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The Sanford Luverne Emergency Room entrance shows visitor policies and serves as a mandatory screening station. There are three entrances facility-wide and all are mandatory stations to screen for potential coronavirus risk factors.
As Rock County and surrounding communities grasp new realities of the coronavirus pandemic, Sanford Luverne is taking its own measures as the local health care leader. “We are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including social distancing and responsible event management,” said Tammy...
Art projects remain unfinished last week at Luverne Middle-High School after all Minnesota public schools were instructed to close no later than March 18. Students were sent home in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus, and teachers were instructed to plan lessons for distance learning by March 30.
In a matter of days, area school staff transformed from classroom educators to meal caterers, child care providers and distance learning professionals. Last week state officials mandated all Minnesota schools close to stop the potential spread of the coronavirus. Schools in Hills, Beaver Creek and...
The Hills-Beaver Creek School Board met in regular session Monday night. Instead of meeting in the secondary school conference room, the board convened in the school commons to allow more distance between members. Pictured from left are Tim Bosch, Tami Rauk, Ethan Rozeboom, Dan LaRock, Board...
Dan Block is retiring from C&B Luverne effective April 1.
After 42 years working with John Deere, Dan Block recently announced he’ll retire this spring. The past 26 years of his career have been at the Luverne dealership where he grew the business and spearheaded a massive building project in 2018. Despite his role at the helm of a multi-million-dollar...
Workers are taking advantage of no classes at Luverne Middle-High School with about a dozen more plumbers, electricians, dry wall applicators and demolition crews ascending on the school last week. The construction and remodeling project is now into its second year. According to site manager Dave...
On Friday the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits. They’re designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar for...
With tables and chairs set more than six feet apart, the Hills-Beaver Creek School Board met in regular session Monday night.        The group met in the high school commons instead of the conference room in response to the coronavirus pandemic and limiting contact between individuals.        H-BC...
Luverne School Board members unanimously accepted a two-year union agreement with teachers during a special session conducted electronically March 19. The agreement ended six months of discussions including a Feb. 28 mediation between the district and teachers union. Combined salary and benefits is...
Monsignor Gerald Kosse delivers a live Mass Sunday morning in his chapel with parishioners watching from home or in their vehicles parked outside St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Luverne.
Churches in Rock County suspended weekday and Sunday services for several weeks in order to contain the local spread of the coronavirus. Many relied more heavily on local cable and radio broadcasts to stay connected with parishioners, but others added social media broadcasts, some for the first...
Just days after announcing their doors would remain open, Rock County officials decided last week to restrict access to their offices in Luverne, due to coronavirus concerns. “This isn’t what we wanted, but we just weren’t able to accommodate social distancing,” said Rock County Administrator Kyle...

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