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Land-applying livestock manure in winter requires much greater attention to locations and weather. The main concern comes from insufficient incorporation into the soil and runoff from frozen and snow-covered soil. For large livestock farms with state or federal operating permits (NPDES or SDS...
Southwest Crisis Center’s Luverne office now includes a full-time youth advocate, Sara Zix (front, right). Staffing the West Main Street office on a revolving basis are (front, left) director Sara Wahl and Zix; (back) Chris Hebert, Jennifer Lindsey and Kari Voss-Drost.
Last year the Southwest Crisis Center helped more than 780 people cope with abusive relationships or situations. The Rock County office offered help in 73 cases representing at least one person, sometimes two, who reached out for assistance on a weekly basis. The numbers, however, represent only...
Rock County Ambulance personnel include (front, from left) Sheila Meyer, Ranae Johnson, Jill Johnson, Katie Eeten, Elissa Brooks, (back) Troy Thone, Miles Brown, Dakota Steensma, Stan Steensma, Billy Joe Heap, Jeff Thacker and Harlan Vandekieft. Not pictured are Jeff Cook and Ethan Thaut.
Sanford Luverne Medical Center recently upgraded its ambulances and computer equipment to improve patient care and emergency communication. The upgrades include two ambulances new to Sanford Luverne. The vehicles are both Chevy G4500s; one is a 2010 model and the other a 2016. They were purchased...
Farmers can renew their Private Pesticide Applicator certification by attending one of the upcoming recertification workshops sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension.   These workshops review regulations and safety issues related to pesticide application and provide the latest university...
Luverne Middle School Honor Roll   Quarter 2 A Honor Roll Eighth Grade: Dalwa Alinizi, Isaiah Bartels, Claire Baustian, Tacey Baustian, Sydney Biever, Alexa Chesley, Colby Crabtree, Graham Cunningham, Hannah Ehlers, Madigan Flom, Meagan Hansen, Nicole Hoogland, Anna Huisman, Amelia Jarchow, Kacie...
Luverne High School Honor Roll   Quarter 2 A Honor Roll Seniors: Tanner Baustian, Ryleigh Beers, Christina Casazza, Sierra Christenson, Jaidyn Elbers, Tatiana Gust, Hannah Hoogland, Bailey Jacobsma, Jacob Jarchow, Brianna Jonason, Alyssa Kienholz, Di Ma, Nicholas Overgaard, Stephanie Riggs, Jenna...
Luverne Electric Department Supervisor Rick Hoftiezer (right) shakes hands with his brother, Ron Hoftiezer, who is on the fire department in Miller, South Dakota. At left is Steve Resel, chief of Miller Fire Department, which purchased Luverne’s old ladder truck.
Luverne City Administrator John Call announced last week that Luverne’s used ladder truck has been sold to the fire department in Miller, South Dakota. Luverne had purchased a newer ladder truck last summer for $550,000. It’s a 2010 Rosenbauer 101’ platform firetruck. A new one costs over $1...
Cliff Boom
In January 2016 Clifford Boom will semi-retire from First Farmers & Merchants National Bank, Luverne, after 37 years of service with the bank. He plans to travel a little and spend a lot more time golfing. He will work three days a week in the fall and winter months and two days a week in the...
Luverne native Scott Lopau shared this photograph of sundogs on the western horizon Saturday afternoon, Jan. 9. Sundogs are atmospheric phenomena that consist of a pair of bright spots on either side on the sun. They occur in very cold weather when drifting ice crystals in the air act as prisms to...
Convenience stores and gas stations all over Minnesota have been busy selling lottery tickets, with the Powerball Jackpot topping a record-breaking $1.5 billion as of noon Tuesday. With Wednesday’s drawing looming, Luverne cashiers were selling tickets to nearly every customer that came through the...

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