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Luverne City Council members conducted a public hearing on Oct. 13 to address the fate of this deteriorating house at the corner of Lincoln Street and Highway 75 in Luverne. The property owner in Georgia participated via speaker phone.
Luverne City Council members put the wheels in motion at their Oct. 13 meeting to condemn a residential property for eventual acquisition by eminent domain. The large yellow house at the corner of Highway 75 and Lincoln Street has been in disrepair for years, and city building inspector Chad...
Some members of the committee that worked on the flag park are (front, from left) Janine Papik, Holly Sammons, Faye Bremer, Judy Fenske, George Bonnema, (back) Eugene Cragoe, Robin Stratton, Cory Schmuck and John Stoffel.
Designers and work crews have completed the flag park on the southeastern corner of Main Street and Highway 75. The $35,000 project features four flagpoles — for an American flag, Minnesota flag, POW-MIA flag and a Luverne flag. The Highway 75 edge of the park has a grass berm along the west edge,...
Twenty-six residents of the Luverne area returned Friday from the prestigious Blandin Community Leadership Program, an intense five-day training at Sugar Lake Lodge, Grand Rapids. Local residents participating in this training were Johnna Ahrendt, Mike Davis, Mike DeJong, Lisa Dinger, Judy Fenske, Stacy Gangestad, Tim Gust, Lori Hallstrom, Mike Jarchow, Wanda Jarchow, Ryan Johnson, Jane Lanphere, Tyler LeBrun, Jeremy Lehman, Tammy Loosbrock, Matt Mostad, Mark Opitz, Dianne Ossenfort, Jordan Papik, Phillip P
Twenty-six residents of the Luverne area returned Friday from the prestigious Blandin Community Leadership Program, an intense five-day training at Sugar Lake Lodge, Grand Rapids. Local residents participating in this training were Johnna Ahrendt, Mike Davis, Mike DeJong, Lisa Dinger, Judy Fenske,...
Luverne school officials will conduct another survey to decide whether or not to continue starting school before Labor Day. This time, however, instead of an online poll, the board plans to conduct a simpler paper survey during parent-teacher conferences in late October and early November. At the...
This is the view from inside the atrium of Blue Mound Tower as workers power-wash the flat skylights. A noticeable difference in the amount of light shining through can be seen between the washed and unwashed panels.
Luverne’s Blue Mound Tower received a minor facelift last week when workers power-washed the building’s skylights. Workers from Bargen Inc. of Mountain Lake spent Tuesday, Sept. 27, ridding the flat rooftop skylights of several years of dirt and grime. “They’re still discolored,” said Executive...
Rowers need to pack 90 days' worth of rations, first aid-kits, and safety equipment for the entire crossing. As the rules state: if they run out of rations and have to ask for extras, they will be disqualified.
A Luverne High School graduate is training for the physically demanding “Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge,” a 90-day, 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean starting in December. Caitlin Miller, Hardwick, and her race partner, George Pagano, Philadelphia, recently returned from the UK...
How water moves around and through the Rock County Demolition Debris Landfill will receive an in-depth look as required by the state’s permit renewal process. County commissioners recently hired Melanie Niday, a hydrogeologist with Short Elliot Henderson Inc., St. Cloud, for $13,450. Niday will...
Before work begins on burying miles of fiber-optic cable, organizers want to know how many customers want the service in greater Rock County. For several weeks Alliance Communications Cooperative has been marketing the Internet, cable TV and/or telephone service by advertising in newspapers, on...

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