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Potter Chad Dykstra (left) is pictured with HGS Gallery owner Lori Hallstrom and artist Cody Bouwman, a Luverne oil painter who will display his work at HGS Gallery during this weekend’s Buffalo Days celebration.
Luverne businesses, shoppers and downtown visitors kicked off a summer of “Throwback Thursdays” last week on May 26. They enjoyed live music, food, shops open late and hanging out with Thunder and Rumble, Luverne’s new bison mascots. “This is your chance to visit with friends, family and get ready...
Clem Hatting (pictured) and Rich DeSchepper spent several days this week refreshing the paint on Luverne’s city streets. It’s among dozens of spring spruce-up projects underway in Luverne’s Public Works Department. For example, mowing has been a full-time job, and 100 new trees in boulevards have...
Rock County agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms will want to plan ahead and sign up early for USDA funding. Farmers interested in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program need to apply by Aug. 19 for funding in fiscal year 2017. “EQIP is just one...
The Rock County Land Management Office in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service will convene a local work group meeting to provide guidance and discuss local resource conservation concerns and NRCS programs in the county. The next meeting will be 8 a.m. Monday, June 20, at the...
Open Houses Henry and Ann Petersen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at their farm. Greetings may be sent to them at 2332 140th Ave., Hardwick, MN 56134.   Card Showers Elmer and Eunice Bartels will celebrate their 65th wedding...
Robert Drake
Robert Louis Drake, 48, Luverne, died Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A private family celebration of Bob’s life will be at a later date. Robert Drake was born Oct. 25, 1967, to Robert and Gladys (LoCollo) Drake in Plainfield, New Jersey. He...
Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian (right) reads the perfect compliance record given to Alan Lais from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently recognized Alan Lais from the city of Luverne for maintaining a perfect compliance record with the city’s wastewater treatment permit during 2015. Mayor Pat Baustian presented Lais with a certificate at the May 24 City Council meeting. The...
Luverne High School Honor Roll   Quarter 4 A Honor Roll Seniors: Ryleigh Beers, Zoe Brown, Christina Casazza, Sierra Christenson, Jaidyn Elbers, Tatiana Gust, Karissa Hamann, Hannah Hoogland, Bailey Jacobsma, Jacob Jarchow, Alyssa Kienholz, Nicole Kneip, Di Ma, Nicholas Overgaard, Stephanie Riggs,...
Lois Nelson played Taps on her husband, Ray's, Japanese bugle that he found during his World War II service in the Philippines.
A battered brass bugle has joined the collection of World War II artifacts at the Herreid Military Museum in Luverne. While it’s still a functional instrument, it’s now retired, as is its previous bugler, Lois Nelson, who played it for “Taps” at hundreds of local funerals for veterans. And for the...
Students from around the region and in Rock County celebrated high school graduations over the weekend. Above, seniors toss their caps in the air at the conclusion of the Luverne ceremony in the Cardinal Gym Sunday.  Hills-Beaver Creek and Ellsworth seniors will graduate Friday, May 27, both...

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