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Luverne first-graders (from left) Yerari Castillo-Alvarez, Lydia Jarchow and Sofia Dunn take turns touching Blue Mounds State Park animal ambassador Chuck, the garter snake, Thursday, May 17, during a class field trip. He is held and cared for by park naturalist Amber Brooks.
Park naturalist Amber Brooks measures fun and learning with a simple yardstick: If you don’t have grass stains or dirt on your clothes, you didn’t have fun and you didn’t learn anything. More than 150 students from Luverne, Hills-Beaver Creek and Ellsworth spent an afternoon last week at the Blue...
Dan Wiese of NAPA Auto Parts, Luverne, will host an open house from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 31, to celebrate 40 years in business.
Luverne’s NAPA Auto Store will celebrate 40 years of business in the hands of the Wiese family next week. “It’s still a great business to be in,” said Dan Wiese who was 14 when his father, Ike, bought Luverne Auto Parts in 1978. “The people we do business with are our friends, so I’m grateful to...
Fifteen tons of metal and other materials were removed from a Hardwick property Friday morning with its owner facing the cleanup charges. James Petersen of Jasper failed to comply with Hardwick’s nuisance ordinance that regulates storing unusable items around a storage shed at 301 Ross Street South...
Assisting with dock assembly and installation Friday at The Lake in Luverne are (from left) Blue Mounds State Park Manager Chris Ingebretsen, Jason Honkomp and Brad Chepa of the Windom DNR office and Ezra Breyfogle and Dan McGuire of the Blue Mounds State Park.
Just in time for summer fishing season, the city of Luverne and the state of Minnesota installed a new floating dock at The Lake on West Edgehill Street last week. The city applied last year to the Minnesota DNR for a grant to build the disability-accessible 64-foot-long wooden dock with railings...
More than 100 people paddled the Rock River last year for the Rock River canoe and kayak tour. The event was part of a yearlong celebration of Luverne’s 150th anniversary, but local water enthusiasts are hoping to make it an annual event. This year’s event, “I Rocked the River” water trail ride, is...
Parents, grandparents and Luverne Elementary staff greet kindergarten through fifth-grade students as they finish the 2018 Cardinal Dash Friday afternoon at the school track. Students were handed a bottle of water after a successful finish.
Students at Luverne Elementary School enjoyed a fun run and tug-of-war competition Friday afternoon to wrap up a two-week fundraising campaign for the local parent group. Just over $14,650 was raised among the 560 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade during this year’s Cardinal Dash...
The tight housing market in Luverne is pushing property values higher, according to Rock County Assessor Tom Houselog. “It’s certainly a seller’s market,” he said. “A bunch of homes sold for more than they were valued at. When you have a supply that doesn’t meet demand, when they do sell, they sell...
Luverne Street Music Children’s Choir members presented their spring concert Wednesday, May 16, at the Carnegie Cultural Center. They are (front, from left) Holden Jepperson on trumpet, Tessa Botticella, Susie Fokken, Erin Hofer, Kaidyn Mundt, Tenlee Pick, Charlotte Bierman, accompanist Janine...
The Luverne Middle School and High School choirs perform music from the 1980s at their annual pops concert Friday, May 18, in the Luverne Elementary School gym. Students wore 1980s fashion — including “big hair” for the girls, and they performed popular songs from that era.
Luverne Rotary Club recently sponsored its annual Four Way Test essay writing contest. Ava Vortherms (right) won first place. Ashlyn Johnson (left) earned second place for her essay, and Phoebe DeBates (center) was third.
  Local sixth-graders recently learned about truth, fairness, good will and team benefits through the Luverne Rotary Club’s Four-Way Test.  The Four-Way Test is the ethical code that Rotarians live by, challenging them to ask four simple questions: •Is it the truth? •Is it fair to all concerned...

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