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The latest addition of public art at the Flag Park corner in Luverne features local veterans who participated in the Veterans Portrait Project last fall. With permission from the veterans and from photographer Stacy Pearsall, the black and white photographs are displayed on three sides of the...
Papik Motors hosted its 2016 Spring Rally and Car Show Saturday, this time with a Cruise around Luverne. Mild spring weather prevails for the event, which featured free burgers served by the Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Association. Also, there were inflatables for children’s entertainment. According to...
Community Ed For information or to register for these activities call Community Ed at 283-4724. Aerobics/Strength Combo class will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays for five weeks beginning May 31. Fee is $27. Soccer Fun for ages 3 through grade 2 (as attended during the 2015-2016 school year) will be...
Student riders wind their way through the cones set up in the Community Education parking lot.
Dozens of local bicyclists participated in the Luverne Optimist Club annual Bike Rodeo in Beaver Creek and Luverne Saturday, May 14. In addition to Optimist Club volunteers, Ken Petersen of Ken’s Bike Shop, Luverne, was there to help make minor adjustments to bikes. Helmets and door prizes were...
The Southwest Initiatives Foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary by recognizing 30 people, organizations or businesses that provide a snapshot of all those who “make southwest Minnesota a special place.” At SWIF’s 30th anniversary celebration April 29 near Granite Falls, the organization...
This Little Free Library at the Blue Mounds State Park campground is the first of four new structures proposed for the Luverne area. Another library is currently open in Magnolia.
Readers in Rock County will have additional locations to pick up or drop off a book as part of the Little Free Library program that allows people to take books and return them once they’re read. The Rock County Early Childhood Initiative is coordinating the project with the help of the Luverne Area...
Gaige Nath waits on the ground for Kaden Ericson (left) and Codie Zeutenhorst to fill his wheelbarrow on North Donaldson Street.
Members of the Luverne Optimist Club and Luverne High School hockey and baseball players gathered volunteers and two truckloads of sand Monday night, May 16, to fill orders for area backyard sandboxes. 
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of vehicle break-ins reported last week in Luverne. According to Sheriff Evan Verbrugge, his office took five reports of break-ins to vehicles in the neighborhoods of the 400 block of North Freeman down to the 200 block of West Lincoln and...
Denise Gorter of the Veterans Home photographs veterans Francis Kent as Batman (left) and Eugene Erlandson as Superman.
Last week was National Nursing Home Week and the Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne, celebrated under a theme of superheroes.  National Nursing Home Week was May 8-14, and May is National Older Americans Month.
The legacy mural uses a buffalo roaming the prairie to symbolize the region. Within the prairie grasses and the sky are the eyes of Jim Brandenburg, a Luverne High School graduate and advocate for prairie restoration.
Five Luverne High School seniors are leaving a lasting impression for future students in their school. Mace Walgrave, Susan Thompson, Colton Kunkel, Mitchell Muller and Sandra Renken have taken on the challenge of painting a legacy mural in the high school’s north stairwell. The group began working...

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