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When the curtain opens April 6 and 7 for the Luverne High School spring play, 21 students will surprise and entertain audience members in the 85-minute production of “Writing a Will Can Be Murder.” First-year director Shawn Kinsinger chose the mystery comedy by Eddie McPherson out of five potential...
Codie Boysen, Steen, is opening 75 Diner in the former Papa’s Place.
Luverne will again be home to a family-style restaurant when 75 Diner opens this spring in the former Papa’s Place building. Codie Boysen, rural Steen, brings a lifetime of professional experience to the building she bought on South Highway 75. On Feb. 14 she parted ways with the family restaurant...
Ryan Holtz of Luverne is the new Rock County Rural Water System manager. He began his duties March 19.
For as long as he can remember, water has played a significant role in Ryan Holtz’s daily activities. His first exposure was as a boy playing in rain puddles on the family farm near Magnolia. Today he’s working as the new manager for the Rock County Rural Water System. He began his duties March 19...
The city purchased the two-acre parcel on West Dodge Street from the Uithovens on March 9 for $170,000.
City crews have started working on the west edge of town to prepare the former Marcus and Viola Uithoven acreage for future development. The city purchased the two-acre parcel on West Dodge Street from the Uithovens on March 9 for $170,000. The parcel joins 30 acres of city-owned land on the west...
A unique experience geared toward teenagers took place recently at the Rock County Library. In the library’s first escape room event, personnel planted a series of clues for teams of students ages 12-18 to solve and earn release from a basement library room. Teams had 30 minutes to write the secret...
Matt Sandbulte (right) uses a lute to steer hot mastics into a pothole as Nick Moshier makes sure the hole is covered.
North Highway 75 through Luverne was ravaged by large pieces of missing asphalt until crews from the Minnesota Department of Transportation began filling the potholes with mastics, a heated mixture of rubber fragments and aggregate. On Wednesday, March 21, the crew used a three-step process with...
Luverne’s first-ever Love the Ladies Expo was a big hit last year when more than 500 people showed up at Grand Prairie Events to taste, sample and sign up for prizes. “What an unbelievable day; it was phenomenal,” Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere told the Star Herald after the April 2017...
All Luverne students will receive an oral health screening at school, thanks to a non-profit dental organization. Caring Hands Dental of Alexandria will send a team to Luverne in mid-April to screen kindergarten through 12th-grade students. Information about the dental health screenings was...
Haulers of road construction materials can purchase a special permit in Rock County. The annual permit allows companies and persons hauling road construction materials such as asphalt, concrete, aggregates and recycled road materials to haul 90,000 and 97,000 pounds gross vehicle weights. Rock...
There’s more than one way to wear a baby, according to information shared at a Luverne Early Childhood Family Education class Monday, March 12. Participants learned about slings, wraps and other baby carriers, and presenter Whitney LaFrenz talked about stretchy wraps, woven wraps, soft structured...

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