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One of Luverne Public School’s two operating referendums will come to voters for renewal this fall. At their Thursday, Aug. 13, meeting, School Board members unanimously approved putting the ballot question to voters on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Voters will be asked to reapprove the $763.34 per pupil...
Luke Rossow (left) pulls in the electrofishing booms Monday afternoon, Aug. 10, at the Creamery Pond in Luverne. Rossow and Ryan Doorenbos (right) are with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries office in Windom and were in Luverne recording the number and species of fish found in the pond.
A small group of interested fishermen gathered around the Creamery Pond in Luverne Monday afternoon, Aug. 10, while two Minnesota Department of Natural Resource (DNR) officials crisscrossed the former gravel pit looking for fish. “A lot of nice shiners,” shouted Ryan Doorenbos from the boat....
Pilot Matt Schanilec from AgriMAX LLC, Grafton, North Dakota, sprays a soybean field north of Kenneth earlier this month. According to aerial application manager JP Knox, his company sprayed about 25,000 soybean acres for aphids in a two-week timeframe. The amount is comparable to previous years in Rock County.
It has been five years since area crops have looked this good in mid-August. That was the finding of the Aug. 9 Minnesota Crop Progress & Condition report, which rated both corn and soybeans at the highest condition since 2010. Locally, crop conditions mirror the state’s findings. “They look...
Brian Sterling (lef) and Dustin Lybarger pick beans.
The Garden of Hope near Beaver Creek is supplying fresh vegetables for local restaurants and families, but there’s a broader purpose for the produce. Garden owners Greg and Tammy Lingen are giving the proceeds to a young family involved in a fatal accident by Flandreau. The July 13 crash killed 38-...
Rebecca DeBoer (right) is on staff as the new Little Lambs teacher, and Christine Thorson was recently hired as her assistant. Both women are new at the helm of the Little Lambs Preschool at St. John Lutheran Church, and both bring professional education experience to their positions.
Little Lambs Preschool at St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne, will start the new school year next week with a new class of lambs and two new shepherds. Rebecca DeBoer is on staff as the new Little Lambs teacher, and Christine Thorson was hired as her assistant. Both women bring an arsenal of...
The sheep in Lori Hallstrom’s painting, “Where Are Ewe?” appear to have glowing eyes in the night.
Women of Rock County Fine Arts are showing their newest artwork during the month of August at the Carnegie Cultural Center. The show includes work by Naidine Aanenson, Cindy Reverts, Kristen Peterson, Carol Ceynowa, Lois Young, Kathy Deuschle, Nan Kaufenberg, Judy Edenstrom, Mary Petersen, Lori...
Tattoos were developed with green ribbons for liver disease awareness.
A Luverne woman and her family are sporting new tattoos to raise awareness of a rare liver disease. Colette Worshek learned in January that she has autoimmune hepatitis, and she discovered there are few resources and only sparse information about the disease. “It’s crazy how many women could be...
With underground work completed in July, progress on Highway 75 in Luverne is visable above ground with new curb and gutter from Main Street south to Interstate 90 and new sidewalks on both sides of the roadway. The mill-and-overlay work on the surface began this week, and the roadway will be...
Gary Henning of Henning Construction, Adrian, works an excavator on the two-story house on Highway 75 just north of the Laundry Room, Friday, Aug. 7. It took Henning about two hours to reduce the house to a pile of rubble.
The city of Luverne acquired two properties  — 309 West Main Street and 708 West Hatting Street — in July and the council took action on July 28 to designate the lots for public use. The residential lot on West Main Street is adjacent to the Blue Mound Liquor parking, located between Remedez and...

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