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Alyssa Stegenga and  Ryan Hoff
Brett and Wendy Stegenga, Luverne, and Roger and Lisa Hoff, Steen, announce the engagement of their children Alyssa Stegenga and Ryan Hoff. Alyssa graduated from Luverne High School in 2010 and is a full-time pharmacy student at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. Ryan also...
Lorraine Stoel, Luverne, was selected to decorate one of 100 Christmas trees on display in the Capitol rotunda in Pierre, South Dakota. She’s pictured with Noah Tainowitz, a third generation nephew.
One hundred finely decorated evergreen trees fill the Capitol rotunda in Pierre, South Dakota, and a Luverne woman can take credit for one of them. Lorraine Stoel, a native of the Okaton, South Dakota, area, was invited to decorate a tree in a theme of her choosing. Stoel’s Christmas tree theme is...
Paul Sundvold, Sioux Falls, is the first customer to buy Luverne’s Take 16 bottled beer at Blue Mound Liquor Wednesday, Nov. 25. He’s pictured with liquor store manager Kenny Rolling who said the first delivery of the locally brewed beer came in that morning — 10 cases of Country Mile Kolsch and 10...
The Luverne Loop will be developed over four phases over a five-year period. Double-click the document at the end of the story to read the complete Loop details.
There's a master plan in place for developing the Luverne Loop trail, and it's online and available in print for public perusal. "This plan helps us identify what needs to be done and prioritize how we do it," said Holly Sammons, Luverne Economic Development Authority director. Sammons credits...
Luverne’s annual kick-off to the holiday season brings local businesses and community organizations together for an activity-packed weekend. Winterfest 2015 will be Friday through Sunday, Dec. 4 through 6. “We continue to thank all the people who come together to continually make Winterfest an...
Jessica Mulvihill digs out her car on East Park Monday afternoon. She was on her was to the grocery store to buy ingredients for chicken soup.
A major winter storm system moved slowly through the upper Midwest early this week, dumping more than eight inches of snow on Rock County and the tri-state area. Accumulations prompted school closings Monday and Tuesday and made for a busy stretch of work for public workers in transportation and...
Parker Gehrke
Ten Minnesota youth had the opportunity to participate in a special youth hunt Saturday and Sunday in the Blue Mounds State Park. “Youth can hunt in select state parks and other refuge areas with a parent, guardian or mentor during these annual opportunities,” said Mike Kurre, Minnesota Department...
In a rare split vote, the Luverne School Board decided not to continue starting classes before Labor Day. Three of the seven board members supported reapplying for another three-year Flexible Learning Year calendar format. The format allowed Luverne to begin classes before the state-mandated start...
Eric Lammert (left) and Butch Hatting with the city of Luverne help hospice volunteer George Bonnema (behind tree) erect an evergreen tree in the flag park at the corner of Highway 75 and Main Street Friday morning as snow begins falling in the area.
Christmas is a joyful time of year, but for those grieving the loss of a loved one, it can also be a difficult and painful holiday. For 20 years Sanford Luverne Hospice has hosted a holiday tree-lighting ceremony to honor and remember loved ones — both living and dead. While hospice sponsors the...

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