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Maddie Dinger is the 2016 Band Fest button designer.
Luverne High School junior Maddie Dinger is the 2016 Tri-State Band Festival designer. The Tri-State Band Festival partners with the Luverne High School art classes to develop individual designs for each year’s competition. The design represents the creative spirit and energy of Luverne Public...
Six teachers at Luverne Public Schools attended a BestPrep technology integration workshop this summer in the Twin Cities. Pictured from left are Tony Johnson, Elaine Harms, Tom Lanoue, Jan Olson, Doug Dooyema and April Wallace.
Six educators from Luverne Public Schools took advantage of a four-day workshop to further use technology as a teaching tool. Tom Lanoue, Doug Dooyema, Jan Olson and April Wallace from Luverne Middle School, as well as Elaine Harms and Tony Johnson from Luverne High School, participated in BestPrep...
Dallas Bowron of Luverne celebrates his 102nd birthday Sept. 7 by posing with his great-granddaughter Madison Crabtree, one of several family members who joined Bowron for lunch at the Senior Dining Center in Luverne.
Luverne’s Dallas Bowron predicted last year’s volleyball season would be his last as a spectator. Last week he cheered his great-granddaughter, Madison Crabtree, on to a home season opener win. Wednesday, Sept. 7, was his 102nd birthday and Bowron sat with a group of family and friends who...
Customers and community members are invited to an open house in Deb Halverson's honor from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at Salon 75.
When hair stylist Deb Halverson started her career in 1975, afros were trending. “I remember my friends and I putting perm rods in our hair to get that afro look,” Halverson said, rolling her eyes. “Now smooth, sleek hair is in.” In the 40 years since graduating from Stewart’s school of cosmetology...
Color guard instructor Gavin Folkestad (left) and band director Richard Owen watch students practice Friday morning in the Luverne High School gymnasium.
The 82 members of the Luverne High School Marching Band packed into the gymnasium Friday morning, the third out of four mornings in the past week that rain has forced the group to practice indoors. “It’s frustrating,” said director Richard Owen of the morning rain showers. “We’ve learned some...
Commissioners from nine state agencies met with businesses and community leaders in 11 southern and western Minnesota towns during a three-day bus tour Sept. 7-9. 
 Their mission was to hear firsthand how state policies are affecting outstate Minnesota — particularly with regard to water, energy...
Friends and family of the bride and groom decorate the Grand Prairie Events Center Friday afternoon in the ballroom.
Saturday’s wedding reception for Lexi Burmeister and Ben Aukes was the first one on the books for Mike and Wanda Jarchow’s Grand Prairie Events Center. Construction on the former Family Dollar building piqued public interest through the summer, so by Friday afternoon, wedding decorators discovered...
Luverne School Board members met in special session Friday morning to accept the resignation of longtime teacher Jane Cote, who submitted her resignation Aug. 31. School began Sept. 6. Cote began as a teacher in Magnolia in 1981 and became part of the Luverne elementary teaching staff when the two...
Rock County Opportunities Director Beth Bartels is asking for community support to lobby against a proposed rate change by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Bartels brought the issue to Rock County Commissioners Sept. 6 after state officials were not able to assist in lobbying to stop the...
Another downtown business has been approved for Luverne’s Historic Façade Improvement Program. The program offers free technical assistance for architectural design services as well as financial assistance in the form of loans and grants. On Monday the Luverne Economic Development Authority...

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