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Luverne High School 2014 graduate Riley Verbrugge addressed Veterans Day crowds in the high school gym Thursday, Nov. 9, via Skype from his deployment in Kuwait. His father, Evan Verbrugge, facilitated the event.
Luverne High School Treble Choir and Concert Choir performed their fall concert Tuesday night, Nov. 7, in the high school auditorium. The venue was changed from the normal performance location in the gym because district voters were set up for the school’s referendum vote. At the end of the concert...
Sen. Al Franken’s staff was in Luverne Wednesday to meet with local producers and agencies about renewable energy policies to be included in the next Farm Bill. The covered topics ranged from biofuels and solar power to conservation farming and policies that promote clean air and water. Doug Bos of...
Sen. Al Franken’s staffers met with local farmers and renewable energy leaders Wednesday in Luverne about policies for the next Farm Bill. One purpose of their visit was to gather information that would help to make energy and conservation programs accessible and successful. To address this,...
  During a special hunt to prevent overpopulation of deer and protect resources on Nov. 17-18, Blue Mounds State Park will be closed to all visitors. Hunts also will take place at other Minnesota state parks and recreation areas this fall, and access to the parks will vary. Some will remain open to...
The Luverne Combined Honor Guard members from the Dell Hogan American Legion Post 123 and the Rock County VFW Post 2757 gathered Nov. 2 to honor the late Warren Herreid at Grace Lutheran Church and at Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne. Pictured in the front row from left are Buck Underwood, Wayne Biever...
Southwest Health and Human Services Director Beth Wilms assured Rock County commissioners Nov. 7 she will work with staff to rein in spending and improve bill procedures to offset a projected $2.5 million budget deficit. Wilms was hired in July to replace Chris Sorensen who accepted the director of...
Meetings MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS and their family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964 Luverne Music Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the Luverne High School...
Almost a dozen trucks wait to unload corn late Thursday afternoon, Nov. 2, at CHS Luverne location. Local farmers made significant progress in the corn harvest in the last week and are about 75 percent complete. As of Monday, the corn pile at the elevator is at 100,000-plus bushels.
Corn harvest continues to lag behind the five-year average with about a quarter of this year’s crop still in the fields locally. “Guys are slowly plugging away at it,” said CHS Magnolia manager Brad Skattum Monday. The slow pace puts local producers a little in front of the statewide average....
A shrimp hatchery will now join the already planned harbor and water treatment facility going up next year on nearly 60 acres along I-90 west of Luverne. The combination of all three trū Shrimp projects adds up to $100 million in new construction and 100 new jobs in Luverne. The harbor and water...

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