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With the Minnesota governor’s recent “dial back” of some businesses, local students will continue on their current paths as conditions allow. Hills-Beaver Creek has been using an in-person, socially-distanced approach to classroom learning that stay staff say is safe and effective. Luverne Public...
Brian Sterling of Sterling’s Café and Grille on Main Street in Luverne said he’s disappointed about the latest round of state orders to shut down dining establishments for four weeks. However, he said with community support he and other local businesses should be able to weather the storm and stay afloat until restrictions ease.
Just as bars and restaurants were adjusting to last week’s executive orders, the state delivered another blow Nov. 18 with the announcement that drinking and dining establishments would close entirely for several weeks. “I don’t think it’s fair that we have to shut down,” said Green Lantern owner...
Kenneth Mayor Keith Hoven lifts an angel decoration into place Friday around the gazebo at the Kenneth city park.
This year has been emotionally hard on the Kenneth community with several residents passing away and with the social distancing imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. To ease the hurt for area residents, Kenneth Mayor Keith Hoven erected a Christmas tree inside the gazebo at the city park. He said it...
Rock County Commissioners allocated more CARES Act dollars last week in response to a fast-approaching spending deadline. Commissioners  allocated almost $220,000 to five community service organizations and will make a final distribution of the more than $1 million into Rock County through the...
Luverne firefighter Jordan Siebenahler shows the Luverne City Council what the department’s breathing apparatus looks like. The old equipment pictured here will be replaced with new supplies in January.
The Luverne Fire Department will soon receive new essential breathing equipment, thanks to a  $189,381 federal grant for the purchase of new equipment and a $11,930.75 city match. The Luverne City Council recently took action to award a contract with Allegiant in Sioux Falls for the new MSA (Mine...
Bakker Movers out of Doon, Iowa, move this machine shop west on Dodge Street (County Road 5) west of Luverne Monday morning. The building, 50 feet wide and 80 feet long, belongs to Brian Fick, who bought it from the Lynn Lopau property to move three quarters of a mile to his acreage. Because there...
Tina Petronek, a paraprofessional with Luverne Elementary School, is the Luverne Education Association’s 2021 Friend of Education.
Everyday family activities led Tina Petronek to be named the 2021 Luverne Education Association’s Friend of Education. Petronek has been a media center paraprofessional at Luverne Elementary School since 2014. “What could be better — working in something you enjoy (library/reading) and at the same...
Lucinda Rofshus is the Luverne Education Association 2021 Teacher of the Year. Rofshus, a fourth-grade teacher, is a 29-year veteran of the classroom. She has taught 26 years in Luverne.
When Lucinda Rofshus accepted the bouquet of flowers and 2021 Teacher ofk the Year plaque from family members and colleagues on Nov. 16, she was quick to defer praise. “I don’t think I do anything that other teachers don’t do,” she said. “We just make a really good team here.” But her peers thought...
Newly revealed LEA Teacher of the Year Lucinda Rofshus thanks those connected by Zoom for the 2021 honor, telling colleagues, “I don't think I do anything that other teachers don’t do. We just make a really good team here.”
Each Monday during American Education Week, Luverne Education Association celebrates public education and honors two individuals whose focus is on students and receiving a quality education. Fourth-grade teacher Lucinda Rofshus was selected as the 2021 Teacher of the Year and elementary...
Rock County SHARE volunteers are preparing for the 2020 gift distribution for local families in need and are seeking applications from families and individuals who are interested in receiving from the program. SHARE (Sharing Hearts Are Reaching Everyone) is in its 36th year of collecting donations...

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