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Myhre Studio photographer Jim Juhl asks students in the back row to move slightly to the left for the formal portrait of Luverne High School’s Class of 2016. The 90 seniors started the day having their graduation portraits taken by Juhl before loading onto two school buses and one van for the trip...
There’s a child care shortage in Luverne and Rock County, especially for infants and toddlers in the home day care market. That's why the Luverne Economic Development Authority approved a $7,000 contract last fall with Maxfield Research and Consulting, Golden Valley, for a child care demand...
The Rock County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors more than tripled its annual number of cost-share agreements in a matter of minutes on Monday. Generally the five-member group approves six agreements per year to install a variety of conservation practices that protect and...
Two hundred randomly selected Rock County households will receive surveys in the mail this week asking them about their attitudes toward recycling. Selected residents received letters earlier this week, requesting their participation in the survey, which will be mailed later in the week by the...
Guitar Center store manager Jared Bennett (right) and Matthew Summers in sales assemble instruments for Luverne Street Music Wednesday, April 6, at the Carnegie Cultural Center, LSM's new home. Bennett and Summers donated their time and skills to deliver and assemble the Orff instruments, which will be used for a July 18-22 summer music camp using the Orff Schulwerk approach.
The historic Carnegie Cultural Center was filled with resonating tones of mallets on metallic and wooden bars of new instruments that were delivered Wednesday, April 6. Luverne Street Music purchased the instruments — metallophones, xylophones, glockenspiels and other percussion instruments — from...
Luverne Middle School raised $3,054 during the month of March during its annual Dodge Ball for Heart event that included a high school tournament. The event raised money for the American Heart Association, and Luverne’s contribution was the largest in this district. Middle-schooler Morgan Gonnerman...
Meetings Beaver Creek Township  will have their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the township hall. Maplewood Cemetery board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne....
Gov. Mark Dayton addresses a gathering in the Edgerton City Hall Wednesday, March 30, for a water quality forum that included key information about his buffer legislation that goes into effect Nov. 1, 2017.
Gov. Mark Dayton was in Edgerton last week to discuss impaired water in southwest Minnesota. "This is not just an agriculture problem," Dayton said at the March 30 meeting. "We all need to think about what we can do to improve water quality in Minnesota." Dayton went on to say the problem didn't...
Gov. Mark Dayton, seated between Dianne Ossenfort and Connie Connell of the Tuesday Morning Coffee Club, listens to the ladies’ thoughts about the state of the state. Also pictured are (from left) Lona Klosterbuer, Pam Dobson, Carol Svingen and Carol McDonald.
It could hardly be called official business, but Gov. Mark Dayton had coffee with some of Luverne’s most in-the-know ladies during his March 30 visit to southwest Minnesota. The Tuesday Morning Coffee Group met with the governor at the Blue Mound Ice Arena where he toured the facility at the...
Terry Luke (left) and Josh Johnson of Heartland Glass, Sioux Falls, installed the new windows for the History Center in what used to be the Herman Motors showroom on Main Street.
For several months the new History Center downtown Luverne has been shrouded in plastic while work continues inside to convert the 100-year-old Herman Motor building into the Historical Society’s new home. In the past week, the plastic came off and massive custom windowpanes were placed in the...

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