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The Luverne saxophone line correctly positions their new uniform hats during a dress rehearsal Friday, May 29, in front of the high school. Pictured from left are Tatiana Gust, Brooke Feit, Hannah Hoogland and Ryleigh Beers.
When the Luverne High School Marching Band finishes performing in Saturday’s Buffalo Days parade, the 70-member group will leave for a seven-day trip to California and back. On the bus ride to and from Anaheim, the band and color guard students plus chaperones will tour various venues. Highlight of...
The video, "Shattered Dreams," tells the story of how distracted driving forever changed the lives of the Boeve family after Andrea was killed by a distracted driver on June 30, 2014
It’s been almost a year since distracted driver Chris Weber, then of Hills, killed 33-year-old Andrea Boeve, Steen, while she was bicycling along the road near her home. Weber and Boeve’s husband, Matt Boeve, haven’t spoken to each other since the crash, but the two men agreed to be interviewed for...
The former home of Melvin and Annie Reese near Luverne City Park came down last week as part of a Luverne Economic Authority commercial demolition grant program to improve local properties.
Visitors to Luverne City Park will notice a change of scenery on the park’s eastern horizon following recent demolition and cleanup of a nearby property. In March the Luverne Economic Development Authority approved a commercial demolition grant request from the Sterrett family. The LEDA agreed to...
A small crowd gathers under umbrellas Sunday night for the Memorial Day Eve Candlelight Vigil at the Rock County Veterans Memorial.
Despite a soft rain, the annual Memorial Day Eve Candlelight Vigil was observed, fittingly, at the Rock County Memorial Sunday night.  “We debated about the weather, but it just seemed the right place to have a memorial service — right here at the Veterans Memorial,” said Rock County Veterans...
Paul Witte III (far left), Jack Baustian, Zoe Brown, Adam Fodness and Mira Uithoven (not pictured) were chosen to participate in Boys and Girls State as representatives from the Luverne and Hardwick American Legions and Auxiliaries. The students all attend Luverne High School.
Each year Minnesota’s American Legion posts and auxiliaries choose one male and one female to participate in the Legion-sponsored Boys and Girls State. Open to high school juniors, the programs’ primary purpose is to teach how government works, according to the organization’s website. Participants...
City workers and James Misino (center) finish rescuing one of six ducklings that fell into the city’s storm sewer Thursday morning, May 21, on Luverne Main Street.
Thanks to three concerned citizens, nine ducklings are roaming in a safer environment. On Thursday, May 21, Luverne businessmen Bill Weber and Gene Cragoe were working at their respective offices on Cedar and Main streets. “I was talking to someone on the phone … I couldn’t believe it,” Cragoe said...
For the second time in as many years, the water at Blue Mounds State Park has been turned off due to presence of E. coli bacteria in its water lines.
Waterlines at Blue Mounds State Park were being flushed with bleach Tuesday morning as park officials deal with another fecal coliform contamination within its water system. Park director Chris Ingebretsen said he learned late Thursday afternoon, May 21, that one water tap tested positive for E....
  Dispatch report May 15 •Complainant reported she is missing her front license plate. She was told that if she doesn’t find it, she should buy new plates and report the one as stolen. •Complainant reported that her hubcap was off of her vehicle this morning and there was red paint on her vehicle....

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