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Kim Schmidt is the 2019 Relay for Life honorary chairman. He retired from education in 2014. His wife, Maggie, is this year's honorary caregiver.
Rock County’s Relay For Life will be using a new format for its June 13 fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Teams and supporters will gather at Take 16 Brewery on East Main Street in Luverne for the event that supports cancer survivors and to remember those who died of cancer. “We couldn’t...
Mary West
Mary Laverne West, 60, Luverne, died Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Sanford Clinic in Luverne following an eight-month battle against lung cancer. Mary was born on January 29, 1959, in Kentucky. She said that, as a child, she never had toys and that they played with the mud and sometimes even ate the...
Loretta Baker
Loretta Kay Baker, 70, Luverne, died Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage of uterine cancer. A memorial service was Saturday, June 8, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Loretta Olson was born on Dec. 25, 1948, to Fern and LeRoy Olson at the Luverne Community...
Are things weighing you down? Is the news overwhelming? The cool, wet weather causing you to fear for your future? Things are out of control and it seems like there is no bright spot peeking through the darkness. It is times like this that you can be glad that you are a Christian, a child of the...
Luverne’s Colby Crabtree and teammates celebrate his two-run homerun in the fourth inning of the Junior Legion game versus Worthington Saturday. Crabtree was also the winning pitcher and scored the winning run in the walk-off victory.
The Luverne Junior Legion (formerly VFW) baseball team went 5-2 during a very busy week of games all staged at Redbird Field in Luverne. Luverne split a doubleheader with Sioux Falls East Tuesday (June 2) and went 3-1 during its annual home tournament Friday-Sunday before defeating Slayton 10-1...
The Luverne Redbirds amateur baseball team is 6-3 on the season after going 2-3 during its most recent five games. The Redbirds played the Irish at Milroy Wednesday and will compete at the Atwater tournament Friday and Saturday.   Luverne 6, Tracy 1 Luverne got back into the win column on Sunday...
Traveling to the championships are (front row, from left) Holden Overgaard, coach Scott Loosbrock, coach Joe Loosbrock, Leah Wynia, (second row) Mason Wenzel, Jaden Knips, Camron Kopp, Justin Dohlmann, Grant Wieneke, (back) Marshall Dammann, Austin Watts-Boll, Cooper Arends, Chase Overgaard and Jacob Henning. Not pictured: Carter Loosbrock, Trygve Gangestad, Mitchell Schomacker and Austin Henning.
Sixteen members of the Luverne High School trap shooting team will travel to the 2019 Trap Shooting Championship Saturday in Alexandria. The top 11 teams and top 100 individuals will advance to the Minnesota State High School League Clay Target Shooting Tournament later this month. 
Luverne’s Ben Vander Kooi (at podium) emceed groundbreaking ceremonies in 1991. Pictured with golden shovels are (from left) Rep. Vin Weber, the late Sen. Gary DeCramer, Sen. Jim Vickerman, Sen. Joe Bertram, Rep. Andy Steensma and Rep. Norm DeBlieck.
On Jan. 24, 1994, the Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne, welcomed its first two residents. That day marked the culmination of a three-year lobbying effort to locate the state facility in Luverne and two years of construction after Luverne was selected in 1991. It also marked the start of an...
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith stopped at Take 16 Brewing Thursday evening for a meet and greet following her “rural economy” tour of southwest Minnesota. She discusses agriculture challenges with (from left) crop insurance agent Josh Teune, Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian, County Commissioner and Magnolia farmer Gary Overgaard, and Rock County Farm Bureau president and Beaver Creek farmer Peter Bakken.
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith spent time in southwest Minnesota Thursday, May 30, on a “rural economy tour” of outstate communities. She boarded the Luverne Trolley that afternoon and visited Midwest Dry Cast, Premium Iowa Pork and Dragonfly. “It’s good to be here today,” she said. “To see what’s happening...
Dispatch report May 24 •Complainant reported a hit and run westbound on Interstate 90 near Magnolia. •Complainant reported cows in ditch on County Road 17 near Beaver Creek. •Complainant requested gas voucher. •Erratic driver reported at location westbound on Interstate 90, mile marker 11. •...

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