Luverne

The water tower on Highway 75 will be painted next summer as part of scheduled maintenance. The project will include Luverne's new logo, "Luverne -- Love the Life."
The city of Luverne will spend approximately $400,000 to paint the water tower on Highway 75 next year. The scheduled maintenance will provide the opportunity to put the city logo “Luverne — Love the Life” on the tower tank. “We’re excited to get that tower branded,” Call said at the July 21...
Luverne businesses benefit from thousands of motorcyclists that stop and shop on their way to and from Sturgis, South Dakota, each year. The Holiday station in Luverne sees up to 500 motorcycles stop per day on the weekends before and after the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  A group of four riders from Iowa are pictured at the Holiday station in Luverne. They are (from left) Denis Kramer, Dubuque, Iowa; Ray Nicks, Dubuque; Keith Kramer, Guttenberg, Iowa; and Deb Nicks, Dubuque.
Summer is a busy time of year for businesses in Luverne that cater to travelers. With the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Black Hills, local gas stations, restaurants, and other businesses have seen a steady stream of motorcyclists headed west on Interstate 90 during the...
Sears in Luverne is closing Aug. 29, according to a statement released this week by storeowners Jeff and Amy Cook. “This was a tough decision … and we appreciate all the support over the last couple of years,” the release stated. The announcement marks the end of another short chapter of local...
Young riders buckle their seatbelts on the dragon roller coaster ride at the fair Thursday night.
Pleasant summer weather and a variety of events and activities attracted solid crowds to the Rock County Fairgrounds for the first few days of public attendance. 4-H judging started on Monday, July 27, and shows opened Wednesday, July 30, with the fair continuing through Saturday night. In what’s...
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Performers in the Annual Rock County Talent Show took to the Palace Theatre stage in Luverne Wednesday night to sing, dance and entertain for judges and audience members. With a full program with more than 30 entries, the Palace auditorium was full and local talent showcased at its best. “It was a...
Subcontractors working with Design Craft, Luverne, work to remodel the former Lewis Family Drug building off of Each Main Street for the Southwestern Mental Health Center, which purchased the building in 2013. Staff will move in in October.
Remodel work continues this summer on the former Lewis Drug building on East Main Street in Luverne. Southwestern Mental Health Center purchased the building in September 2013 for the purpose of expanding its operations from the current location on Luverne Street south of the courthouse. According...
Theresa Latten, organizer of Bars and Banana Seats is pictured with her bike, “Big Blue,” Friday in her Luverne backyard. The bike is a Huffy Beach Cruiser that she accessorized with a custom color wicker basket and a vintage pedal-powered teardrop headlamp from the 1980s. Latten is also a member of Bottoms Up Pink Ladies, and proceeds from the Aug. 8 ride will benefit the group, which supports people with cancer and their families.
What do darts, bananas, bicycles and pink flamingos all have in common? Luverne’s Theresa Latten is at the center of them all, coordinating next week’s Bars and Banana Seats bike ride, which benefits Bottoms Up Pink Ladies. Bars and Banana Seats is a local bike ride organized just for fun. This...
The message from Rock County landowners has been heard loud and clear: We want to fix our lands. Action taken by the Rock County Commissioners at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 21, allows the county’s Land Management Office (LMO) to hire a full-time technician and shift its focus to...
Crowds gather on Luverne’s Main Street for its 53rd Annual Hot Dog Nite on Thursday, July 16.
Nearly 15,000 free hot dogs were consumed Thursday night as part of Luverne's 53rd Annual Hot Dog Night. The event included the annual wiener dog beauty contest and wiener dog races, as well as the annual Wienerman Triathlon and all the festive live music, Spotlight Dancers, demonstrations and...
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr will lead his first Prairie Pedal Bike Tour from Luverne to Marshall from July 29-31. The commissioner is inviting the public to join him on the 155-mile bicycle ride.
The public is invited to join Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr on a 122-mile “prairie pedal” bicycle ride from Luverne to Marshall, July 29-31. The event is the first by the DNR commissioner for the area. Stops along the three-day ride will highlight some of the...

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