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New teachers at H-BC schools are (from left) Chris Haak, Jannelle Lafrentz, Randi Oftedahl and Samantha McGaffee.
Four new teachers will be working in classrooms when the school doors open for students at H-BC for the 2016-17 school year. Samantha McGaffee will be teaching special education in the elementary and high school. She lives in Sioux Falls. McGaffee attended Southwest Minnesota State University in...
William Duncan of New Zealand takes his place in the parade. He is an exchange farmer working with the Sandager family by Hills.
Forty-six tractors were part of a long parade of both old and new farm implements that assembled at Luverne City Park Friday morning for a ride around the county. According to one of the organizers, Rodger Ossenfort, Friday’s event was a dry run for a tractor ride planned for next year’s 150th...
Public Works Supervisor John Stoffel holds one of the new reflective larger street signs that will be put up next year.
The Luverne City Council is considering more than $3.1 million in capital purchases next year, according to estimates from city department heads. In 2015 the budget was $2.5 million and in 2018 it’s anticipated city capital expenses will be $4.7 million. The council met with city department heads...
Dan Hamann (left) and Gene McClain attach signage on the new Grand Prairie Events facility on South Estey Street in Luverne Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31. Remodeling of the 11,500-square-foot former Family Dollar Store began last fall with the finishing touches completed last week. The first event,...
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. The loans, which now include a smaller microloan option with lower down payments, are designed to help producers, including new, small and mid-sized producers, grow...
Glen's Food and Gas Center honored several local individuals last week through the Cenex Tanks for Thanks program. Pictured are (front, from left) Sue Sandbulte, Joyce Hansen, Teresa Latten, Alice Hansen, Beth Capistran, Gib and Henrietta Elbers, (back) Glen's employees Nicole Baler, Macey Edwards...
There is an increase in pedestrian and bicycle traffic around schools starting this week as students across the state head back to school. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to practice safety as they travel. Pedestrians should use crosswalks...
Luverne Community Education will offer the following upcoming classes and activities. Call 283-4724 to register.  Pop-in-Play Time is Tuesday evening, Sept. 6, or Wednesday morning, Sept. 7, for parents and children to play in the preschool classrooms at school. No fee, but registration requested....
Firearms and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest antlerless deer in a deer permit area designated as lottery this hunting season are reminded they must purchase their license and apply for an antlerless permit by Thursday, Sept. 8. Rock County is part of permit area 234, which will offer 100...
Luverne Public Schools Superintendent Craig Oftedahl (front) calls out numbers during Monday’s district-wide staff in-service in the Luverne Elementary School Commons. Oftedahl’s message of “Charge!” comes after last year’s message of “Be Great” as still seen on the backs of the red T-shirts given out last year.
A year after he encouraged staff at Luverne Public Schools to “Be Great,” Superintendent Craig Oftedahl inspired employees at Monday’s in-service to continue moving forward positively. Charge! “One word. Very simple,” he said to the 200 people gathered in the Luverne Elementary School commons. “And...

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