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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...
Roger S. Sorenson, 69, Luverne, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A private committal of cremains will take place at a later date. Arrangements are by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com. (1012 DN)  
Melvin Klooster, 79, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. (1012 DN)  
Dale Hamann
Dale R. Hamann, 88, Luverne, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Saturday, Oct. 7, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Dale Hamann was born on Aug. 29, 1929, to...
Jerilyn Kille
Jerilyn A. Kille, 65, Brandon, South Dakota, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Brandon Lutheran Church in Brandon. Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation...

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