News

Twenty-eight participants complete the “Circle Dance,” one of several dances the group enjoyed Friday.
For the second year Luverne Community Education brought princesses and super heroes to the elementary commons for dancing, singing, playing, eating and a little picture taking. “It’s just a fun night out for kids and parents,” said Community Education Director Karen Willers. With the help of the...
The Cardinal speech team celebrates their first-place team finish at the Adrian Invitational Saturday, Feb. 27. Members are (front, left) Brianna Jonas, Courtney Wendland, Sophie Lanoue, Alexa Chesley, Hannah Ehlers, Destiny Matthiesen, Melanie Rittenhouse, (second) Adriana Gonzalez, Jessica Anderson, Jacinda Hustoft, Lindsey Roemeling, John Miller, Cameron Wessels, (third) Grace Sweeney, Shane Berning, Xavier Carbonneau, Gunnar Oldre, Marisol Hartshorn, Shelby Nath, Megan Rogers, (fourth) Sage Versteeg, Ni
The Luverne High School speech team secured the first-place team sweepstakes at the Adrian Speech Invitational Saturday. The win is the second one for the team after finishing first at the Redwood Falls tournament Feb. 13. About 230 students representing 16 teams competed Saturday in Adrian,...
The glassy ice surface of Luverne's Creamery Pond was peppered with more than 150 fishing contestants Saturday afternoon.
Saturday’s Get Hooked in Luverne Ice Fishing Derby attracted 103 adults and 59 children to the creamery pond for some friendly competition and plenty of prizes. Nearly 60-degree temperatures threatened the ice that day, but its 8 to 10-inch thickness was deemed safe for foot traffic. Participants,...
Luverne City Council members Tuesday approved a 10-year agreement with Luverne Street Music to lease the city-owned Carnegie Cultural Center. The non-profit music agency that pairs private music instructors with interested students will rent the Carnegie building on North Freeman Avenue starting...
When the USDA released its annual crop production report last month, it confirmed Minnesota’s 2015 crop season as its best on record. On Thursday, Feb. 18, the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Minnesota Field Office released individual county results and confirmed 2015 was also a good...
Oliva Reverts (left) chooses a heart-shaped cake with Brandy DeSollar at the cakewalk.
The Luverne Music Boosters hosted big crowds at their annual Winter Carnival Saturday night in the Luverne High School Gymnasium. The night featured carnival-style games, bingo, a cakewalk, cotton candy, root beer floats, balloon art, face painting and more. The event is one of the Music Boosters’...
Caitlin Miller (left) raises a lit flare, and rowing partner George Pagano holds up an American flag as the two enter the English Harbour in Antigua Feb. 16, the final destination for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. The pair completed rowing the 3,000-mile challenge in 58 days, 5 hours and 6 minutes, the fastest completion by a pair of American rowers.
After 58 days, 5 hours and 6 minutes rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, Caitlin Miller’s first steps on land were a little wobbly on Feb. 16. “That first step we all felt we were swaying,” said Miller during a phone interview a day after the race. Miller is the daughter of Alex and Karen Miller of...
Rock County farmer Pete Bakken talks to fourth-graders in Harvey Dunn Elementary School, Sioux Falls, Friday, Feb. 19, about what cows eat on the farm as part of the yearlong Adopt A Farmer program through Ag United for South Dakota. The fourth-graders here are in the classroom of teacher Anne Nolan, pictured in the back of the room.
Rock County farmer Peter Bakken visited fourth-grade students at Harvey Dunn Elementary in Sioux Falls Friday, Feb. 19, to show them what “cow food” is made of. Bakken has been “adopted” by the students and has been sharing video messages with the class every month since school began last fall. In...
Pictured at Friday's legislative update at the Luverne Area Chamber office (clockwise from left) Esther Frakes, Lorna Bryan, Rep. Joe Schomacker, Mark Ommen, Bob Bolger, Sen. Bill Weber, Gary and Janine Papik and Beth Bartels.
The Luverne Area Chamber hosted Sen. Bill Weber and Rep. Joe Schomacker for Contacts and Coffee Friday morning in the lower level of the Chamber office. Weber and Schomacker, both of Luverne, discussed items of interest from the 2016 legislative session and took questions from citizens and local...
Luverne's Jack Mulligan (center) visits with DNR representatives Brady Swanson (left) and Jon Lore at the Tuesday, Feb. 9, open house in the Luverne Elementary School Commons.
More than 100 people attended the Feb. 9 meeting about the Blue Mounds State Park lake that drained when floodwaters tore through the dam in 2014. Most showed up to voice their support for replacing the dam and beach, but they learned — and many came to understand — water quality was the broader...

Pages

Comment Here