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At one point there were eight combines, four grain carts and roughly 10 trucks and semis operating at one time in the Muller soybean fields.
Friends and neighbors of Randy and Bonnie Muller joined forces last week to help with the Mullers’ 2020 soybean harvest after Bonnie was hospitalized with lung cancer. Randy said the harvest help took some pressure off his schedule as he balanced time between the fields near Jasper and the hospital...
John Bowron is improving his property on East Lincoln Street.
Two downtown Luverne buildings will be improved with help from the city’s Historic Facade Improvement Program. At their Sept. 14 meeting, members of the Luverne Economic Development Authority approved funds for John Bowron’s building on East Lincoln Street and for Luverne Counseling LLC on West...
Turning 65 comes with many emotions for me. I am excited to begin thinking about the next phase of my life. Is retirement a reality for me? Or am I going to continue to do the job I love with the Senior LinkAge Line and the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging? I will turn 65 at the end of October...
Farm stress is certainly not a new concept. My father saw rural suicide rates spike in his farming days in the 1930s. When I was a young farmer just getting started in the ’80s, I became super depressed. Interest rates were as high as 21 percent, while land and machinery values plummeted. Farmers...
“It’s like God’s carrying you in this picture! Your feet aren’t even on the ground,” commented Peter Janiszeski’s cousin Stacey Belker Rubertus. Saturday morning Janiszeski ran the “Luverne Marathon” by himself to honor of three area families who lost loved ones in the past year.
Small groups of people gathered along Peter Janiszeski’s running route Saturday as he substituted the Boston Marathon with his own 26.2-mile Luverne Marathon. Friends, co-workers and community members cheered Janiszeski as he ran along Dodge Street, Blue Mound Avenue, 131st Street and Highway 75....
Barb Bork consulted with daughter-in-law Annie Bork, who uses masks at Southwestern Mental Health Center, and they've arrived at one that's comfortable and relatively protective.
With increasing numbers of coronavirus cases confirmed in the region, homemade fabric masks are becoming increasingly common in grocery stores and other places of essential business.      Barb Bork of the Sewing Basket in Luverne has been helping to meet demand for fabric and supplies while also...
The Rock County Library is an official 2020 Census Questionaire Assistance Center, which means library staff can assist residents with online response. The library — which is remaining open (with limitations issued late Tuesday afternoon) — has computer stations and additonal iPads, plus extended...
Heather Erickson (left) and Missy Bass of Hills want families experiencing life-changing events to reach out to their nonprofit organization, Game Plan 4 Hope, for help. Samson, Trenton Bass’ therapy dog in training, assists in spreading the organization’s message.
Two Hills families are attempting to bring hope to people experiencing life-changing hardships. Jeff and Missy Bass started the nonprofit, “Game Plan 4 Hope,” in September and were later joined by longtime friends Aaron and Heather Erickson. Their sons, Trenton Bass and Ethan Erickson, both...
Neighbors and friends of Aaron and Heather Erickson gathered Saturday, Oct. 19, to harvest 150 acres of the couple’s beans in three hours. Pictured (from left) are Ashley Esselink, Dave Esselink, Chase Bosch, Cory Meinerts, Alan Baker, Tim Baker, Aaron Erickson, Josh Rheault, Allen Nuffer, Chris...
Four neighbors came to the rescue of Lee Hamann when he suffered a heart attack in May. Pictured are, from left, Autumn Whitely, Kathy Hamann, Lee Hamann, Jennie Aanenson, Buck Underwood and Sig Underwood.
“Everyone was right where they needed to be, right when they needed to be there.” That’s how Autumn Whitely describes how she and other neighbors came to the rescue of Lee Hamann the evening of May 22. Hamann, 61, suffered a heart attack while mowing his lawn on West Luverne Street. Thanks to...
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