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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...
To help in the sorting process and to raise money for the Historical Society, an auction is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
Betty Mann has trouble sleeping at night. “I have all these things running around in my head, and it’s hard to turn them off,” said Mann, Rock County Historical Society President. There’s good reason for her cluttered mind: Truckloads of valuable “clutter” are waiting to be sorted at the new...
Acute muscular atrophy has not stopped 19-year-old Baily Vis of Luverne from graduating from high school and preparing to attend the University of Sioux Falls this week.
Like most college freshmen Luverne’s Baily Vis is both nervous and optimistic about starting the next chapter in his life. The prospect of meeting new people and adjusting to a new situation could make any 19-year-old nervous. But Vis is optimistic he will make the adjustment just fine. “I can...
Adrian Public Schools has five new teachers for the 2016-17 school year. Pictured from left are Ivy Kruse, Amber Williamson, Patrice Peters, Greg Harner and Amanda Engelkes.
Fifteen new teachers will be working in classrooms when the school doors open for students in Adrian, Ellsworth and Luverne Tuesday for the 2016-17 school year. Five new teachers will be at Adrian Public Schools. Amanda Engelkes will be a first-grade teacher at Adrian Elementary. She is married to...

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