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Ken Dixon (left) joined the Luverne’s Bluestem restaurant in July as general manager. The move will allow Chef Skyler Hoiland more creativity in the kitchen and expanded hours, such as daily lunch and Monday night dinner.
Almost seven years after opening The Bluestem at I-90 and Highway 75, chef Skyler Hoiland is adding lunch to the schedule, thanks to a new general manager on staff. Ken Dixon of Luverne took over the business side of the restaurant July 2 after several decades in the restaurant industry. He most...
A new 50-by-80-foot building at the wastewater treatment plant will be used to store equipment like the TerraGator, which is used for sludge application.
Gridor Construction, Buffalo, is working on a $14 million upgrade and rebuild of Luverne’s 60-year-old wastewater treatment system. The wastewater plant is being rebuilt, and major components — some that are original to the 1956 plant — are being replaced. The work is divided into two major parts....
There may come a day when an anxiety episode is treated no differently than an asthma attack; both being conditions that require attention. However, brain health carries a stigma, and a person with anxiety or depression is less likely to seek treatment. That’s what a group of local advocates are...
“Superstar: The Songs, The Stories, The Carpenters” will come to the Palace Theatre stage in Luverne at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. The Carpenters had 16 consecutive Top 20 hits during the 1970s with songs like “Close to You,” "We've Only Just Begun," "Superstar," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "I Won'...
In other business at the meeting, Beaver Creek council members approved a preliminary levy for taxes payable in 2020. They set the levy at $127,000, which would be an increase of $6,500, or a 5.5 percent increase, over the current levy. By statute, cities must establish a preliminary levy in...
Hills-Beaver Creek School Board met in special session Monday night to review the result of an $8.035 million bond refinance. Matthew Hammer, a municipal advisor with Ehlers Inc. of Roseville, delivered the results of the Monday’s bond sale to the board. “We have good news,” He said. “This is...
Ballot results will be tallied weekly and a trophy will be awarded for the wining pork sandwich during the Ringneck Reunion Celebration at Take 16 Brewing Company on Oct. 26.
October is Pork Month, and the Luverne Area Chamber is teaming up with local pork producers and restaurants for the “We Love Pork Challenge” now through Oct. 21. Similar to the “Love the Burger Battle” with Rock Nobles Cattlemen’s Association this spring, the We Love Pork Challenge this fall...
New homes built in Beaver Creek are eligible to abate property taxes for five years, according to action at the Sept. 18 city council meeting. Beaver Creek Mayor Josh Teune has been keeping pace with Rock County officials who approved a county-wide housing tax abatement on Sept. 3. Beaver Creek...
Flood cleanup in the Luverne City Park, Riverside Park and Redbird Field was complete in time for Saturday’s Tri-State Band Festival Saturday. Luverne City Administrator John Call updated council members at their Tuesday night meeting on flood cleanup, costs and details. The Sept. 11 flooding...
Dolly Talbert recently received the Advocate for Choral Excellence Award from the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. She’s pictured in Northfield with Chad Felton, Southwest District Chair for ACDA of Minnesota.
Luverne’s Dolly Talbert received the Advocate for Choral Excellence Award from the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. “Dolly has given of her remarkable gift of music to many throughout our community,” said Luverne choral director Seana Graber, who nominated Talbert for the award...

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