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Evelyn Thode
Evelyn Marion Thode, 92, Luverne, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral service was Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Evelyn Swenson was born Feb. 22, 1925, to Charles and Rose (Olson...
The tax levy in Luverne is set to increase by 5.73 percent, according to action at the Luverne City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 12. As required by law, the city set it’s proposed 2017 tax levy — payable in 2018. It can be lowered at a later date, but not increased. The City Council reviewed the...
Nicole Kerkhoff and Derek Boeve
Derek Boeve and Nicole Kerkhoff, both of Richfield, announce their engagement. Nicole is the daughter of Doug and Rhonda Kerkhoff, Redwood Falls. Derek is the son of Marcia Boeve-Alfano, Luverne, and the late Jim Boeve. Nicole is a registered nurse at Abbott Northwestern in the neuroscience...
Dolores Dreesen, 85, Luverne, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral arrangements are pending through Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.  (0921 DN)
Eugene R. Ray, 83, Luverne, formerly of Windom, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne, with military honors to follow. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery in...
Mary Odland
Mary Margaret Odland, 91, Luverne, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria. A funeral service was Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial was at Dell Rapids Cemetery in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. Mary Hermanson was born April 13, 1926, to...
About 30 people march around the courthouse square Sunday night in support of keeping federal legislation that allows children of immigrants who entered the U.S. as minors to receive Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA. Leading the walk (from left) are Katie Oksness, Mary Aaker, Kyler Krzmarzick and Annabelle Ericson. Oksness holds a sign that reads “I stand with Dreamers!” with Aaker’s sign reading “Defend Human Dignity.”
It was a small, but committed group that circled the Rock County Courthouse Square on foot Sunday night. With signs and songs, they carried the message that St. Catherine Church — and Christians in general — support immigrant families affected by recent government policies. “These are fellow human...
James Montag of Rock Rapids, Iowa, purchased JJ’s Tasty Drive-In in Luverne from longtime owners Randy and Donna Slade. The sale was official Sept. 3.
After 40 years behind the grill, Randy Slade decided last week to pass the spatula and drive-in dining tradition to the next generation. The sale of JJ’s Tasty Drive-In on South Highway 75 in Luverne to James Montag was completed in a matter of weeks. The official sale took place Sept. 2. Slade’s...
City Public Works employees put the finishing touches on the northwest corner of Highway 75 and Main Street Friday near the Laundry Room parking lot. It's the third corner to be completed in Luverne's "four corners" project to improve the aesthetics along Highway 75.
Work is continuing this summer on the “four corners” project at Main Street and Highway 75 in Luverne. The flag park on the southeast corner was completed late in 2015; the northeast corner and its lighted sign at the W-2 Quality Meats corner wrapped up last fall. Now work is underway on the...
Kim Rockman
Luverne’s Kim Rockman is planning to grow a Food Forest near her family’s home on North Blue Mound Avenue. A Food Forest is a public site that provides “free, nutrient-dense food for citizens.” The concept isn’t new, but it’s new to Luverne, and Rockman has been working to get plans in place for a...

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