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Dispatch report Sept. 11 •Complainant reported theft. •Driving complaint was reported eastbound on Interstate 90, Highway 75 off-ramp, Luverne. •Complainant on 81st Street, Beaver Creek, reported a homeless individual walking. Sept. 12 •Suspicious activity was reported on W. Bishop Street. •...
LeRoy Austin (left) accepted the official Love the Burger Battle trophy Friday night for his “Forkin’ Good Burger” from Rock-Nobles Beef Ambassador Whitney Elbers. The announcement was by televised video by Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Association President Jay Bakken. Eight Rock County restaurants took...
Phyllis 'Pat' Bentson
Phyllis Patricia “Pat” Bentson, 91, Luverne, died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral service was Monday, Sept. 21, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Phyllis Hale was born to George and Martha (...
Ainslie Robinson returns a serve during her match against Redwood Valley on Sept. 17 in Luverne.
The Luverne Cardinals continued their strong start to the season by defeating Redwood Valley twice in the past week. On Thursday, Sept. 17, the Cardinals defeated Redwood Valley 7-0. “The girls played great,” Luverne head coach Jon Beers said. “We won all our matches to pick up the sweep.” The No....
Elise Jarchow returns a serve during Luverne's match against Marshall in Luverne on Monday, Sept. 14
The Luverne Cardinals girls’ tennis team improved their record to 5-1 on the season by going 2-1 with their last three contests. The Cardinals opened up the week by defeating the Marshall Tigers 5-2 in Marshall on Thursday, Sept. 10. “I was very happy with the way the girls played,” Luverne head...
Tenley Nelson competes in Luverne's first home meet of the season earlier this month.
There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and Tenley Nelson making it to the state tournament in cross country. Nelson has been competing at the varsity level in cross country since she was in seventh grade. She has made an appearance at the state meet each year. Now as a junior, Nelson is...
For the second year in a row, Luverne’s tax levy could increase by more than 9 percent, according to action at the Sept. 8 City Council meeting. Council members set the proposed 2021 tax levy at $2,298,720, which represents a 9.67 percent increase ($202,596 more than the current levy). The levy...
Alyce McClure
Alyce Mildred McClure, 89, Alexandria, formerly of Luverne, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at Bethany on the Lake in Alexandria. A funeral service was Monday, Sept. 14, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Memorials are preferred to Generations (...
Donald Loger
Donald Charles Loger, 86, Luverne, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at the Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A time of fellowship will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m., at Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. A private family memorial service will take place at a later...
Joel Smidstra
Joel Richard Smidstra, 58, Worthington, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at Ava’s House Sanford Hospice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Friday, Sept. 11, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne, with burial at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Joel Smidstra was born May 3,...

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