Luverne

Building on the enthusiasm of the 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in Luverne, local planners are working on the 2019 Rock County Ringneck Reunion. The two-day celebration Oct. 25 and 26 features pheasant hunting, a Rock County Pheasants Forever Banquet, live music at Take 16 and a...
It’s been nearly three years since the former Sharkee’s property was cleared to make way for the new Towne Square mixed-use development along Highway 75 and Hatting Street. At a liaison meeting last week, city and county officials discussed progress of those plans and the status of a potential...
In an agreement announced Aug. 7, Teal’s Market and its Highway 75 convenience store in Luverne have been sold to Sunshine Foods, based out of Sioux Falls. Sunshine Foods General Manager Brent Bosch said the store was closed several days during the transition but reopened Wednesday, Oct. 9,...
A new bituminous surface will be in place in the visitor and employee parking lots in the front and back of the Minnesota Veterans Home on North Highway 75 Luverne in the near future. On Friday, workers with Musch Construction of Pipestone poured concrete next to the rear employee parking lot....
David Lorenzen
David Allen Lorenzen, 70, rural Hardwick, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick. Burial will be in the Trosky Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct...
Paul Witte Jr.
Paul Stanley Witte Jr., 62, Luverne, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at his home. A funeral service was Saturday, Oct. 5, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial with full military honors followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Paul Witte Jr. was born on March 10, 1957, to Paul and Sarah (Jones...
A new 50-by-80-foot building at the wastewater treatment plant will be used to store equipment like the TerraGator, which is used for sludge application.
Gridor Construction, Buffalo, is working on a $14 million upgrade and rebuild of Luverne’s 60-year-old wastewater treatment system. The wastewater plant is being rebuilt, and major components — some that are original to the 1956 plant — are being replaced. The work is divided into two major parts....
Ballot results will be tallied weekly and a trophy will be awarded for the wining pork sandwich during the Ringneck Reunion Celebration at Take 16 Brewing Company on Oct. 26.
October is Pork Month, and the Luverne Area Chamber is teaming up with local pork producers and restaurants for the “We Love Pork Challenge” now through Oct. 21. Similar to the “Love the Burger Battle” with Rock Nobles Cattlemen’s Association this spring, the We Love Pork Challenge this fall...
Purple ribbons around the light poles on Main Street Luverne are in honor of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
October is often a busy month with school sports, fall festivals and harvest season upon us. Easily forgotten is that October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. In the past year, the Southwest Crisis Center in Rock County has provided services for 88 individuals who experienced domestic and...
Dispatch report Sept. 20 •Complainant on Mead Court requests transportation assistance. •Complainant on W. Dodge Street reported a possible runaway. •Complainant reported property found in Veterans Park. •Complainant on E. Veterans Drive reported theft. •Complainant requested a background check for...

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