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New information added. Luverne Public School District residents overwhelmingly renewed a 10-year excess levy referendum vote Tuesday, Nov. 5. More than 84 percent or 498 voters supported the renewal of the excess levy for an additional 10 years; 93 voted no. The 591 total votes represented 16.7...
Mary and Duane Pike (location of picture) of Luverne, don silly hats Friday, Oct. 30, at the Luverne Senior Dining in honor of Halloween as well as in recognition of the 150th anniversary of Lutheran Social Services.
Lutheran Social Services, which oversees the meal program at Luverne Senior Dining, is celebrating150 years in 2015.  LSS traces its beginnings back to a Lutheran church near Red Wing where a family of four children was orphaned in 1865. Pastor Eric Norelius and the  tiny Vasa Lutheran Church...
Becca Milo
Hundreds of goblins, ghouls, princesses and minions stromed the streets of downtown Luverne for the annual Halloween Trunk N' Treet Friday, Oct. 29. The Luverne Area Chamber and participating businesses hosted the event, handing out treats from the trunks and back ends of decorated cars, SUVs and...
On Oct. 16 JoAnn Strege just caught a glimpse of something out of the corner of her eye. “I saw a flash go by,” she said last week as she reiterated her story about seeing an albino robin, as she calls it, to the Star Herald. Looking out her apartment picture window at the corner of Estey and Main...
Zayna Hustoft helps some of the 85 kindergarten through fourth-grade students decorate pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies Saturday morning at the Luverne Elementary School.
Laughter and learning were among the activities Saturday morning during the third-annual Peer Helper Fun Day. Scooter races, face painting and Zoomobile presentations entertained the 85 students in kindergarten through fourth grade as the 24 high school peer helpers organized and operated the event...
A Luverne teen faces felony charges for his alleged role in a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl. Brandon Larry Staeffler, 17, appeared in Rock County District Court Oct. 26 on charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct filed this summer. According to court documents, an incident...
Crews with Cleveringa Construction have been busy working on the condos at the Barck Avenue and Blue Mound Avenue corner in Luverne. The city of Luverne and Cleveringa Construction signed a development agreement for the construction of two triplexes and one twin home on the lots that the city improved by acquiring and demolishing substandard housing.
Crews with Cleveringa Construction have been busy working on the condos at the Barck Avenue and Blue Mound Avenue corner in Luverne. The city of Luverne and Cleveringa Construction signed a development agreement for the construction of two triplexes and one twin home on the lots that the city...
The Luverne Carnegie Library was one of 65 public libraries built in Minnesota with funds from Andrew Carnegie and the Carnegie Corporation. It was built on North Freeman Avenue in 1904 and served as the library until the early 1990s. In 1992 it was remodeled and become the Carnegie Cultural Center as we know it today.
After 20 years of occupying space in the Carnegie Cultural Center, the local arts board will terminate its lease at the end of the year. Luverne City Council members took action to terminate the lease as of Dec. 31 at their Oct. 27 meeting when they discussed briefly that the building has more...
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials liken the operation of a state park to that of a municipality. Finding and maintaining a safe water source in each of the state’s 75 state parks has been a challenge. Kathy Dummer, DNR’s southern region park and trail manager, DNR engineers...

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