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Remnants from interior classroom walls are piled in the Luverne Middle-High School parking lot. Workers discovered asbestos in the mastic holding marker boards to the walls. The slate bricks containing the asbestos glue were abated and the rest of the walls removed via window openings.
Less than a week after classes ended for the 2018-19 school year on May 17, construction ramped up inside the Luverne Middle-High School building. Joel Bornhoft, ICS project manager, updated Luverne School Board members Thursday night, May 23, on the construction progress, including some surprises...
Phil Vos cranks the engine on the vintage Challenger to drive it off the trailer and into the History Center showroom.
The four-cylinder “put, put, put” of a vintage farm tractor filled the History Center with a nostalgic farm fuel aroma on May 16 when a newly restored 1936 Massey Harris Challenger assumed its place near the windows of the round showroom. The “iron mule,” as it was called in its day, is the...
After proudly caring for more than 841 Minnesota veterans and their families since opening in 1994, the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne is recognizing its 25th anniversary with a community celebration on Friday, June 7. The public is invited as current and former staff, volunteers, resident...
The 35th Annual Buffalo Days celebration is set for this weekend in Luverne where a full slate of events and activities are set to unfold Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2. “It’s a good start to the summer,” said Luverne Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere. In addition to the Friday night...
The Luverne Economic Development Authority signed a development agreement Monday with Four Way Properties on two lots in the city’s industrial park. The lots are adjacent to Patrick Swyter’s existing property where he operates Four Way Insulation at 903 S. Walnut Ave. According to the agreement,...
School Board President Arlyn Gehrke presents a diploma to Amber Bos Friday, May 24, at H-BC commencement ceremonies.
On Friday, May 24, the 54th Hills-Beaver Creek High School commencement ceremonies were conducted for 20 graduates. The graduation student address was given by valedictorian Josie Scholten and Bailey Swan. Garrett Raymon was salutatorian. Class colors were white and royal blue; the flower was a red...
Classmate Miah Kunkel (right) snaps a memory shot of (from left) Megan Fuerstenberg, Brisa Zebe, Madison Leopold and Emma Fuerstenberg in the media center prior to the graduation ceremonies Friday night, May 24.
Forty-seven students received their Adrian High School diplomas Friday night, May 24, in the high school gymnasium. 
Farm operators in many portions of the Midwest, including parts of southern Minnesota, northern Iowa, and eastern South Dakota will likely not be able to plant a portion of their 2019 corn and soybeans crops by the crop insurance “final planting dates” for their area. Those farmers have been...
In the April 30 poverty simulation at Grand Prairie Events, Luverne High School student Alyssa Nattress was assigned the role of a 9-year-old whose mother was in prison and her father wasn’t in the picture. She and her 7-year-old brother lived with their disabled grandpa and their grandma who...
Vance Walgrave sprays the newly etched Veterans Memorial paver with black paint. Walgrave has sandblasted the names of Rock County veterans on the almost 2,000 pavers at the veterans memorial located on the courthouse square in Luverne.
As each Memorial Day and Veterans Day approaches, local sandblaster Vance Walgrave is busy etching names onto pavers for veteran memorials throughout southwest Minnesota. In Luverne, however, the pavers are engraved on-site at the Rock County Veterans Memorial. Walgrave, owner of Those Blasted...

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