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In 1918 and 1919, the world, the nation, the state and Rock County endured waves of flu that left more than weakness in their wake. When Spanish influenza hit homes 100 years ago, it often developed into pneumonia and killed thousands of people. The young and vigorous were particularly vulnerable....
The Blue Mounds State Park’s signature bison herd is a major draw for park visitors who come in search of the elusive creature. A planned “bison buggy” will make it easier to experience the unique animals, and the aim is to increase traffic between the park and the Luverne community. State parks...
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will start spring truck weight restrictions in the south, southeast and metro frost zones Friday, Feb. 17. Road restriction maps showing the locations of weight-restricted routes and those state highways open to maximum 10-ton axle weights are listed at...
Luverne may soon have a food co-op if enough local residents are interested in supporting it. Roni Feit is at the helm of the movement that she hopes will result in a permanent source of holistic nutrition and gardening in Luverne. “I’m amazed at the number of people around here who have never...
Event spurs discussion about death and dying well To die well means to choose what happens as the ending becomes inevitable. - Bruce Kramer   By Brenda Winter A conversation about death and “dying well” will begin at 6:30 today, Feb. 16, in the Luverne High School auditorium. Minnesota Public Radio...
In a 3-2 vote, Rock County Commissioners supported spending up to $5,000 to install lights at Joe Roberts Field in Luverne. Located behind the county Highway Department on North Blue Mound Avenue, the two ball fields are used primarily for youth baseball and softball three months out of the year....
Luverne Public School residents have one last chance to share their opinions about the district’s long-range facilities plan. The online survey, which asks 13 questions, is available from now until Feb. 28 on the school website: www.isd2184.net. “Our district is facing some needs in terms of...
Eight Luverne Cardinal speech team members took home honors Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Pipestone Speech Invitational including a second-place team trophy. From left are Julia Ferguson, Knute Oldre, Xavier Carbonneau, Dylan Thorson, Samantha Ykema, Jonah Louwagie, Nicole Hoogland and Shane Berning.
The Luverne Cardinal Speech Team competed in Pipestone Feb. 11 and took second place honors in the large team category with 302 competitors from 22 schools. The Pipestone Invitational consists of three rounds of preliminary competition and a final round of the top six competitors. Final round...
Luverne Middle School Honor Roll   Quarter 2 A Honor Roll Eighth Grade: Russell Aanenson, Zachary Ahrendt, Kaitlyn Anderson, Rebecca Austin, Peter Baustian, Ethan Beyer, Annaliese Braucht, Xavier Carbonneau, Seno Chanthalangsy, Tyricia Davis, Rachel DenHerder, Regan Feit, Dyllon Gehrke, Josephine...

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