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Luverne Elementary School third-grader Emma Saarloos eats an apple Friday, Jan. 13, from the Dayton Avenue Orchard south of Adrian. Careful preparation allows the local apples to be stored for use in school cafeterias.
Students at Luverne Public Schools have a local source of apples, fulfilling the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” High in fiber and Vitamin C and low in calories and sodium, fresh apples are a healthy alternative to processed foods, and the homegrown produce is better for the...
This Star Herald file photo shows a gathering of community members and park visitors at the Blue Mounds State Park Interpretive Center for a Writer’s Series author event
The Blue Mounds State Park is popular for its unique features — the bison herd, native prairie and rock climbing on the Sioux quartzite cliffs. But it’s just one of nearly 70 state parks in Minnesota that require funding, and sometimes those dollars are allocated based on which needs are best...
A 32-year-old Luverne woman is in the Nobles County Jail after law enforcement recovered stolen items in her apartment Thursday, Jan. 12. According to information from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Shauna LaForce is accused of stealing more than $3,000 worth of LuLaRoe designer clothing....
A Luverne native will provide security detail during Friday’s 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. Senior Airman Riley Verbrugge, 21, is a member of the South Dakota Air National Guard. He is one of 150 guardsmen from the 114th Fighter Wing who will assist hundreds of other guardsmen...
Maddie Lenan-Hooyman of Youth Frontiers discusses matters of kindness with Luverne fourth-graders Wednesday, Jan. 11, during a retreat in the American Reformed Church, Luverne.
Luverne fourth-graders spent the day focusing on kindness Wednesday, Jan. 11, during a Youth Frontiers retreat at the American Reformed Church. The Twin Cities non-profit organization works with school districts to build character of young people through positive peer interactions. The fourth-grade...
James and Calla Jarvie pose outside their North Donaldson home with their Little Free Library established last month in Luverne. The couple had seen similar book exchanges in New Orleans and Minneapolis. It was Calla’s dream to establish a library at her own home.
Calla Jarvie’s longtime dream for her own Little Free Library came true this Christmas when one appeared in front of her North Donaldson Street home in Luverne. “It was a long time coming,” Calla said with a large smile. “They are the best idea.” Her smile was directed to her husband, James, who...
Important dates: •Jan. 31: 2016 wool loan and LDP request deadline. •Feb. 1: 2017 NAP Maple sap sales deadline. •Feb. 20: FSA Office closed for Presidents Day. •March 15: 2017 NAP pasture and spring-seeded annual crop sales deadline; 2017 crop insurance corn, soybeans, oats and spring wheat sales...
The 1880s were a period of rapid growth and unprecedented prosperity for Luverne.  From 1882 to 1886, Luverne more than doubled its population and ranked as one of the best towns of southwestern Minnesota as well as one of the largest. The rich lands of Rock County, abundant harvests, and the...
Luverne High School will celebrate Snow Week Jan. 23-27 as a fun winter activity. This year’s Snow Week Winter Court, selected by the teaching staff, are (front row, left) Tommy Norman, Knute Oldre, Christopher Jelken, Dylan Thorson, (back) Madison Schandelmeier, Bergin Flom, Samantha Ykema and...
A new session of Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes in Luverne is beginning and continues into spring. Classes for parents along with their infants, toddlers and preschoolers provide an opportunity to lean and grow together. Parents also receive encouragement and support and connect...

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