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Luverne postal employees received several reports Tuesday of packages stolen from their property and mailboxes. Sheriff Evan Verbrugge said his office is aware of the activity and that the information has been turned over to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Meanwhile, residents are encouraged to...
A Blue Mounds State Park Citizens Advisory Group will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Luverne Chamber office to discuss future recreation at the park and in the community. According to Kathy Dummer, southern region manager for Minnesota Parks and Trails, the meeting will be a...
Rock County collected $66,159 in gravel taxes from seven companies in 2016. According to information at the Jan. 3 County Board meeting, Bremik Materials paid $3,870, Buffalo Ridge Concrete $9,895, Dunninck Bros. $2,274, Henning Construction $10,185, Northern Con-Agg $22,597, Reker Construction $9,...
Bob “Skeeter” and Dawn Frakes have purchased a lot in Luverne’s industrial park to expand their Frakco water conditioning operations. At their Monday morning, Jan. 9, meeting, members of the Luverne Economic Development Authority approved the sale of a lot in the Walnut Second Industrial...
‘Heroes Behind the Badges’ event to boost blood supply The Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Management Services will compete with the Luverne Fire Department to see who can recruit the most blood donors for the community’s blood supply next week. The Ninth Annual “Heroes Behind the...
Sanford Luverne Medical Center was recently recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health for overall excellence in patient satisfaction and quality. This award reflects top quartile performance among all rural acute care hospitals in the...
A new chapter in Luverne's history unfolded last week with the Teal family taking over ownership of Glen's Food Center and Glen's Food and Gas. Signage coming down at the grocery store Thursday, Dec. 29, illustrated that reality for local shoppers and residents
Glen’s Food Center officially transitioned to Teals Market last week when Glen Gust and the Teal family signed closing paperwork Dec. 27. The store closed early Tuesday for inventory and reopened under Teals ownership the next day. According to Andrea Teal, all the store employees remain the same...
Ron Boyenga (left) and Ken Hoime served as Rock County commissioners for a combined 56 years. Boyenga lost his re-election bid to the District 3 seat and Hoime decided earlier last year to retire.
Dec. 27 marked the last meeting for two commissioners who served Rock County for a combined 56 years. Ken Hoime and Ron Boyenga leave the board after serving 24 and 32 years respectively. Junior members Sherri Thompson and Jody Reisch made and seconded a motion officially recognizing their fellow...
Luverne City Councilwoman Esther Frakes made the motion to adjourn the final meeting of 2016 on Dec. 20, the final meeting of her 12-year stint on the council. During her brief farewell comments after the meeting, Frakes fought back tears. “I want to thank the council, mayor and city staff — and I...
Bell tones once again can be heard outside Hardwick’s Zion Lutheran Church, thanks to one of its congregation members. Dean Wenzel of Luverne spent 80 hours re-fabricating a new steel frame for the bell tower that was damaged by a fallen tree in June 2014. On Christmas weekend, Dec. 24-25, the bell...

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