Luverne

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...
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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...
Six remaining members of the Last Man’s Club gather for a toast Wednesday night, Nov. 11, during the Veterans Day program at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Warren Herreid II is pictured at the end of the table with Last Man’s Club members (from left) Warren Herreid Sr., LeRoy Luitjens, Helmer Haakenson, Earl Glaser, Bob Anderson and Ray Anderson. There were 24 original members in the Last Man’s Club that formed out of the group of local World War II veterans who regularly met for coffee at Glen’s
Nine members of the Arthur Moeller American Legion Post 478 were recognized for 50 or more years of continuous membership during their annual Veterans Day Program Wednesday night, Nov. 11, in Hardwick. Lowell Ahrendt (58 years), Donald Etrheim (58), Harold Etrheim (58), Harold Graphenteen (60),...
Luverne City Councilman Kevin Aaker, Lewis and Clark’s Red Arndt and Luverne City Administrator John Call are pictured in front of the last section of 24-inch pipe for the line between the Iowa border and Luverne.
The last section of 24-inch pipe was laid Wednesday, Nov. 4, for the long-awaited Lewis and Clark Regional Water System connection to Luverne.  Carstensen Contracting out of Pipestone is the contractor for this portion of the project, which includes 18 miles of 24-inch pipe from the Minnesota-Iowa...
Carter Moerke (left) and Carter Crowe look at grave markers inside the Hinkly Tomb at the Maplewood Cemetery west of Luverne.
For more than three decades, Luverne’s high school students have boarded school buses and made the short field trip to the Maplewood Cemetery just west of town. The field trip on Monday, Nov. 2, by the ninth-grade class continues an activity begun by retired instructor Katie Hemme. “I thought,...

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