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Rock County Extension Service summer intern Gabryelle Gilliam helped organize an event for this year’s fair called “Mark That Card,” which allows the public to compare the judge’s placings in four different species, including beef. The contest starts Thursday, July 27.
Fair-goers can compare judging skills alongside Rock County 4-H’ers next week as the general livestock team practices for the upcoming Minnesota State Fair competition. Today, Thursday, July 27, and Friday, July 28, prior to the swine, sheep, goat and beef shows, participants can view the...
Cheryl and Eric Hartman portray Melvina and Philo Hawes near Redbird Field Friday morning, July 14, in a historical re-enactment. Hawes was the founder of Luverne in 1867.
Prior to this past weekend, Luverne’s 4,669 residents went about their business without dwelling on the history surrounding their prairie town that started in 1867. However, after filling themselves up with 10,000 free hot dogs during the 55th annual Hot Dog Night Thursday, July 13, residents of...
Luverne natives Cody and Nicole Henrichs are opening the Lord Grizzly Gallery and Coffey Contemporary Arts on Main Street Luverne this fall. The new business will invite artists from around the country to create art in a residency program or exhibit their art in the gallery.
Artists will soon be in residence on Luverne’s Main Street. The Lord Grizzly Gallery and Coffey Contemporary Arts will open Oct. 1 at 113 East Main Street. Renovation of what is known as the “Coffey Building” is already underway. (See related story on downtown façade improvements.) Cody and Nicole...
A cast of 60 local young people will perform “Jack and the Beanstalk” at the Palace Theatre this weekend. The production is part of Missoula Children’s Theatre, the nation’s largest touring children’s theater program. Each year, with support from the Blue Mound Area Theatre (BMAT), Green Earth...
Luverne-Pipestone Army National Guard members Camerin Nath-Huls (left), Matt Niessink, DJ Reker, Derek Blom and Kyle Feit lead off Luverne’s 150th Parade Saturday morning. The event featured almost 150 entries and lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Sunday ended Luverne’s 150th Celebration and Tom Getman’s message at First Presbyterian Church reminded worshipers of an important message for the weekend. His message, “Grandparents ride with us in today’s fields,” was a tribute to Luverne’s forefathers, and he reminded the audience that “those...
Two questions will be asked to Luverne School District voters in a special election slated for early November. The first question requests voters to approve spending $16 million for educational enhancements to the elementary and middle/high school buildings. The second question asks for approval to...
Rarely at age 6 does a girl know what she wants to be when she grows up. Brittany Sandager of Hills, however, is a rare exception. “I was very presumptuous and very stubborn because I never changed my mind,” she said. “I don’t know any second-grader who wants to be a lawyer.” Today, nearly 24 years...
The Mall on Main in downtown Luverne celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, July 14. Pictured are (front, left) Faye Bremer, Amy Kruger, Amy Van Essen, Kathy Vander Lugt, Lisa Ehlers, Annie Opitz, (back) Holly Sammons, Patti Olson, Manda Steensma, Isaac DeBoer, Janine...
The Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services (DPS-DVS) will be limited starting Monday because of an upgrade and replacement of the vehicle services computer system.   Online services ·         Online vehicle tab renewal will be unavailable July 17-24. ·         Customers...
  Cliff Boom, right, was the guest of honor at his retirement celebration at First Farmers and Merchants National Bank Monday, July 17. Boom is retiring after nearly 39 years as an agricultural loan officer at the Luverne bank. He is pictured with Brian Short, president/CEO of 215 Holding Company...

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