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A new manufacturing plant may open for business south of Luverne in 2018 if state funds come through as planned. Under a resolution passed Aug. 8 by the Rock County Commissioners, Midwest Dry Cast is eligible for job creation funds through the Minnesota Department of Economic Development. Midwest...
A different approach and a more focused roadway condition study by Minnesota Department of Transportation officials has propelled U.S. Highway 75 to be included in MnDOT’s 10-year roadway improvement plan. Greg Ous, transportation engineer with District 7 that includes Rock County, presented MnDOT’...
Auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street” will be Aug. 27 and 28 in the Green Earth Players community theater building on Edgehill Street in Luverne. Luverne native Bruce Kurtz is directing the performance, which will require three men, two women and one girl, plus another “dozen men or women and many...
Most underground infrastructure is now installed, and work is moving to base and grading.
A neighborhood in the east central part of town was evacuated Saturday morning after Luverne Street construction crews hit a gas line with a skid loader. According to Luverne Fire Chief Dave Van Batavia, the gas leak was detected around 10 a.m. and a two-block area of residents were evacuated from...
The Luverne Area Community Foundation is excited to announce its Spring 2017 Grant Awards in the amount of $27,526. The following awards were granted:   Health care: •Sanford Luverne Medical $6,120 for a transvaginal probe. •Luverne BackPack Program $5,000 for weekend nutrition needs for students...
Rock County residents can help decide where state water quality dollars should be spent by attending two public meetings next week. The meetings —Tuesday, Aug. 22, and Wednesday, Aug. 23, — are part of the One Watershed-One Plan (1W1P) Initiative for the six-county area that includes Rock County....
Important Dates Aug. 31 - CRP Emergency Haying ends Aug. 31 - 2017 Expiring CRP reenrollment deadline Sept. 1 - 2018 NAP Fall-Seeded Annual Crops sales deadline Sept. 1 - 2018 NAP Value Loss Crops sales deadline Sept. 1 - 2018 NAP Controlled Environment Crops sales deadline Sept. 1 - 2018 MPP-Dairy...
Luverne High School marching band members practice on the newly surfaced parking on the north side of school Monday morning.
It’s beginning to sound like fall in neighborhoods in northwest Luverne. Members of the Luverne High School marching band began two weeks of band camp July 31. Each day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 85 high school students work together preparing for the fall marching band season. Most of that time is...
A Sioux Falls architect firm has developed plans, cost estimates and a timeline for expansion and improvements at the city pool and fitness center. The estimated $3 million Phase 1 is a basic remodel and addition of 10,150 square feet. It addresses priorities of staff, the committee and the...
Sunday afternoon provides the best time for the busy Sandbulte sisters to practice for Luverne’s upcoming USO show with their mom, Sue Sandbulte (far right). Wendy Peters (left), Heidi Kraemer and Amy Tripp will perform Aug. 26 and 27 as the Andrews Sisters
Celebration of Luverne’s 150th birthday will continue the end of this month with local musical talent taking the stage in a USO re-enactment. United Service Organization or USO is a private organization and was formed in 1941 to lift the morale of military troops. A re-enactment of these shows will...

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