Luverne

This was the scene in Luverne much of last week while crews applied stripes on Highway 75 to designate two driving lanes and one for turning.
Motorists on Highway 75 in Luverne are adjusting to three lanes instead of four since the new system was striped last week. The new lanes, which are in effect for the full two-mile stretch through Luverne, accommodate one lane of traffic from each direction with a wide turn lane in the middle....
Lucas Peters (right) with the Rock County Soybean Growers Association presents graphic arts teacher Bill Thompson and school social worker Stacy Schepel with a start-up kit for the new after-school LEGO League beginning this month.
Luverne Middle School will join the First LEGO League in offering an additional after-school opportunity for students. School board members approved the additional offering at their regular monthly meeting Sept. 24. “We would like to get underway by Oct. 13 and meet once a week for practice,” said...
The Luverne School District will place a question on the ballot in November to extend an existing referendum for 10 years. The $763.34 per pupil referendum will continue to bring in $837,886 per year and allow the district to operate with current state programs and services for students for the...
Miles Brown officially became a U.S. citizen on Sept. 28 with his family in attendance. Pictured in the front row are (from left) Liam, Zach, (back) wife Mary, Brown, Brenna and Tom. Daughter Zoe, who is studying in England this fall, is not pictured.
After more than a decade of making the United States his primary residence, Luverne’s Miles Brown recently decided to make it his permanent choice by becoming a U.S. citizen. Last week, surrounded by family members, Brown and 337 others took an oath of allegiance at naturalization ceremonies Monday...
A woolly caterpillar provides added enjoyment of picking out pumpkins for siblings Bergen and Adam Ask along with six black kittens with one getting some attention from Rebecca Arendt.
For almost two decades the Drost family has invited visitors to their farm south of Luverne. On Monday and Tuesday children and their families were allowed to pick a pumpkin during a Luverne Community Education event. The patch is open to the general public. "It's fun," said Deb Drost as she helped...
Newly crowned king Cole Bosch and queen Morgan Haugen.
Luverne High School seniors Cole Bosch and Morgan Haugen were crowned the 2015-16 Homecoming king and queen Monday night, Sept 28, during the school’s coronation ceremony in the elementary gymnasium. Other king candidates were Jack Baustian, Nicholas Overgaard, Connor Sandbulte and Erik Tofteland,...
Gevo will increase isobutanol production at the Luverne plant to nearly 1 million gallons in 2016, nearly 10 times the rate of current production. Corporate officials made the announcement last week on the heels of a patent lawsuit settlement with Butamax in August. “The settlement with Butamax...
Nationally known combat photographer Stacy Pearsall will be in Luverne Friday, Oct. 2, to share her story about what combat is like from behind the camera. Pearsall has captured over 500,000 images across 41 different countries, and her work has appeared in Time, USA Today, CNN, BBC and the New...
  Herman Motor Company, Luverne, celebrated the grand opening of its new dealership on South Highway 75 with a ribbon-cutting and open house Friday, Sept. 24. Pictured are (front row, from left) Mark Omen, Laurie Ketterling, Clarice Herman, Dick Herman, Noah Herman, Joel Herman, Kellie Herman,...
Luverne Middle School students in Jerry Benson’s history class, some of them pictured in front of a wall-sized poster of the U.S. Constitution, celebrated Constitution Day Thursday, Sept. 17. They are (from left) Madison Gebauer, Destiny Matthiesen, Ellie Hodgen, Rebecca Austin, Annaliese Braucht, Josephine Golla, Leah Wynia and Benson.
Thursday, Sept. 17, was Constitution Day, and Jerry Benson’s Luverne Middle School history class celebrated in style. Students put up a wall-sized poster of the U.S. Constitution and hung several smaller posters that illustrated each of the articles. In addition, students designed their own posters...

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