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Luverne Public Schools Superintendent Craig Oftedahl holds one of his “LUV Notes.” On Monday he challenged his teaching staff to write a minimum of one note a week to a fellow staff member or student in recognition of a positive act.
In keeping with his school year initiative, “Be Great,” Luverne Public School Superintendent Craig Oftedahl is challenging his teaching staff to write “LUV Notes.” Oftedahl unveiled his idea Thursday night, Oct. 8, to board members as he passed each one of them a white envelope. Inside was a white...
Some members of the committee that worked on the flag park are (front, from left) Janine Papik, Holly Sammons, Faye Bremer, Judy Fenske, George Bonnema, (back) Eugene Cragoe, Robin Stratton, Cory Schmuck and John Stoffel.
Designers and work crews have completed the flag park on the southeastern corner of Main Street and Highway 75. The $35,000 project features four flagpoles — for an American flag, Minnesota flag, POW-MIA flag and a Luverne flag. The Highway 75 edge of the park has a grass berm along the west edge,...
Luverne school officials will conduct another survey to decide whether or not to continue starting school before Labor Day. This time, however, instead of an online poll, the board plans to conduct a simpler paper survey during parent-teacher conferences in late October and early November. At the...
This is the view from inside the atrium of Blue Mound Tower as workers power-wash the flat skylights. A noticeable difference in the amount of light shining through can be seen between the washed and unwashed panels.
Luverne’s Blue Mound Tower received a minor facelift last week when workers power-washed the building’s skylights. Workers from Bargen Inc. of Mountain Lake spent Tuesday, Sept. 27, ridding the flat rooftop skylights of several years of dirt and grime. “They’re still discolored,” said Executive...
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...

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