Luverne

Luverne native Pam Kessler has published a book, “The Angel’s Lounge,” under the pen name, Kane Lesser. The book, a fiction suspense novel about family scandal, is sold under Kessler’s publisher, Black Rose Writing. Kessler is the second daughter of Betty Kessler and the late Harland Kessler of...
  I, for one, am thrilled silly about the prospect of having three traffic lanes striped on Highway 75 instead of the four many of us have grown to know and love. The reasons are many, but I think my main reason is — having a turning lane down the center of the highway has a “big city” feel to it....
Van Aartsen Construction began work removing the old façade on the Main Street Financial offices on East Main Street in Luverne. Darrel Van Aartsen (left) and his son Mark remove the wood covering the historical buildings on Friday, Aug. 14. Six days earlier, the two removed the brick. The...
Tony Speltz is the new social studies teacher at Luverne High School.
Tony Speltz, the only new teacher at Luverne Public Schools for the 2015-16 school year, knew before he graduated from Cotter High School in Winona that he was going to be a high school social studies teacher. Social studies, he explained, teaches students how to interact and collaborate with...
Heavy dirt movers work on the lot of the future Crossroads Trailer Sales and Services Friday afternoon on the site of what used to be several old turkey barns that stored hay. The new business intends to break ground later this year.
Rock County Commissioners unanimously approved the conditional use permit for a retail semi-trailer sales dealership to build an office and operate a sales lot on South Highway 75. A July 27 public hearing drew property owners and residential neighbors near the site just south of I-90 on the east...
Gevo Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels have agreed to share patents and licensure on bio-based isobutanol, ending years of litigation between the two companies. The agreement, which creates a new development relationship between the two companies, means that isobutanol production will increase at...
  The Luverne Elementary School, along with the Child Guide Program, is seeking mentors for its lunchtime reading mentorship program called Bookin’ Buddies. Mentors talk, read and share 30 minutes of their time with a second-grade student from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. each Wednesday during the school...
  Nine 2015 Luverne High School graduates are recipients of $8,300 in scholarships awarded by the A.R. Wood Scholarship Trust. Receiving scholarships are Kynzie Smedsrud, Sierra Somnis, Blair Altman, Kayla Thone, Caitlin Hartman, Drew Weis, Ethan Marshall, Lexie Severtson and Jordan Bosch. The A.R...
Luverne High School cheerleaders recently attended a cheer clinic to prepare for the upcoming season. They are (front) Itzel Soto, (middle) Megan Rogers, Gena Natte, Zoe DeBates, Sage Ver Steeg, (back) coach Leah Radisewitz, Brook Feit, Emilie Bartels, Anika Gust, Madi Oye and clinic instructor Veronica Fritsch.
  The Luverne High School football cheerleaders and coach Leah Radisewitz participated in a cheerleading clinic at Dakota Spirit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Tuesday, Aug. 18.  The nine-member team, comprised mostly of new cheerleaders, was invited to the facility to learn new skills in...
  A disappointing controversy arose last week during the annual sale of the Cardinal Coupon Card. The folded card displays the names of more than 50 local businesses offering discounts totaling more than $2,000 in goods and services. The Chamber does the legwork contacting interested businesses,...

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