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Blue Mound Quilters (from left) Leola Sweeney, Jill Willers, Mary Crawford, Verla Fick, Debbie Scholten and Arlene Bendix recently completed their new wall hanging quilts for The Cottage. The former quilts needed to be removed in order to meet pandemic disinfecting requirements.
Members of the Blue Mound Quilters Guild recently completed new wall hanging quilts for the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.  The women designed their own 40-by-40-inch quilts, selecting patterns and choosing colors and fabrics inspired by rooms they were assigned to make quilts for.  Leola Sweeney...
Construction continues on Luverne’s pool and fitness center improvement project with footings poured and the former cardio equipment room removed.
Progress continues on Luverne’s $5 million pool and fitness center improvement project. Footings are poured on the northeast side of the building, and the former cardio equipment room has been removed and demolished. Meanwhile, a temporary fitness center has been set up in the city’s trailhead...
Luverne Speech Team wrapped up the Section 3A team trophy Saturday with 13 students contributing to the team score. They are (front, from left) Brianna Kinsinger, Roselynn Hartshorn, Rylee Anderson, Mia Wenzel, (second) Destiny Matthiesen, Xavier Carbonneau, Josie Golla, (back) Luke Thorson, Chance Tunnissen, Zander Carbonneau, Parker Carbonneau and Burke Johnson. Not pictured is Bethany Behr.
Luverne students earned the Section 3A speech championship trophy Saturday, the first team title for coach Gavin Folkestad in his 10 years of advising the speech team with Caroline Thorson. Due to pandemic restrictions, Luverne earned the team title while competing alone at their own school. “While...
Hills city officials are asking volunteers to help clean, repair and revitalize a popular recreation area west of the city. The first groups will help with spring cleanup Friday and Saturday. Council member Stacen Burgers outlined his ideas at the city council’s April 13 meeting. “I think it will...
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 19 Rock County residents have died of COVID-19. Now help is available for their families through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The agency is providing financial assistance — up to $9,800 per family, for COVID-19-related funeral...
Henning Construction earth moving crews tackle the northwest shoreline of The Lake in Luverne Tuesday afternoon, April 13. The city of Luverne’s “green space reclamation” project will replace a steep bank with a more gently sloping area that can be seeded with grass and used for recreation.
Henning Construction has been moving dirt along the northwest shoreline of The Lake in Luverne as part of efforts to improve that area for local recreation. Luverne City Council members discussed the “green space reclamation” at their Tuesday, April 13, meeting, noting that it will turn the sharp...
Elena Heronimus, housing manager at The Oaks and Poplar Creek Estates, holds one of two robotic pets used as tools to help calm a resident by providing an interactive companion. In addition to a dog, the assisted living facility also has a cat.
The new housing manager of The Oaks and Poplar Creek Estates, Elena Heronimus, introduced herself to each one of the assisted living residents and visited with each one over the past couple of months. She asked about family, careers and hobbies, receiving heartfelt answers from each resident....
A seed library opened today at the Rock County Library in Luverne and was organized (from left) by Erin Hamann, library director Calla Jarvie and Berty Stearns. The seed library is free, encouraging patrons to take and plant the flower and vegetable seeds.
Patrons to the Rock County Library can obtain more than just books and information at the Luverne location. They can now pick up flower and vegetable seeds to take home in a unique partnership with the Prairie Ally Food Forest. Library director Calla Jarvie said Rock County is the first library in...
New “Welcome to Beaver Creek” light pole banners are now on display in Beaver Creek. The city solicited support from local businesses and organizations to sponsor banners for $125 apiece, and nearly 30 banners were spoken for. This photograph was taken Wednesday night, April 14, after the Beaver Creek City Council meeting.
Nearly 30 red, white and blue light pole banners are on display in Beaver Creek, welcoming people to the community. Local businesses and organizations sponsored the two-sided banners for $125 apiece.  The 18-by-45-inch banners are the same size as the previous “Welcome to Beaver Creek” banners,...
Fishing seasons open for walleye, bass, trout in lakes, and northern pike on Saturday, May 15, with this year’s date taking the prize for the latest possible opener under Minnesota statute. “We know there is some confusion about this year’s opener date,” said Jon Hansen, fisheries program...

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