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Local residents voted yes to the $16 million plan to expand and remodel facilities in the Luverne district.
Luverne School District residents approved both ballot questions for facility improvements at the Nov. 7 special election. They joined 40 other Minnesota school districts that asked voters for money to improve and expand their facilities. Over half (28) received voter approval for projects, and of...
Luverne Fire Department members conducted a training drill on West Main Street Monday night when they burned down a house that the city purchased this summer for future residential development. According to fire chief David VanBatavia (left), crews started and extinguished fires in the house seven...
Luverne Education Association formally announced the 2017 Friend of Education Nyla Sohl (left) and 2017 Teacher of the Year Lynette Stensland at a special ceremony Monday to kick off American Education Week.
Complete surprise was expressed by Lynette Stensland Monday when she was selected as Luverne’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. “Never in a million years did I think I would be the Teacher of the Year,” said the 26-year classroom veteran after the announcement in the elementary school commons. “I am so...
Veterans Virgil Cook (left) and Richard Jonas of the Adrian American Legion step out of a stretch Hummer limousine and onto a red carpet as they arrive at Veterans Day ceremonies Friday, Nov. 10, at Adrian High School. One veteran noted that the ride and notoriety were “unbelievable” compared to...
More than 180 elementary students presented the John Jacobson and Roger Emerson production of “Go West!” Thursday, Nov. 9, in the elementary gymnasium. Music teachers Shirlee Gilmore and Beth Capistran directed the performance that featured the various forms of transportation people could take to...
The Last Man Club held the spotlight at Saturday night’s Veterans Day event in Luverne when the last two remaining members shared a toast with Mary Pawlenty. She joined Helmer Haakenson and LeRoy Luitjens as they toasted each other and 22 of their Last Man Club comrades who have passed away. She...
The Rock County Board of Commissioners and the state of Minnesota have entered a joint powers agreement to facilitate a rural water connection to the Blue Mounds State Park. The agreement, signed Nov. 7, essentially guarantees the county won’t be liable for the $643,000 connection to the state park...
Livestock production in Rock County expanded last year with growth plans already proposed for 2018. Doug Bos, assistant director of the Rock County Land Management Office, updated commissioners Nov. 7 about feedlot permits issued through the LMO this year and which projects are coming up. “In 2017...
Rock County Implement is doubling the size of its John Deere operation on South Highway 75 in Luverne. A 100-by-225-foot repair shop will be added to the existing structure, which will be completely gutted and remodeled for use as a showroom and parts and sales store. Also, a 35-by-100-foot wash...
Luverne High School 2014 graduate Riley Verbrugge addressed Veterans Day crowds in the high school gym Thursday, Nov. 9, via Skype from his deployment in Kuwait. His father, Evan Verbrugge, facilitated the event.

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