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Chris Pressler (left), Tony Edwards and Matt Eickhoff clean leaves and branches from the Hardwick Veterans Memorial Friday morning, Oct. 16, as part of Enel Green Energy’s Green Up Our Community Day.
Three Enel Green Power employees spent Friday morning, Oct. 16, sprucing up areas around the city of Hardwick. “Green Up Our Community Day” is a companywide effort to help clean up communities where Enel Green Power North America (EGP-NA) has its offices and where renewable energy plants are based...
Luverne Public Schools Superintendent Craig Oftedahl holds one of his “LUV Notes.” On Monday he challenged his teaching staff to write a minimum of one note a week to a fellow staff member or student in recognition of a positive act.
In keeping with his school year initiative, “Be Great,” Luverne Public School Superintendent Craig Oftedahl is challenging his teaching staff to write “LUV Notes.” Oftedahl unveiled his idea Thursday night, Oct. 8, to board members as he passed each one of them a white envelope. Inside was a white...
Jessica Quissell is the Math Corps tutor at Luverne Elementary School. This is the school’s first year in the Minnesota Math Corps program that helps selected students improve their math skills.
Luverne Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders will get some extra help this fall understanding whole numbers, rounding to the nearest tenth and other general math concepts. Math Corps tutor Jessica Quissell, Jasper, works with 24 select students in groups of two for 90 minutes a week on various math...
Luverne city leaders have been busy this summer preparing industrial lots for sale and development. At their Monday morning meeting, members of the Luverne Economic Development Authority approved a resolution that sets the sale price of various lots in Luverne’s industrial neighborhoods. For...
Keeping Rock County’s private well water safe to drink will be the focus next year under the state’s Targeted Township Nitrogen Testing Program. Private well owners in seven Rock County townships can voluntarily have their wells analyzed for nitrate levels in a joint effort by the Minnesota...
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,...

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