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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton chose portions of Rock County to be recognized federally as “Opportunity Zones” for economic development. The selected area includes the portions of the city of Luverne and Luverne Township plus the townships of Magnolia, Martin, Clinton and Kanaranzi. Also included in...
  Join the friends of Blue Mounds State Park at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, to improve the cliff line for climbers and hikers. Meet at the climber’s parking lot on the curve of County Road 8. Bring your own hand tools, work gloves and protective eyewear. Lunch and giveaways will be at 12 noon...
In an effort to clean up blight in Rock County communities, the County Board on April 17 set minimum bids for four of five tax-forfeited properties at $1 each. The auditor-treasurer will conduct the auction sale beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Rock County Courthouse. Auditor-...
On April 13, nine members of the Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter traveled to South Dakota State University in Brookings to participate in the Region 6 FFA general livestock and dairy judging contests. The general livestock team consisted of Halle Hough, Hannah Kruse, Trey Baustian, Tyler Fick, and...
  By Lizabeth Stahl and Dave Nicolai, U of M Extension Educators in Crops Jeff Coulter, U of M Extension Corn Agronomist Much of Minnesota has been covered in snow past mid-April and it will take some time for field conditions to dry enough for field work and planting to begin.  Farmers are...
Fifty students represented the Luverne High School instrumental and choral departments at the Section 3A sub-section 10 solo and ensemble music contest April 9 in Fulda. Students performed for judges who rated each performance as superior, excellent, good or fair. The LHS choral department had 19...
The First Farmers and Merchants National banks in Luverne and Pipestone were among 38 Minnesota banks to be recognized for community involvement. The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) created the Community Champion recognition program to honor banks that contribute to their communities and to...
A conceptual view from the northeast corner of the new middle-high school cafeteria-commons shows windows facing out to Dodge Street with the building’s new main entrance located to the far left. The performing arts center entrance is located off to the right.
Luverne’s $30 million school renovation and improvement project moved to the next phase when board members unanimously approved the architect’s design development plans at a special April 12 meeting. A 35-minute presentation by Lynn Remmers of JLG Architects highlighted changes and decisions made...
An April “thunder blizzard” of epic proportions stalled over southwest Minnesota Friday through Sunday night, delivering thunder, lightning, hail, gale force winds and record snowfalls. Luverne volunteer recorder Troy Thone estimated more than 15 inches for the weekend — a new record. “It’s a tough...

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