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Dispatch report Sept. 11 •Complainant reported theft. •Driving complaint was reported eastbound on Interstate 90, Highway 75 off-ramp, Luverne. •Complainant on 81st Street, Beaver Creek, reported a homeless individual walking. Sept. 12 •Suspicious activity was reported on W. Bishop Street. •...
LeRoy Austin (left) accepted the official Love the Burger Battle trophy Friday night for his “Forkin’ Good Burger” from Rock-Nobles Beef Ambassador Whitney Elbers. The announcement was by televised video by Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Association President Jay Bakken. Eight Rock County restaurants took...
Phyllis 'Pat' Bentson
Phyllis Patricia “Pat” Bentson, 91, Luverne, died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral service was Monday, Sept. 21, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Phyllis Hale was born to George and Martha (...
Doris Morland
Doris Viola  Morland, 98, Clarkfield, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at Clarkfield Care Center in Clarkfield. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 25, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. Due to COVID-19, wearing of masks is required in the funeral home and social distancing will be observed. A...
Dale Huber
Dale Otto Huber, 85, Harker Heights, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. A memorial service was Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at the Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights. Dale Huber was born on Nov. 16, 1934, to Otto and Helen Gross Huber in McLaughlin, South Dakota. He was raised and received his...
Kristen Kuempel once wrote a devotional where she began like this: “So here I sit, feeling a great deal of responsibility to you, dear reader, to provide some sort of clarity around the concept of loving yourself. The mug sitting beside me has held hot coffee that turned into cold coffee, and hot...
Alyce McClure
Alyce Mildred McClure, 89, Alexandria, formerly of Luverne, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at Bethany on the Lake in Alexandria. A funeral service was Monday, Sept. 14, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Memorials are preferred to Generations (...
Donald Loger
Donald Charles Loger, 86, Luverne, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at the Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A time of fellowship will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m., at Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. A private family memorial service will take place at a later...
Joel Smidstra
Joel Richard Smidstra, 58, Worthington, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at Ava’s House Sanford Hospice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Friday, Sept. 11, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne, with burial at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Joel Smidstra was born May 3,...
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...

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