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Rock County’s Relay For Life will use a new format this summer for its June 13 fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Teams and supporters will gather at Take 16 Brewery on East Main Street in Luverne for the event that also serves to support cancer survivors and to remember those who died of...
Saturday provided a sunny, cool, yet dry day for the Love the Ladies Expo sponsored by the Luverne Area Chamber. Vendors filled Grand Prairie Events in Luverne including Schomackers Cleaning, Flooring and Appliances, where Sharon Schomacker (left) and Tony Schomacker (right) introduced expogoers...
Allison LaRock (left) receives the EmPOWER Youth award from Chinelle Christensen from Sioux Valley Energy.
H-BC sophomore Allison LaRock will travel to Washington, D.C., June 15-20 to attend the Rural Electric Youth Tour. The Youth Tour is a trip sponsored by Sioux Valley Energy and coordinated by South Dakota Rural Electric Association (SDREA) and Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA).   ...
Student members of the Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter were busy in March participating in three career development activity (CDA) events. On March 11 four members traveled to the Region 6 Ag Mechanics Contest at the Minnesota West-Jackson Campus. Team members included Justin Dohlmann, Hunter Sandbulte...
Luverne High School earned the Subsection 10 speech title March 26 in Adrian. Students receiving medals at the meet include (front row, left) Adriana Gonzalez, Emma Lusty, Hannah Baker, Courtney Wendland, Sage Ver Steeg, Lindsey Roemeling, Shane Berning, Chance Tunnissen, (second) Cassi Chesley, Cassie Flanigan, Julia Ferguson, Sophia Lanoue, Melanie Rittenhouse, Roslynn Hartshorn, Zoe Perkins; (third) Burke Johnson, Nicole Hoogland, Isabelle Hoiland, Mia Wenzel, Gretchen Jacobsma, Rylee Anderson, Meagan Ha
Luverne will send a team of 21 students to Saturday’s section speech tournament after winning the Subsection 10 title March 26 in Adrian. Thirty-eight students comprised the winning team. The top four finishers at the subsections in each of the 13 speech categories move on to the Section 3A...
Ellsworth Locker, located in Ellsworth, received ten awards at the 2019 Minnesota Meat Processers Convention in St. Cloud recently. The annual event received entrants from Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. Brian and Kathy Chapa, owners of Ellsworth Locker, entered 26 different categories....
Monday, April 1, marks one year until the U.S. 2020 Census, and a group of volunteers are working to make sure every person living in Luverne is counted for the record. The 2010 census counted 4,745 residents in Luverne after 89 percent of residents self responded to the survey. Local leaders are...
The “super worm equinox moon” descends early Thursday morning, March 21, as Luverne Farm Store employees Nick Nekali and Ardell Van Wettering fill a semitrailer with feed. Since March 14, farm store employees have been working two to four hours earlier than the normal 8 a.m. delivery start time in order to avoid gravel roads as the frost leaves the roadways during the day.
Rock County engineer Mark Sehr is familiar with the deep ruts created by heavy equipment sinking into the thawing gravel roadways. “Every spring you get where the top six inches to a foot thaws and we still have frost underneath — there is nowhere for the water to go and it turns into soup,” he...
At their Tuesday night meeting, Luverne City Council members approved plans and specifications to prepare the Uithoven Addition subdivision for future twin home development. The city will seek bids from contractors to install 1,200 linear feet of sanitary sewer line, 2,000 feet of water main, 2,200...
A group of nearly 40 community members gathered Monday night for a second round of discussion about what a downtown plaza in Luverne might look like. They looked at three architect drawings of possible plaza scenarios, each with different combinations of green spaces, water features, outdoor...

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