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This was the scene in Luverne much of last week while crews applied stripes on Highway 75 to designate two driving lanes and one for turning.
Motorists on Highway 75 in Luverne are adjusting to three lanes instead of four since the new system was striped last week. The new lanes, which are in effect for the full two-mile stretch through Luverne, accommodate one lane of traffic from each direction with a wide turn lane in the middle....
Lucas Peters (right) with the Rock County Soybean Growers Association presents graphic arts teacher Bill Thompson and school social worker Stacy Schepel with a start-up kit for the new after-school LEGO League beginning this month.
Luverne Middle School will join the First LEGO League in offering an additional after-school opportunity for students. School board members approved the additional offering at their regular monthly meeting Sept. 24. “We would like to get underway by Oct. 13 and meet once a week for practice,” said...
Todd Shank (left) and Allan Kruse with Heartland Glass, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, lift the new counter and bulletproof glass frame into place Sept. 22 at the court administrator’s office in the Rock County Courthouse. Luverne contractor Okie Honken (right) had already built two signature tables on each side of the window.
Installation of bulletproof glass at the county’s court administration office is the latest in several security upgrades to the Rock County Courthouse this year. The updates stem from a grant received by the Minnesota Judicial Branch to conduct courthouse security training in various regions across...
Miles Brown officially became a U.S. citizen on Sept. 28 with his family in attendance. Pictured in the front row are (from left) Liam, Zach, (back) wife Mary, Brown, Brenna and Tom. Daughter Zoe, who is studying in England this fall, is not pictured.
After more than a decade of making the United States his primary residence, Luverne’s Miles Brown recently decided to make it his permanent choice by becoming a U.S. citizen. Last week, surrounded by family members, Brown and 337 others took an oath of allegiance at naturalization ceremonies Monday...
Combat photographer Stacy Pearsall takes a selfie with Jack Lauer, Brandon, who told her he was drafted in the Navy the day of his graduation in 1943. He was one of 20 veterans Pearsall photographed Thursday Oct. 1, in Luverne for her Veterans Portrait Project.
Nationally known combat photographer Stacy Pearsall will be in Luverne Friday, Oct. 2, to share her story about what combat is like from behind the camera. Pearsall has captured over 500,000 images across 41 different countries, and her work has appeared in Time, USA Today, CNN, BBC and the New...
Yields are looking promising, said Magnolia farmer Paul Doherty as he combines a field north of Kanaranzi Friday afternoon. He indicated soybean yields were around 60 to 65 bushels per acre with moisture levels averaging about 10 percent.
According to Monday’s Minnesota Crop Progress and Condition, there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Oct. 4, the most for this crop season. During that time, soybean harvest advanced from 35 percent complete to 69 percent in the state, 10 days ahead of last year and five...
Luverne City Council members have granted a franchise to cable TV company Clarity Telecom, LLC, which is doing business as Vast Broadband. The council approved an ordinance at the Tuesday, Sept. 22, meeting that outlines the conditions of the franchise agreement. The Cable TV Board has reviewed the...
For Rock County communities outside of Luverne, preliminary property tax levies ranged from zero to 10.1 percent. On Sept. 30 cities, counties, townships, school districts and special taxing districts in Minnesota must submit preliminary 2016 tax levy amounts to county auditors. Each entity will...
A woolly caterpillar provides added enjoyment of picking out pumpkins for siblings Bergen and Adam Ask along with six black kittens with one getting some attention from Rebecca Arendt.
For almost two decades the Drost family has invited visitors to their farm south of Luverne. On Monday and Tuesday children and their families were allowed to pick a pumpkin during a Luverne Community Education event. The patch is open to the general public. "It's fun," said Deb Drost as she helped...

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