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Luverne High School will present “Around the World in Eighty Days” Oct. 14-16 in the school’s new performing arts center. Cast includes (front, left) Alex Perkins, Pierce Cunningham, Mia Wenzel, Chance Tunnissen, Luke Thorson, Parker Carbonneau, Griffen Jarchow, Ashlyn Johnson, Grace Ingebretsen, Xavier McKenzie, (back) Gemma Nelson, Chris Bonilla, Bethany Behr, Brianna Kinsinger, Elijah Hendricks, Kaitlin Conger, Abby Boltjes, Zoe Berghorst and Egypt Forrest.
Luverne High School students are learning more than lines for the upcoming fall play, “Around the World in Eighty Days.” The play will take place in three performances Thursday, Oct. 14, Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16. Curtain rises at 7 p.m. They are learning to perform in a new facility,...
Construction will use “Extreme Structural Insulated Panels,” high performance heat pumps, in-floor heat, LED lighting that qualifies for Energy Star, and the Net Zero Ready Program. The buildings will have one- and two-bedroom units on three floors with elevators and off-street parking. Plans still call for a mixed-use retail and residential property.
The path to developing the former Sharkee’s property has been long and winding as city leaders work with government agencies, private investors and local contractors. Luverne City Council members took action last week to move the $8 million project closer to an October groundbreaking. They...
Brad Van De Berg combines corn along with grain cart driver Brent Schepel in a field north of Hills Monday night. Van De Berg said he’s pleased with the yields in that field, which managed to receive some timely rains while escaping some of the wind damage and hail that hit other nearby fields.
Warm termperatures in September pushed the 2021 corn and soybean crop toward maturity, and area farmers have capitalized on good harvest conditions. By the end of September, soybean harvest was over 50 percent completed, while some areas still need a bit more time for soybeans to fully mature. Many...
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The Luverne Chamber and Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced the winners of the first half of the 2021 CVB Photo Contest. “The CVB judge had a very difficult time determining the winners, because there were so many great entries,” said Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere. “Thanks to...
Hills-Beaver Creek School Board members recently signed an agreement with a construction management company to guide them through possible improvements to the district’s facilities. The pre-plan process from Preston Euerle of R.A. Morton & Associates of St. Cloud will be at no charge to the...
Hills-Beaver Creek School District will collect less money from property taxes from district residents in 2022 after local school board members adopted the maximum levy amount allowed by the state at their Sept. 27 meeting. Overall, the H-BC levy will drop 2.61 percent or $35,726 in 2022 if board...
Public health officials are warning community members that COVID-19 case numbers are on the rise in Rock County, and that masking and vaccination are recommended. The Luverne School District’s Incident Command Team hasn’t met since the School Board opted out of the mask mandate in response to...
Katie Baustian (center) with the Rock County Food Shelf led a tour of the new facility on Maple Street in Luverne for the Rock County Commissioners Sept. 21. Baustian explains the ease in which the new facility allows food to be stored on racks for easy inventory and the 24-hour drop-off of items....
CLIMB Theatre actor-educator Noah Hynick, as Alberto the Fighting Bull, waves two stools to show how fierce he is — and before he escapes and hides in the park.
Luverne Elementary School students learned about “Angry Lizards” and “Bullseye” during a daylong CLIMB Theater presentation Sept. 29. Six actor-educators from Inver Grove Heights performed plays in the performing arts center and met with each of the 25 classrooms to discuss character. The...
Monday morning's funeral procession for James "Jimmy Jo" Johannsen included a Luverne Fire Department escort and an American flag draped from the ladder truck over the Highway 75 and Main Street intersection. Johannsen joined the Luverne Fire Department in 1973, and from 1981 to 1997 he served as...

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