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Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge said he was surprised to receive state and national media inquiries Tuesday about a homicide arrest involving a Magnolia man. “It’s kind of intriguing, to be honest,” Verbrugge told the Star Herald Tuesday morning. “I’m not aware of any homicide.” When he searched...
Saturday marks a milestone for the local Masonic Temple. At a 5 p.m. rededication ceremony, the Ben Franklin Lodge No. 114 members will shed some light on the world’s oldest fraternity. The ceremony is open to the public. The Ancient Free and Accepted Masons were reorganized in the early 1700s as a...
The Rotary International symbol is included in the design of Luverne’s newest public park. Members of the Luverne Rotary Club raised funds for the park located on South Highway 75 that shares the organization’s name.
Luverne Rotary Club members, city public works employees and volunteers are wrapping up work on the new Rotary Park on South Highway 75 in Luverne. The club hosted a dedication ceremony Oct. 11 as part of their regular meeting, and City Council members remarked about it at their meeting later that...
Using various shapes as a template, author/illustrator Derek Anderson draws a character from his book, “Ten Pigs: An Epic Bathtub Adventure,” at an author visit Friday afternoon at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne.
Author and illustrator Derek Anderson told his audience Friday at the Rock County Community Library that he was not much older then than they are now when he knew what his career was going to be.  “I knew in kindergarten I wanted to be an artist,” he said. Anderson showed the picture of a rabbit he...
Luverne firefighters welcomed the public to tour the fire hall, trucks and equipment Thursday night during an open house for Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9-15. The event included a demonstration of how an automated sprinkler system can save lives until the fire department shows up.   Pictured here,...
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...
“When a stressed out nursing student covers a night shift in a hospital’s morgue, things start to become strange.” This is a description of the horror film, “Insania,” which is based on a short story written by Luverne High School graduate Rona Vaselaar. “I heard the story on the NoSleep podcast...
Luverne City Council members approved salary increases for city elected officials at their Oct. 11 meeting. They approved an ordinance to set the mayor’s annual salary at $8,450 per year. This is an increase of $2,550 over the current $5,900 per year. The ordinance also increases the aldermen’s...
Luverne’s Main Street was under a dusty haze last week while city public works crews completed crack sealing on the street downtown. This photo was taken Tuesday morning on Main Street facing east. Crack sealing is a cost-effective maintenance tool that helps prevent damage from water and the...
The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging Inc. will assist Medicare beneficiaries with their 2017 Medicare plan research and enrollment on Oct. 26 in Luverne.  Trained volunteers will be available by appointment at the Rock County Law Enforcement Center. Call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-...

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