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A motorist east of Luverne on County Road 4 wasn't so appreciative of the winter white stuff on Friday afternoon.
The first snow of the holiday season arrived Friday, Nov. 20, and children in the area enjoyed playing in the snow.
Barb Berghorst (left) receives a certificate of achievement from Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian.
For the 20th consecutive year, the city of Luverne has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. At their Nov. 10 meeting, Luverne City Council members formally recognized city finance director Barb Berghorst for her efforts in qualifying the city for the award...
Brad Bergman
Luverne's Brad Bergman has been hired as the general manager of Skattum Confinement and Superior Buildings. Bergman studied business management at Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls, and has more than 10 years of experience as a contractor with his business, Contracting Consultants Inc....
Luverne native David Beimers, PhD, presents Nancy Lange of Southwest Health and Human Services with the Social Work Alumna of the Year award. Beimers is an associate professor in social work and is chair of the Department of Social Work at MSU. Lange graduated from Mankato State College in 1976 with a double major in social work and corrections. She currently works in Rock County as a social service supervisor in children’s services with Southwest Health and Human Services.
The Department of Social Work at Minnesota State University, Mankato, awarded Nancy Lange of Southwest Health and Human Services with its Social Work Alumna of the Year award. Lange received the award Nov. 6 at the MSU Social Work Honors Day event. Lange graduated from Mankato State College in 1976...
The Luverne Rotary Club, CHS-Eastern Farmers and the family of the late Janice Kass are the newest participants in Rock County’s Adopt A Highway program this fall. Janice Kass was the mother of Cheryl Hartman, rural Luverne.
Janice Kass’ name is written on the newest Adopt A Highway sign erected in Rock County. Its location along North Blue Mound Avenue is in remembrance of Kass, who was someone who appreciated the outdoors and the spectacular views afforded by the Blue Mounds over the city of Luverne. When the mile...
Rock County residents are known for their generosity, and Christmas is the time of year when that spirit shines, according to Luverne volunteer Molly Golla. Golla has been volunteering with SHARE (Sharing Hearts Are Reaching Everyone) for over 12 years and she said she’s always impressed by local...
There may be a permanent solution to the ongoing drinking water issues at the Blue Mounds State Park. That’s according to a pending agreement between Minnesota DNR and local officials at the Nov. 17 Rock County Board meeting. Under the agreement, a study will be conducted to determine the...
A California man’s search for the history of his restored 1956 Packard Clipper would have ended earlier this month if not for a pen and a mechanical pencil found lodged in the vehicle’s defroster. “I had all but given up finding information on the car,” said Mike Hammerberg of Pinole, California. “...
The Council for Arts and Humanities in Rock County (CAHRC) recently terminated its lease for the Carnegie Cultural Center in Luverne, and a new fine arts group is interested in using the space. Officers of the non-profit Luverne Street Music attended the City Council meeting Tuesday, Nov. 16, to...
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is recommending the dam at the Blue Mounds State Park be replaced and the pond restored. According to the construction timeline, however, the Lower Mound Lake won’t be reestablished and open to the public until 2018, more than four years after flooding...

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