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David Niessink with Superior Caulking power-washes the brick façade of the Redeemed Remnants storefront Sept. 21. “It’s so terribly dirty,” said Marion Van Bemmel, Niessink’s father-in-law, who was helping keep an eye on the project from the ground. The cleaning allowed Niessink to assess the...
Luverne's Kristin Ziegler and the rest of the Luverne band do their field performance in the Cardinal gym.
Saturday’s Tri-State Band Festival started out like most of the others have for the past 66 years in Luverne. High school students marched down Main Street in a parade of festive band music and bright colors under a crisp autumn sky. But clouds rolled in for the afternoon performances at Cardinal...
Lyle Rollag’s combine gobbles up stalks and fills grain carts with corn Friday, Sept. 23, in this field along County Road 5 in western Rock County. Rollag was combining corn for Blac-X Farms that day.
Rock County Harvest 2016 will have varied results, based on where the most rain fell. Some soybean fields are standing in water, while other areas of the county are dry, having missed most of the recent heavy rains. Farmers are reporting some stress to plants as a result of persistent rain. For...
There is an existing berm between the ball field and the river. The new berm would be from the bridge to the north corner of Redbird Field
Luverne City officials are working with engineers on a berm that would minimize flood damage at Redbird Field. In the June 2014 flooding, a raging Rock River spilled its banks and deposited corn stalks, debris and tons of sand and silt onto Redbird Field. After spending $200,000 to clean it up, the...
Eighteen Legion members from posts in Blue Earth, New Ulm, Hardwick and Pipestone met at the Arthur Moeller American Legion Post 478 in Hardwick Saturday afternoon. Hardwick or Pipestone will be the home post for the next Legion Riders, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts for Legion members, who conduct fundraisers to help various organizations. Pictured are (from left) Scott Phillips, Gene Ludtke, Melonie Phillips, Chuck Stone, Richard Skillstead, Randy Olson, Robin Olson, Jeremy Evans, Hope Paz, Mark Coney,
last American Legion Riders group formed in the Minnesota American Legion’s second district, another group is forming and this time it’s at a local level. Hardwick’s Mark Coney conducted the organizational meeting for the new Legion Riders chapter. “I tried three years ago to get the third chapter...
Luverne City Council members and local veterans dedicated Luverne as a Purple Heart City Tuesday night at the signage on South Highway 75. From left are City Councilwoman Esther Frakes, Mayor Pat Baustian, veterans Gary Hassebroek and Buck Underwood, Councilman Kevin Aaker, City Administrator John Call and council members Eugene Marshall and Caroline Thorson.
Luverne is the first city in Minnesota to become a Purple Heart City, and a dedication ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 20, made that designation official. City Council members and Purple Heart Veterans Buck Underwood and Gary Hassebroek gathered on South Highway 75 between Howling Dog and Subway where a...
Timely taxpayer payments and debt refinancing resulted in a decrease of the Luverne School District 2017 preliminary levy of 2.77 percent. Marlene Mann, the district’s business manager, told board members at their meeting Thursday, Sept. 22, that local on-time tax payments helped reduce this year’s...
Rock County’s preliminary levy for 2017 is set to increase 6.13 percent over the current county levy. Three motions at different percentages were made at the Sept. 20 County Board meeting before 6.13 percent was accepted. Two motions for a 6.5 and a 5.75 percent increase failed in 2-3 votes....
An arbitrator with the state’s Bureau of Mediation Services ruled in favor of a Luverne Public Schools teacher in a grievance filed in October 2015. Luverne Education Association filed the grievance on behalf of Shirlee Gilmore, an elementary music instructor, after district officials denied her...
Meetings Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in the Rock County Public Library basement. The workshop is on making baby quilts. Bring your own supplies and completed Hospice quilt blocks. Rock County DFL Chuckwagon Feed will be Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch....

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