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During Parents Night Monday, Feb. 29, parents watch as Luverne Mock Trial Team member Dylan Thorson (standing) asks Jadyn Anderson (sitting in the witness chair portraying Wilhelmina Hamm) questions about her character’s kidnapping. The team was able to practice in the courtroom at the Rock County Courthouse.
Luverne’s Mock Trial Team earned an eighth-place finish at the state Mock Trial competition March 3-4 at the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul. Twelve teams qualified for the two-day competition. Deb Schandelmeier and attorney Jeff Haubrich coach the team. “I’m proud of them,” Haubrich said. “It...
As snowflakes gently fall Tuesday morning, Don Patton of Hardwick cleans the Main Street sidewalks of new snow that fell overnight. March came in like a lion, blanketing parts of Rock County with almost 5 inches of snow. According to Farmer’s Almanac, the saying “In like a lamb, out like a lion”...
LaDonna Iveland, Luverne Street Music president (left), and Vice President Janine Papik are pictured in the Carnegie's main floor, which is undergoing improvements along with a $91,000 worth of basement construction.
A cloud of construction dust hangs in the air at the Carnegie Cultural Center as workers prepare the historic building for its new tenants. Luverne City Council members approved a 10-year agreement with Luverne Street Music to lease the city-owned Carnegie Cultural Center. The non-profit music...
Danielle Evers is the certification specialist for the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program, a new statewide voluntary initiative to accelerate adaption of on-going farm conservation practices.
A new statewide water quality program will give 10 Rock County farmers up to $300 each if they become certified producers. Successfully piloted since 2013 in three watersheds located in various parts of the state, the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program is now expanding...
Mira Uithoven (center) assists in Darlene Dreessen’s kindergarten class as a peer helper, and the smiling faces of the kindergartners inspired the Luverne High School senior to organize a project called “Every Pillow has a Story.” She is currently collecting material donations. Instigating a pillow fight with Uithoven are students (from left) Hailey Click, Grace Kempema, Ashton Altman and Ty Kopp.
Luverne High School senior Mira Uithoven wants to leave smiles on children’s faces through a project she is coordinating through two youth organizations. The One Million Pillowcase Challenge was started by the American Patchwork and Quilting Association and challenged quilters, sewers and crafters...
The glassy ice surface of Luverne's Creamery Pond was peppered with more than 150 fishing contestants Saturday afternoon.
Saturday’s Get Hooked in Luverne Ice Fishing Derby attracted 103 adults and 59 children to the creamery pond for some friendly competition and plenty of prizes. Nearly 60-degree temperatures threatened the ice that day, but its 8 to 10-inch thickness was deemed safe for foot traffic. Participants,...
Twenty-eight participants complete the “Circle Dance,” one of several dances the group enjoyed Friday.
For the second year Luverne Community Education brought princesses and super heroes to the elementary commons for dancing, singing, playing, eating and a little picture taking. “It’s just a fun night out for kids and parents,” said Community Education Director Karen Willers. With the help of the...
The Cardinal speech team celebrates their first-place team finish at the Adrian Invitational Saturday, Feb. 27. Members are (front, left) Brianna Jonas, Courtney Wendland, Sophie Lanoue, Alexa Chesley, Hannah Ehlers, Destiny Matthiesen, Melanie Rittenhouse, (second) Adriana Gonzalez, Jessica Anderson, Jacinda Hustoft, Lindsey Roemeling, John Miller, Cameron Wessels, (third) Grace Sweeney, Shane Berning, Xavier Carbonneau, Gunnar Oldre, Marisol Hartshorn, Shelby Nath, Megan Rogers, (fourth) Sage Versteeg, Ni
The Luverne High School speech team secured the first-place team sweepstakes at the Adrian Speech Invitational Saturday. The win is the second one for the team after finishing first at the Redwood Falls tournament Feb. 13. About 230 students representing 16 teams competed Saturday in Adrian,...
The glassy ice surface of Luverne's Creamery Pond was peppered with more than 150 fishing contestants Saturday afternoon.
Saturday’s Get Hooked in Luverne Ice Fishing Derby attracted 103 adults and 59 children to the creamery pond for some friendly competition and plenty of prizes. Nearly 60-degree temperatures threatened the ice that day, but its 8 to 10-inch thickness was deemed safe for foot traffic. Participants,...
Luverne City Council members Tuesday approved a 10-year agreement with Luverne Street Music to lease the city-owned Carnegie Cultural Center. The non-profit music agency that pairs private music instructors with interested students will rent the Carnegie building on North Freeman Avenue starting...

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