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There will be no shortage of things to do in the coming days with several events and activities slated in Luverne and Rock County. The Take 16 Block Party will be Thursday night, Sept. 8, with live music, local food, free games and beer in the Take 16 Brewery parking lot on East Main Street in...
Jason Waltman from G & D Viking Glass, Sioux Falls, stands in the window opening as Nate Carlson puts the new window frame into place Aug. 29 at the former power plant on East Main Street in Luverne. The city of Luverne is investing $200,000 this year and next to tuck-point and install new...
“Andrew and the Land of Legs” is available for purchase on Amazon.com. The children’s book was written and illustrated by two former Luverne residents.
According to former Rock County resident Carol Poppenga, everyone should do three things during their lifetime: follow their dreams, learn something new each day and forget about the housework. The last piece of advice garnered laughter during last week’s phone interview from Poppenga’s summer home...
New teachers at H-BC schools are (from left) Chris Haak, Jannelle Lafrentz, Randi Oftedahl and Samantha McGaffee.
Four new teachers will be working in classrooms when the school doors open for students at H-BC for the 2016-17 school year. Samantha McGaffee will be teaching special education in the elementary and high school. She lives in Sioux Falls. McGaffee attended Southwest Minnesota State University in...
William Duncan of New Zealand takes his place in the parade. He is an exchange farmer working with the Sandager family by Hills.
Forty-six tractors were part of a long parade of both old and new farm implements that assembled at Luverne City Park Friday morning for a ride around the county. According to one of the organizers, Rodger Ossenfort, Friday’s event was a dry run for a tractor ride planned for next year’s 150th...
Public Works Supervisor John Stoffel holds one of the new reflective larger street signs that will be put up next year.
The Luverne City Council is considering more than $3.1 million in capital purchases next year, according to estimates from city department heads. In 2015 the budget was $2.5 million and in 2018 it’s anticipated city capital expenses will be $4.7 million. The council met with city department heads...
Dan Hamann (left) and Gene McClain attach signage on the new Grand Prairie Events facility on South Estey Street in Luverne Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31. Remodeling of the 11,500-square-foot former Family Dollar Store began last fall with the finishing touches completed last week. The first event,...
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. The loans, which now include a smaller microloan option with lower down payments, are designed to help producers, including new, small and mid-sized producers, grow...
Glen's Food and Gas Center honored several local individuals last week through the Cenex Tanks for Thanks program. Pictured are (front, from left) Sue Sandbulte, Joyce Hansen, Teresa Latten, Alice Hansen, Beth Capistran, Gib and Henrietta Elbers, (back) Glen's employees Nicole Baler, Macey Edwards...
There is an increase in pedestrian and bicycle traffic around schools starting this week as students across the state head back to school. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to practice safety as they travel. Pedestrians should use crosswalks...

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