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Sheriff Evan Verbrugge
National “Coffee with a Cop Day” is Friday, Oct. 7, and Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge is inviting area residents to join him that morning. The national movement aims to build trust between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve, and Verbrugge said he hopes to have plenty of...
Workers from Roof System Inc. of Brandon, South Dakota, spent two days last week repairing the roof of the United Methodist Church in downtown Luverne. On Sept. 25 the workers created an artificial rainbow as they used a garden hose to search for caulked seams in need of replacing.
Hunters who harvest deer outside the state are reminded that whole deer carcasses are no longer allowed to be brought into Minnesota from anywhere in North America. 
 This new restriction that includes all members of the deer family (deer, elk, moose and caribou) is an effort by the Minnesota...
Local Purple Heart veterans presented the Luverne City Council with an official plaque at their Tuesday, Sept. 27, meeting. Pictured are (from left) Mark Williamson, Garretson; Ken Teunissen, Sioux Falls; Mayor Pat Baustian and Purple Heart Veteran Buck Underwood. Luverne was designated as a Purple...
The Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital Board of Trustees is conducting a fundraising feasibility study to determine potential financial support and public opinion of a proposed new hospital and clinic in Rock Rapids. Residents of Lyon County and nearby Minnesota communities are invited to...
The Hills-Beaver Creek 2016 Homecoming court includes (from left) freshmen attendant Josie Bartels, mistress of ceremonies Emma Baker, junior attendant Olivia Richards, sophomore attendant Grace Bundesen, queen attendants Mekayla Kolbreck, Hailey Leuthold and Hunter Harvey, Queen Jasmine Lingen,...
The Luverne High School Class of 1966 celebrated their 50th class reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24. In the first row (from left) are Loren Hemme, Barbara Braa Hasert, Sandy Birkeland Walters, Shirley Rowe VandenHoek, Mary Bode Pick, Bernice Anderson, Carolyn Goembel Wilkens, Martha Mohr,...
The Luverne High School Class of 1951 gathered for a 65th reunion Saturday at Sterling’s for dinner. Of the 65 original class members there are 32 left, and 16 attended the reunion. They are (front, from left) Darlene Burmeister Johnson, Lillian Deiterman Willers, Barb Newton Ball, Daisy Busse...
David Niessink with Superior Caulking power-washes the brick façade of the Redeemed Remnants storefront Sept. 21. “It’s so terribly dirty,” said Marion Van Bemmel, Niessink’s father-in-law, who was helping keep an eye on the project from the ground. The cleaning allowed Niessink to assess the...
Luverne's Kristin Ziegler and the rest of the Luverne band do their field performance in the Cardinal gym.
Saturday’s Tri-State Band Festival started out like most of the others have for the past 66 years in Luverne. High school students marched down Main Street in a parade of festive band music and bright colors under a crisp autumn sky. But clouds rolled in for the afternoon performances at Cardinal...

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