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Rock County deputy Dallas Hamm acts as an active shooter at the Rock County Courthouse Tuesday night, Feb. 5, in an exercise where courthouse employees did nothing to confront the shooter as they hid under desks or in closets to wait for help outside help to arrive.
Rock County employees, administration and elected officials joined the list of public agencies introduced to an active shooter response method. ALICE is an acronym for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. Use of one (or all five) of the actions are intended to save lives. Sheriff Evan...
Luverne High School juniors form a greeter tunnel for fourth-graders entering the fellowship hall at the American Reformed Church Tuesday, Feb. 5, for the Youth Frontiers Kindness Retreat.
Luverne Elementary School fourth-graders learned lessons in kindness during an annual Youth Frontiers retreat Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the American Reformed Church. Students talked about why and how to make kind choices, how words and actions affect others and how to resolve conflict to address bullying...
The Luverne Cardinal speech team captured the first-place team trophy at the Vikings Invitational in Minneota on Saturday, Feb. 9. Thirty-six Cardinal speakers competed against 200 other students in three rounds of competition. The team also earned the top team trophy Feb. 2 in Worthington. This...
Bill Stegemann (center) of CenterPoint Energy donated $300 to the Blue Mound Area Theatre Board Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, in the Palace Theatre lobby in Luverne. Pictured are (from, from left) Luella Voigt, LaDonna Van Aartsen, Shirley Connor, Stegemann, Heidi Sehr, Lori Hallstrom, (back) Lorna...
What is the Outdoor Heritage Fund and why should we care about it? It supports only projects that restore, protect or enhance habitat for game, fish and wildlife   By Scott Rall Outdoors columnist In my last column week, we covered where the funding came from for the most recent Wildlife Management...
Seniors: Grace Bundesen, Sidney Fick, Ana Hagen, Mary-Frances Ladd, Luke LaRock, Garrett Raymon, Josie Scholten, Bailey Swan. Juniors: Josie Bartels, Whitney Elbers, Larinda Kellenberger, Kailey Rozeboom,  Jax Wysong. Sophomores: Calvin Erickson, Hannah Fick, Abby Knobloch, Allison LaRock, Taryn...
Quarter 2 A Honor Roll Seniors: Greta Ahrendt, Caitlyn Allen, Jadyn Anderson, Jessica Anderson, Giulia Cilleni Nepis, Carissa Cunningham, Jedidiah Dooyema, Julia Ferguson, Gabrielle Ferrell, Jackson Golla, Quinn Graber, Jake Haugen, Jacinda Hustoft, Josiah Luethje, Courtney Nath, Rylee Olson,...
Security Savings Bank and Professional Ag Marketing will cosponsor their fifth annual Ag Seminar from 10:30 am to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. The seminar, “Now’s the Time to Secure Your Future,” will explore new strategies for local farmers, as well as risk...
Community leaders will host the annual meeting of LIFT — Luverne Initiatives For Tomorrow — at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, in Grand Prairie Events. LIFT was established in 2010 as a collaboration of public and private sectors brainstorming about how to improve the Luverne community. The annual...
  Sheer joy was evident on the faces of Luverne Elementary School second-graders in Laura Louwagie’s class during their sunny sledding recess Friday afternoon. The weekend thaw was a welcome reprieve from record cold temperatures last week and subzero conditions that returned Monday and Tuesday....

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