Luverne

It was a great day for a parade Thursday afternoon, March 17, with mild spring temperatures hovering around 50 degrees — a rare weather occurrence for Luverne’s Irish tradition. The warm weather brought hundreds of people downtown for the parade that featured dozens of entries and plenty of candy...
A crane eases a 50,000-pound Caterpillar generator into the Luverne power plant Tuesday afternoon on East Main Street. Another just like it was delivered Wednesday.
East Main Street at the Rock River Bridge was a busy place Tuesday and Wednesday when two 50,000-pound generators were installed by crane in Luverne’s power plant. The two 3-megawatt generators joined the city’s existing 1960s 3-megawatt generator in the power plant. The combined 9-megawatt...
Four bulldozers have been working in Luverne’s industrial park to move dirt in preparation for the Lineage Logistics construction this spring.  “They have moved a boatload of dirt out there already,” Mayor Pat Baustian said during the March 8 City Council meeting. “Just wait for this week.”  The...
Virgil Christensen
Virgil Christensen, age 94, formerly of Luverne, Minnesota, died peacefully on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society – The Lodge at Prairie Creek in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne, Minnesota. To sign an...
Donald Lafrenz
Col. Donald W. Lafrenz, age 83, of Luverne, Minnesota, died Friday, March 18, 2022, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation will be Thursday, March 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Funeral service will be Friday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at...
Joyce Mulder
Joyce Mulder, age 86, of Luverne, Minnesota, died on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 27, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home – Luverne Chapel. Funeral service will be held Monday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the United...
Patricia Aning, 62, Luverne, died Friday, March 18, 2022. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne and also one hour prior to the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial will follow in the...
Luverne girls' basketball honorees are (from left) Kira John, Elizabeth Wagner, Brooklynn Ver Steeg and Christina Wagner.
Two Luverne High School girls’ basketball team players earned Big South All-Conference honors for their play during the 2021-22 season. Brooklynn Ver Steeg, a senior, and Elizabeth Wagner, a junior, were among 10 players in the west division to be named to the All-Conference team. Junior Christina...
Gymnastics: Sarah deCesere, Amira Cowell.
Three gymnasts from Luverne High School were named to the Big South Conference All-Conference Team. Sophomore Sarah DeCesare and freshmen Amira Cowell and Ella Reisdorfer were among the 15 athletes named to the west division team. Pipestone had three gymnasts listed on the team along with Big South...
Girls’ hockey: Payton Behr, Mallory Nelson, Kamryn Van Batavia, Cheyenne Schutz, Reghan Bork
The Luverne girls’ hockey team won the Section 3A Academic Award for being the team with highest average GPA in the section. Individually, Luverne senior Cheyenne Schutz was academic all-state for having a GPA of 3.9 or higher. In other conference honors, Coach Ellen Wenninger was the recipient of...

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