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Luverne’s Complete Count Committee members have been meeting monthly to support local efforts toward a complete count in the 2020 census. The city of Luverne established a Complete Count Committee (CCC) earlier this year to make sure all of the city’s residents are counted. Mayor Pat Baustian...
Seventh- and eighth-graders sang numbers from the movie, “Grease.” Ninth- and 10th-grade girls choir sang, “I have a Dream,” “Thank you for the Music” and Dancing Queen.”
The Luverne Middle School and High School choirs performed their annual pops concert Friday, May 18, in the Luverne Elementary School gym under the direction of Seana Graber. Students wore fashion appropriate for the different eras and movies featured in their performances.
After adjusting for inflation, Minnesota farms earned the lowest median farm income in the past 23 years of data tracked by the University of Minnesota. In 2018 the reported median net income was $26,055, down 8 percent from the previous year. Farmers in the lowest 20 percent reported losing nearly...
Assistant park manager Tom Sawtelle fills up his drinking glass at Blue Mounds State Park’s campground faucet. Water service to the park has been restored and has been deemed safe after testing last week. E.Coli bacteria had contaminated the park’s well in 2014, leaving the park without a safe drinking water source since then.
For the first time in five years, campers and visitors at the Blue Mounds State Park can drink and bathe in the park’s tap water. “We’re open for showers,” said Blue Mounds State Park manager Chris Ingebretsen Friday. “Our samples came back clean yesterday, so we’re ready to go.” For loyal campers...
Nearly 90 people participated in the poverty simulation at Grand Prairie Events Wednesday morning where #Luv1LuvAll hosted United Community Action Partnership, Willmar, to set up a “Realville” community.
Nearly 90 people received name cards Tuesday morning when they came through the doors of Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. The cards carried names of real life families living in poverty, and local participants spent an hour walking in their shoes during a poverty simulation hosted by #Luv1LuvAll....
Hospice Community Advisory Board members include (from left) Keith Elbers, Meg Nelson, Becky Ranschau, Jill Wolf, Diana Schwartz, Curt Bloemendaal, (back) Tammy Moeller, Helen Saum, Lois Leuthold, Phil Gorter, Karen Van Essen, Alice Hansen and Greg Spath. Not pictured are Judy Fenske, Deb Kroon, Laura Loosbrock and Tammy Loosbrock
Nearly 400 people attended the 25th Annual Hospice Charity Banquet and Auction Saturday, April 13, in Grand Prairie Events. According to volunteer coordinator Helen Saum, the event raised nearly $92,000, all of which stays in the community to support the Hospice program and The Cottage in the...
Macie Edstrom’s Doodle for Google shows her desire to be a teacher when she grows up.
Every day a different doodle is featured on the home page of the internet search engine Google.com incorporating the letters G-O-O-G-L-E. Thanks to the company’s annual “Doodles for Google” contest, a Luverne student could have his or her doodle selected for display on the company’s next home page...
The top three writers in the Rotary Club’s Four Way Test Essay Contest are (from left) Tiana Frankenstein (second place - $50 prize), Emma Nath (third place - $25 prize) and Marin Oakes (first place - $75 prize). The writers read their essays aloud at the April 16 meeting of the Luverne Rotary Club in the Pizza Ranch.
Local sixth-graders recently delved into matters of truth, fairness, goodwill and team benefits through the Luverne Rotary Club’s Four-Way Test.  The Four-Way Test is the ethical code that Rotarians live by, challenging them to ask four simple questions: •Is it the truth? •Is it fair to all...
Luverne Public Schools will count April 11 as a student contact day even though a blizzard kept students and staff at home. Board members decided at their April 25 meeting not to make up the missed day of classes, choosing to seek state relief instead. “I think it is in the school district’s best...

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