Luverne

Lori Sorenson photo/0719 cleveringa twin homes The most recent Cleveringa Construction twin homes are under construction on Roundwind Road east of the pool and fitness center. Those four twin homes will be completed over the next three years, the first one on track for completion this fall.
Two more previously blighted properties in Luverne will see new construction following action at the June 26 City Council meeting. The city is working on an agreement and land sale with Cleveringa Construction for the development of two lots — 104 and 108 West Barck Avenue. Merlin Cleveringa will...
Coffey Contemporary Arts (CCA), an arts exhibition and education facility in Luverne, is featuring artist Lindsay Carone for Lord Grizzly Gallery's newest exhibit, “Offering.” Carone is a New York-based American artist working primarily in sculpture, installation and textiles. According to gallery...
To the Editor: The progressives would like to open our borders to everyone who would like to come on board. Some would even get rid of immigration agents themselves. Part of the reason they say we need to do this is the fact that we need more workers. I find this more than curious. This is the same...
More than 30 teenage members of Grace Lutheran Church traveled with their adult mentors to Houston, Texas, June 26 through July 1 for the National Youth Gathering of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Pictured are (front, from left) Jennifer Bakken, Genna Rolfs, Sadie Reisdorfer, Kaitlyn...
Gregg Fuerstenberg
A 2003 Luverne High School graduate was featured in a recent Finance and Commerce story under their regular column, “Rising Young Professionals.” Gregg Fuerstenberg, son of Barb Gust and Marv Fuerstenberg, is vice president of business and economic incentives at the Minneapolis office of JLL, a...
Ella Barber Ella A. Barber, 92, Luverne, formerly of Granite Falls, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. Ella is the mother of Rick Barber, Luverne. A private family memorial service will take place at a later date. Dingmann Funeral Home...
Donna Gertz
Donna Gertz Donna Mae Gertz, 91, West Fargo, North Dakota, died Tuesday, July 3, 2018. A funeral service was Friday, July 6, at Community Presbyterian Church in West Fargo. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Donna Brooks was born Jan. 19, 1927, to Lyman and Anna Brooks in Luverne. She...
William DeBates
William DeBates William Joseph “Bill” DeBates, 82, Luverne, died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial will be in the St. Mary...
Carol Nelson enjoys laughs and remembrances Tuesday afternoon, May 22, about the one and only employer she has had in her life. She was offered a job at the Exchange Bank in Hills as she graduated from H-BC in 1973. She has worked at the Luverne branch since 2011.
Carol Nelson’s colleagues honored her 45 years at Exchange State Bank, Luverne, on Tuesday, May 22, with a party and open house. “I never had a job interview,” Nelson said, looking back on her career. As a high school senior at Hills-Beaver Creek, then local bank owner Dennis Roning dropped by the...
Luverne High School senior Katie Fick credits her involvement with a wheelchair basketball team in Sioux Falls in helping her develop strength and agility while teammates showed her it’s possible to live an independent and fulfilling life.
  When Luverne High School senior Katie Fick rolls across the stage to receive her high school diploma Sunday afternoon, June 3, the paper document represents an end to childhood and the beginning of adult independence.  Much of Fick’s determination was fostered five years ago when she joined a...

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