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Ron Boyenga lost a tie-breaker in the primary election and is now campaigning as a write-in candidate.
Ron Boyenga announced last week that he’ll continue his campaign for re-election to the County Board, despite losing a card draw for a tie in the Aug. 9 primary. Three people filed for election to the District 3 County Board seat — incumbent Boyenga and challengers Greg Burger and Darrel Van...
Setting the 2017 preliminary levy will be a priority for Rock County Commissioners when they meet Sept. 20. For almost a month the commissioners have discussed needs in each of the county departments and are considering budget increases of nearly $500,000, which would require the levy to increase 9...
Rock Veterinary Clinic has sold its Minn-I-Kota building on East Main Street and plans to expand at its South Highway 75 location. On Sept. 28 clinic officials will close the Minn-I-Kota Veterinary Clinic purchased in June 2015 from Dr. Marlen Van Otterloo. Minn-I-Kota focused on pet care, grooming...
Luverne residents will have a voice in future city development by attending a Sept. 26 open house about Luverne’s Comprehensive Plan. The document provides the city leaders with a community vision for the next 20 years, and it’s reviewed and updated every 10 years. The last update was in 2004. “It’...
The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission recently designated the Luverne Loop and Blue Mounds Trail as “regionally significant.” This means the local trails are eligible for Legacy Grant funds, and local leaders aren’t wasting time applying for those dollars. Luverne Economic...
Maddie Dinger is the 2016 Band Fest button designer.
Luverne High School junior Maddie Dinger is the 2016 Tri-State Band Festival designer. The Tri-State Band Festival partners with the Luverne High School art classes to develop individual designs for each year’s competition. The design represents the creative spirit and energy of Luverne Public...
Six teachers at Luverne Public Schools attended a BestPrep technology integration workshop this summer in the Twin Cities. Pictured from left are Tony Johnson, Elaine Harms, Tom Lanoue, Jan Olson, Doug Dooyema and April Wallace.
Six educators from Luverne Public Schools took advantage of a four-day workshop to further use technology as a teaching tool. Tom Lanoue, Doug Dooyema, Jan Olson and April Wallace from Luverne Middle School, as well as Elaine Harms and Tony Johnson from Luverne High School, participated in BestPrep...
Dallas Bowron of Luverne celebrates his 102nd birthday Sept. 7 by posing with his great-granddaughter Madison Crabtree, one of several family members who joined Bowron for lunch at the Senior Dining Center in Luverne.
Luverne’s Dallas Bowron predicted last year’s volleyball season would be his last as a spectator. Last week he cheered his great-granddaughter, Madison Crabtree, on to a home season opener win. Wednesday, Sept. 7, was his 102nd birthday and Bowron sat with a group of family and friends who...
Customers and community members are invited to an open house in Deb Halverson's honor from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at Salon 75.
When hair stylist Deb Halverson started her career in 1975, afros were trending. “I remember my friends and I putting perm rods in our hair to get that afro look,” Halverson said, rolling her eyes. “Now smooth, sleek hair is in.” In the 40 years since graduating from Stewart’s school of cosmetology...
Color guard instructor Gavin Folkestad (left) and band director Richard Owen watch students practice Friday morning in the Luverne High School gymnasium.
The 82 members of the Luverne High School Marching Band packed into the gymnasium Friday morning, the third out of four mornings in the past week that rain has forced the group to practice indoors. “It’s frustrating,” said director Richard Owen of the morning rain showers. “We’ve learned some...

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