn’t cancel classes on Jan. 17; rather teachers took attendance and...
A week after receiving the kit, Melanie Rittenhouse (left), Jonah Friedrichsen, Martin Anderson and Marshal Oakes have the base assembled for Luverne High School’s first industrial-sized robot.
With $9,900 in hand, the Luverne High School robotics team is setting its sights on the first competition in late February. Adviser Aaron Perkins and students hosted the team’s first parent information meeting Jan. 8 with an eye on the calendar. “We have 51 days and this is Day 2,” he said. “We...
The Luverne Junior Legion baseball team, formerly known as the VFW team, opened the 2019 season with a victory over Adrian Monday. Pitcher Ethan Beyer started the game on the mound for Luverne.
Luverne’s Junior Legion baseball team opened its 2019 season with a 13-1 five-inning victory over Adrian Monday at Redbird Field. Formerly known as the VFW baseball team, the squad comprised of 15-, 16-, and 17-year-old players will play as a Junior Legion team in 2019. Luverne opened the new...
Students sing “Change of Heart.”
Luverne Elementary School first- and third-graders performed “Lemonade: A Musical for Young Singers” Friday in the school gymnasium. The musical written by John Jacobson and John Higgins featured numerous nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters describing their woes to the audience and ending with...
Friends and family of the bride and groom decorate the Grand Prairie Events Center Friday afternoon in the ballroom.
Saturday’s wedding reception for Lexi Burmeister and Ben Aukes was the first one on the books for Mike and Wanda Jarchow’s Grand Prairie Events Center. Construction on the former Family Dollar building piqued public interest through the summer, so by Friday afternoon, wedding decorators discovered...
William Duncan of New Zealand takes his place in the parade. He is an exchange farmer working with the Sandager family by Hills.
Forty-six tractors were part of a long parade of both old and new farm implements that assembled at Luverne City Park Friday morning for a ride around the county. According to one of the organizers, Rodger Ossenfort, Friday’s event was a dry run for a tractor ride planned for next year’s 150th...
Jason Schultz (left) and Mike Davis (center) duke it out in the first Stein-Holding Contest as organizer Rick Peterson encourages the men’s division finalists to keep their glass steins at shoulder level. The contest was part of Rock River Beerfest activities Saturday afternoon at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne.
Twenty-seven people participated in the first Stein-Holding Contest during Saturday afternoon’s Rock River Beerfest. The contest featured a men’s and a women’s division with each challenged to hold, at shoulder height, a glass stein filled with beer weighing 5 ½ pounds. Each division was limited to...
A motorist east of Luverne on County Road 4 wasn't so appreciative of the winter white stuff on Friday afternoon.
The first snow of the holiday season arrived Friday, Nov. 20, and children in the area enjoyed playing in the snow.

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