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The Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne recently received a donation of six holiday hams to be served for Thanksgiving and upcoming meals and occasions with residents and visitors. The Mankato Elks Lodge #225, in cooperation with Hormel from Austin, delivered six 7-pound hams to Luverne on Nov. 20....
Step 4 of five steps in the process is to address survey requirements   By Scott Rall Outdoors columnist There are so many different parts and processes of acquiring land that is to become a wildlife management area (WMA). The past columns have covered willing sellers, potential funding and valuing...
A diagnosis of ALS has pulled the Tofteland family together to bring awareness and raise money toward research. Pictured are Martha (sitting, left) with Liv, 3, and Ryan with Finn, 6. Standing are Julie and Steve.
A Luverne High School graduate hopes his efforts to bring awareness to and raise money for ALS research will help others like him lead better lives. Ryan Tofteland, LHS Class of 1998, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in August 2016. Currently, ALS has no effective treatment or cure...
Luverne School District will continue the hockey pairing program with Adrian Public Schools for another four years. Luverne School Board members unanimously approved the agreement at their Monday night meeting (moved from Thursday due to Thanksgiving). Four students from the Adrian School District...
Luverne’s Winterfest celebration is this weekend, and event details are adding up to a festive occasion, according to Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere. She said Saturday night’s USO Show with Bob Hope re-enactor Bill Johnson at the Palace will have broad holiday appeal among locals and...
The state Department of Administration recently called for qualified design companies to submit proposals for the new Luverne-Pipestone Minnesota National Guard Readiness Center. The request for proposals included a graphic of the rooms proposed for the facility.
Design plans are coming into focus for the joint Luverne-Pipestone Minnesota National Guard Readiness Center coming to Luverne in 2020. State officials announced more than a year ago that Luverne would be the site of the new facility, and interviews with potential architects are scheduled for next...
Kathleen Jacobsma stands next to several tables of farm toys her late husband, Bernard, collected over the past two decades. As part of his wishes, the family sold half of the collection during a two-day auction Nov. 16-17 at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne.
Retirement for the late Bernard Jacobsma didn’t mean the former farmer forgot about his rural heritage. For the past 20 years, Jacobsma collected toy farm equipment, traveling to various local and out-of-state auction sales seeking out models based on uniqueness, collectibility or because he worked...
Winter scarves are tied to the handrail near the entrance of the Rock County Library in downtown Luverne along with a sign that reads, “Need a scarf, take a scarf. Have a scarf, leave a scarf.” As temperatures and wind chills dropped into single digits this week, Holly Anderson of Luverne...
Do you or someone you know have little ones with big imaginations? Little ones who love to make art? Little ones who are always coloring or drawing? Artists Cody and Nicole Henrichs pose these questions to the community in a poster and online marketing about the “Little Hands, Big Ideas” event at...
Workers with the city of Luverne electric utility department hang lighted wreaths on Main Street lightpoles Monday morning for the holiday season. This weekend is Luverne’s annual Winterfest celebration (see the Page 1 story).

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