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Luverne Public Schools Superintendent Craig Oftedahl talks with staff Monday morning about his ideas to encourage an atmosphere of respect between teachers and students and within the facility. Teacher Doug Dooyema wore a T-shirt that reads, “It’s Still About Respect.”
When Luverne Schools opens their doors Tuesday, Sept. 4, for the 2018-19 school year, students will be greeted with a longer school day, eager staff and a focus toward building a respectful environment. An extra 30 minutes has been added to the school day. Students and staff begin classes at 8 a.m...
The Vietnam War exhibit will soon expand at the Herreid Military Museum as information about Operation Ranch Hand and Agent Orange is added. Museum volunteer Terrie Gulden began working on the exhibit addition three months ago. He was inspired by a visit earlier this year to the National Museum of...
Tyler Johnson (left) and Kelly Klosterman are the new teachers at Adrian Public Schools.
Nine new faces have joined area school districts as classes get underway Tuesday, Sept. 4, for the 2018-19 school year.   Luverne Four teachers were hired for open positions at Luverne Public Schools. Aimee Richters works with the Luverne Elementary special education program. The 2014 Luverne High...
Well-wishers gather around Jake Aning (center) Friday afternoon when he celebrated his 50th year as an auto mechanic with Herman Motor Company at the public open house.
Jake Aning was fresh out of high school when he began his career in auto mechanics, changing oil at Herman Motor Company on East Main Street,  Luverne. On Friday Aning celebrated his 50th year working for the same company, doing the same job for the past half century. Jeff Boales, Ford Motor...
The city of Luverne and Quentin Aanenson Field hosted the 2018 Fly-in or Drive-in Pancake Breakfast Saturday under blue skies and sunshine. In addition to pancakes, the day included aircraft and classic cars, an air ambulance display, inflatables for kids and free youth airplane rides (for ages 8-...
Contractors work on the shoulders of the Luverne Loop trail Tuesday morning south of Dodge Street.
Work on Phase 2 of the Luverne Loop trail is wrapping up, and many walkers and bikers are already using the semi-finished surfaces on the western edge of town. Phase 1 of the trail is complete. It starts at the Veterans Home pond and circles the northwest neighborhoods of town and ends up at Dodge...
Luverne School Board members rejected all bids for the district’s $31 million building project at their regular monthly meeting Thursday, Aug. 23, and will begin the process again. In a 6-1 vote to decline the four low bids recommended by the project managers, board members questioned consultants...
Details announced for farm tariff aid USDA has authorized up to $12 billion in a “Trade Retaliation Mitigation” (farm tariff) aid package for 2018 to help offset the financial impacts on farmers that have been created by the ongoing trade disputes with China, Mexico, Canada and other countries. The...
Luverne City Council members are anticipating a 5.5-percent levy increase for taxes payable in 2019, according to recent budget discussions. The $1.9 million levy amount is about $100,000 more than the current levy. Local leaders have been reviewing income and expenses at recent meetings and are...
Luverne City Council members are anticipating a 5.5-percent levy increase for taxes payable in 2019, according to recent budget discussions. The $1.9 million levy amount is about $100,000 more than the current levy. Local leaders have been reviewing income and expenses at recent meetings and are...

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