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Max Skattum and Jack Baustian talk about ATV safety at their FFA Farm Safety station in the north parking lot of the Luverne school campus.
Luverne High School FFA students hosted a Farm Safety Day Camp Wednesday, May 4, in the north parking lot of the school campus. There were a dozen different stations illustrating to fourth-grade students the operations and potential hazards of farm machinery and equipment. FFA adviser Dennis Moritz...
Damian Swenson
A Luverne woman reported her car stolen at 8 a.m. Sunday, and by 10:30 a.m. it was located in Sioux City, Iowa. According to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Mandy (Schneekloth) Koenig called the Sheriff’s Office to report that her black 2006 Chrysler Pacifica had been stolen. She said it had been...
A teacher has filed a grievance against Luverne Public Schools over how earned graduate credits were applied to the district’s salary schedule. According to Superintendent Craig Oftedahl, the grievance was filed in October and an arbitration hearing took place April 27. As a result of the daylong...
Rock County’s Judicial Ditch No. 2 will be repaired and improved as the result of action taken May 3 by the Rock County Commissioners. The $45,000 estimated repair cost will be assessed to property owners who have benefited from the drainage system since the early 1900s. Judicial Ditch No. 2 is...
Computer Clinic will occupy the vacant lot on Highway 75 and Lincoln Street at 117 N. Kniss.
It’s a perfect example of why the city of Luverne invests resources in removing blighted structures and improving properties for future development. That’s how Holly Sammons described the sale of a lot at 117 N. Kniss to a new computer sales and service business. “This property was purchased a year...
The filing period for many public offices opens May 17, and those interested in seeking election to a local government position have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, to throw their hats in the ring. In the city of Luverne, the offices of mayor (Pat Baustian) and two council members (Esther Frakes in...
Minnesota citizens interested in influencing natural resources issues at the local level are encouraged to run for supervisor of their local Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). SWCD supervisor positions are filled through general elections on Nov. 8, 2016. Those interested in running for...
Luverne School Board members finished one of their homework assignments they have been working on for more than a year. During last year’s superintendent search, board members decided to update the district’s mission and vision statements. However, they wanted to wait until after the new leader was...
The Rock County 4-H Executive Committee has selected recipients of the 2016 4-H scholarships. Seven 4-H scholarships are being awarded this year. Sponsors include Glen’s Food Center and the Marcel Reisch Scholarship Fund. Ryleigh Beers will receive the 4-H scholarship sponsored by Glen’s Food...
Nineteen students from the Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter traveled to the Twin Cities April 24-26 for the state FFA convention. Pictured are (front row from left) Aleck Schoneman, Tommy Norman, Eli Bakken, Tanner Baustian, Halle Hough, Grace Steensma, Paige Hinrichs, Paige Madison, (back) Mike Kinsinger, Trevor Mente, Kris Severtson, Jeremiah Dooyema, Payton Fick, Dylan Mente, Tyler Fick, Trey Baustian. Not pictured: Nick Overgaard, Kaylie Ossefoort and Tyler Reisdorfer.
Nineteen members of the Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Convention April 24-26 in Minneapolis/St Paul. The group attended the Sunday evening FFA State Talent contest and the FFA State Officers Reflections program at Mariucci Ice Arena. On Monday, April 25, chapter members...

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