Luverne

The Luverne cross country runners competed in their third meet of the season on Thursday, Sept. 10, in Marshall. The girls’ varsity squad finished second and the boys finished third. It was business as usual for Tenley Nelson. The junior took home her third straight first-place finish to open the...
Luverne High School senior football players pose on Cardinal Field Friday, Sept. 4, which would have been their opening game in Worthington. Instead, the team will have twelve practices in September and hope to play a shortened season in the spring due to current pandemic restrictions. Pictured are (from left) LaShad Smith, Ethan Teunissen, Riley Cowell, Carleton Oftedahl, Bailey Cowell, Cade Wenninger, Ethan Beyer, Peter Baustian, Justin Dohlmann and Zach Ahrendt. Missing are Hunter Baker, Camron Kopp, Jay
Friday nights aren’t quite the same this fall in Rock County and throughout Minnesota, due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic In early August, the Minnesota State High School League’s (MSHSL) governing board voted to delay the high school football and volleyball seasons until Spring 2021. ...
Luverne Public Schools started in-person classes Tuesday, the first time since the coronavirus pandemic switched instruction to distance learning from home in March. All students and staff must wear masks in school as well as on the buses until COVID-19 positive tests decline in the county.
Transportation director Brad Goembel wanted Tuesday’s first day of school to be as close to business as usual as possible for Luverne students. As usual, on the weekend before the start of school, each of the district’s 17 drivers phoned families on their routes. They inquired about which children...
From the outside, the former Luverne Elementary School, now City Center Apartments, looks much like it did when school dismissed for the last time in 1999. Now the building is for sale or investment through condominium-style ownership.
Story updated to correct per unit purchase price.    When Peter Schmid saw the for-sale listing of the former school in Luverne, he was instantly drawn to the three-story brick structure. “That building is golden,” said the South Dakota native. “We don’t have anything like this is Rapid City — our...
Regan Feit takes part in Luverne's first home cross country meet of the season on Friday, Sept. 4.
The Luverne Cardinals welcomed the Marshall and Windom cross country teams to Luverne on Friday, Sept. 4. In their first home meet of the season, the Cardinals finished second on the girls’ side and third on the boys’ side of competition. “We had some very nice improvements from last week,” Luverne...
Top: 'Join me in prayer. Let's storm heaven's gate' This is in response to last week’s column, “How does one write a story with no happy ending?” I’m asking the community to lift up Curt, Caroline, Dylan, Eric and Luke Thorson and their family in your prayers, asking for a miracle. We can change...
For the fourth time in six years Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company (Midwest Fire) was named one of 50 winners in Prairie Business Magazine’s (Prairie Business) “50 Best Places to Work 2020” contest. This is the second time the company has received the award in back-to-back years. “It’s a...
Lila Bauer, who has operated the Luverne Pizza Ranch for 27 years, recently shared this image of herself with three longtime employees to recognize their service. At left, Kevin Elbers is chief delivery driver and started at Pizza Ranch in 1994. Missy Merrill, guest services manager, and Lori...
Ethel Ossefoort
Ethel Marie Ossefoort, 95, Luverne, died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, Sept. 7, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial was at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery in Woodstock. Ethel Van Dam was born Sept. 28,...
Dwight Lafrenz
Dwight Duane Lafrenz, 74, rural Luverne, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral service was Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Dwight Lafrenz was born May 19, 1946, to...

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