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The painted nutcrackers are rich with detail, as seen on this one by artist Janine Brands.
Luverne’s 3,000-piece nutcracker collection is the third largest in the world (after Germany and Leavenworth, Washington) and visitors increasingly stop off I-90 and venture into town to see it. City leaders are looking to capitalize on this traffic and invited local artists to create ten 18-inch...
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday, June 14, 2019. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a...
Poor planting conditions this spring are forcing some farmers to make decisions on prevented planting. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is advising farmers about the legal requirements for selling and buying seed in Minnesota. This includes cover crop seed. There are several issues the...
The numerous sidewalks circling around through the Courthouse Square made the Arts in the Park event more accessible to wheelchairs, walkers, strollers and others who appreciate solid footing.
Luverne’s 35th annual Buffalo Days weekend unfolded under near-perfect weather conditions, which made the celebration especially enjoyable, according to Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere. “We have to give credit to the weather gods,” she said. The sunshine was especially welcome after an...
Luverne’s Ben Vander Kooi (at podium) emceed groundbreaking ceremonies in 1991. Pictured with golden shovels are (from left) Rep. Vin Weber, the late Sen. Gary DeCramer, Sen. Jim Vickerman, Sen. Joe Bertram, Rep. Andy Steensma and Rep. Norm DeBlieck.
On Jan. 24, 1994, the Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne, welcomed its first two residents. That day marked the culmination of a three-year lobbying effort to locate the state facility in Luverne and two years of construction after Luverne was selected in 1991. It also marked the start of an...
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith stopped at Take 16 Brewing Thursday evening for a meet and greet following her “rural economy” tour of southwest Minnesota. She discusses agriculture challenges with (from left) crop insurance agent Josh Teune, Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian, County Commissioner and Magnolia farmer Gary Overgaard, and Rock County Farm Bureau president and Beaver Creek farmer Peter Bakken.
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith spent time in southwest Minnesota Thursday, May 30, on a “rural economy tour” of outstate communities. She boarded the Luverne Trolley that afternoon and visited Midwest Dry Cast, Premium Iowa Pork and Dragonfly. “It’s good to be here today,” she said. “To see what’s happening...
U.S. Senator Tina Smith (left) talks about the tomato plants John Schoep is growing in the raised garden at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Smith stopped at the facility Wednesday afternoon, May 29, to view the facility that will celebrate its 25th anniversary June 7.
U.S. Senator Tina Smith toured the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne for the first time May 30 as part of a “Rural Economy Tour” of southwest Minnesota. Smith briefly addressed the crowd at the veterans home as a Memorial Day Service was wrapping up. She has served as senator since 2018, after...
Trinity Lutheran Church is 125 years old and its parish members are celebrating the anniversary this weekend, with food, fellowship and a look back on the church’s history in the community of Jasper. The German Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church was organized in the early 1890s around the same...
The Service Over Self event kicked off its second year with more than 90 participants scheduled to complete more than 75 identified projects including one at Mead Court, where a sandbox, bench and paving stones were installed for the neighborhood to enjoy. Even before the project was finished,...

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