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High school choir members sing “Jingle Bells” as their final of three songs Friday night.
Luverne Middle School and High School students presented their annual Christmas concert, “Peace on Earth,” Friday night in the high school gym, which was filled to capacity with audience members. The 2017 concert centered on the theme of peace, and students from each choral level shared original...
This house at the corner of Lincoln Street and Freeman Avenue was demolished Tuesday across the street from the Carnegie Cultural Center. The next blighted property slated for demolition is the house next to NAPA across from Gran Prairie Events on South Estey Street. The city purchased the...
An unusually high credit rating translated into a lower-than-expected interest rate for the first of two Luverne School District building improvement projects. At a special School Board meeting Dec. 7, Greg Crowe, senior financial adviser with Ehlers Inc., said Moody’s Investors Service presented...
Rock County Librarian Serena Gutnik has signed a separation agreement with Rock County and the Library Board. Gutnik, Sioux Falls, has been at the library helm since June 2015 and was earning $61,116. County human resources officials decline to comment on her departure, but the separation agreement...
  Sanford Luverne Medical Center is partnering with the Southwest Health and Human Services to conduct a community health needs assessment survey.  The survey aims to identify unmet health needs in the community, with results used to develop plans for addressing gaps in service. “We are committed...
Congratulations to Mark Vander Pol on winning election to his first three-year term on the Rock FSA County Committee. Mark will begin his new term on Jan. 1, 2018, and will represent farmers from the townships of Battle Plain, Denver, Rose Dell and Vienna. Sterling Severtson, who was also on the...
Hills-Beaver Creek High School student Josie Scholten recently learned that her Voice of Democracy essay was chosen as the first-place winner in the VFW District 3 level competition. Scholten’s essay was chosen as the local winner in November and it was read aloud at the Veterans Day program in...
Area residents were caught off guard Monday evening when a winter storm arrived suddenly at sundown dumping several inches of snow. Reports varied from 2 to 5 inches locally from the system that stretched across most of the state. The real story, however, was the rapid snowfall combined with high...
Luverne students Jacinda Hustoft (left) and Ashlee Boltjes asked school board members at their Nov. 21 meeting to reinstate cheerleading as a winter sport.
Shouts of “Go Big Red” may fill gymnasiums this winter if a request by two Luverne High School students is granted. Senior Ashlee Boltjes and junior Jacinda Hustoft asked board members to revitalize cheerleading as a winter sport during the board’s Nov. 21 regular monthly meeting. “There has been a...
Pete and Kristie Jessen are opening Top Notch Car Wash as soon as February, depending on construction weather. The location is south of the Bluestem and northeast of Shopko.
“Top Notch Carwash,” will open next year south of I-90 in Luverne. Pete and Kristie Jessen are launching the new business that may be in operation as soon as February, depending on construction weather. The building footprint includes a 30-by-33-foot structure for two self-serve bays and a 45-by-45...

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