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Andrew Czarneski with Tapco Traffic and Parking Lights based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, tests the new wireless bollards installed at the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and Barck on July 14. Pedestrians crossing the highway must pass through the two aluminum bollards in order to activate the LED...
Wellness is more than physical fitness. It also involves a person’s intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual well-being.
Two of four public meetings were conducted last week to gather input for improving the city-owned Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness. More than 60 people attended the July 13 sessions at the Luverne Elementary School commons with two additional meetings conducted Wednesday, July 20. Pool commission...
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office will host an open house for the Second Annual National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 2. The event will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center on North Blue Mound Avenue in Luverne. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes...
Moriah Flanagan
Moriah Flanagan and 27 other outstanding Minnesota 4-H youth have been selected as Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors for 2016-17. Elected through a meticulous selection process by 4-H adults and youth, this year’s group of state ambassadors will serve as spokespeople for the youth development...
More than 300 youth from across Minnesota gathered at the 4-H Building June 8-11 on the Minnesota State Fair grounds in St. Paul to participate in the annual 4-H Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Out loud! (YELLO!) youth leadership conference. Attending from Rock County were Whitney Elbers,...
Noemi Cazares won a cupcake during the Cake Walk.  Cupcakes were donated by Glen's Food Center Bakery.
Rock County Big and Little Buddies enjoyed a Summer Carnival at the home of mentor Carla Van Santen on Saturday, July 16.  If you are interested in becoming a mentor with Rock County Big Buddies please contact program coordinator Lisa J. Nath at 283-9165.
A thunderstorm front hovers in the distance Sunday morning, moving from west to east over Luverne.
Sunday’s almost six-hour weather event is likened to a freight train, according to the National Weather Service. In his 20 years with the Sioux Falls NWS Kyle Weisser said thunderstorms generally flow out of an area after a single event, but Sunday’s storm fronts were stopped due to a more powerful...
Missoula Children’s Theatre facilitators Alice Gittins (left) and Jillian Mauro address the 55 potential performers gathered in Doyle Hall at St. Catherine Church Monday morning. After five days of rehearsals, the group will present “Rumpelstiltskin” Friday evening and Saturday morning at the Palace Theatre in downtown Luverne.
Fifty-five potential villagers, wizards, knights and a band of busy little bees gathered for a two-hour audition Monday morning in Doyle Hall at Saint Catherine Catholic Church for this weekend’s production of “Rumpelstiltskin.” The Missoula Children’s Theatre musical will be performed at 7 p.m....
Luverne is officially a Purple Heart City, thanks to a proclamation by Mayor Pat Baustian at the June 28 City Council meeting. Vietnam veteran Buck Underwood, a Purple Heart recipient, had approached city officials about proclaiming Luverne a Purple Heart City. “Thank you for taking the time to recognize our Purple Heart veterans,” Underwood said at the meeting. “It’s for all the veterans, past and present, who have earned a Purple Heart.” The words of the proclamation are as follows. Be It Proclaimed: Wher
Luverne is officially a Purple Heart City, thanks to a proclamation by Mayor Pat Baustian at the June 28 City Council meeting. Vietnam veteran Buck Underwood, a Purple Heart recipient, had approached city officials about proclaiming Luverne a Purple Heart City. “Thank you for taking the time to...

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