January 2022

The Palace Theatre in downtown Luverne has been closed to the public for almost a year due to the pandemic. When events began again, people came flooding back, according to theater manager Shawn Kinsinger.
“We were right back at it, as if nothing ever changed.” That’s how Palace Theatre director Shawn Kinsinger described the past several months since the pandemic. “This past fall into winter, I was curious as to how much we would rebound after being closed over the last holiday season, which is...
Kianna Winter, a Luverne eighth-grader, completes her vault Monday night in front of a parents’ night crowd. The Cardinals won the home meet against Martin County Area.
Luverne gymnasts pulled together as a team in a rescheduled dual meet from December against Martin County Area Monday night. At the Parents Night event, the Cardinals won over the Magic 131.625 to 127.375. They upped their season record to 6-2. The win came at the heels of another win last week...
Greta McClure passes the puck in the third period during the Friday home contest with Marshall.
The Luverne girls’ hockey team continues its winning ways with two more victories in the past week. The Cardinals took an easy 12-2 victory from the Trojans in Worthington Jan. 25 and took down the Marshall Tigers 4-1 at home Friday. Luverne moves to 21-3 on the year and hosts Morris Benson Area...
At their Jan. 27 meeting, Luverne School Board members unanimously supported hiring an existing employee to fill the newly created district health aide position. Karen Hubbling works as a middle-high school paraprofessional and has worked for the local district since 2017. She is also a registered...
Dispatch report Jan. 21 •Complainant on S. Kniss Avenue reported harassment via Snapchat. •Complainant on County Road 17 and County Highway 4 reported a fire in the ditch. •Smoke was reported at location of an earlier fire at location on County Road 17 and County Road 4. Jan. 22 •Nobles County...
SMSU Marshall announces honor students Rozilyn Oye and Cassidy Teunissen, both of Luverne, were named to the Honors list for the Fall 2021 semester at Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall. To be eligible, students must earn at least a 3.5 GPA with a minimum of 12 graded credits.  ...
It was two more lopsided victories and another near upset for the Luverne girls’ basketball team this week.  The Cardinals, now 13-4 on the season, defeated St. James by 40 points (74-34) Jan. 25 and Redwood Valley by 55 points (69-14) Jan. 28. LHS then faced Wagner, South Dakota, Saturday at...
H-BC's Olivia Bork drives to the basket during the Jan. 25 games with Adrian-Ellsworth in Hills. She had eight points in the 66-39 win over the Dragons.
The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team picked up two more games in the win column over the past week with Red Rock Conference victories over Adrian-Ellsworth and Okabena. The Lady Pates easily took the Dragons 66-39 on their home court Tuesday, Jan. 25, and they coasted to a 61-46 victory...
The Luverne boys’ hockey team moved its record to 8-9 after a series of road games over the past week. The Cardinals came out on top of a close match with the Trojans in Worthington Jan. 25, but they lost to New Ulm 6-0 in New Ulm Jan. 27 and came out on the losing end of an overtime contest with...
Patriot Liam Raymon puts up a shot Saturday against the Rebels in Slayton. He scored nine points in the game.
The Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball team suffered a couple of hard-fought losses over the past week with games at home and away. The Patriots fell to Westbrook Walnut Grove 70-62 in Hills Thursday, Jan. 27, and the Murray County Central Rebels used a home-court advantage to take H-BC 64-50...

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