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Pictured (from left) Rock County Emergency Food Shelf director Mary Gehrke and CHS employees Michelle Rienke, Diane Pick and Tom Nelson.
Through its Harvest for Hunger fundraiser, CHS Eastern Farmers Co-op employees donated $3,963 to the Rock County Food Shelf and $2,700 to the BackPack Program Wednesday, July 17. Since 2011 CHS has organized the fundraising campaign to support local food shelves and organizations across the country...
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a crash on I-90 that took the life of a Luverne woman Tuesday morning. Brooke Thompson, a 2015 Luverne High School graduate, died Tuesday as a result of injuries she sustained in the crash. Thompson was reportedly on her way to Sioux Falls when the...
Several storm systems over southwest Minnesota Saturday resulted in severe weather that downed trees, flattened crops and damaged property. Some areas of the county were affected worse than others by the storm, which mustered wind gusts up to 70 mph in some areas. But stories were similar in...
More than 15,000 free hot dogs were grilled and served free of charge Thursday night, July 11, by Luverne merchants and organizations for the hundreds of people who crowded Main Street for the 57th annual event.
If attendance at the Wiener Dog Races is any indication, the events of the July 11 Hot Dog Night drew big crowds. Twenty dogs went head-to-head in the 16th Annual Wiener Dog Races. One dog withdrew before the race started. Luverne Area Chamber organized the 57th annual event. “That’s the most...
Dirt work begins Monday in Uithoven Addition.
Dirt work started Monday on the west edge of town to develop the Uithoven Addition into Luverne’s newest residential neighborhood. At their July 9 meeting, City Council members completed zoning and platting requirements for the new housing subdivision addition along West Dodge Street. The plat map...
Marty Bonnett (front, left) leads his dad’s horse, Hannah, to Maplewood Cemetery in honor of the late Archie Bonnett Monday. Accompanying Bonnett are Scott Wiertzema (back, left) and Wyatt Fey.
Archie Bonnett received a tribute fitting a horseman Monday morning when his son, Marty, led a four-horse procession to Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. The riderless horse was Archie’s 22-year-old Appaloosa mare, Hannah, which he raised from a foal. On her back was Archie’s saddle and she led the...
Luverne students traveled to Washington, D.C., July 5-9. Pictured on the steps of the U.S. Capitol are (front, from left) Hunter Gaffaney, Ashton Sandbulte, Ethan Rahm, Kristin Rud, Madee Schmuck, Kayetlin Huiskes, Grace Sandbulte, Hunter Ahrendt, Casey Sehr, Connor Overgaard, Eli Radtke, Tanner Terrio, Mallory Nelson, Kaylee Voorhees, (second row) Kyle Ferguson, Logan Ommen, Ayden Bonnett, Matthew McClure, Kendall Buss, Cheyenne Schutz, Mia Wenzel, Olivia Huisman, Rylee Anderson, Brooklynn Ver Steeg, Tenle
“My favorite part was seeing all the different memorials representing so many major events in our history.” That’s how Luverne High School student Brooklynn Ver Steeg summarized her recent trip to Washington, D.C., July 5 – 9. “Being able to stand in front of these structures and listen to our...
Isley Smith (left) and Emersyn Klosterbuer, both 7, pose underneath their artistic contributions to the “Expression is Elementary” exhibit at Lord Grizzly Gallery in Luverne Thursday, July 11. They submitted drawings related to the book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” by Eric Carle.
Hot Dog Night crowds enjoyed a bonus art exhibit Thursday night at Coffey Contemporary Arts when its new display, “Expression is Elementary,” opened to the public. This spring the gallery teamed up with the Luverne Elementary School and the PPIE booster club to create the exhibit and generate...
A splash pad may be coming to Beaver Creek if plans go as expected. At their July 10 meeting, council members agreed to go forward with the possibility of building a public splash pad near the baseball fields. They capped the project scope at $100,000. “We’ll see where that money brings us,” said...
With two-thirds of the Luverne Loop finished, city leaders are making plans for the third and final phase of the trail that will close the loop where it connects with the Blue Mound Trail on East Main Street. Funding is coming together with a recent grant approval of $150,000 from the Minnesota DNR...

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