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About 50 people gather around the evergreen tree Thursday evening for the 2015 Tree of Lights ceremony. Sanford Luverne Hospice hosts the annual event.
More than 50 people participated in the Sanford Luverne Hospice 2015 Tree of Lights ceremony Thursday night, Dec. 3. The ceremony at the corner of Highway 75 and Main Street was the first time in the event’s 20-year history that it was conducted at the city of Luverne’s new Flag Park. “It was our...
Teachers picket in front of the Luverne High School in December 1975. Dec. 12 marks the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the six-day strike.
Forty years ago this week, teachers in Luverne Public Schools went on strike as one of seven Minnesota school districts to do so in 1975. Their action canceled classes from Dec. 12 to Dec. 19, giving students and non-union staff a long Christmas break. Classes resumed Jan. 5, 1976. A four-inch...
Green Earth Players actor Shawn Kinsinger reads a Christmas story to children at the Carnegie Cultural Center Saturday afternoon as part of the Carnegie's Festival of Trees and Winterfest Weekend.
Luverne's annual Winterfest celebration unfolded under mild weather and attached ample crowds to the dozens of Winterfest events and activities lined up for Dec. 4-7.
Alyssa Stegenga and  Ryan Hoff
Brett and Wendy Stegenga, Luverne, and Roger and Lisa Hoff, Steen, announce the engagement of their children Alyssa Stegenga and Ryan Hoff. Alyssa graduated from Luverne High School in 2010 and is a full-time pharmacy student at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. Ryan also...
Lorraine Stoel, Luverne, was selected to decorate one of 100 Christmas trees on display in the Capitol rotunda in Pierre, South Dakota. She’s pictured with Noah Tainowitz, a third generation nephew.
One hundred finely decorated evergreen trees fill the Capitol rotunda in Pierre, South Dakota, and a Luverne woman can take credit for one of them. Lorraine Stoel, a native of the Okaton, South Dakota, area, was invited to decorate a tree in a theme of her choosing. Stoel’s Christmas tree theme is...
Paul Sundvold, Sioux Falls, is the first customer to buy Luverne’s Take 16 bottled beer at Blue Mound Liquor Wednesday, Nov. 25. He’s pictured with liquor store manager Kenny Rolling who said the first delivery of the locally brewed beer came in that morning — 10 cases of Country Mile Kolsch and 10...
The Luverne Loop will be developed over four phases over a five-year period. Double-click the document at the end of the story to read the complete Loop details.
There's a master plan in place for developing the Luverne Loop trail, and it's online and available in print for public perusal. "This plan helps us identify what needs to be done and prioritize how we do it," said Holly Sammons, Luverne Economic Development Authority director. Sammons credits...
Luverne’s annual kick-off to the holiday season brings local businesses and community organizations together for an activity-packed weekend. Winterfest 2015 will be Friday through Sunday, Dec. 4 through 6. “We continue to thank all the people who come together to continually make Winterfest an...
Jessica Mulvihill digs out her car on East Park Monday afternoon. She was on her was to the grocery store to buy ingredients for chicken soup.
A major winter storm system moved slowly through the upper Midwest early this week, dumping more than eight inches of snow on Rock County and the tri-state area. Accumulations prompted school closings Monday and Tuesday and made for a busy stretch of work for public workers in transportation and...

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