Luverne

City electric utility workers move equipment on Walnut Avenue earlier this month.
  Luverne City Council members took action on another step in the process of building the new $4 million electrical substation in the industrial park. After a May 17 bid letting, the council at its May 22 meeting awarded the general contractor work to Highmark Erectors from Black Hawk, South Dakota...
  The next show at Lord Grizzly Gallery in Luverne will feature the work of 22 high school artists from southwest Minnesota and South Dakota. The June show is entitled “Foot in the Door,” because the intent is to support new artists, according to gallery owners and curators Cody and Nicole Henrichs...
Record-breaking heat descended on the area for Memorial Day weekend prompting this Angus cow south of Hardwick to seek a way to stay cool. Temperatures reached the 90s across the region with reports of areas reaching 100. According to the National Weather Service, Luverne’s Quentin Aanenson Field...
Katie Walgrave is an honorary Relay for Life chairperson and her husband, Russell Forrest, is this year’s honorary caregiver. Both will speak at the June 7 event.
  A new location, a new day and new honorary chairpersons will greet those who attend this year’s Rock County Relay for Life event in Luverne next week. Scheduled for Thursday, June 7, the event begins with the 5:30 p.m. supper and the 7 p.m. opening ceremonies in the Luverne Elementary School....
Rock County Auditor-Treasurer Ashley Kurtz (standing, front) explains the terms and conditions during the tax forfeiture sale Wednesday morning, May 23. Four properties were sold to the highest bidder.
  Four Rock County tax-forfeited properties were sold at an informal auction Wednesday morning, May 23, and all four properties found new owners. A dozen people gathered in the commissioners’ room of the Rock County Courthouse in Luverne with auditor-treasurer Ashley Kurtz, who conducted the...
Luverne electrical utilities worker Brian Remme attaches a banner to a Main Street lightpole Friday morning ahead of the Memorial Day weekend and this coming weekend’s Buffalo Days celebration. After a brutal winter and cold, wet spring, blue skies and warm sunshine are a welcome seasonal change. Temperatures late last week soared into the upper 80s and low 90s, giving local crops the perfect boost they needed to catch up after a late planting period.
  The 34th Annual Buffalo Days celebration is set for this weekend in Luverne where a full slate of events and activities are set to unfold Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5. “It’s a good start to the summer,” said Luverne Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere. She said a big draw to the...
Shawn Kinsinger is lead vocalist for many of the songs, but he also plays percussion with Dean Luethje (right).
The Locals are returning to the Palace stage next weekend with another round of pop song tributes — this time focusing on “One Hit Wonders.” The show, which benefits the Luverne Optimists Club, will feature songs by artists who have made only “one trip up the pop charts,” according to organizer...
25-year-old Mary Weddell, Sioux Falls, and 27-year-old Sean Symouksavanh, Minneapolis, are in custody.
An incident that began in Worthington Wednesday night turned into a pursuit that ended in Rock County near Beaver Creek. According to Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, his deputies were alerted around 12:30 a.m. Thursday of a pursuit on I-90 of a suspect vehicle that was traveling west. Local...
Luverne Elementary School students in Brooke Van Essen's third-grade classroom demonstrate their new flexible seating options that they received courtesy of a Monsanto grant through "America's Farmers Grow Communities."
Rock County farmer Jared Pap has won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 dollar donation to Luverne Elementary School from Monsanto’s program, America’s Farmers Grow Communities. Luverne Elementary will use the funds to create a flexible seating classroom, a research-based seating system that allows...
To the Editor: When I read Superintendent Oftedahl’s editorial in the Sept. 21 issue of the Star Herald (Nov. 7 referendum asks district residents to make a difference), I couldn’t help but smile and nod to myself in agreement. Supt. Oftedahl said, “The idea of making a difference is essential to...

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