Luverne

Sundogs rise in a dramatic circle over wind turbines on the horizon north of Beaver Creek Monday morning. This scene was repeated with the rising and setting sun throughout the week of subzero temperatures and windswept snow.
An arctic front settled over the region this week, bringing with it sub zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills. By Wednesday, temperatures were forecast to hit minus 25 degrees with wind chills registering at minus 60 degrees. With these conditions expected to last for days at a time, most...
The Chamber Board of Directors honored Mike Engesser as the 2018 Outstanding Chamber Member during an after-hours reception Monday in Sterling’s Café & Grille.  The Chamber annually selects a local individual to honor with the award, which recognizes personal and professional contributions to...
The Rock’s Robotics team will compete Saturday in the First LEGO League state tournament. Members of the 2019 team include (front row from left) Quentin Johnson, Alex Reker, Zoey Berghorst, Zoe Perkins, (back) Garret Cattnach, Shelby McCarthy and Brenna Reker.
For the past six months, the seven-member Rock's Robotics team acted like a team of NASA scientists and engineers. They developed a virtual reality identity named SEBASTIAN, which stands for Space Entertainment Because Astronauts Should Talk In order to Avoid Neurosis. They constructed a robot...
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office was involved in the arrest of a Brainerd woman who is allegedly connected with vehicle thefts in Hills and Adrian. According to information released Friday from Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, his office received a call around noon Thursday, Jan. 10, about a possible stolen...
Ashton Pick places a battery-operated votive candles into white paper sacks.
More than 700 people trekked along candlelit trails in the Blue Mounds State Park Saturday night for the second annual Friends of the Blue Mounds State Park Candlelight Hike. The 2019 event drew more than double last year’s impressive count of 300-plus, and while parking was a challenge, park...
Rock County commissioners began the new year by electing a new chairman and reaffirming plans to finish a road project in Luverne that they supported in 2018. Commissioner Greg Burger took the helm Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, from fellow commissioner Sherri Thompson. Gary Overgaard was elected vice...
There is movement afoot to pair Luverne with an international “sister city,” according to discussion at a community meeting last week. About 15 people gathered Jan. 7 in the elementary school commons to consider whether or not Luverne should become a sister city and if it could benefit from — and...
City leaders have shared mixed responses to tru Shrimp’s Jan. 2 announcement that it will no longer build its planned $300 million production facility in Luverne. Members of the Luverne Economic Development Authority gathered Monday morning at their first monthly board meeting of the year. It was...
Teal’s Food and Gas Station attendant Ed Fonkert (left) fills the tank of Marcia Moeller’s vehicle Friday for $1.96 per gallon, the day before gas prices jumped back to over the $2 mark. Fonkert said drivers’ smiles were slightly bigger for the past several weeks. Moeller was among the happy gas...
Dispatch report­ Jan. 4 •Complainant reported an order for protection violation in Detroit Lakes. •Complainant reported he will be doing bird surveys in Beaver Creek. •Complainant reported a power outage on North Estey Street. •Complainant on East Maple Street requested information on a possible...

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