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Good financial news was presented to the Luverne School Board Nov. 21 during the district’s annual audit report. Jim Gilman, Willmar, a certified public accountant with Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, audits several districts annually including Luverne. The Luverne district ended the fiscal year...
4-H youth learn about engineering Interesting contraptions transformed the Rock County Community Library Nov. 18 into a learning center for 15 4-H youth interested in science, technology, engineering and math or STEM activities. “We particularly focused on engineering,” said Chelsey Asche, Rock...
The Luverne Area Community Foundation has announced its 2017 fall grant awards totaling $29,504.  Health care grants were awarded to: •Sanford Luverne Medical Center: $10,000 for a fluid control system. •Luverne BackPack Program: $2800 for food supplies. •Good Samaritan Society, Mary Jane Brown...
The father-son owner and manager of Luverne restaurant Papa’s Place are facing felony charges after a Saturday night traffic stop turned violent. Sixty-one-year-old Richard Eugene Scholten and 29-year-old Tanner Eugene Scholten, both of Steen, were arrested around midnight Saturday in Steen for...
A rural Steen woman died last week in a car crash near Ash Creek. A memorial service for Tracey Lee Hoag, 41, was Monday morning at Living Rock Church in Luverne. According to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, the Hills Fire Department was dispatched around 6:15 Tuesday, Nov. 28, to a fire along...
Elmer Velasco, a service technician with Herman Motor Company in Luverne, was recently named a Ford Senior Master Technician in the company’s 2017 Masters Program. Velasco, who also reached the status of Drivetrain Master Retention, completed over 550 hours of Ford training to achieve the status,...
Rob Brouwer’s last day as Martin Township road grader operator will be Thursday, Nov. 30, after 34 years in the position.  “When I started, the township building was located by the elevator on Water Avenue,” he said in a Nov. 24 interview. “The new maintenance building is a big improvement.” He...
Details are emerging for the Towne Square development coming next year to the former Sharkee’s property on South Highway 75. In a public hearing Monday night, developer Bill Ludwig updated Luverne Planning and Zoning officials on the mixed-use development that will bring retail, office space,...
Ten people gathered Friday afternoon for the Blue Mounds State Park “Family Turkey Trek,” a mile walk with park naturalist Amber Brooks (leading) stopping occasionally to tell walkers stories about Minnesota’s native wild turkeys.
No turkeys were spotted at the Blue Mounds State Park Friday afternoon during a Family Turkey Trek, and park naturalist Amber Brooks knows why. “The last turkey seen in Minnesota was in 1880,” she said adding for clarity, “The last native turkey.” Ten people joined Brooks on the mile walk from the...
Luverne will celebrate Winterfest 2017 this weekend with a full lineup of popular attractions. The library will host its annual puppet show story hour Friday with surprise guest appearances. The craft show at the school will again draw hundreds of vendors — 23 new ones — with unique gift offerings...

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