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  Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water was recently recognized for its commitment to protecting drinking water with a Source Water Protection Award from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Rural Water Association. Over the years, LPRW has undertaken many significant projects to protect...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has teamed up with the National Weather Service to design a tool that helps farmers and commercial applicators determine the best time to apply manure. The Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast tool uses past and predicted National Weather Service weather data...
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian announced Tuesday that the city has finalized an agreement with Guo Ying Zheng and Mei Qin Lin to buy the China Inn property on South Highway 75. “This is the last piece of the puzzle to clear out that entire section for easements related to the Towne Square development...
Senior Citizens Monday, May 14: Cubed roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, country blend vegetables, dinner roll, peaches, cookie. Program: Honor our Mothers. Tuesday, May 15: Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry garnish, bread, peach shortcake. Program: Half Price Day sponsored...
At 4 feet, 10 inches, Blue Mounds State Park Naturalist Amber Brooks doesn’t hold a commanding presence on the vast open prairie. But behind the wheel of the new bison touring vehicle, she’s in charge of 440 horses under the hood of a souped-up Ford F-250 Super Duty truck. And it was custom-built...
Jeff Andrews of First Children’s Finance addresses a group of Luverne school and city leaders about the child care shortage in Rock County. He said working parents who have limited child care options may not have access to nurturing and stimulating learning environments for their infants and children. And when this happens at critical brain development years — essentially when most infants and children are in child care settings — it can have lasting effects for school and professional futures.
There were 56 licensed child care providers in Rock County in 2016, 48 in 2017 and 34 today, leading to a rapidly growing shortage of child care slots for working families who need child care. And it affects far more people than the working parents and their employers. Among others, it affects...
The Luverne Family Dental building at 115 E. Main Street will soon get a facelift according to action taken at the Monday morning meeting of the Luverne Economic Development Authority. The building’s owners, Kevin and Mary Aaker, submitted an application for the city’s Historic Façade Improvement...
About 200 community members learned how professional athlete Gisele “Gigi” Marvin kept kindness and an upbeat attitude at the forefront in achieving her dreams of playing hockey and winning an Olympic gold medal. Marvin shared her story Sunday night at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. As an...
Luverne Elementary’s 560 students will ask for donations from friends, family and community members through May 11 during the fourth annual “Cardinal Dash” fundraising campaign. Parents Partners in Education (PPIE) organizes the activity, and this year’s goal is $18,000, a thousand dollars over...
The Minnesota Department of Health has analyzed a sample of the substance that discolored dozens of homes and properties in Luverne’s western neighborhoods. The lab results are in, and they reveal good news and bad news, according to Cory Boeck with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. He said...

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