The Lake

Luverne's Bob May and his yellow lab, Sentry, try out the carpeted dock at The Lake Monday evening.
It gets bigger and better every year. That’s how the organizers of Luverne’s annual Fourth of July celebration at The Lake like to think about the event. What started two years ago as a water parade on what was then known as the creamery pond has grown into a full day of activities.  New to the...
Luverne City Council members met in closed session Tuesday night, May 9, to discuss negotiations for a pending land purchase at The Lake on the west end of Edgehill Street. Mike and Traci Davis announced in March that they’re asking $80,000 for three tracts totaling nearly four acres at the east...
It’s unclear what it will mean for the future of The Lake in Luverne, but Mike and Traci Davis announced last week they are selling their property adjacent to the water. “… It saddens me to tell you that I will be putting my land up for sale,” he shared in an online post March 4. “I have given the...
The 2016 Get Hooked Ice Fishing Derby in Luverne, the first one, attracted nearly 200 people, and this year numbers are expected at more than 300. A $500 grand prize is at stake this year, plus $1,500 in other prizes.
Luverne’s “Get Hooked Ice Fishing Derby” is Saturday, Feb. 11, at The Lake, and organizers are bracing for a big crowd. “We expect it to be bigger and better than ever,” said Luverne Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and fishing is from 1 to 4 p.m....
The Fourth of July celebration at The Lake in Luverne was everything everyone had hoped for and more. “It was an amazing day,” was one comment on the Star Herald’s Facebook post about the event. “We appreciate it a lot for everyone that made it possible.” Another said, “The fire works were...
People are still talking about it. Luverne’s Fourth of July celebration was a big hit. An out-of-the-park hit. Home run. Slam dunk. Call it what you want — the event was undeniably spectacular. Especially for a first-time effort by a group of enthusiastic volunteers, willing city workers and smart...
Carole McNaughton-Commers, a trainer with the Key Log Rolling, Golden Valley, addresses poll staff and interested July 4 volunteers at the pool Wednesday, June 22. "It is not as easy as it looks," she said.
Log rolling competition joins a growing list of attractions at The Lake in Luverne Monday for the Fourth of July holiday. A 12-foot long, 65-pound man-made log was delivered to Luverne’s indoor pool Wednesday, June 22, for training and practice. After it was filled with water, the polyethylene log...
Luverne firemen Jeremy Lehman (left) and Jonathon Kurtz are training to become certified fireworks operators. The July 4 event at The Lake in Luverne will be one of their training sessions toward certification. They're pictured with mortar tubes (up to 6 inches diameter) for this year's show.
Luverne will have a Fourth of July fireworks show this year for the first time in over three decades. And two local firemen, Jeremy Lehman and Jonathon Kurtz, will be in charge of lighting the fuses for the holiday show at The Lake in Luverne. “I just want everyone to know we’re going to do this in...
The DNR now stocks the former gravel pit with varieties of sunfish like the one caught by Landen Frey Friday afternoon.
Last week’s 90-degree days pushed many people to find cooler ways to enjoy the outdoors such as going to “The Lake” in southwest Luverne. Last year The Lake was designated as a kids’ fishing pond through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 
City leaders will use 'The Lake' when referring to the former creamery pond for marketing events like the recent ice fishing derby.
The gravel pit pond in Luverne has become known as the Creamery Pond, due to its proximity to the former Land ‘O Lakes creamery. There’s no longer a creamery in Luverne, and Land ‘O Lakes is now Great Plains Processing, but the little body of water has retained the Creamery Pond identity for lack...
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