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Ardell Van Wettering's toy farm collection is actually a toy farm community featuring streets, homes, lawns and a police department in addition to farms and fields.
Ardell Van Wettering, Luverne, is a grownup with kid-sized farm equipment. He also has toy race cars, semi trucks and other miscellaneous miniature machinery on wheels. But he really likes his farm toys, and there are hundreds of them in his extensive collection. It includes tractors, wagons,...
Luverne enjoyed its first-ever Fourth of July water event Saturday with the "Parade on the Pond" at the Creamery Pond.
The sandy beaches of Luverne’s Creamery Pond were lined with people and festive watercraft Saturday for the town’s first-ever Fourth of July Parade on the Pond. By some estimates, nearly 500 people participated in the event, which featured picnics, ice cream and a contest for best-decorated parade...
Rock County Land Management (LMO) will move its offices to an area that’s familiar for its office personnel. At their Tuesday, June 16, meeting, County Board members approved moving LMO operations to space within the Rock County Ag Service Center at 311 W. Gabrielson Road. According to board...
Luverne Public Schools will carry over more than $1.6 million into the 2015-2016 school year. Marlene Mann, district business manager, presented board members with next year’s preliminary budget at their regular meeting Thursday night, June 25. “We have all funds 91 percent already spent,” she said...
These fields by Hardwick show tilled rows right up to the stream bank, likely allowing soil and chemicals to run off into the water. The new buffer law that went into effect July 1 will seek to protect waters from this sort of pollution.
On July 1 a state water quality buffer law went into effect, and funding for the initiative became available to soil and water districts across Minnesota. These offices will hire technical staff to implement new buffers and help eligible landowners enroll in federal funding programs. In Rock County...
Payton Fick gathers eggs last week on his family’s farm south of Luverne. Fick’s business, Fick’s Farm Fresh Eggs, has increased due to consumer demand and the reduction in egg production due to avian influenza.
With egg prices doubling in the last 30 days, some local retailers are not passing the added costs on to local consumers. Glen Gust, owner of Glen’s Food Center in Luverne, said the price for a dozen eggs rose from less than $1 to more than $2 in recent weeks. Eggs recently received good health...
Representatives from the city of Luverne, Rock County and the Luverne Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors Bureau paddle down the Rock River on Tuesday, June 30, to identify possible entrance and exit points for a proposed canoe and kayaking trail.
Smiles were prevalent on everyone’s faces as they exited their canoes, kayaks and small boats from the Rock River Tuesday morning, June 30. The group had just spent a little more than three hours on the water. “It’s really relaxing … letting the river carry you along,” said Luverne City...
Luverne’s 53rd Annual Hot Dog Nite will be Thursday, July 16, on Main Street. The event will feature a beer garden at Sterling’s Café, live music, wiener dog races, wiener dog beauty contest and much more. “Visit Luverne businesses and enjoy some of the over 10,000 free hot dogs and beverages given...
Local emergency crews respond to the motorcycle-vs.-dog crash that temporarily closed both lanes of Highway 75 near the airport south of Luverne Monday afternoon.
A pair of motorcyclists suffered nonlife-threatening injuries Monday after their Harley Davidson collided with a dog on Highway 75 south of Luverne near the airport. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 56-year-old Larry Neal and his passenger, 72-year-old Madaline Neal, both of Ormond Beach,...

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